Michael Jackson’s This Is It Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has confirmed a January 26 release for Michael Jackson’s This Is It on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and PSP.

The concert film based on what was to be Jackson’s final tour broke numerous box office records within the concert genre during its theatrical run in late October and early November. Sony had been pushing to release it to home video before year’s end but met resistance by exhibitors who did not want the release to interfere with box office receipts.

This Is It on Blu-ray will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. There is incentive to check out any version of This Is It on home video thanks to ample bonus features, but the Blu-ray includes several exclusives to sweeten the pot.

  • Staging the Return: The Adventure Begins Making-of Documentary
  • This in-depth documentary reveals Michael Jackson’s unique, groundbreaking vision for his ambitious return to the stage, with director Kenny Ortega and the entire crew from This Is It.

  • Staging the Return: Beyond the Show Making-of Documentary
  • Director Kenny Ortega and the crew of This Is It discuss Michael Jackson’s final rehearsals, and the purpose behind creating the concert film.

  • The Gloved One Costumes Featurette
  • Costume Designer Zaldy reveals the elaborate new costumes created for Michael Jackson to wear on the This Is It tour.

  • Memories of Michael Featurette
  • Kenny Ortega and the crew of This Is It share personal stories about working with Michael Jackson, and how they will remember their friend.

  • Auditions: Searching for the World’s Best Dancers Featurette
  • A look at the high-stakes audition process, which began with over 5,000 applicants and ended with the selection of 11 exceptionally talented dancers.

  • heatrical Trailer
  • BD Exclusive: Smooth Criminal Vignette
  • The full-length vignette starring Michael Jackson which was to be shown before the performance of “Smooth Criminal” at the This Is It concert.

  • BD Exclusive: Making Smooth Criminal Featurette
  • An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking production of the new “Smooth Criminal” film created for This Is It.

  • BD Exclusive: Thriller Vignette
  • The full-length vignette which was to be shown during the performance of Thriller at the This Is It concert.

  • BD Exclusive: movieIQ: connects you to access real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie! Also includes the “This Is It” interactive playlist where you can bookmark your favorite songs featured in the film and email yourself a customized playlist!

Click here to pre-order Michael Jackson’s This Is It on Blu-ray for $27.99 at Amazon.com.

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