‘Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D’ Gets Venice Premiere

Beginning at the end of the month, from August 30 – September 9, The Venice Film Festival will play host to several major premieres. One of the biggest is the 3D restoration of Michael Jackson‘s iconic 1983 music video for “Thriller.
Anyone who has ever seen the video, can easily agree that it stands the test of time as one of the, if not the, greatest music video of all time. Relive it right now, and catch up with us below.

Director John Landis, will bring the new version to light, and from all of the chatter, it will likely be groundbreaking. Fun fact, Landis also co-wrote “Thriller.”

Billboard recently sat down with Landis to discuss the upcoming release:

“All of the copies of Thriller out there now are duped and it used to drive me crazy. I’d been trying to get to the negative for a long time as the new digital technologies are amazing at restoring films. And Michael and I always intended for people to see Thriller in a movie theater. But we didn’t just restore Thriller. We enhanced it … like in that scene in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy and the others are being buffed and polished inside Emerald City.”

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Though only 14-minutes, fans can expect every trick in the 3D world to be in full effect. John Branco, the co-executor of Michael Jackson’s estate, says that this film was coming, even before the King of Pop’s death.

“Michael was going to use 3D elements on the This Is It tour, so this is something Michael would have done. He would love this.”

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