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Michael Jackson Videography

The Wiz

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Released to cinemas in 1978, and was later released on video. The is a black musical version of the one of Michael Jackson favourite films The Wizard Of Oz. Michael Jackson stars as a loveable Scarecrow with Diana Ross starring as Dorothy. Running time 138 mins.
The Wiz soundtrack featureS Michael on 6 songs, Ease On Down The Road (3 versions), Brand New Day, Be A Lion, A Brand New Day ay, Be A Lion, A Brand New Day.

Publisher: Universal City Studios, Inc.
Year of Release: 1979
Program Time: Approximately 129 minutes

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is planning to release "The Wiz" 30th Anniversary Edition DVD on February 5, 2008.  The DVD release will include a digitally remastered picture, all-new 5.1 surround sound and the vintage featurette "Wiz on Down the Road."  As an added bonus, there will be an 8-song CD featuring songs from the original soundtrack.  "The Wiz" was nominated for 4 Academy Awards.

The Making Of Micheal Jackson's Thriller

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Released on video in 1983. The video thriller was the first big budget music video or short film, featuring all the latest special effects of the time. This videos shows the behind the scenes making of the "Thriller" music video. The video includes the full length video "Thriller" plus the Jackson 5's appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the "Can You Feel It" video, "Beat It" video, Michael's performance of "Billie Jean" at Motown 25, as well as interviews with Michael Jackson and some of the cast and crew. Running time 60 mins.

Publisher: Optimum Production
Package Design and Summary: Vestron Video international
Year of Release: 1983
Program Time: Approximately 60 minutes

MOTOWN 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever

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Released in 1983 this is a video of the Motown 25th anniversary special. This 2 hour special features Michael and the Jackson 5, Michael then says how he likes the old songs, but also the new songs, and goes on to perform live "Billie Jean" featuring the famous Moonwalk for the first time. Absolutely awesome. Also features all the Mowtown greats, Diana Ross, Steve Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and many more. Running time 130 mins.

Publisher: Motown Picture Co
Design & Packaging: 1985 MGM/UA Home Entertainment Group Inc
Year of Release: 1983
Program Time: Approximately 120 minutes
Executive Producers: Suzanne de Passe
Director: Don Mischer


We Are The World - The Story Behind The Song

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Released in 1985. The song "We Are The World" and was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones. This video, narrated by Jane Fonda takes look behind the scenes at the night of January 28, 1985 when 45 American pop stars came together to record the song to raise money to reduce hunger in U.S and Africa.

Year of Release: February 1, 2005
Catalog No: B0006IUDB2
Format: DVD 

We Are The World: USA For Africa

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'We Are The World' was released in 1985 by United Support of Artists for Africa. The song 'We Are The World' was written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson and sung by 45 American artists.

'Artists for Africa' was a project to support Africa and America and stop world hunger.

Quote from the cover: "The video documents the making of a miracle. It's the story of a dream that became a song, then an event, and finally a worldwide movement with one vitally important goal: to help put an end to world hunger."

The video is narrated by Jane Fonda and is a great look behind the scenes of 'We Are The World'!

Publisher: United Support of Artists for Africa
Year of Release: 1985
Program Time: Approximately 60 minutes
Executive Producers: Ken Kragen, Ken Yates

Captain EO

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1986 although never commercially released. This 3D science fiction musical film was shown as an attraction in the Disney theme parks around the world. Michael plays Captain EO, a commander of a space ship who have to is to visit a planet ruled by an evil leader (played by Anjelica Houston). Captain EO and his crew must deliver a special gift to bring love and happiness to the planet through music and dance (includes a moonwalk). The film features the songs "We Are Here To Change The World" and "Another Part Of Me" and was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced George Lucas. running time 17mins.


Moonwalker

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Released in 1988 on video. A full length feature film described as a magical musical journey into the world of Michael Jackson. The evil Mr. Big (played by Joe Pesci) has kidnapped Michael's friend Katie to try and trap and destroy Michael and get the world's children addicted to drugs. Michael's character has super human powers with a wish on his lucky star and the encouragement of his young friends. Includes live performances of Man In The Mirror and Come Together, and music videos of Speed Demon, Leave Me Alone, Smooth Criminal as well as a parody of Bad performed by children, called "Badder" Running time 94mins.

 

This movie was also released as laser videodisc.

Publisher: Ultimate Production/CBS Music Video Enterprises
Year of Release: 1988
Program Time: 94 minutes
Executive Producers: Michael Jackson & Frank Dileo

 


Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues

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Released on video in 1988. This video traces the steps of Michael Jackson from the very beginings of the Jackson 5 right up to the 1988 Bad world tour. Full of rare film footage from the Motown records and the Jackson family. Full of special guests, including Katherine Hepburn, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr, and many more. Running time 53 mins.

