Check This Out: Jackson's Music Doc 'This Is It' Official Trailer

September 14, 2009
Source: MySpace

This Is It Trailer

The concert tour, the final performance that will never be is coming to the big screen this October for only two weeks. This Is It is a behind-the-scenes documentary chronicling the rehearsal process of what was to be Michael Jackson's "greatest stage performance", and probably his last. Sony, with the support of Michael Jackson's Estate, has rushed the doc to its release in a move that feels a bit insensitive, but upon watching the trailer, the excitement and absolute joy seen on Jackson's face, the crew, the spectacular creativity and artistic vision, it all really does feel like, as director Kenny Ortega puts it, "Michael's gift to his fans."

Watch the official trailer for Michael Jackson's This Is It documentary from YouTube:

You can also watch the official trailer for This Is It in High Definition on MySpace

This Is It will offer Jackson fans and music lovers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his concerts that would have taken place starting this summer.

This Is It is directed by former choreographer Kenny Ortega, who also directed Newsies and all three High School Musical movies as well as the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus concert movie. Sony Pictures picked it up for release and is bringing it to theaters for only two full weeks starting on October 28th this fall.

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Oh man, MJ was the king pop as has a been said. I just recently had began to listen to his music, and I really like it. This is going to make a lot of people proud to see what MJ had planned for his fans, but also disappoint some because it looks so amazing and they will never see it. R.I.P Michael Jackson

Toni on Sep 14, 2009


Shit, I think I might have to go see that.

Nick Sears on Sep 14, 2009


Um, why only 2 weeks?!

Nick Sears on Sep 14, 2009


As good as this looks...Man i'm sorry, i just can't go. This feels like such a cash in. And in all honesty i dont know how they'd show this film without it feeling like a cash in.

Dan on Sep 14, 2009


I'll definitely go see it simply 'cause I never had a chance to see him in person. MJ is so awesome and one of the greatest, if not the greatest, performers/entertainers.

Tra la la la la di da on Sep 14, 2009


Aww, I had tears in my eyes watching this. He was a weirdo, and there was certainly controversy surrounding his private life, but MAN! Was he a gifted entertainer and performer! There can be millions of Usher's and Justin Timberlake's out there, but no one will ever fill MJ's shoes properly, let alone walk (or dance) in them. I definitely HAVE to see this.

SuicidalOptimist on Sep 14, 2009


Dan, if they had clips of michael jackson eating breakfast, they'd sell it. Anything he has touched since he first went on live tv (5 years old) has turned to gold. They seemed to go beyond the call on this concert, so, quite honestly I'm surprised they're not blowing it up longer than 2 weeks. Looking past his darker side, he was a phenomenal performer and was born to entertain. From what I read online, this concert tour was supposed to reclaim his status as an artist, blowing the doors off, ya know? So now that he's dead OF COURSE they're going to try and get it out there . Looks pretty badass if you ask me. Go see a matinee, its cheaper.

Nick Sears on Sep 14, 2009


#4 Dan wants them to rush it for fans, having bought the rights for 60mil, and promote and then give away the tickets to everyone for free. good plan. i know exactly how they could show this without it feeling like a cash in, because Michael obviously put a lot of hard work into this for his fans, and it was already being made into a film, it has just been hurried out.

Jimbone on Sep 14, 2009


Can't wait me either his music was great and he is a legend I am die hard fan of his music .Loved to see at least the movie if not the concert.Will buy it on dvd too. Like SuicidalOptimist said no one can replace MJ he was the greatest loved his songs because they had pretty good message in it and a depper meaning to hi songs thats rare to find this days with others.

joe on Sep 14, 2009


I don't care about his personal life, the man was a musical genius, and being a musician myself, I will definitely see this. Don't care what people think about him his music will still live in his fans heart.

nick on Sep 14, 2009


I don't care about his personal life, the man was a musical genius, and being a musician myself, I will definitely see this. Don't care what people think about him his music will still live in his fans heart.

prasad on Sep 14, 2009


Good luck finding tickets for this :movie:, 2 freaking weeks only, marketing geniuses or greedy basterds.

Vic on Sep 14, 2009


2 Weeks only... and then you'll see the ads, banners, wallpapers and posters saying: "Extended For 2 more weeks by popular demand!" or something around the lines. Still looks like an amazing piece. Hope it does well.

