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Trailer For Doc "Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon" + Official Release Dates

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 8, 2011 7:44 AM
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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 right now for $8 less.

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

Watch the trailer below:

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  • Ligaya | September 13, 2011 7:31 AMReply

    I suspect this isn't officially approved by the Estate of Michael Jackson - which means that there's no guarantee of where the money goes. Everything the Estate earns goes to Michael's children, Katherine and his charities. The Estate of Michael Jackson and we fans are doing a great job keep MJ's legacy alive through This Is It, buying his music, the Cirque du Soleil "Michaerl Jackson: Immortal Tour" show, etc.

  • Catherine | September 8, 2011 12:10 PMReply

    Released in the USA and UK...does that mean everyone else has to just go without? Why not release it everywhere? He has fans internationally, but they only list America and the UK? Wtf? Same goes for Katherine's book, which I'm forced to go to Ebay to purchase just because I live in Australia.

  • James Madison | September 8, 2011 11:59 AMReply

    Edit -

    Also I feel that it is necessary to support our artist.

    Michael bestowed most of his will to his mother and children, I am sure he knew and wanted them to exploit his brand so that it would benefit them and preserve legacy.

  • James Madison | September 8, 2011 11:55 AMReply

    I'm an MJ fan and I will buy it.

    Hopeful to hear things from folks like producer Dexter Wansel, who is in the clip, give anecdotes on working with Michael.

    Also I feel that it is necessary to support our artist. If Michael bestowed most of his will to his mother and children, then I am sure he knew and wanted them to exploit his legacy and brand to benefit them, and to preserve his pass his name on forever.

  • JMac | September 8, 2011 10:47 AMReply

    May watch it if it ever comes on tv (for mama Katherine) but I'm not buying it. Let the man rest in peace already. Seems as if they're trying to pimp the man from now to eternity. I'm shocked they didn't charge for admission to attend the memorial service. If he had any lingering debts I'm sure they've been settled by now with the resurgence of album sales and the This Is It productions.

  • CareyCarey | September 8, 2011 9:47 AMReply

    "I’m an MJ fan, but I think I’ll skip this one"

    Tell me about Tambay, I'm also a huge Michael Jackson fan, but what more do I need to see about his life?

    Are you kidding me, I've been riding with Michael from the first days the Jackson Five appeared on Souuuuuul Train and The Ed Sullivan Show. Come on now, I bought my son a Michael Jackson 2 ft doll that I still have. Forget about it, when I gave my kids toys away, I kept Michael and my daughters black (of course)
    Vintage Baby Dear Vogue Doll African American 1964. She took that thing to college with her. ;-) (I wonder how many sistahs still have their dolls and what brand, Cabbage Patch? Christie, Fashion Girls? Hasbro's American Girl variety? Black Barbie Princess?)

    But anyway, after seeing Michael's video "This Is It" nobody can top that! Man, that video had me wiping a few tears and jumping up and screaming like I was a 16 year old white girl.

  • Christopher Everett | September 8, 2011 8:07 AMReply

    The estate of Michael Jackson should have got Spike Lee to do a documentary on MJ.

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