Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Michael Jackson - A Remarkable Life|
Actor: Michael Jackson
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
'Michael Jackson: A Remarkable Life' goes behind his music to discover what it took for a boy with a passion for music to dominate pop charts the world over for more than 30 years and counting. Packed with interviews, rar... more »
Most positive documentary on Michael I've ever seen!!
Menno Alberts | Amsterdam, N-Holland Netherlands | 10/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hi all...I just wanted to share my opinion on the DVD release 'Michael Jackson: A Remarkable Life'... -running time: 01:08:23 (Europe version, I don't know about the US version)
-warning: The DVD doesn't contain music or performances by Michael Jackson.However, I have to say that this documentary is probably the most positive I've ever seen about Michael Jackson. The words 'nose', 'elephant man's bones', 'child abuse', 'oxygen chamber' or 'surgery' (just to name a few out of the many notorious cliché's) do not show up even ONCE... (which is extraordinary and pretty desirable in my opinion!). It's mainly people close to Michael (in the past AND present) who tell about their experiences of working with him. They talk about the way he does things, there are some funny anecdotes and they're all really positive and all praise him for the way he works and creates.
The DVD overlaps the era's from the early 'Steeltown' beginning and Michael's birth in Gary up 'til the Invincible era. It's a 2003 production so it's kind of up-to-date.
Special thanks in the end credits of this British production go out to: Samm Brown III, Patrick Chen, Matt Forger, Smith Wordes, Paul Knotter, Nick Brandt, William Brandt Jr., Antonio J. Bryant, Robert D. Bryant, Allen Sides, Bill Bottrell, Uri Geller and Paul Madley. Most of these were interviewed as well!
Interesting inside look of Mr. music composer/creator/singer himself, aka Michael Jackson. Worth having a look at and a must-have for fans! Although fans probably won't hear too much they've never heard before it's still worth purchasing. I don't know about the prices worldwide but the price I paid at 'Fame' Music Store in Amsterdam was ? 19,99.I hope my review will be helpful to all of you who are interested in this new 'Chrome Dreams' release.Take care!Menno Alberts (aka tenderoni)"
A remarkable flop
Danny Leigh | Perth,Australia | 03/11/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD contains none of Michael Jackson's music. It is full of interviews with people that dont know Michael & people that have never worked with Michael.
The DVD is full of info that everybody has heard a thousand times so dont expect to be blown away with any new sensational claims.
High point would be a portion (very short portion) of a teenage Michael being interviewed. This DVD is cheap and you get what you pay for!
Menno Alberts | 02/24/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a huge MJ fan, but this DVD is a COMPLETE waste of $$$. It's full of commentries, hardly any shots of MJ himself. BORING too."
Great insight, but kinda dull.
Daniel Freund | Flossmoor, Il United States | 04/13/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This Jackson bio was an ametuerish affair, but it had its momoents. Photos I had never seen before of the Jacksons poped up, and a snippet of an interview with a teenage jackson was awesome. I liked that they actually talked about Captian Eo, which was my favorite ride in Disney World. Special insight from real studio people make this worth watching. There is no original MJ music on it, so music fans beware. For a better jackson bio, try to find a copy of Michael Jackson:the Legend Continues. Thats a showtime special made around the time of Bad thats all positive and reminds me of the good ol days."