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4.0 out of 5 stars What Made Michael Jackson?, October 19, 2010
This review is from: Michael Jackson's Vision (DVD)
Hard to absolutely believe it has been almost a year and a half since the world received the devistating news that The King Of Pop, Michael Jackson had died. That June 25, 2009 hit everyone like a massive sledgehammer pounding the nails of life away. He tried to make his way back into the music industry, after years of heartbreaking moments of his life, from being accused of being a child molestor (which he was later acquitted from in 2005,) to battling bouts of racism with his label, after the way he felt not being promoted as a artist from the lackluster 2001 Invincible. He had lost his ways, and it wasn't until his death hit, that people were reminded of why Michael Jackson was definitive not just as a artist, but through the ways he pushed the envelope in his music videos. But, there hasn't been a definitive reflection of Michael Jackson's music videos, but this is a great start.

Michael Jackson's Vision, the first project Michael Jackson's estate released after singing a $250 million deal, is a DVD reflection of Michael's greatest music videos, past and present from the beginnings with Off The Wall, all the way to Invincible. The DVD includes Michael's biggest music videos from the definitive Thriller, to the way he strutted his walk in Billie Jean, to being a part of the most expensive music video ever with the $7 million video Scream with his sister Janet Jackson. Every definitive reason why the world still loves Michael is here. There are a few delights that also are strongly here including Say, Say, Say with Paul McCartney, and the never-before issued One More Chance from his 2003 Number Ones hits collection. The collection is very strong, but there could've been a few more videos that could've been a part of the reflection down Michael's memory lane, like the videos for Butterflies from Invincible, and the video for what was suppose to be his 2001 charity anthem What More Can I Give? to help the victims of 9/11, which neither were released to the public due to the strifes he had to deal with through his label, and the posthumous This Is It which Spike Lee directed the music video for, as a strong remembering of why the world loved Michael Jackson from the This Is It documentary.

All in all, Michael Jackson's Vision is a great buy for die hard fans of The King Of Pop. If you've ever wondered why he was strong into his music videos, than you'll see it so strongly through this DVD anthology of Michael Jackson's biggest music videos. It is a great buy for anyone whom not just misses Michael Jackson, but anyone that has never seen a simple music video from Michael Jackson's library at all. He really showed all of his life why his music was a delight, and his videos were more of a treat through Michael's vision. I absolutely recommend this as a great buy.

Remastering: A-

Price: B+

Extras: B 1/2+

Videos: A-

Overall: B+
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Initial post: Oct 22, 2010 1:45:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 22, 2010 1:46:16 PM PDT
Stephanie says:
How could you give the videos an A- ? And at $27 this is a steal. Also, how would you know the quality of the remastering if it hasn't shipped yet?

What I want to know is - why isn't this being released in BlueRay?

Posted on Oct 22, 2010 4:09:13 PM PDT
D'ARCY says:
"...and the posthumous This Is It which Spike Lee directed the music video for...."

I wasn't aware that Spike Lee did a music video for 'This Is It'. Pray tell.

My understanding is 'This is it' was to be the name of his tour and that it is the name of the 2009 documentary of his rehearsals for the O2 shows, and the name of the song that was found in his cache of unreleased work that they thought would be great to pair up with the documentary.

Did you mean instead, 'They Don't Care About Us'? 'Cause that vid was directed by Spike Lee.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2010 6:49:37 PM PDT
I meant for the posthumous single for the song This Is It, which Spike directed its music video for, from the documentary on what was suppose to be Michael's Tour before his death last year. The video never received a lot of airplay, because I think many people didn't show a lot of care for it, and because it still was too soon to see it, shortly after Michael Jackson had died.

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 5:16:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 28, 2010 5:16:41 PM PDT
David says:
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Posted on Oct 29, 2010 10:04:07 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 30, 2010 6:46:41 PM PDT
M. DUlisse says:
David, what was that all about? Your comment was very ruthless and mean and I think your the one who should get a life!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2010 2:05:21 PM PDT
I was actually the second to review it. Anyway, David's comment was a bit far-fetched.

Posted on Dec 18, 2010 9:46:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2010 10:01:04 PM PST
Anne B. says:
One thing I've noticed with the older videos that I bought that sometimes the videos did not translate so well to the computer. For instance, some of the camera pans on "Heal the World" on the older DVD's came out weird when translated to higher resoluton. Motion has always been an issue for translation to HD. Has this problem been resolved in the new discs?

Also, how can they call it complete if it doesn't contain the video he did with Eddie Murphy "Whatzupwitu"?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2010 10:27:57 PM PST
Christopher says:
I guess because that was Eddie Murphy's song, not Mike's.

Posted on May 16, 2013 8:27:12 PM PDT
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