Im not a fan of the king of pop Michael Jackson but that doesn’t mean to say I didn’t appreciate his talent, aura and inspiration he had on the music of today, he is certainly been there, done that now lets watch learn and admire. In June 2009 his untimely death shocked everyone around the world, I remember been in a department store in China and there was a television playing one of his old concerts, the tv was crowded as people stood I would say in amazement as MJ strut his magic.
Sadly today the legal case against Michael Jackson’s doctor who is alleged to be behind his death still goes on, the last 10 plus years were hard for the icon with so many allegations been thrown at him and as usual all proved the King Of Pop was innocent. As any MJ fans they want to remember their hero for what he did best, his music and to entertain the masses and Michael Jackson’s closest friend David Gest , 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 celebrated life. Released on DVD and Blu-ray™ on October 31st 2011 from Universal Pictures International Home Entertainment, and featuring performance footage as well as never-before-seen family photography, Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon is a powerful behind-the-scenes account of the star’s life, providing fresh insight into his early years with the Jackson 5, his rise to global solo-stardom through to the final moments before his sudden death in 2009.
Directed by Andrew Eastel and produced by Michael Jackson’s close childhood friend David Gest, Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon gives Katherine Jackson the first chance to tell her side of the story about Michael’s upbringing in Gary, Indiana, his relationship with father Joe, her support for her son during the court cases he challenged and her thoughts on the life he faced afterwards. Rebbie Jackson, Michael’s eldest sister, gives a very rare interview and recounts the star’s childhood growing up in Gary, Indiana, as well as his difficulties with father Joe, his extraordinary bond with mother Katherine, and his decline in later years. Gest’s other best friend, Michael’s brother, Tito, provides an in-depth look into Jackson’s history and what his mother and family went through during the sensational molestation trial in 2005.
Michael’s mother Katherine says, “Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon is a truly remarkable film that captures the true character, wit and sensitivity of my son. Producer David Gest takes you on an emotional roller coaster that will bring people to tears as well as really understand who the man behind the music was and is.”
Producer and close friend David Gest says, “I have tried to show Michael in a truly unique light. I have spent the past fifteen months travelling the world interviewing people who were most important in his life. I believe this film will entertain and educate in equal measures about who the real Michael Jackson was. I hope this will serve as a lasting testament to the compassion and love that he had for all mankind. He was a very complex individual and this film reveals the many different facets of his personality.”
Universal Pictures have sent us this exciting clip of Michael with his brothers in action doing what they do best entertain and of course creating musical history! Stay tuned as we have an exciting competition coming up, enjoy the clip!