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Watch: 1-Hour TV Version Of Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Documentary 'Bad 25'

by Kevin Jagernauth
November 24, 2012 11:55 AM
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The malls are a zoo and the multiplex is a madhouse, so if you're looking for something to watch without having to change out of those stretchy pants, we have just the thing.

On Thursday night, ABC aired Spike Lee's excellent Michael Jackson documentary "Bad 25." Kind of. It was actually a broadcast version that ran about an hour long, which is basically half of the movie, but regardless, it's still worth a watch. As the title suggests, the doc is an in-depth look at the making of Bad, and features a host of interviews with the musicians collaborators, choreographers, celeb fans like Kanye West and Mariah Carey (though they may not have made this shorter cut) and many, many more.

All told, it's likely a good appetizer for the whole thing, which lands on home video in February. Here's our review of the film and watch the TV edit below. [Shadow & Act]

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  • Doris | November 28, 2012 2:14 PMReply

    Wow....I was totally mesmerized and enlightened about a few details. I am as heartbroken today as I was when I first heard Michael Jackson had died. Thank you Spike Lee, you did a phenomenal job on this MJ project.

  • Troy l a Mason | November 27, 2012 8:19 PMReply


  • Bash | November 27, 2012 5:13 PMReply

    Heads up for UK readers.

    BBC2 will be broadcasting the full 2Hr 15m version on Saturday 1 December 2012 @ 21:45.

  • tullio | November 26, 2012 10:48 AMReply

    bah, i'm outside US. somebody knows about other link?

  • june | November 25, 2012 11:08 PMReply

    Can't wait for the full two hour video to come out in February. Too bad ABC cut out so much.

  • Di | November 25, 2012 4:43 PMReply

    was great to watch. still cant believe he is gone!

  • Rennie | November 24, 2012 6:51 PMReply

    Fantastic job Spike!! No one else could have done this but you. You put you heart, love and soul in to it and it shows! Michael would have been proud of your work. Can hardly wait til Feb.

  • Lindsey | November 24, 2012 2:43 PMReply

    Great job Spike, one of the best documentaries I've seen, brought me to tears. I love and miss you Michael. :(

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