Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D

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Michael Jackson&#8217;s Thriller 3D
will make its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival 2017, announced the Estate of Michael Jackson today. Using the original 35mm film negative from Michael&#8217;s archives, Optimum Productions and director John Landis supervised an elaborate and labor intensive process to convert the acclaimed film to 3D, and all the audio has been updated to 5.7, 7.1 and Atmos standards to create the highest quality audio and visual experience. Read more:

Michael Jackson&#8217;s Thriller 3D World Premiere At The Venice Film Festival 2017
Michael Jackson&#8217;s Thriller 3D, long rumored and highly anticipated by fans, will make its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival 2017, announced the Estate of Michael Jackson today. Additional media assets: www.mjthriller.net


Creating Michael Jackson&#8217;s Thriller 3D, the original iconic short film, directed by John Landis and written by Landis and Michael Jackson, was not reedited or recut in any way. Rather Optimum Productions brought Landis in and together they supervised an elaborate and labor intensive process that began with the original 35mm film negative from Michael&#8217;s archives and resulted in a 3D conversion of the acclaimed film using the latest available technology.


To complement the enhanced visuals, all of the audio, including Michael&#8217;s music, Elmer Bernstein&#8217;s score and the sound effects, has also been updated to 5.7, 7.1 and Atmos standards in order to create the highest quality audio and visual experience for in theater viewing which is how Michael and Landis intended the film to be enjoyed.


In making the announcement, John Landis said, &#8220;I am so happy to have had the chance not only to restore but enhance Michael Jackson&#8217;s Thriller! We took full advantage of the remarkable advances in technology to add new dimensions to both the visual and the audio bringing it to a whole new level. Even though Thriller was shot traditionally, I was able to use the 3-D creatively. Let me just warn you, there is a rather shocking surprise in there!&#8221;


John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said, &#8220;Michael Jackson made Thriller a rich theatrical experience: fun, funny, scary and wildly entertaining. No one before or since has made anything like it. Michael Jackson&#8217;s Thriller 3D is a modern day technical enhancement of his and John Landis&#8217; original vision, and I think fans will love it.&#8221;


From the beginning Michael Jackson and John Landis set out to produce Thriller with the aesthetics of a feature film. Michael was a fan of An American Werewolf In London, and called Landis to collaborate on the project. Academy Award-winning make-up artist Rick Baker was brought in for the elaborate prosthetic transformation of Michael and the cast. Michael Peters collaborated with Michael on the choreography. John Branca, Michael&#8217;s attorney at the time and now the co-executor of his Estate with John McClain, worked out a deal with MTV and Showtime for a first of its kind &#8220;making of&#8221; documentary, Making of Michael Jackson&#8217;s Thriller, to offset the cost of making the short film.


Thriller premiered at the AVCO Theatre in Los Angeles in 1983, and it sold out every night for three weeks. No other music film generated such excitement and has such a hold on our attention, such that more than three decades later, we all share it as a collective memory and it remains the only music video to be inducted into the elite National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. It is fitting that Michael Jackson&#8217;s Thriller 3D and Making of Michael Jackson&#8217;s Thriller will premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festival in the world. The Making of Michael Jackson&#8217;s Thriller was available on VHS from 1983-1990, and has never been available for purchase in any format since then. Its screening in Venice will mark the first time that the award-winning documentary has ever been shown in a theater.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The following provided services for the creation of Michael Jackson&#8217;s Thriller 3D:
2D Film Restoration &#8211; Deluxe Lab
3D Film Conversion &#8211; Legend3D
Audio Work &#8211; NBCUniversal Studio Post Feature Sound and Humberto Gatica and Martin Nessi

Source - michaeljackson.com
 

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Re: John Landis - Top Secret Thriller Project!!!! Coming 2017

OH DAMN! I really hope this will put Thriller on #1 on the Billboard Hot 100!
 

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I guess I don't see the point in making it 3D-wonder if that was part of their settlement with Landis?
 

