Michael Jackson's This Is It

Michael Jackson's This Is It

Blu-ray Disc - 2010 | Blu-ray version.
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Audience: OFRB rating: PG.
Publisher: Culver City : Columbia Pictures, 2010.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray 782.42164092 Jacks
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English with French subtitles.

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Bubba_Louie
Sep 10, 2020

Yeah. OK. "This Is It" may not be the best documentary/concert film ever made. (I can't argue with that)

But, that aside - I, for one, really appreciated this opportunity to see Michael Jackson in the period of time that took place just months before his death in 2009.

As I understand it - A body-double was used in certain scenes in "This Is It" as a way to complete this production which had initially been left incomplete due the unexpected demise of its star.

Anyway - Whether you happen to be a Jackson fan, or not - I still believe that this documentary is certain to be of special interest to many viewers out there.

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NeoNoir
Sep 02, 2020

"This Is It" is the highest grossing documentary/concert film of all time. This film was given worldwide release in late October (2009) just 4 months following the tragic death of entertainer, Michael Jackson (in June) at the age of 50.

Not only did "This Is It" not receive support from certain members of Jackson's family - But, it also faced an onslaught of criticism from those who voiced firm opposition to its release, claiming that it was only made to profit from Jackson's untimely death.

All-in-all - I think that "This Is It" is well-worth a view as it is the very last footage ever taken of Jackson whose life was sadly cut short (gone in but a twinkling of the eye).

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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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