Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Michael Jackson - The Trial and Triumph of the King of Pop|
Actor: Michael Jackson
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Michael Jackson is the world's biggest superstar and perhaps the greatest entertainer of all time. His achievements almost came crashing down during his child molestation trial. This film goes behind the scenes of that som... more »
Not Worth Buying!!
Elle | 08/11/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a true MJ fan and miss him each and every single day. RIP. Although I always knew he was innocent, I wanted to see that things were like around the time of the trial, hence purchasing this DVD. Do not buy it! Honestly, it's just a waste of your time and money. Random 'celebs' give a shout out to MJ but doesn't really seem like anyone was there by his side as he endured this false allegations. The video quality is also bad and the commentary is not presented in a serious tone. Honestly fans, save your money and watch Live in Bucharest instead. Thanks for the awesome memories Michael - we love you more."
FINALLY a documentary telling the TRUTH!
Ghostwriter | Los Angeles, CA | 07/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As someone who researched the 2005 child molestation trial against Michael Jackson, I was really excited to watch this documentary, and I AGREED WITH IT!
The world has been lied to with deceit, confusion, and massive misinformation, this DVD tells the facts in the 2005 trial as well as the 1993 accusations.
This is a thorough review of the cases against Michael Jackson and I commend the producers for going against the grain and putting Michael Jackson first.
I highly recommend this dvd to everyone in the world, because Michael gave the world his life and talent and in return the world deserves to know the truth!!!
Without a doubt, this was a GREAT BUY!"
A. Kanik | Istanbul, Turkey | 08/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The documentary does feel like a "home video" on the shots of fans outside the courthouse and when the producer plain talks into the camera with a mike in her hand.
HOWEVER, I will say that these "home videos" provide a sincere and positive tone, and unique footage that I would otherwise perhaps never have had the chance to see. The intent of the documentary -to bring to light some of the -perhaps deliberately- ignored facts in favor of Michael Jackson during the child abuse allegations - also make up for any shortcomings.
Also on the positive side, the documentary answers some rumors around the case (such as if/how/why the 1993 Chandler case was settled with money), as well as providing facts on the case that had not been mainstreamed.
And, uniquely, it presents two individuals who have each authored a book (pro-Jackson) on the case. And, I give the documentary a thumbs up for tracking these people down and bringing them to attention, especially since they were originally on the other side of the case.
An interesting moment is when one of the above mentioned authors says that she had to "self-publish" because she couldn't find any publishers willing to publish something positive on Michael Jackson. I have purchased these books through amazon.com and am curious to see what they look like.
The documentary also provides an interview with the Tom Messereau, the lead attorney of the defence. It also has an interview in the end with Jermaine Jackson, and let me learn of a "Heal the World" type of organisation in which he was involved.
At the end, it provides up to date info on Michael Jackson's uncovered/ignored activities over the past few years, and also has the coverage of Michael Jackson's press conference for the "This is It" tour. It was sad indeed to watch, but a good feature of the DVD.
Overall, I will give it a positive rating for going out and providing a positive, unique coverage on Michael Jackson, something that was long due, had been sadly missing.
Only after his death have the media begun to ease on Michael Jackson. Note that this documentary was shot BEFORE his passing away... So, unlike the abusive junk the media threw at the public against Michael Jackson, this documentary was shot in support of him DURING his time alive.
I do recommend it. Filming quality could have been better in some parts, HOWEVER, it does provide an insider look into "the other," ignored side of the case, and I'm very glad to have seen it.
A. Miller | Los Angeles, CA USA | 07/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a Michael Jackson fan, I really enjoyed this DVD. It was great seeing the love and support that he had during his trial from all of us fans. It made me happy knowing that even in a time of distresss, he had thousands of supporters. I was actually at the trial for one day and got to sit in on the testimony. This DVD filled some gaps that I had regarding what was said and why he was acquitted. Also, the interviews with some trial insiders were very interesting and informative. Great buy! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"