Publisher: Optimum Production
Year of Release: 1988
Program Time: Approximately 55 minutes
Executive Producers: Michael Jackson, Suzanne de Passe


Dangerous: The Short Films

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Released on video 1993. A compilation of the short films released from the Dangerous album. Also takes a look at the making of some of the videos as well as appearances at the Superbowl, the Grammy awards, and the NAACP awards and highlights from the Dangerous world tour. Tracks featured: Black Or White,Superbowl Heal The World, Remember The Time, Will You Be There, In The Closet, Gone Too Soon, Jam, Heal The World, Give In To Me, Who Is It and Dangerous.

Publisher: MJJ Productions Inc. SMV Enterprises
Year of Release: 1993
Program Time: Approximately 112 minutes
Management: Sandy Gallin. Gallin/Morey and Associates
Art Direction: Nancy Donald and Mark Ryden
Illustration: Mark Ryden


Grammy's Greatest Moments V. 1

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Released 1994. Features Michael's breathtaking live performance of 'The Way You Make Me Feel' and 'Man In The Mirror' at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards, March 2th, 1988. Running time 60 mins.

Producers: National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Publisher: A*Vision Entertainment
Year of Release: 1994
Format: Video
Performed by: Michael Jackson
Date: 30th Annual Awards, March 2, 1988


HIStory on Film - Past, Present, and Future Book I

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Released 1996. A compilation of Michael's greatest music videos and short films. Tracks featured:Brace Yourself, Billie Jean, The Way You Make Me Feel, Black Or White, Rock With You, Bad, Thriller, Beat It, Remember The Time, Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough and Heal The World. Running time 75 mins.

Publisher: MJJ Ventures, Inc
Year of Release: 1995
Program Time: Approximately 75 minutes 

HIStory On Film Volume II

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Released in 1997 on video and was re-released in 2000 on DVD. A compilation of Michael greatest videos. Tracks featured: HIStory Teaser, Billie Jean ("Motown 25" performance), Beat It, Liberian Girl, Smooth Criminal, 1995 MTV Video Music Awards Performance, Thriller, Scream, Childhood, You Are Not Alone 11. Earth Song, They Don't Care About Us, Stranger In Moscow, MJ Megaremix, Blood On The Dance Floor (Refugee Camp Mix), Brace Yourself Running time 117 mins

Publisher: MJJ Ventures, Inc./Manufactured by Epic Music Video
Year of Release: 1997
Executive Producer: Michael Jackson
Art Direction: David Coleman; Photography Glen Wexler
Computer Illustration of Statue: Kleiser Walczak

Ghosts

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Released in 1997. introduced to the world at the Cannes Music festival in 1996, 'Ghosts' is based on a story by Michael Jackson and author Steven King. Michael plays the role of 5 different characters in the 37 minute film. Michael plays the role of Maestro who lives in a haunted style mansion. The towns people lead by the mayor (Michael) go to Maestro's mansion to try and rid him from the town because he is supposedly "scaring the children". In true Michael style the film features all the latest special effects combined with great dance scenes. Features songs "Too Bad", "Ghosts", and "Is It Scary" which are from the albums 'HIStory' and 'Blood On The Dance Floor'. Running time 38 mins.

Publisher: MCMXCVI Optimum Productions
Year of Release: theatrical release in the USA as a companion picture to 'Thinner'; release on VHS on December 12, 1997
Program Time: 38:37 minutes
Executive Producer: Caroline Baron
Director: Stan Winston
Producers: Michael Jackson, Stan Winston & David Nicksay
Story by: Stephen King, Stan Winston, Mich Garris & Michael Jackson

Dame Elizabeth - A Musical Celebration

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'Dame Elizabeth - A Musical Celebration' was an evening held at Royal Albert Hall in London to honor Liz Taylor's work. Michael Jackson escorted her to the event and was by her side the whole time.

You can see Michael several times. He is sitting at Liz Taylor's left side during the whole evening. Michael passes Liz a bouquet of white flowers and joins the other artists on stage at the end of the show. A *must* for every fan.

Live performances and video clips from Liz' movies.

David Frost, Stephen Fry, Susan George and Joan Collins lead through the evening.

Artists:
Marti Pellow
Lesley Garrett
Martine McCutcheon
Chicago
Andrea Bocelli
Reba McEntire
Ute Lemper
John Barry
Jay Kay
Tony Bennett

Publisher: TDK Recording Media Europe S.A. TDK Mediactive
Year of Release: 2001
Program Time: approximately 90 minutes
Producer: Done & Dusted in Association with 3DD Entertainment for The Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
A Benefit for HIV and AIDS
Director: Hamish Hamilton

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