Michael Jackson This Is It DVD Video
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment offers music lovers a backstage pass to witness
the King of Pop plan and create what would have been his electrifying and
triumphant return to the stage. After breaking box office records around the
world, MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT dazzles on DVD. Directed by Kenny Ortega,
the DVD release allows fans to go beyond the theatrical experience of the film
Roger Ebert called "one of the most revealing music documentaries I've seen"
with the two 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 sold-out This Is It tour. Also available are a
series of illuminating featurettes, including "The Gloved One," a costume themed
featurette; "Memories of Michael," in which cast and crew pay moving tribute to
the legacy of Michael Jackson; "Auditions: Searching for the World's Best
Dancers," spotlighting the search for the show's incredibly talented backup
dancers; and the film's Theatrical Trailer.
MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT offers Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a
rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and
rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning the
summer of 2009 in London's O2 Arena. Chronicling the months from April through
June, 2009, the film is drawn from more than one hundred hours of
behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs
for the show. Audiences are given a privileged and private look at the singer,
dancer, filmmaker, architect, and genius as he creates and perfects his final
MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT was directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical,
Newsies). It was produced by Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega and Paul Gongaware,
with John McClain and John Branca serving as executive producers. The DVD has a
run time of approximately 111 minutes and has been rated PG for some suggestive
choreography and scary images.
Single Disc DVD Bonus Material:
• "Staging the Return: The Adventure Begins" Making-of Documentary
• This in-depth documentary reveals Michael Jackson's unique, groundbreaking
vision for his ambitious return to the stage, with director Kenny Ortega and the
entire crew from This Is It.
• "Staging the Return: Beyond the Show" Making-of Documentary
• Director Kenny Ortega and the crew of This Is It discuss Michael Jackson's
final rehearsals, and the purpose behind creating the concert film.
• "The Gloved One" Costumes Featurette
• Costume Designer Zaldy reveals the elaborate new costumes created for Michael
Jackson to wear on the This Is It tour.
• "Memories of Michael" Featurette
• Kenny Ortega and the crew of This Is It share personal stories about working
with Michael Jackson, and how they will remember their friend.
• "Auditions: Searching for the World's Best Dancers" Featurette
• A look at the high-stakes audition process, which began with over 5,000
applicants and ended with the selection of 11 exceptionally talented dancers.
• Theatrical Trailer