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Michael Jackson’s This Is It

For Michael Jackson fans, this is it -- a chance to finally see what the entertainer had planned for the 2009 concert dates his untimely death prevented him from keeping. Cut together from footage taken during rehearsals for the show, the film provides a behind the scenes look at the King of Pop as he sings and dances to some of his best known music. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 112
Theater Release: 28 Oct 2009
Video Release: 26 Jan 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Other documentaries with a musical theme include a behind the scenes look at the Jonas Brothers’ touring routine in Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience. The film Standing in the Shadows of Motown looks at The Funk Brothers, a group of session musicians who contributed to the distinctive sound of Motown. A less professional but certainly earnest group of singers are showcased in Young @ Heart, the story of senior citizens who aren’t afraid to take on a wide variety of musical styles.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Michael Jackson’s This Is It

Release Date: 26 January 2010

Michael Jackson’s This Is It: Single Disc DVD releases with the following bonus extras:

- Staging the Return: The Adventure Begins (a making-of documentary)

- Staging the Return: Beyond the Show (Director Kenny Ortega and the crew discuss Michael Jackson’s final rehearsals and the creating this concert film.)

- Featurettes: The Gloved One, Memories of Michael, and Auditions: Searching for the World’s Best Dancers.

- Theatrical Trailer

Michael Jackson’s This Is It: Single Disc Blu-ray comes with:

- Staging the Return: The Adventure Begins (a making-of documentary)

- Staging the Return: Beyond the Show” (Director Kenny Ortega and the crew discuss Michael Jackson’s final rehearsals and the creating this concert film.)

- Featurettes: The Gloved One, Memories of Michael, and Auditions: Searching for the World’s Best Dancers.

- Theatrical Trailer

- BD Exclusive Vingette: Smooth Criminal and Thriller.

- BD Exclusive Featurette:Making ‘Smooth

- movieIQ: access to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and an interactive playlist.

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