In case you haven't already heard, a new feature documentary on the life and death of Michael Jackson has been in development and is now close to its actual release date.... on DVD & Blu-ray.

The film was made in collaboration with his mother Katherine, brother Tito, sister Rebbie, and dozens of other friends, peers and associates, including Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Smokey Robinson and others.

Titled Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon, the film runs 157 minutes, and will be released by Universal Studios on DVD & Blu-ray on November 1, 2011, in the USA, and October 31st in the UK.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $26.99; although you can preorder on Amazon.com right now for $8 less.

I'm an MJ fan, but I think I'll skip this one.

Watch the trailer below: