DVD Review - Iron Maiden - Visions of the Beast
Well the full-blown video anthology has arrived, spanning Maiden's entire career up until this point. Of course, most of the stuff here is material that we have all seen before, covering all bases from the MTV-era all the way up to the present, where Maiden videos no longer receive the rotation that they used to.

But letting the playlist speak for itself, we have the presence of all members, all frontmen, and all albums, all eras, and so forth. The videos range from live performances to short film concepts, here we have everything from the practice session footage of Wasted Years, the football/soccer game footage of Futurereal, the WWII footage for Aces High, the short films of Can I Play With Madness and Stranger in a Strange Land, early footage with Di'anno in Women in Uniform, digital animation in the Angel and the Gambler, Live Donnington Footage with Fear of the Dark, Rock in Rio footage with Brave New World, and more recent videos like the Wicker Man among many, many others.

Besides being just another video compilation there are bonuses added, just like on any DVD release these days. Camp Chaos animation was brought in to create new videos for Aces High, Number of the Beast, Flight of Icarus, and Run to the Hills, intertwining the old videos with completely new animation created for the songs. There are also hidden features, which I have yet to find, there are apparently two more Camp Chaos videos hidden somewhere in the Menus. But one of the most interesting things about this release is the menus and the graphics and animation created just for it. Very well done, a lot of effort was put into the making of this, going beyond the "From here to Eternity" release on VHS a few years ago.

It is the perfect collection for all fans alike, it is something that was created for Metalheads, especially for the fans that had been crying out for a video compilation on DVD. It is finally here, all the videos to sum up the career of one of the greatest bands around and given the royal treatment that it deserves.


Rating: 9/10

Written by Hashman
Wednesday, August 6, 2003


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Comment by Ulrick (Anonymous) - Wednesday, August 6, 2003
I think the From here to Eternity release you mention in your review is a US-release.


Comment by Khalil Donaghey (Anonymous) - Saturday, October 25, 2003
HEY DOD (DANCE OF DEATH) WAS AMAZING!! AND THEIR NEW SINGLE TO BE RELEASED "RAINMAKER" COMES OUT ON THE 24TH NOVEMBER SO LOOK OUT FOR IT. P.S. ITS MY BIRTHDAY IN 15 DAYS AND IM BUYING MYSELF VISIONS OF THE BEAST!!!! WHICH IS THEIR NEW DVD! IS IT JUST ALL THE MAIDEN VIDS?????????


Comment by Khalil Donaghey (Anonymous) - Saturday, October 25, 2003
P.S.S. HERE IS THE NEW DVD LISTING ENJOY :) Visions Of The Beast Track Listing:

Disc One
1- Women in Uniform
2- Wrathchild
3- Run to the Hills
4- The Number of the Beast
5- Flight of Icarus
6- The Trooper
7- 2 Minutes to Midnight
8- Aces High
9- Wasted Years
10- Stranger in a Strange Land
11- Can I Play With Madness
12- The Evil that Men Do
13- The Clairvoyant
14- Infinite Dreams
15- Holy Smoke
16- Tailgunner

Disc Two
1- Bring your Daughter to the Slaughter
2- Be Quick or be Dead
3- From Here to Eternity
4- Wasting Love
5- Fear of the Dark
6- Hallowed be thy Name
7- Man on the Edge
8- Afraid to Shoot Strangers
9- Lord of the Flies
10- Virus
11- The Angel and the Gambler
12- Futureal
13- The Wicker Man
14- Out of a Silent Planet
15- Brave New World



Comment by Khalil Donaghey AGAIN!!! (Anonymous) - Saturday, October 25, 2003
OOPS I JUST RELISED THAT I GOT THE LISTING FROM THIS SITE AND HAVE JUST POSTED IT ON THIS SITE SO ANYWAYS IGNORE THAT LAST POST. IM LOOKIN FOR EDDIE ARCHIVE STUFF N HAVE ALL THE ALBUMS SO IF YOU WISH TO TRADE CONTACT ME @ shittheresavirus@hotmail.com
P.S. MAIDEN RULE!!!!! NOB (NUMBER OF THE BEAST IS THE BEST ALBUM EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Comment by Luis Alberto (Anonymous) - Saturday, March 20, 2004
I'm saving to buy it, althought I'm still waiting for Maiden England DVD...


Comment by Leslie (Anonymous) - Friday, April 23, 2004
A collection of classic Maiden videos, with a nice intro with Eddie in it. And some kind of green goo. Anyway, if you're a die-hard Maiden fan, go ahead and buy - it has the camp chaos (?)vids as well, i think, number of the beast, aces high, etc, etc. good stuff.


Comment by I Maiden (Anonymous) - Friday, June 25, 2004
Damn straight, all of the videos are here, camp chaos as well, play Hallowed be thy name 3 times
(or at least speed through them) then you will unlock the trooper i believe, then you take the first disk and play the trooper 3 times (same as hallowed) and you will unlock the wickerman. those are the only 2 tricks i know


Comment by I Maiden (Anonymous) - Friday, June 25, 2004
or was it man on the edge black and white comedy video?


Comment by fengling2008 (Anonymous) - Thursday, December 30, 2004
bee


Comment by luis carlos (Anonymous) - Friday, June 24, 2005
is the best band in the history



Comment by simon (Anonymous) - Wednesday, July 27, 2005
the hidden features are as follows:
on disk 1 if you play the track the trooper 3 times you get a futureal video (the trooper being track 6)
on disk 2 play hallowed twice and then wasting love and yo uget a camp chaos trooper vid


Comment by O J Simpson (Anonymous) - Saturday, April 8, 2006
I'd cut a throat to get a copy of this!


Comment by david tebbott (Anonymous) - Friday, April 28, 2006
i totally dont agree with rating,it should 10 out of 10 kk


Comment by Tony Montana (Anonymous) - Thursday, September 6, 2007
fucking awesome 10/10





Review by Hashman
None

Released by
Metal-Is/Sanctuary Visual Entertainment - 2003

Tracklisting
Disc One
1- Women in Uniform
2- Wrathchild
3- Run to the Hills
4- The Number of the Beast
5- Flight of Icarus
6- The Trooper
7- 2 Minutes to Midnight
8- Aces High
9- Wasted Years
10- Stranger in a Strange Land
11- Can I Play With Madness
12- The Evil that Men Do
13- The Clairvoyant
14- Infinite Dreams
15- Holy Smoke
16- Tailgunner

Disc Two
1- Bring your Daughter to the Slaughter
2- Be Quick or be Dead
3- From Here to Eternity
4- Wasting Love
5- Fear of the Dark
6- Hallowed be thy Name
7- Man on the Edge
8- Afraid to Shoot Strangers
9- Lord of the Flies
10- Virus
11- The Angel and the Gambler
12- Futurereal
13- The Wicker Man
14- Out of a Silent Planet
15- Brave New World

Sound:
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Picture:
4:3

Running time:
180 Minutes


Style
Heavy Metal

Related links
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Iron Maiden - Official Website

Iron Maiden - Trooper Sounds - The Iron Maiden collectors web site

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