Michael Jackson Deluxe Edition Reissue Of "Off The Wall" To Include Spike Lee-Directed Documentary
January 7, 2016 at 12:34 PM (PT)
THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL JACKSON and LEGACY RECORDINGS will release exclusive CD/DVD and CD/Blu Ray editions of his 1979 album, "Off The Wall," on FEBRUARY 26th during BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
The package will include the original version of the album bundled with the new, SPIKE LEE-directed documentary "MICHAEL JACKSON’s Journey from MOTOWN to Off the Wall.' The documentary will make its world premiere at SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL on JANUARY 24th, and its world television premiere on SHOWTIME on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5th at 9p (ET/PT) on-air, on demand and over the internet. After its premiere on SHOWTIME, it will be broadcast in territories around the world.
To view an interview excerpt of a young MICHAEL JACKSON, a few months after the release of "Off the Wall," discussing his departure from The Jackson 5 in pursuit of a solo career click here.
Director SPIKE LEE assembled a wealth of archival footage, including material from MICHAEL’s personal collection, interviews with contemporary talents and family members, and MICHAEL's own words and image to create a chronicle from the star’s early rise to fame through the release of this seminal album. The film looks back as JACKSON gets his start at MOTOWN, strikes a new path with CBS RECORDS, and forges a relationship with legendary producer QUINCY JONES. Interviewees include LEE DANIELS, THE WEEKND, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, MISTY COPELAND, KOBE BRYANT, MARK RONSON, JOHN LEGEND, QUESTLOVE, KATHERINE JACKSON, JOE JACKSON, MARLON JACKSON, JACKIE JACKSON and L.A. REID, among others.