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Michael Jackson's This Is It [Blu-ray] [2010] [Region Free] (Get Three Selected Blu-ray Titles for £17*)

Michael Jackson    Parental Guidance   Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Michael Jackson
  • Format: Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, German, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Feb 2010
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002VJJGLW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,144 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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It's hard not to watch This Is It without feeling a mixture of sorrow and elation. When he passed away in the summer of 2009, Michael Jackson was in the midst of rehearsals for his final tour, an ambitious 50-date engagement. In editing 120 hours of rehearsal footage together, Jackson producer Kenny Ortega proves that it would've been an event for the ages. Michael performs material that spans his career, from a Motown medley to multi-platinum hits from Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad. Though he hadn't toured in 10 years, it becomes instantly apparent, despite rumours to the contrary, that Jackson was still in full possession of that unmistakable voice--high-pitched whoops and all--and that he still had the gravity-defying moves of a man half his age. Jackson and Ortega also collaborated on some real showstoppers, such as a graveyard-set "Thriller"; an imposing "They Don't Care About Us," in which several dancers appear to morph into thousands; and a film noir sequence in which the singer slides in and out of Gilda and other black-and-white classics, singing "Smooth Criminal" all the while. Not everything works, like the Jackson 5 numbers, in which he flubs a few lyrics, claiming that his earpiece isn't working properly, but as he readily acknowledges, "That's what rehearsal is for." It's a tragedy that he didn't get the chance to share this dazzling show with the world, but Ortega allows fans to feel as if it actually happened--at least onscreen. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Product Description

The man, the myth, the legend! Take a look behind the curtain at the sensational talent that captivated generations of music lovers. Including the classics 'Smooth Criminal', 'I Want You Back' and 'The Way You Make Me Feel', there will never be another release like it...This Is It!

Michael Jackson's This Is It is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London's O2 Arena.

Chronicling the months from April through June 2009, this film was produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. In raw and candid detail, Michael Jackson's This Is It captures the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius and great artist at work as he creates and perfects his planned final London shows.

 

  • Actors

Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Nick Bass, Michael Bearden, Daniel Celebre, Mekia Cox, Misha Gabriel, Chris Grant, Judith Hill, Dorian Holley, Shannon Holtzapffel, Devin Jamieson, Bashiri Johnson, Charles Klapow, Jonathan Moffett & Tommy Organ

  • Director

Kenny Ortega

  • Certificate

PG

  • Year

2009

  • Screen

Widescreen 1.78:1

  • Languages

English - Dolby Digital (5.1)

  • Additional Languages

Arabic ; Dutch ; English ; French (Parisian) ; German ; Italian ; Portuguese (Portugal) ; Spanish (Castilian) ; Turkish

  • Subtitles

Arabic ; Danish ; Dut



Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
296 of 302 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest concert the World will never see 10 Nov 2009
By PB TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I went to the cinema with genuine discomfort at the motivations for releasing this film. Would it be yet another exploitation of Jackson's legacy? Another shot at raking in money from his name? Could rehearsal footage be of any interest? Did I really want to see a skeletal drug-addict shamble around? But my children really wanted to see the film, and I had promised them a treat following their exams so I was beholden to taking them. I was not looking forward to seeing "This Is It" and I am not a nutty fan.

In short, Kenny Ortega has produced a staggering film. Admittedly, there is some sycophancy from some of the dancers (only in the opening sequence) and Jackson is not giving a full-on stage performance (remember - it's a rehearsal!), but... Wow! Even when operating at 70%, Jackson's stagecraft, voice and dancing are miles ahead of anyone performing today. This 50 year old man shows everyone how it should be done.

"This Is It" cannot be pigeon-holed. It is not a movie. It is not a concert. It is not a documentary. The footage was shot for Jackson's personal collection. However, Ortega has compiled a compelling and amazing film.

The sheer scale of the concerts, the preparation required, the rigs, the video sequences... this would have been the greatest comeback in the history of pop. I know I sound like Elizabeth Taylor here, but I am pretty critical. If you see my other reviews, I don't dole out 5 stars willy-nilly.

For all the negativity I have read about this film, I cannot agree that Jackson looked weak. He was certainly thin, but he was more than able to perform the moves. He was saving his voice, so didn't belt out every song, but that's the norm for rehearsals - and even with so much in reserve, he sounds incredible.
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90 of 92 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars for the film but 2 for the extras. 21 Feb 2010
Format:DVD
Obviously the films 5 stars. No question.

But if your buying the two disc special edition your buying this for the extras also.. Although they're great... they're not what I was hoping for.. I heard there was going to be 6 hours and loads of extra footage of Michael.

