Michael Jackson ‘This Is It’ DVD set for Jan. 26 release

The much anticipated DVD release of Michael Jackson’s hit concert film “This Is It” will be Jan. 26, Sony Pictures announced Monday.

The film, to be released on DVD and Blu-ray, showcases rehearsal footage of the late pop singer as he prepared for his sold-out series of 50 concerts that were scheduled for London’s O2 arena.

The Blu-ray and DVD release will allow fans to go beyond the theatrical experience with a pair of documentaries —”Staging The Return: Beyond The Show” and “Staging The Return: The Adventure Begins,” in which Michael Jackson is shown developing, creating and rehearsing for his “This Is It” tour.

Also included will be a series of featurettes, including “The Gloved One,” with the show’s costumer revealing the elaborate outfits created for the tour; “Memories of Michael,” in which cast and crew pay tribute to Jackson’s legacy; “Auditions: Searching for the World’s Best Dancers,” spotlighting the search for the show’s backup dancers; and the film’s theatrical trailer.

Additional features exclusive to the Blu-ray include the complete and uncut versions of “Smooth Criminal” and “Thriller,” two all-new vignettes seen briefly in the film, along with a special “Making-of Smooth Criminal” featurette.

In the “Thriller” vignette, Jackson recreates one of his most popular songs featuring a new cast of zombies, ghosts and ghouls, and he performs new and signature dance moves.

Jackson, 50, was pronounced dead around 2 p.m. June 25, hours after he was found not breathing at his rented Holmby Hills mansion. The “King of Pop” was staying at the mansion while rehearsing at Staples Center and Inglewood’s Forum for his London concert engagement.

Jackson died from an overdose of a prescription sedative. A criminal investigation into his death is continuing.

The film was compiled from more than 100 hours of rehearsal footage taken between March and June.

Proceeds from the film are expected to benefit the Michael Jackson Family Trust.

Related posts:

  1. Michael Jackson dead at 50
  2. Chargers’ Jackson releases statement about suspicion of DUI
  3. Belly Up plans comedy series
  4. West Coast premiere venerates esteemed playwright
  5. Carmel Valley Women’s Institute hosts ‘You’ film screening

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=5099

Posted by on Nov 30, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • RSF Association Board Biz: It’s fire season: Be prepared
    The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) was officially formed in 1946, in the aftermath of a devastating fire that took place in 1943 and destroyed brush, farmland and homes from Rancho Bernardo through Rancho Santa Fe, all the way to Solana Beach and Del Mar. Today the Fire District spans 38 square miles and protects nearly 30,000 residents. W […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe couple lead way in helping those with thyroid disorders
    Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe. The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has be […]
  • Candidates seek election to three Rancho Santa Fe special district boards
    Seats on the boards of directors of three special districts that provide such services as water, fire protection, sewage treatment and landscape maintenance are on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election. The three special districts are the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services Distric […]