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Information on Michael Jackson's Home Released VHS Videos and Dvds


THE WIZ

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.

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.

Running time 138 mins.


THE MAKING OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER

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.


MOTOWN 25: YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER
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.

WE ARE THE WORLD: USA FOR AFRICA

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.

Running Time 1 hour 30 minutes.



CAPTAIN EO

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

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.


Michael Jackson Bad Tour DVD - Live at Wembley 1988

Released in 2012.

The whole live performance from Wembley, London, recorded on July 16th, 1988 in fron t of 72,000 audience including the Prince Charles and Princess Diana

The dvd is from VHS footage from Michael's own personal collection. It is simple Michael at his singing and dancing best. A number of the songs Michael only performed on the second leg of the tour, such as Man In The Mirror and Dirty Diana. At the time, there was a lot of speculation as to whether Michael would perform Dirty Diana in front of Princess Diana herself.

1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. This Place Hotel
3. Another Part Of Me
4. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
5. She's Out Of My Life
6. I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I'll Be There
7. Rock With You
8. Human Nature
9. Smooth Criminal
10. Dirty Diana
11. Thriller
12. Bad Groove (the Band Jam section)
13. Working Day And Night
14. Beat It
15. Billie Jean
16. Bad
17. Man In The Mirror (Encore)

Running time 2 hours 15 mins.


MICHAEL JACKSON: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

Released on video in 1988. This video traces the steps of Michael Jackson from the very beginnings 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.


DANGEROUS: THE SHORT FILMS

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 Super bowl, the Grammy awards, and the NAACP awards and highlights from the Dangerous world tour.

Tracks featured: Black Or White,Super bowl 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.

Running time 112mins.


Grammy's Greatest Moments V. 1

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.


VIDEO GREATEST HITS: HISTORY VOL I

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.


HISTORY ON FILM VOL II

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.


GHOSTS

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.


Number Ones

Released in 2003 to accompany the greatest hits compilation album of the same name.

Features tracks "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough", "Rock with You", "Billie Jean", "Beat It", "Thriller", "Bad" , "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", "Smooth Criminal","Dirty Diana", "Black or White", "You Are Not Alone", "Earth Song", "Blood on the Dance Floor", "You Rock My World"

Generally videos are the shorter versions.

Running time 91 mins.


The One

Released in 2004

A CBS TV special that was released on dvd. Includes lots of clips of Michael Jackson songs and videos as well as interviews and comments by number of celebrities.

Running time 39 mins.


Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour

Released in 2005. (Previously available as part of the Ultimate Collection).

Live convert footage of Michael Jackson from the first leg of his Dangerous World Tour. This performance was filmed on October 1, 1992 at the Bucharest National Stadium.

This performances was originally shown on the HBO channel in the U.S in 1992 and at the time broke records for being the highest viewed programme for that channel.

Features "Jam" "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", "Human Nature", "Smooth Criminal", "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "She's out of My Life", "I Want You Back", "The Love You Save", "I'll Be There", "Thriller", "Billie Jean", "Black Panther" (Video Interlude), "Workin' Day and Night", "Beat It", "Will You Be There", "Black or White", "Heal the World" , "Man in the Mirror",

Running time 2 hours 2 mins.



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