There basically isn't ANY extra footage of Michael! Everything of MJ is in the film.. the extra footage is just mini docs about the costumes or the staging or the dancers or meeting the band etc etc.. with lots of talking heads from the producers, musicians etc etc..

If your hoping for an unedited version or two of say one whole run through of smooth criminal or whichever track, the extras here don't feature any such treat.

There is hardly any, if any, extra MJ performance footage in the extras!!!

We do see things like the planned ending for the show explained.. and the costume doc explaining and showing what was planned for the Billie Jean costume is great - I wonder actually why these two bits weren't in the actual film..? - really fascinating.

Obviously as I say the film is great, and as a fan I would never not buy the 2 disc version.. just thought I'd give people a heads up that the extras.. although great.. probably won't thrill you as much as you hope... Hundreds of hours of material were shot during rehearsals.. and none extra were put on these discs!!! :(

The second disc actually just has on it three mini docs. Meet the Band, Meet the Dancers and Meet the Vocalists... sums it up really.. all just a bit of a con.

If you buy this you want to see extra MJ right? here you get extras interviews with the producers.. There's a Kenny Ortega interview on youtube from last year almost promising extra footage, what happened??
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest concert the World will never see 10 Nov 2009
By PB TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I went to the cinema with genuine discomfort at the motivations for releasing this film. Would it be yet another exploitation of Jackson's legacy? Another shot at raking in money from his name? Could rehearsal footage be of any interest? Did I really want to see a skeletal drug-addict shamble around? But my children really wanted to see the film, and I had promised them a treat following their exams so I was beholden to taking them. I was not looking forward to seeing "This Is It" and I am not a nutty fan.

In short, Kenny Ortega has produced a staggering film. Admittedly, there is some sycophancy from some of the dancers (only in the opening sequence) and Jackson is not giving a full-on stage performance (remember - it's a rehearsal!), but... Wow! Even when operating at 70%, Jackson's stagecraft, voice and dancing are miles ahead of anyone performing today. This 50 year old man shows everyone how it should be done.

"This Is It" cannot be pigeon-holed. It is not a movie. It is not a concert. It is not a documentary. The footage was shot for Jackson's personal collection. However, Ortega has compiled a compelling and amazing film.

The sheer scale of the concerts, the preparation required, the rigs, the video sequences... this would have been the greatest comeback in the history of pop. I know I sound like Elizabeth Taylor here, but I am pretty critical. If you see my other reviews, I don't dole out 5 stars willy-nilly.

For all the negativity I have read about this film, I cannot agree that Jackson looked weak. He was certainly thin, but he was more than able to perform the moves. He was saving his voice, so didn't belt out every song, but that's the norm for rehearsals - and even with so much in reserve, he sounds incredible.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good docu.
Enjoyed this, and nice in blu ray, really well shot.

So sad that it never got to concert.

A must for all MJ fans.
Published 6 days ago by Paul G
4.0 out of 5 stars this is it.
my son is a michael jackson fan so i thought he would like this. unfortunately he has been so busy he hasn't be able to watch it yet but it will be kept as a memory of michael.
Published 13 days ago by Mrs. S. C. Killick
4.0 out of 5 stars All of its flaws can be forgiven, except one.
This is a great (almost) flawless movie. Boy Michael still had it at 50. First allow me say the good stuff:

The movie is outstanding, who says you need special effects... Read more
Published 25 days ago by Mrs K L Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING TALENT
Michael Jackson was a truly amazing and talented artist and this DVD certainly proves this. If this was just the rehearsal, then the final concert would have been over and above... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Carolw
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
Sad to know this was filmed not so many days before the Star Passing, But it a very good record of what might have been live in London at the O2
Published 1 month ago by Raymond Psaila
5.0 out of 5 stars This is It says it all.
The detail was overwhelming and a fantastic insight into all aspects of the musical instruments. The packaging and covers are magnificent, a real pro.
Published 2 months ago by Margaret Hesp
5.0 out of 5 stars this is it michael jackon
seen it on tv first me and my wife loved it,had not been on amazon before and wanted to get the dvd a freind recommended to go on website glad i did. thank you
Published 2 months ago by john pratt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
Great film tells what might have been if only. If you like Jackson this is a must to see enjoy.
Published 2 months ago by N A Farrell
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Jackson at his magical best.
What a great tragedy that such an amazing talent is lost. But how wonderful to have the footage on this dvd. We will play it over and over again.
Published 2 months ago by Patricia Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Jackson at his very very best, truely a number 1 star,a great...
My title to this would suggest i was a massive fan of Michael Jackson but in truth I do think he was misunderstood, but I was not a massive fan just liked some of his music. Read more
Published 3 months ago by dawn
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