Michael Jackson's This Is ItDirector: Kenny Ortega
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Legendary musical superstar Michael Jackson takes the stage one last time in this theatrical concert film compiled from over 100 hours of rehearsal footage for the 50 shows he had been scheduled to perform at London's O2 arena at the time of his death. Take a trip behind the scenes to see the mastermind behind such classic pop hits as "Thriller" and "Billie Jean" prepare for the concert that would have crowned his entire career. Produced in collaboration with the Estate of Michael Jackson, the film details the elaborate preparations that took place for two months beginning in April of 2009.
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Alex Al||Electric and Synth Bass|
|Devin Andrew Jamieson||Dancer|
|Michael Bearden||Score Composer,Associate Producer,Musical Direction/Supervision|
|John Branca||Executive Producer|
|Michael Cotten||Production Designer|
|Topaz Erin Lareau||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|John McClain||Executive Producer|
|Travis Payne||Associate Producer,Choreography|
|Dennis Tompkins||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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If you are any type of Michael Jackson fan, you need to see this film. It showcases the raw, creative genius of the man adored world wide by his fans and family alike. You will laugh and cry at the same time. It truly is a heartwarming film that takes you behind the scenes of this wonderfully talented man's vision.
For more than 30 years I have adored this genius of a man and entertainer. From the firt time I saw him on TV and then seeing him live on stage, I knew he was special. Not special like a friend, but special in a way that, not until the day he died, did I realize he would not be a part of this world forever. He was just that amazing to me, and when I saw this movie, I felt a sense of warmth over me, realizing at that moment, that although he is now in a peaceful place, his time on this earth was done, and "This is It" was really his last curtain call. This is all we were suppose to see of Michael. This is it! For me it was the Michael I never got to see. The Raw, Passionate, Emotional and Hard-working Michael! I have always seen Michael if not on stage performing, in movies, doing interviews (the few that he did do) out and about with his kids, his entourage, and so on, but this was truly the real deal. Maybe it was the movie theater, the seating, I don't know, but for almost 2 hours, I was apart of Michaels world and what gave him joy. The Stage snd entertaining. He was so much apart of these rehearsals for what would have been a fantastic show, you knew this was Michael at his best, and the better of that was yet to come, but never will. But in all honesty its okay! For more than 40 years he has touched so many lives through his music and his kind heart, and although his death was a tragedy, and should not have happened, the bottom line his amazing talent and work on this earth was done. A masterpiece that will never ever be duplicated. He will not see his kids grow up and become adults, and they will never get to see their father perform live onstage, but this movie will actually give them something that a live show could not, their genius Father at work as well as being a friend to his musical family. He was gentle, kind and although strived for perfection in every rehearsal, you knew he cared for each and every person that was apart of that show. Despite all the negativity surrounding MJ, his kids will have this movie to look at over and over again, and really get to see what he was all about. They can take comfort in knowing that he was a human being, blessed with incredible talent whose music captured the essence of who he was. It is unfortunate that his dream concert will never happen, but was it really suppose to? Maybe in the end this was all we were suppose to get. If you never really understood the real MJ, see this movie, it truly opens your eyes to MJ, the human being! He had a soul, a heart, and an incredible appetite for the stage. He was married to it. See this movie and feel the Genius that graced the stage for his final curtain call. No, you will not see the glitz and fireworks that would have been a part of his show, but thats the beauty of this movie, its without all of that, and you will just get to see Michael, Raw, doing what he did best! Two thumbs up to Mr Ortega!
loved it and loved the new song 'This is it'. it is very sad that we have lost a legend.
I went to see the movie in the theater, expecting something as bad as the other Michael movies I have see. I was very surprised to actually enjoy it, and now I plan to buy it when it comes out for home. There a glimses of Michael's personallity peaking through the rehersals, showing a solid professinal man.
FANTASTIC!!! What a great movie. I can't say enough wonderful things about it. I was in awe at the sheer talent and energy exhibited by Michael Jackson. I saw a part of him that I might never have seen if he had lived, though I would much prefer he was alive. He was so at ease with everyone involved and showed what a truly wonderful human being he was. He showed so much compassion and love for the people he performed with and the human race in general. I had no idea how much work, energy, effort and thought went into his performances. I watched him fly through the rehearsals like the expert superstar that he was. There will never, ever be another Michael Jackson - no one can come close to being at his level. He knew exactly how everything should sound, when it should be heard, how loud or soft it should be, everything. And he was the man in charge - the one who called the shots at all times. I kept wondering how he could possibly know all this and be so good at it. I was amazed at his fabulous dance steps and his incredible voice. Then I realized - no wonder he is the King of Pop - he has been doing this since he was a little boy. It is in his blood, every cell of his body, it was his whole life. He was awesome in the rehearsals and I know he would have been even more amazing than anyone could imagine if he had lived to perform the London shows. It would have been his life's greatest accomplishment. But I am so pleased and profoundly grateful to his family and others who allowed This Is It the movie to be filmed. I don't know if Michael would have liked it if he knew we would see him rehearsing rather than the live performance, but given the circumstances, I know he would be happy that his family left a great treasure for his fans around the world in this movie. Of all the Michael Jackson DVDs, this one will be the most special to me. He had no idea that this would be the last show for him. I pray that he is in heaven singing and dancing with the angels and waiting on the rest of the world to catch up to him! God Bless you Michael - I will always love you and appreciate the gift of your life and talents that you gave to the world. I'll see you again one day when I get to heaven - just be sure to have your dancing shoes on!
