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MICHAEL JACKSON: THE LIFE OF AN ICON Moonwalks To DVD/Blu November 1st!

The documentary Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon streets November 1st and covers his life and death.  It looks fairly fascinating as it doesn’t shirk away from the icon’s controversial life, but at the same time, it includes the participation of his mother and two siblings, so I am curious how their participation either validates the film, or controls the portrayal of him within.

Press release after the jump.

THE STORY OF THE ‘KING OF POP’ FROM 
THOSE THAT KNEW HIM BEST

MICHAEL JACKSON: 
THE LIFE OF AN ICON

BY PRODUCER DAVID GEST
FEATURING MOTHER KATHERINE JACKSON, 
BROTHER TITO JACKSON & SISTER REBBIE JACKSON

AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD NOVEMBER 1st 2011

Prepare to go behind the headlines as Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine, brother Tito, sister Rebbie and more than fifty friends, peers and associates share intimate and fascinating stories about the singer’s illustrious life.  Directed by Andrew Eastel and produced by television star David Gest, Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon is not only a celebration of Michael’s life, but also a powerful behind-the-scenes account of the star’s early years with the Jackson 5, his rise to global solo-stardom through to the final moments before his sudden death in 2009.  Available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on November 1st 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, the release also features performance footage as well as never-before-seen family photography.

Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon features multiple interviews with Katherine Jackson as she shares her memories about Michael’s upbringing in Gary, Indiana, provides insight into his relationship with father Joe, shows her support for her son during the court cases he challenged and gives her thoughts on the life he faced afterwards.  Rebbie Jackson recounts the star’s childhood, his extraordinary bond with mother Katherine and his decline in later years and Tito Jackson provides an in-depth look into Jackson’s history and what his family went through during Jackson’s sensational trial in 2005.

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD
ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW FOOTAGE: Katherine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Jimmy Ruffin, Peabo Bryson and many more!

SYNOPSIS
Producer David Gest has pieced together the most important facts about Jackson’s life based on unseen first-hand accounts he has recently recorded with an important group of people who knew the star well.  In addition to celebrating his many achievements as the biggest selling artist of all-time, the film will finally answer some of the speculation surrounding Jackson’s life.

Also included in the show is rare, in-studio and live television performance footage of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 as well as unforgettable original music from the Motown period by Michael, the Jackson 5 and other artists who Jackson respected and was influenced by. The soundtrack includes more than twenty-one classic tunes.

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