This is It Michael Jackson DVD Release

This Is ItAfter two months of waiting, Michael Jackson fans can finally take home the King of Pop. The highly anticipated DVD release of Michael Jackson’s This Is It hits stores worldwide on January 26, 2010.

The popular film grossed over $200 million worldwide in its five week run in theaters and had rave reviews from critics and fans alike. The film documents the last 100 hours of Michael Jackson’s life as he prepares for the first show of his sold-out, 50-city concert tour: “This is It” in London’s O2 arena.

Fans are given a rare behind-the-scenes look at Jackson as he fiercely rehearsed his signature dance moves and a few gravity defying feats for his comeback performance. Showing fans that at 50 he still had it, Jackson chose to perform fan favorites from his chart-topping repertoire including: Wanna Be Starting Something, Thriller and Smooth Criminal.

Full mini performances were from snippets of various rehearsals fused together to form full versions of the song. Throughout the film director Kenny Ortega accurately captures the essence of The King of Pop as a performer, creative genius and artist as he documents Jackson’s creative process from April up until his unexpected death in the summer of June 2009. His artistic vision became a reality with elaborate and eye-popping 3-D sets that would have awed concert enthusiasts and Jackson fans.

The film also includes candid interviews from some of Jackson’s closest friends and long-time collaborators, providing the audience with a full picture of Jackson’s true nature. Along with the interviews, Ortega shines light on the singer’s fun-loving, care-free attitude as he playfully interacts with band mates and dancers as their boss and fellow performer. The DVD delivers on the special features front with six options to choose from, including an extra hour of footage not seen in theaters; the featurette: “The Gloved One-Costumes” and a tear-jerking special entitled Memories of Michael.

This collector’s item is sure to have you singing along to your favorite hits and dancing in your living rooms to Jackson’s unforgettable music. Don’t miss your chance to own the phenomenal DVD of one of music’s greatest artists. After all―this is it. ~Hilary Caton

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  1. tributegirl • January 22, 2010 @ 6:45 PM

    I’ll definAtely be buying this!

  2. gypsy • January 22, 2010 @ 9:25 PM

    I will also be buying this..can’t wait!

  3. Carol • January 22, 2010 @ 10:45 PM

    I wanna see it, probably rent it.

  4. Gina Valentini • January 23, 2010 @ 5:20 PM

    I have seen the movie. Fabulous to see and watch over and over again. Its like he is in your living room. Cannot wait to purchase it on my birhday. Rest in peace Micheal.

  5. the truth will prevail! • January 23, 2010 @ 7:08 PM

    I saw it in the theatre many times and it was AMAZING!!! Of course, I’ll be buying it!! In fact, we’re having a This Is NOT It Party on Tuesday to celebrate it’s release! And yes I did say This Is NOT It because I KNOW This Is NOT REALLY It!!! Hold on tight people!! He WILL be back!!! 😉

  6. Nancy • January 23, 2010 @ 8:19 PM

    I’ll definAtely pass, hahaha.

    the truth will prevail!: Please tell me that you are NOT serious…??? “a party to celebrate it’s release”? “He WILL be back!!!”?? He’s dead. There’s no coming back!

  7. Carol • January 24, 2010 @ 12:36 PM

    Hey Nance, depends on what they are doing at the party, might be pink polar bears and MJ…lol

  8. Nancy • January 24, 2010 @ 5:14 PM

    Jeeze Carol, maybe I’ll show up to the party then too, hahahaha.

  9. Carol • January 24, 2010 @ 9:12 PM

    hahaha, I think I’ll pass. But I’m sure Elvis will be there too.

  10. Brian • January 26, 2010 @ 1:58 AM

    When I seen this movie in the theaters it literally had me in tears crying my eyes out. This man was such a incredible inspiration to not only music, but peoples lives and their families. My daughter use to always watch his “Thriller” music video and try to inmate his moves. Haha He’ll be greatly missed !

  11. Jo-Anne • January 28, 2010 @ 9:34 AM

    I really enjoyed it as well, Brian…

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