Candy E. (sheltiemom) from THREE RIVERS, MI Reviewed on 11/3/2012...
I really liked this DVD about the History of Michael Jackson. The videos in it a really well done. The flow of all of it is wonderful! It includes some of my favorite M. J. Videos. Among them being Thriller. Wonderful DVD of Michael's videos.
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Michael Jackson outdoes himself with this video!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The King of Pop does it again with HIStory on Film: Vol. 2! Below is a summary of each video/peformance:
TEASER- This commercial for the HIStory album is just as extravagant as one of Michael's music videos. Featuring Michael himself amidst thousands of soldiers, you can't go wrong with this. AWESOME!
BILLIE JEAN (Performance from Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, and Forever)- This shocking performance earned Michael Jackson an Emmy nomination and started the Moonwalking craze that lives on today. CLASSIC!
BEAT IT- This video, which was also featured on HIStory: Video Greatest Hits Vol. 1, is a classic from THRILLER. Featuring real gang members and stunning choreography, this video is a must-have!
LIBERIAN GIRL- This video from BAD is VERY rare. I did not know it even existed before I bought this tape. Features cameos from Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Danny Glover, and even Bubbles!
SMOOTH CRIMINAL- There are many versions of this music video, but the one on this tape is probably the best. Probably the best choreography of any of Michael's videos. INDISPENSIBLE!
1995 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCE- A showstopping performance! This is a 15-minute medly with Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, The Way You Make Me Feel, Scream, Beat It, Black Or White, Billie Jean, Dangerous, Smooth Criminal,and You Are Not Alone. One of the most memorable performances in MTV's HIStory!
THRILLER- The music video of all music videos. The masterpiece. Zombies... Werewolves... Vincent Price... What more could you ask for? Directed by John Landis(An American Werewolf in London) this video is heralded by many as the greatest music video of all time!
SCREAM (Vocal duet with Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson)- The video that shocked the world in 1995. With a monstrous $7 million budget and great special effects, this video is one of my favorites. The first and only duet with Michael and Janet, this video was worth every cent.
CHILDHOOD (Theme from Free Willy 2)- One of Michael's most earnest and honest songs. This video makes you wonder what it would be like to be a child for just one more day. GREAT!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE- Another great video, this was the first song ever to debut on the charts at number one. Featuring Lisa Marie Presley and Michael together in the video, this is an instant classic!
EARTH SONG- One of Michael Jackson's most powerful video and song EVER! This video was actually filmed in four different continents, and the people in the video are not professional actors but actually people of that region. This video is one of my personal favorites, for it is so powerful.
THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US- A great song and video with awesome percussion. This video was banned from MTV and VH1 because of the contreversy surrounding the lyrics. Directed by Spike Lee.
STRANGER IN MOSCOW- An awesome song with a simple yet great concept video. It is just people walking in the rain, but when you see the video, it is so much more.
BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR (Refugee Camp Mix)- This video shows Michael dancing in a club with friends. Although the video is nothing too special, the song is GREAT! AWESOME!
BRACE YOURSELF: A KALIEDESCOPE OF MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY- Featured on the first HIStory video, this shows glimpses of Michael in concert and elsewhere.
With this video coupled with HIStory: Video Greatest Hits Vol. 1 you have just about all of Michael Jackson's best videos and performances. ALL HAIL THE KING OF POP!
Look for Michael Jackson's new album INVINCIBLE to be released in the USA on October 30 and internationally on October 29. So what're you waiting for?"
Michael Jackson is the King! Period!
David M. Sulkers | 04/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How can someone who hasn't released any commercially successful material in the last six years be the King? Watch this video and you'll find out!This is packed with some of Michael's most ambitious video's and live performances. Video listing:1. Bille Jean (Motown 25: yesterday, Today and Forever)2. Beat It 3. Liberian Girl (very rare)4. Smooth Criminal (one of his finest and higly overlooked videos)5. 1995 MTV Video Music Awards Performance (Killer 15 minute Jackson performance!)6. Thriller7. Scream (duet with sister Janet and an amazing visual effect video!) 8. Childhood9. You Are Not Alone (Video for the first song ever to debut at No.1 on the Billboard #100)10. Earth Song (Beautiful video!)11. They Don't Care About Us (Highly contorvercial song and video from 1996)12. Stranger In Moscow (rare)13. Bllod On The Dance Floor (rare in North America)14. Brace YourselfGet this DVD 'cause these are some fine pieces of work from the greatest entertainer of the last twenty years!Five out of five"
The King of POP does it again!
simplythebest83 | USA | 09/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THis has many more videos and live performances than the first History on film. It starts off with the actual History commercial. It then launches into the legandary Motown 25 performance of Billie Jean were Michael debuted the moonwalk. Then it has an old favorite from the first History On Film, Beat It. Then it has Smooth Criminal from the Moonwalker Movie. And then the higlight of the video. Michael Jacksons performance at the 1995 MTV Video Awards. He performs a 15 minute medly wich includes the hits Dont Stop Till You Get Enough, The Way You Make Me Feel, Beat It, Thriller, Scream, Black or White, Billie Jean, Dangerous, and You Are Not Alone. Then the rest of the tape includes the videos Thriller, Scream, Childhood, You Are Not Alone, Earth Song, Stranger in Moscow, They Dont Really Care About Us, and Blood on the DAnce Floor. It also has the Brace Yourself excert from the first video."
