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Michael Jackson: The Life Of An Icon - Double Play (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick & Whitney Houston

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: Exempt from Classification

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| | See all DVDSELLER2's reviews (41)

Wow what a great documentary on Michael Jacksons life. It includes everything about him - how he lived in his younger years, his time at Motown, his solo career, the Jackson 5, the accusations made against him, his death n long interviews about him.

I had just wished that they had added a few music videos in the blu-ray edition as some extras such as Billie Jean n Thriller.

Ne ways, if your interested in documentaries, then this is really a great one to watch.

  Good Blu ray

| | See all stuarty75's reviews (73)

I didn't expect this to be as good as it was,I wish there had of been a bit more footage of M.J. but over all it was interesting and good to hear comments from his mum,friends and motown legends.

  Setting the record straight

| | See all Battlecat's reviews (2)

This is an excellent title that goes in great detail from the talent competition the Jackson 5 won to propel them to motown right up to the conrad murray incident. Some nice stories about Micheal but more importantly than anything it sets the story straight about the child allogations, vitiligo his skin colouring disease, the plastic surgery, his sexuality and more. In the way of performances there are breif highlights of jacksons performances and history concert footage but lot a lot as this is a start to finish story about michael and not his greatest performances etc. It might have gained a 5th star if janet jackson and diana ross had been part of the project, but it did have whitney houston, david guest, his mother catherine and brothers, his manager before he died frank dileo and others. I feel this is a very important title to set the record straight for those who don't know or are not sure of the real Michael. The real Michael Jackson changed pop music forever and was the greatest entertainer the world had ever seen and was a humanitarian - this man gave more to charity than anyone as per the guiness book of records and mostly annonomously and really cared about making the world a better place, especailly for children all over the world.

  Gret insight

| | See all capuman's reviews (1)

As others have said, this is a really good documentary about Michael, the person behind the stage. Dont expect to see any music videos or even Michael himself talking. Its all about the people around him, his friends and family, about how they saw him and how he became the greatest artist in the world.

One thing that i did not like about this documentary, is the fact that when people came out who where being interviewed, their names were not being displayed, so unless you know everyone in the Michael Jackson circle you're going to be scratching your head a lot, figuring out who is who..

This really is for true Michael Fans. Id love to see a bluray version of all his music videos though...now that would be 5/5!


| | See all HONESTBAZ's reviews (299)

It could be argued we really don't need another DVD on Micahel's life,but the idea on this one being produced by DAVID GEST and including interviews by family members of Michael's,such as his mum,did seem like a brilliant one.
I won't deny i did enjoy it,even though the footage of the news of Michael's death did sadden me once more.
Other reviewers elsewhere have stated that this should have been perfect,it isn't. So i agree there,it is such a pity not much of Michael's music is looked into,but then i suppose this is more about the man behind the music. I was surprised how much time was focused on his early days as a child star,interesting,don't get me wrong,but a story that's been told many times. A lot of his later years do seem to have been skipped through as a side thought,but i can't deny the bravery in the ones interviewed talking about subjects normally avoided,such as his changing features and his skin disease,about time this was mentioned as were other matters usually ignored.
It is a pity that so much was left out of Michael's life story condiering that's what this is meant to be telling,and with 2 and a half hours,it could've been done better. Also a big disappoitment is that not many of Michael's family or friends are interviewed,this was surprising for such a big release,you know,the life of an icon by those that knew him. So i thank GEST for doing this but i am surprised it's not a lot bigger and a lot better,it's done with love,yes,but it feels kind of rushed. The extras are very good,extended interviews and such,the bit that i appreciated was Michael's mother talking in depth about Tom Sneddon,showing a great deal of venom toward the poor excuse for a man. I will point out that those getting this on blu-ray should't be disappointed with the picture,but,even as a big fan,i can't deny as stated elsewhere,you might be better off renting it,i simply do not see this a perfect must have,but don't doubt other fans will love the footage of Michael. Very good it is,but it really should have been better.


| | See all NASAsBest's reviews (4)

Wonderful, wonderful, a great fresh insight into the life of Michael Jackson the king of our times. God bless