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Yay!:D
Here's the clip for those who don't wanna click a link (or at least what I think the clip is because it didn't work me, which is why I'm posting this just in case it doesn't work for anyone else).
He talks about it at the very beginning.
 

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"I can tell you something about Thriller that you are going to find out about in 2017. I just finished that and it's pretty spectacular. It's a surprise. It involves's Michael Jackson's Thriller. "I'd tell you more but the Michael Jackson estate would kill me."
 

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Re: John Landis - Top Secret Thriller Project!!!! Coming 2017

So 3D Thriller is happening?
 

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So 3D Thriller is happening?

Looks like it might!
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I wonder how they will release it? They can't release a Blu-Ray that has just one short film. No one would buy it.
 

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They'll probably release it for Halloween next year.
Considering Spike wants to make his next one about Thriller that leaves him enough time to make a documentary.

If there's a home release I hope The Making of Thriller will be included.
 

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I hope its not some kind of updated remake a la the Rocky Horror Picture Show...
 

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I am not reallt very exited...

BUT - if it promotes Thriller and MJ in a positive way, it's fine-

I just hope they will finally release the original Thriller (maybe The making of Thriller) on Blu-Ray. - They could also release Ghost on Blu-Ray then!!
 

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I hope they scan the other short films too in 4K so they can release them.
 

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They'll probably release it for Halloween next year.
Considering Spike wants to make his next one about Thriller that leaves him enough time to make a documentary.

If there's a home release I hope The Making of Thriller will be included.

Yes Tal you are reading my mind. I would love to have the Making Of Thriller i do not own on it.


It only makes sense because Thriller was going to be done in 3D in This Is It.
 

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I hope this means that Thriller and singles from the album chart again on the charts. This news has made me quite happy.
 

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It must be Thriller 3D that Landis was talking about in 2014:
http://www.slashfilm.com/michael-jackson-thriller-3d-rerelease/

I don't mind if it is Thriller 3D, Making of Thriller, Behind the Scenes and on top of that Spike Lee documentary of Thriller (which has to be at least 3 hours long):yes:

it is said John Landis is currently working on the 3D "Thriller", which will premiere in Hollywood to celebrate Halloween 2017.

I found this posted over a month ago from other thread. What or who is your source, spill it out:)
 
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It must be Thriller 3D that Landis was talking about in 2014:
http://www.slashfilm.com/michael-jackson-thriller-3d-rerelease/

I don't mind if it is Thriller 3D, Making of Thriller, Behind the Scenes and on top of that Spike Lee documentary of Thriller (which has to be at least 3 hours long):yes:



I found this posted over a month ago from other thread. What or who is your source, spill it out:)

John Branca himself said they were planning something special for the 35th anniversary of Thriller...and I'm sure Halloween was mentioned.

The reports for Thriller 3D surfaced years ago and Landis had said in previous interviews about them doing something.

I don't doubt mkgenie has good sources, but this particular piece of news has been circulating for years now.
 
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whatever it is, I hope it includes Making Of Thriller, because that deserves a dvd/blu ray release
 

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Sony just released a VR (Virtual Reality) headset for PS4. It could also be related to that.

 

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Sony just released a VR (Virtual Reality) headset for PS4. It could also be related to that.

That would be awesome. Didn't they do something similar with Captain EO 30 years ago? I've never been there.
 

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Sony just released a VR (Virtual Reality) headset for PS4. It could also be related to that.


I highly doubt that the Thriller project has to do something with this.
 

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Oh, yeah, Estate! Squeeze out maximum of Thriller!
25th, 35th, 45th, and so on anniversaries every 10 years, a very special edition of a very limited edition, the footage you were never meant to see of making of Thriller including Ola Ray's first audition and the recipe of cooking that MJ's cinema popcorn, plus the unseen director's cut by John Landis' dog, released on DVDs, on Blu-Rays, in VR helmets, in extra hi-res Sony audio only for dolphins' ears played only on Sony Playstation and Sony Xperia, plus previously unreleased demo home records of Vincent Price digitally remastered by Timbaland and remixed by Pitbull, released in a cardboard case with an exclusive red chalk and a stencil to learn how to draw Thriller fonts.
:busted:
 

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^^Even if I dont think it should be in 3D, I think it's great to celebrate it every 10 years-it's still the biggest selling album of all time and that vid is in the Library of Congress.