KING OF POP
Amy Lynn | Pennsylvania United States | 11/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Micheal Jackson is definetly the king of pop - after u see this collection of his videos you wont dispute that.
2.teaser-elaborate teaser showing micheal jackson as a huge statue.
3.BILLIE JEAN motown 25- an amazing performance of micheal jackson singing billie jean and doing moonwalk for first time- here he shows his amazing talent - in this performance u think it cant get any better than this but yet he ceases to amaze me - performances keep getting better. 5 star performance
4.BEAT IT- classic mj video great dancing - good song 4.3 stars
5.LIBERIAN GIRL- ok/ catchy song with alot of appearances by celebritys - very rare video- 3 stars
6.SMOOTH CRIMINAL-this one i rank up there with billie jean- here he outdoes himself again showing his amazing talent and dancing abilitys- 5 star performance
7.1995 mtv video music awards-another amazing performance- my personal favorite along with smooth criminal- here he does many songs in a mix of some sort and shows many diffrent dances and it amazes me how he can switch so quick into the diff dances -one of a kind performance - 5 stars
8.THRILLER- classic masterpiece /great performances by all- 5 stars
1.SCREAM- innovative original video with sister janet- very cool video - 4 stars
2.CHILDHOOD-pretty good video -3.5 stars
3. YOU ARE NOT ALONE- not one of my favorites but still good video/ shows micheals sensitive side- 4 stars
4.EARTH SONG- beautiful video - have to see it to believe it -5 stars
5.THEY DONT CARE ABOUT US- so so video / fun to watch- 3.5 stars
6.STRANGER IN MOSCOW- diffrent type of video yet beautiful-3.8 stars
7.BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR- the worst video on whole disk - i didnt like this song or video at all but the other videos make up for this one - 1 star( this just wasnt micheal jackson- it wasnt his style ) i expect more from this - hes more talented and hes shown that in his past but maybe he just wanted to try somthing diffrent
8.BRACE yourself-3.5-4 stars
SO I RECOMEND THIS DVD TO ANYONE - any pop music lover or micheal jackson fan - even if ur not a big micheal jackson fan u will be after veiwing this collection and this dvd is also good for chronicaling some very memorable video masterpieces."
#1 BEST MUSIC DVD I EVER SAW! BUY IT NOW!
Acecool | Portland, Oregon USA | 06/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For starters, I am a hard core Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Fan! So to give this 5 Stars is saying a lot!
Out of a possible 5 Stars, I give this a 10! Best Music Video I ever saw! Combined with genius level MUSIC to go along with it. The man had more talent in his little finger than most have in their entire bodies. You really shouldn't miss out on this! After having watched it, YOU'LL BE NO LESS THAN AWESTRUCK! I can almost guarantee, You Will Not Be Disappointed! The color picture quality is absolutely stunning! The Sound Mix is audiophile 24-bit (Stereo/5.1 Surround) quality which seemingly puts you right into the video, You are There! "Up Front And In Your Face". AND YES! These are FULL VERSION AUDIO/VIDEO tracks. 106 Minutes of pure brilliance! I had to take a double take on the price! It's unbelievably if not ridiculously low! About half the price I paid when it first came out. Watched the video at another hard core rock collectors home on a 40,000.00 dollar stereo system, and knew immediately after watching it, I HAD TO HAVE IT! and the best part is, I never get tired of watching it. Very impressive if you want to show case your huge 60" screen or sound system.
Songs that really hit home! EARTH SONG, CHILDHOOD, LIBERIAN GIRL, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, 95' MTV MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCE, THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US, STRANGER IN MOSCOW, SCREAM (w/Janet Jackson).....Seriously! I could go on! 16 complete Music Videos! There is absolutely no filler music in this, and the Choreography is FIRST RATE!
Japan will soon be releasing a Highly Collectible 2 Disc CD "LIMITED EDITION" 2009 30 track remastering of "HIStory" in "MINI LP REPLICA CD" (Cardboard sleeve) along with "Off The Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," and "Dangerous," - WITH TONS OF BONUS TRACKS! So don't miss out! Release Date: July 8th 09'
My condolences to the Jackson Family! We Feel The Loss! In my own heartfelt words, I can not help but feel, Michael will be up there right along with the Almighty, Planning out the new Heavens and never ending Universe. He was truly a highly inventive and creative artist! HE WAS! A True Child Of God! Now promoted to higher power of being! So I don't pray he rests in peace! But fully alive and even more so now! God Bless You Michael! You my friend have been blessed to finally leave this cruel planet and all it's money mongering witch hunt finger pointers.
And may I respond to the ignorance of those who have made ugly remarks in false judgment towards MJ. The man was not a child molester, he was a very kind and giving person who gave LOVE to those who had NONE! Anyone who went after his money by falsely accusing Michael will one day meet their maker! He Was Never Found Guilty! and in this country, You are INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY! It would be completely ignorant of anyone to think any differently.
The album is the best selling Double Album in History! And for a VERY GOOD REASON! BUY IT! You won't regret it!"