It could be argued we really don't need another DVD on Micahel's life,but the idea on this one being produced by DAVID GEST and including interviews by family members of Michael's,such as his mum,did seem like a brilliant one.
I won't deny i did enjoy it,even though the footage of the news of Michael's death did sadden me once more.
Other reviewers have stated that this should have been perfect,it isn't. So i agree there,it is such a pity not much of Michael's music is looked into,but then i suppose this is more about the man behind the music. I was surprised how much time was focused on his early days as a child star,interesting,don't get me wrong,but a story that's been told many times. A lot of his later years do seem to have been skipped through as a side thought,but i can't deny the bravery in the ones interviewed talking about subjects normally avoided,such as his changing features and his skin disease,about time this was mentioned as were other matters usually ignored.
It is a pity that so much was left out of Michael's life story condiering that's what this is meant to be telling,and with 2 and a half hours,it could've been done better. Also a big disappoitment is that not many of Michael's family or friends are interviewed,this was surprising for such a big release,you know,the life of an icon by those that knew him. So i thank GEST for doing this but i am surprised it's not a lot bigger and a lot better,it's done with love,yes,but it feels kind of rushed. The extras are very good,extended interviews and such,the bit that i appreciated was Michael's mother talking in depth about Tom Sneddon,showing a great deal of venom toward the poor excuse for a man. I will point out that those getting this on blu-ray should't be disappointed with the picture,but,even as a big fan,i can't deny as stated elsewhere,you might be better off renting it,i simply do not see this a perfect must have,but don't doubt other fans will love the footage of Michael. Very good it is,but it really should have been better.