A new generation supposedly comes around every 7 years and that's a lot of new fans since the last time. Personally I want to see Thriller playing in movie theaters in between films EVERY October EVERY year.
 

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new gen gaming I believe from here on will not be the same.. in the next few years it will be almost pointless to have the type of hardware released on a 6-7 year bases... we will see what Landis has up his sleeves.. Hopefully soon we will get more details
 

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Oh, yeah, Estate! Squeeze out maximum of Thriller!
25th, 35th, 45th, and so on anniversaries every 10 years, a very special edition of a very limited edition, the footage you were never meant to see of making of Thriller including Ola Ray's first audition and the recipe of cooking that MJ's cinema popcorn, plus the unseen director's cut by John Landis' dog, released on DVDs, on Blu-Rays, in VR helmets, in extra hi-res Sony audio only for dolphins' ears played only on Sony Playstation and Sony Xperia, plus previously unreleased demo home records of Vincent Price digitally remastered by Timbaland and remixed by Pitbull, released in a cardboard case with an exclusive red chalk and a stencil to learn how to draw Thriller fonts.
:busted:

To be honest, with the hardcore fandom whining about everything and anything I am not surprised if the Estate will rather target the general audience /casual fans with releases. And BTW, Making of Thriller has only ever been released on VHS. It is time to put it on DVD/Blu-ray. Ghosts too.
 

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Personally I want to see Thriller playing in movie theaters in between films EVERY October EVERY year.
OMG, I would love that too!!!!
That would be amazing.
I might fall out if Thriller 3D somehow ends up being a big screen release.

I highly doubt that will happen though, LOL.


To be honest, with the hardcore fandom whining about everything and anything I am not surprised if the Estate will rather target the general audience /casual fans with releases. And BTW, Making of Thriller has only ever been released on VHS. It is time to put it on DVD/Blu-ray. Ghosts too.

Agreed.
People were going all the way off about that damn chalk, LOL.
 
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The making of thriller defo needs to be released on dvd etc. Totally crazy it hasnt been already. How many fans havnt seen or own a copy. Probably alot. I bought it 20 plus years ago on VHS in the legend continues boxset.

Re the 3D release.not sure if the time and money spent is gonna be worth it interms of people actually getting to see it. Whos got a 3D t v ? Its only gonna be worth it to see this in a cinema. How many cinemas are gonna show it. Is it gonna end up like ghosts? Also i find landis fakeness after all the crap is sprewed about mj vomit inducing. Personally i wont be putting any of my money in his pocket
 

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To be honest, with the hardcore fandom whining about everything and anything I am not surprised if the Estate will rather target the general audience /casual fans with releases. And BTW, Making of Thriller has only ever been released on VHS. It is time to put it on DVD/Blu-ray. Ghosts too.

Would love to see The Making of Thriller on Blu-ray, especially with new footage or something. Hell, wouldn't even mind a new documentary that builds upon the original, maybe focuses on the creation of the iconic video but then expands into the cultural impact it had and continues to have.

Would be rather disappointed though if it was just some 3D release of Thriller, I don't think it'd benefit too much from being converted into 3D anyway. If it was going to be shown in theatres, it would probably need to be attached to a documentary of some kind (hint hint). Just like that recent Beatles film Eight Days A Week that played in theaters, which followed up the documentary with the entirety of The Beatles performing at Shea Stadium - all newly restored and remastered in 4K. Would love to see similar treatment for Thriller!!
 

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If it's just Thriller in 3D (with or without The Making of) it could be a good way to promote another project. I have no particular interest in 3D but it's a great project for the general public and a good way to boost sales.
 

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Ok so I've all the Death hoax videos right...what if this is the MJ comeback we've been waiting for???? Like what if he's really still here and he makes a return with an all new Thriller. All the signs I've seen lead me to believe that.
 
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