Iron Maiden - Live After Death - Dvd

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  1. Robert_eb

    Robert_eb Supporting Actor

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    I've seen a lot of these on ebay and was wondering if they were legitimate releases? Does anyone own one and can comment on the a/v quality? It states it's in 5.1 but I want to make sure if this is worth purchasing.
     
  2. Sean Oneil

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    Maiden never legitimately released this on DVD.

    Only official optical format release was on LD waaaay back in the day.

    Those go on e-bay for around $200+

    Neither the LD, nor the VHS, nor any other official release ever contained a 5.1 mix.

    A newer live one "Rock in Rio" ..now that does have a 5.1 mix and a pretty dang good one from the samples I have heard. Currently it is not available on DVD in the US. Not sure when the US DVD will be released because it keeps getting pushed back.. but sometime late August was the latest date that I have heard.

    It will also have a DTS 5.1 mix. May want to keep your eye out for it.
     
  3. Paul Boyle

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    I have the "Rock in Rio" DVD that you mentioned (on R2)& it has a "full bitrate" DTS as well as DD5.1 & DD2.0
    The sound is excellent although the concert filming suffers from the usual problem of being ruined by tons of white light being poured onto the stage (I believe it was broadcast live on TV which might explain this ?)
    Steve Harris from the band was involved in re-editing the footage & he obviously likes the "jump from one place to another as fast as you can" type editing (not my cup of tea I'm afraid - I prefer the likes of the Roger Waters DVD where you get to see what's going on!)
    At the risk of sounding like I dont like the disk - as I said the sound is gr8 - the set includes only about 3 tracks from "Number of The Beast" which dissappointed me ...
    Paul [​IMG]
     
  4. Dharmesh C

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    Maiden always play the same songs over and over, wish they'd mix it up and introduce new ones.
     
  5. Karl L

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    Thats not necessarily true Dharmesh. When I saw them on their last tour with Halford and Queensryche, more than half the cuts they played were from the new album. Some people were booing that, so Bruce called us a bunch of f'ing c'nts. Needless to say the show still rocked!
     
  6. Dharmesh C

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    I should clarify - They always play the same ole songs from their previous albums. I wish they try stuff like Stranger in a Strange Land and Infinite Dreams. [​IMG]
     
  7. Andy Olivera

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  8. Dharmesh C

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    7th son and Somewhere in Time are classic albums in my book, in my opinion of course. [​IMG]
    I don't like the fast editing on their concert videos, which is why I'm in 2 minds to get Rock in Rio. I want to see fewer cuts!!!
     
  9. HankM

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    Maybe the next tour they will pull old songs back out:

    Phantom Of The Opera
    Caught Somewhere In Time
    Powerslave
    Revelations

    As for the RIR dvd set, it simply rocks. A very good show although it is the same set I saw in Mansfeld, MA minus Run To The Hills in August of 2000. I have the R2 set, I here it is coming out here Aug. 20th.

    I just seen Judas Priest last night. Ripper Owens was amazing although Halford is still the Metal God.
     
  10. Jonathan Smiles

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    Tech notes for Rock in Rio.

    Rock in Rio has full rate 5.1 DTS from the 48Khz 24bit master and Dolby Digital 5.1 (Dolby Surround compatiable) at 448Kbps (Dialnorm -31dbfs) from the same master.

    If you have your system playing at refrence level it has an average SPL of 101dB.

    Video was encoded on the 1100 Sony Encoder (the best) from Steve Harris's DigiBeta master.

    Standards conversion for the PAL release was done on a Snell & Wilcox Alchemist Phc.
     
  11. Dharmesh C

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    Are there a lot of quick edits on this concert DVD?
     
  12. Mike Broadman

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    Edits schmedits. Half the fun of Maiden is the schlock.
    I will definitely be picking this baby up. [​IMG]
     
  13. Brian Cleary

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    I have a out of print LD copy of Live After Death that I'm selling for $200 (including shipping)
     
  14. Brian Cleary

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    email me at [email protected]
     
  15. HankM

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    I just bought a copy of Live After Death on dvd from Ebay. $18.99, I should receive from Brazil at the end of the week.
     
  16. Todd Stout

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    I for one would really like to get my hands on the upcoming Rock In Rio DVD. It sounds like a winner to me. I'll keep my fingers crossed for some more Maiden on DVD in the future though. My VHS tapes are getting a little old.

    I saw Iron Maiden on 2/14/87 for the "Somewhere On Tour" tour. That was the first "real" concert I went to (I don't normally tell people that my first concert was John Denver in '82 :b ). They absolutely rocked that night playing a lot of material from Somewhere In Time, Powerslave (Rime of the Ancient Mariner kicks ass live), Piece Of Mind, and so on. They immediately became my favorite band and I went nuts buying anything and everything Iron Maiden... ahhh... memories from back in the day.

    I also saw them live on 6/8/88 on the Seventh Son tour. Needless to say they played quite a few songs from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. For some reason I have not seem them since. I'll have to check them out again when they come to town the next time.
     
  17. Robert_eb

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    Can anyone comment on the a/v quality of the Live After Death DVD?
     
  18. Chris Purvis

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    well, it's a bootleg ripped from the laserdisc, right?[​IMG] So it can't be any better than that.
     
  19. Chris Xolotl

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    I've recently noticed a bunch of old metal BOOTLEG DVDs that are said to be Brazilian Imports but just TV Rips or VHS rips.

    Do yourself a favor and check the two major Brazilian E-tailers, if they don't have it then the chances are good what you think is a Brazilian DVD is a boot.
     

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