Michael Jackson's This Is It

Michael Jackson's This Is It

DVD - 2010
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Presents a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Jackson as he developed, created, and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London's 02 Arena. Drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius, and great artist at work is captured in raw and candid detail as he created and perfected his planned final London shows.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010]
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE Michael 7-DAY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: This is it [DVD]

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CurlyWhirly
Sep 16, 2019

"This Is It" is a documentary showing the last footage ever taken of pop icon, Michael Jackson before his tragic death in 2009 at the age of 51.

Here we see Michael at rehearsals, preparing for his "come back" concerts (scheduled at London's 02 Arena) which had been sold-out months in advance.

Sad to say - Michael never lived long enough to appear at these shows.

Compare and contrast Michael Jackson and Jeffrey Epstein. Have your papers on my desk by next Friday. Five points off for spelling.

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Derringer
Sep 11, 2019

In a weird sort of way, I found "This Is It" to be a somewhat eerie (and, yes, equally sad) little documentary.

As one closely watched Jackson during all of the behind-the-scenes preparations that went into "This Is It's" production, you could easily bet yourself that thoughts of suicide probably weren't very far from his mind.

From my perspective - "This Is It's" most chilling moment was when footage was shown of Jackson as a young, afro-headed, 10-year-old in his happier, more carefree days with The Jackson 5, long before he had become a lonely and tormented middle-aged man (whose life was soon to be cut short at the age of 51).

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lukasevansherman
Jul 03, 2019

Probably should watch "Leaving Neverland" before this.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 29, 2018

This is an incredible documentary that gives you a look into the behind the scenes work that went in to a Michael Jackson concert. The watcher sees Michael rehearsing for the last concert that he had booked before his unfortunate death. You can see just how much work he truly put in to his craft and you can see just how much he cared about what he did. He was a remarkable man and you can see this clearly in the documentary. This film is definitely worth the watch to see the hard work and dedication that Michael Jackson, king of pop, put in to his craft.
@TinyDeadPool of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

DIVANYC Sep 20, 2015

Nay sayer's know where to go.
MJ... will forever be in my heart which is another reason why I had to purchased this DVD as soon as it came out. Totally enjoyed it.

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Stripedoscelot
Jul 31, 2015

I am a Michael Jackson fan of 66, a Dine' filmmaker. Always loved his music. I've made documentaries and other types of videos, experimental dramas, dance videos. I viewed the dvd 2x. Liked this documentary. It is sad that he was not able to complete this tour. Whenever I met someone who didn't like him, I always had to defend him. Such a great dancer and singer and song writer. He hired great guitar players, dancers and singers to help him out. I imagine he was under tremendous stress to get this tour done.

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efngpo
Jul 28, 2015

some of the scenes in this dvd is used for his "this is it" music video

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jjblack
Jul 30, 2014

Not at all what I expected. I always enjoyed his music but was fully prepared to dislike the person behind it. Years of publicity, I had formed an opinion that now I know was completely false. Depicted as a predatory creature by the media, I am sad that I believed what I heard and read.

Michael Jackson was the antithesis of public opinion. He was a (amazingly hard working), talented beyond belief, human with compassion for the planet and all its inhabitants. I am so grateful to those who but together this window into the best of the best.

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spike18
Jun 11, 2014

Terrible, terrible attempt at making a documentary. The movie and the special features are basically the same thing! There was a note they were filming everything so Micheal would have a record of what was done.
They should have placed a camera
1/2 to 3/4 of the way back so it gave a side to side picture of rendering of the graphics and special effects.
This also would have giver them points of reference every day to improve the visuals.

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