The documentary portion of the DVD weaves a story that many thought they knew but it moves past the obvious and highlights just how talented Michael Jackson was. Everyone knew he could dance and sing, but the movie shows that he was involved in every aspect of the performances, down to the smallest nuances. While watching I started out tapping my foot, then clapping, then full out singing. Clearly, I found it most enjoyable and have suggested it to many friends. Be sure to watch the special features for some extra special surprises!
Awesome documentary of what would have been the greatest musical tour ever.
A side of the timeless performer that we have never been able to see. It is well put together with the rehearsal footage and behind the scenes to give you a feeling of what a tremendous show the "This is it" shows in London would have been like. The extra features are just as fantastic, especially the one about the costumes. It will make you smile and make you cry. You will be glued to your screen if you love Michael Jackson.
You know, I haven't always been an MJ fan, but no matter who you are or what your beliefs on Michael Jackson are, you can find something in This Is It. It's not only inspiring, but you really do see the "Man in the Mirror". I recommend this to all MJ fans, but to music fans and dreamers too. You won't ever regret it!
It is better than the movie I saw in the theater; because you get to see all the extra things you did not see on the big screen.
I thought this would be a sappy, sentimental tribute to Michael Jackson. I was so wrong! Nothing is mentioned about Michael's passing. Instead, it celebrates his music and the process he used to put together a show. Almost every song that you would want to hear him sing one last time is in this video. It was entertaining, touching at times. No matter what you may have thought about his personal life, or think about the circumstances of his death, this is just pure entertainment. A positive, upbeat look at his work and songs.
Very entertaining. An insightful look into would could have been one of the greatest comebacks of all time. He performed well after being away from the live stage for so many years. And his back up dancers were very committed and put on a great show. A must see for any MJ fan.
I am so grateful to have this last visual work of Michael's that I can treasure forever. He was a beautiful genius, and a wonderful person, and I miss him. The movie was so good and the audience was awe-inspired. This DVD gives even more! Everyone will enjoy and appreciate this!
This is it CD is a great collection of MJ favorites. I can't wait to get the DVD. Michael you are the best , now and forever. Miss you
If you are a Michael Jackson fan, you must add this DVD to your collection. His gift, his vision, his talent, his feel for his music, is shown throughout the movie. The chorography is great and hearing his classics brings back great memories. Thriller is amazing. A great tribute to his life.
ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT THIS MOVIE IS JUST PHENOMENAL!!!!!!
What can you say about Michael Jackson he is hot, untouchable, unique, fabulous, world greatest dancer and for me sexy. this shows the human side to him and that is not shown very often. But he is a genuine man who has feelings. Miss him and love him
This is a side of Michael so many of us have not seen. I like his music but seeing this very humble side of him I didn't expect. All we see on TV and in the press is negitive about him but you can see by the reactions of the people closest to him, the people he works with, the respect they have for the man. He does not have the blown up ego like so many stars do, the "Look at me I am here and I am boss, what I say goes" attitude. He really listens to those around him. Was blown away with emotion watching this on a big screen, can't wait to buy the DVD!!
Enjoyed the video as much as the movie. The extra footage was fantastic as well. It was not only good to be able to see Michael as an entertainer, but as a real person too. It was fun to see his humor, and perfection while creating this show for his concert tour. Michael Jackson's legacy lives on through this video and the music is remarkable.
I went to see This Is It in theatres opening night and it was by far the most amazing thing I have ever seen. This documentary perfectly shows the genius and talent of the one and only Michael Jackson. It revealed the amazing performer we all knew Michael to be, but also his beautiful spirit and love he had for everyone around him. Michael will be forever loved and missed, Rest in Peace.
It made you cry, smile, and pat your foot. He was right, "This Is It". There is none other that can entertain and/or perform like MJ. God bless this family.
While "This Is It" may fall short of its promise to introduce to the world a Michael Jackson we didn't know, it cannot be said that the film doesn't entertain. "This Is It" is an amazing presentation of what was to have been the King of Pop's final concert. Remembering that the footage was never intended for public release, it's miraculous how it has been edited and preserved. Michael Jackson doesn't fail to dazzle. He's extremely candid in this film from snippy comments to impromptu sing-offs. One can literally see the legend designing a show as he rehearses it. Anyone who's ever enjoyed a single moment of Michael Jackson's long and successful career needs to have this as part of his DVD/Blu-Ray collection.
I saw this movie the first time in IMAX with enhanced sound and enlarged screen. I went by myself because I wanted to take it in, for Michael Jackson's death (only two weeks ago) was still resonating with me and with everyone who loved him and would miss him. I sat in the theatre and it felt surreal. Here was Michael, his beautiful songs, his genius and creativity pouring forth. It felt like I was being let into a private concert and the privilege felt so personal. The movie unfolded this concert that Michael had been rehearsing and was about to mount in London. He called it THIS IS IT, because he intended it to be his last concert ever from the King of Pop. With every song, I felt immersed in genius -- not only his, but his dancers, his musicians, and his director of this documentary film. If you missed the movie, now's your chance to see it at home. Invite everyone who loves Michael and share this with them. They will thank you for including them and sharing history. I saw this movie 4 more times, taking my friends and family, saying YOU MUST SEE THEM!! And they were glad they did, and thanked me for suggesting it. I did not regret seeing it again and again, and neither do I now. I am only too glad to own this DVD and to view all the special features. Reliving my movie concert through this DVD will keep Michael eternal and be my thanks to Kenny Ortega, the director, for sharing this documentary with us.