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This Is It  (2009 - English)

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Michael Jackson fans need not lose heart. Any doubts they may have harboured about his anticipated comeback — a concert series that tragically never happened — are dispelled right away by This Is It. The incredible voice and dance moves are on dazzling display. Assembled from hundreds of hours of rehearsal footage for his ill-fated London shows, this tribute to the ‘King of Pop’ is directed by his longtime collaborator, Kenny Ortegamore

MJ mania may not reach its hysterical peak with this documentary. But that's not the purpose anyways, for the pop artist has already created a fan following and a fervour that will outlive almost anything...maybe global warming, terrorism and the nuclear holocaust too. MJ mania may not reach its hysterical peak with this documentary. But that's not the purpose anyway, for the pop artist has already created a fan following and a fervour that will outlivemore

This is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the greatest pop-performer ever, Michael Jackson. It's the kind of rehearsal footage that would have been attached to a concert DVD but since Michael's sudden death, it's become hot property, enough to create a stand-alone film eulogy to the 'King of Pop'. The film shows us a glimpse of the multi-talented individual that Michael was - his personal sense of style, his dancing ability, his affinity for the grandiosemore

Michael Jackson was always so much larger than life. His music was at the heart of it all but the videos, the costumes, the live shows, the legends about his sprawling home and immeasurable wealth - all of it fuelled the public's interest in him and his fans' devotion to him. Sure the darker allegations, coupled with bizarre public appearances and questionable personal life choices had helped his slide into relative obscurity, but it was never likely that Michael Jacksonmore