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Iron Maiden and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal
Iron Maiden and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2008     2hr 0min

Back in 1976, nobody really knew that there was an old wave of British Heavy Metal. But within 2 years of their formation, Iron Maiden had spearheaded what came to be abbreviated the NWOBHM, and as with punk the year befo...  more »


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Iron Maiden, Hard Rock & Metal
Studio: Video Music, Inc.
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/10/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Damian M. (ratchet)
Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
A great, rather thorough look at the NWOBHM scene with special emphasis on the role Iron Maiden played. Also emphasized in this were Def Leppard (and their "Americanization") and Praying Mantis (though never really metal). This is a must see, though despite the great interviews and coverage of many bands I am very surprised at the exclusion of one of my favs from the era, Raven. This should be watched prior to watching Get Thrashed so the evolution from one to the other is even more evident.

Movie Reviews

A "pretty good" doc on the NWOBHM.
Robcatt | Chicago | 06/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed this DVD but for a two and a half hour documentary they could have covered a lot more bands. As the title implies, the focus is heavy on Iron Maiden (Good interviews with Paul Di'Anno and Dennis Stratton). They also cover early Def Leppard as well as Samson, Saxon and Praying Mantis quite a bit. There is lots of good info from Geoff Barton, Malcolm Dome and Neil Kay who are certainly authourities of the NWOBHM scene.

As a fan and collector, I would've liked to have seen more on some of the lesser known bands (Dark Star, Sweet Savage, White Spirit, etc) and a little more about the records that were released. After all, much of the NWOBHM catalog was released as limited, private press indie singles.

There was a small segment on Diamond Head and an interview with Brian Tatler but no music or footage. I'm sure if the producers had a larger budget to work with there would have been more music and vintage footage included throughout the film. Although this DVD could've been better it's certainly worth seeing if your a fan of the music."
Nice DVD on early Maiden and the rest of the NWOBHM
Chad | Queens, New York | 06/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ok this Dvd is great if you are a fan of the NWOBH. I can only give it 4 stars though because there was only a brief mention of Venom with no clips of them. Also only a quick piece on Diamond Head who are one of the great bands of this era. They even say in the dvd that they should have made it big like Maiden so why the brief clip on them? lastly No mention of Holocaust which to me is a staple of the NWOBHM. Everyone into this genre has the Nightcomers and Live Hot Curry and Wine. What about Raven? Overall it is a great documentation on this great era in metal and a must have for all NWOBHM lovers."