Ellz on Sep 14, 2009


This will make for a nice closure given I never got to see him at the concert I was booked up for. Go Mj!

dom on Sep 15, 2009


what an amazing, brilliant, peaceful and loving man. forever.

ben on Sep 15, 2009


I have to see this. I had a ticket for one of the London shows and this is the closest I will get to see MJ. His music really will live forever!!

Sumit on Sep 15, 2009


This looks drama, just fawning. MJ was very over rated...all the good stuff was written for him by Q Jones... on listening i think Bubbles had a hand in writing his later stuff... he could dance though, I'll give him that...

haydn on Sep 15, 2009


I've got a feeling that this is only released for 2 weeks as the DVD is supposed to be out for Xmas. I had tickets to see the show on two seperate nights, and I'm gutted I didn't get to go. Like many, I was convinced that he was going to pull out of the shows anyway, or that they wouldn't live up to the hype, but the more I see of the rehearsal footage the more I realise that it would have been truly amazing. I don't know if I'll see it at the movies, but I'll definitely get the DVD. Going to the movies here in the UK is far too expensive (works out about $13.50 a ticket)! This footage shows that he still had "it", that special something that put him streets ahead of anyone else!

Matt on Sep 15, 2009


@17 - You're right! He never co wrote or had any input into any of the "good stuff" what so ever! He just got given the lyrics and bla bla'd them out! I take it you're not a fan of MJ? Which is fine as you're entitled to your opinion. "Overated" look at the stats my friend! "multiple Guinness World Records—including the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time" — 13 Grammy Awards, 17 number one singles (including the four as a member of the Jackson 5), and estimated sales between 350 million and 750 million records worldwide" RIP MJ!

marty on Sep 15, 2009


Apparently he dies at the end.

deadrobot on Sep 15, 2009


@20 - nice one! A truncated release for the faithful and wellwishers seems a good idea. Its natural home is probably DVD & BR where it will obviously make serious money. Looks pretty good too. And seeing as the tabloids show no sign of letting him rest in peace, this ought to be the best way to send off this deeply talented (and maybe deeply troubled) icon. Yep, I'm there.

Sleepykid on Sep 15, 2009


Hey Hayden @ no.17, You sound like a very 'boring' individual. Piss off with your uneducated comments and let us look forward to this.

Hercie on Sep 15, 2009


Rather scary as a person... but amazing artist.. I am looking forward to this release

Dusty on Sep 15, 2009


Nobody can come close to MJ's musical legacy. There may never again be a king of pop (it will never be Kanye West). Sure, this is a cash grab. Then again, so is every movie ever made. We get to see him in his final days, but we'll never say goodbye. His music will always be with us.

SlashBeast on Sep 15, 2009


i really don't care MJ ruled but this looks like its going to blow

DoomCanoe on Sep 15, 2009


He was musically talented ill give him that but hes overrated, most likely was a pedophile and ruined his entire body. Im sorry but its like everyone forgot the last half of his career when he died. And to be honest Im sick of hearing about him.....hes dead, hes been dead what? 3 months now. Get the fuck over it already. A slew of celebrities have died this year I dont see any tribute films about far.

Cody on Sep 15, 2009


Looks like they're just setting this up for a sequel...

Parker on Sep 15, 2009


I saw the Jackson 5 in concert in 1972 when MJ was just a young teenager, & now that he is gone I'm sorry that I never took the time to see him in person in his later years. For all of his problems, the fact that he was a tortured soul, does not change the fact that he will surpass Elvis, the Beatles, etc., as being the greatest entertainer of our time. The reaction of the crowd at the Mowtown 25 said it all...he was pure genius to watch. Too bad I live in L.A. because I doubt I will be able to get tix, but the DVD will be put along side my classics.

pfox90274 on Sep 16, 2009


I don't know...I've never been charged for a gift.

HektikLyfe on Sep 16, 2009


MUST SEE!! I'm there! Teared up watching the trailer... The man can dance & sing.

Barbara on Oct 5, 2009


P Diddy: "He showed that you can actually see the beat. He made the music come to life. He made me believe in magic." Here I've tried to collect all notable tributes and quotes on Michael Jackson from peers:

Dawood on Oct 30, 2009

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