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Videography ::. Official VHS Production

Michael Jackson
Optimum Productions (1997)
[VHS Only]

'Ghosts' was released in 1997 on home video around the world, excluding North America.
Originally introduced to the world at the Cannes Music festival in 1996, 'Ghosts' is based on
a story developed by Michael Jackson and author Steven King. Michael plays the role of 5 different characters in the 37 minute film.
The film follows the story about a character named the Maestro (played by Michael) who lives in a spooky old mansion on a hill overlooking a town. The town's people lead by the mayor (Michael) go to the Maestro's home to convince him to leave the town and find a new home because he is "scaring the children". The film includes Michael's songs "Too Bad", "Ghosts", and "Is It Scary" off of the 'HIStory' and 'Blood On The Dance Floor' albums.

Running time: 38:37 minutes




History On Film Vol II
Michael Jackson
MJJ Ventures, Inc. VHS (1997)

This home video was released in 1997 on videocassette around the world, and
was re-released in 2000 on DVD.

The video highlights the 6 videos for the songs off of the 'History' album, as well as the
"Blood On The Dance Floor" video and his performance at the MTV Video Music Awards 1995. Previously released videos "Thriller", "Beat It", "Liberian Girl", as well as the "HIStory"
teaser, and "Brace Yourself" were also included on the video.


1. HIStory Teaser
2. Billie Jean ("Motown 25" performance)
3. Beat It
4. Liberian Girl
5. Smooth Criminal
6. 1995 MTV Video Music Awards Performance
7. Thriller
8. Scream
9. Childhood
10. You Are Not Alone
11. Earth Song
12. They Don't Care About Us
13. Stranger In Moscow
14. MJ Megaremix
[VHS Only]
15. Blood On The Dance Floor (Refugee Camp Mix)
16. Brace Yourself

Running time: Approximately 120 minutes



Video Greatest Hits: History Vol I
Michael Jackson
MJJ Ventures, Inc.
VHS (1996)

This home video was released in 1996 on videocassette around the world, and
was re-released in 2000 on DVD.

The video contains 11 of Michael's most popular music videos and short films, including
the entire "Thriller" video, "Billie Jean" and "Black Or White".
The DVD version of this video collection contains full-length versions of the "Bad" and
"The Way You Make Me Feel' short films, never before commercially released.



1. Brace Yourself
2. Billie Jean
3. The Way You Make Me Feel
4. Black Or White
5. Rock With You
6. Bad
7. Thriller
8. Beat It
9. Remember The Time
10. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
11. Heal The World

Running time: Approximately 75 minutes



Dangerous: The Short Films
Michael Jackson
MJJ Productions Inc. SMV Enterprises
VHS (1993)

This home video was released on videocassette and laser disc in 1993 around the world,
and was re-released on DVD in 2001.

The short films compilation included 10 of Michael's music videos from the songs off of his 'Dangerous' album, in addition to his performances and appearances at the Superbowl,
the Grammy awards, and the NAACP awards.

Behind-the-scenes looks at the the 'Black Or White' video (directed by John Landis), 'Remember The Time' (directed by John Singleton), 'Jam' (featuring appearances by Michael Jordan and Kris Kross), and 'In The Closet' (directed by Herb Ritts and featuring Naomi Campbell) were also included
, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the Dangerous World Tour 1992-93.


1. Black Or White
2. Superbowl Heal The World
3. Remember The Time
4. Will You Be There
5. In The Closet
6. Gone Too Soon
7. Jam
8. Heal The World
9. Give In To Me
10. Who Is It
11. Dangerous

Running time: Approximately 112 minutes



Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues
Michael Jackson
Optimum Production
[VHS Only]

Originally created as a TV special for Showtime, then was released on videocassette in 1988.

The video, narrated by James Earl Jones, highlights Michael's career beginning with the
Motown Records audition up until the Bad world tour, and features guest appearances by
Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Cyndi Lauper, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Jackson, Gene Kelly, Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Dick Clark, Suzanne de Passe, Katharine Hepburn, Martin Scorsese, Smoky Robinson, and Sophia Loren.


Running time: Approximately 55 minutes








Michael Jackson
Ultimate Production
VHS (1988)


The video contains the entire full length short film 'Smooth Criminal' (starring Joe Pesci,
Sean Lennon) in which the evil Mr. Big has kidnapped Michael's friend Katie in order to trap and destroy him and get the world's children addicted to drugs.
Michael's character has super human powers with a wish on his lucky star and the encouragement of his young friends.

The video also includes music videos from the songs of Michael's 'Bad' album, in addition to live performances of 'Man In The Mirror' and 'Come Together' (Michael's spin on the Beatles' classic song), and a humorous version of Michael's hit video "Bad" (featuring the talent of Brandon Adams).


The movie has also been re-released on DVD in 2005 by Warner Bros.


Running time: Approximately 88 minutes






Captain EO
Michael Jackson
Disney Theme Parks (1985)

This 3D film was released as an attraction in the Disney Theme Parks around the world,
but was never released on home video.

Michael plays the role of Captain EO, a commander of a wacky crew aboard a space ship who's mission is to visit a planet over taken by an evil Supreme Leader (played by Anjelica Houston). Captain EO and his crew must deliver a special gift to bring love and happiness to the planet through music and dance.

The film features the songs "We Are Here To Change The World" and "Another Part Of Me" and was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas.


Never Commercially Released.


Running time: Approximately 18 minutes.





We Are The World: USA For Africa
Michael Jackson
United Support of Artists for Africa VHS (1985)

The video, narrated by Jane Fonda, highlights the over-night recording session that took place on
January 28, 1985 between 45 of the music industry's biggest stars.

The song being recorded was titled 'We Are The World' and was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones.

The video features Michael, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner,
Cyndi Lauper, among others.

Artists for Africa' was a project to support Africa and America and stop world hunger.

The video has also been re-released on DVD in 2005.


Running time: VHS - Approximately 60 minutes



Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever
Michael Jackson
Motown Picture Co. (1983)

Originally aired on television as a Motown Records Anniversary special and then this program was
released on videocassette in 1983
and later on Laser Disc.

The special features performances by all of Motown's biggest stars, including a special performance re-uniting the Jackson 5,as well as Michael's world famous performance of "Billie Jean", where he performed the Moonwalk for the first time.

Special appearances also include, Dick Clark, Marvin Gaye, Richard Pryor, Lionel Richie, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, among others.


Running time: Approximately 120 minutes




The Making Of Michael Jackson's Thriller
Michael Jackson
Optimum Production (1983)
[VHS Only]

This home video was released on videocassette in 1983.

The video shows the full length short film "Thriller" as well as a detailed look behind-the-scenes at the making of the spectacular film.

The video also has excerpts of the Jackson 5's appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the "Can You Feel It" video, "Beat It" video, Michael's performance of "Billie Jean" at Motown 25, as well as interviews
with the cast and crew.

Special appearances are made by director John Landis, Ola Ray, Michael Peters, and Dick Clark,
among others.


Running time: Approximately 60 minutes




The Wiz
Michael Jackson
Universal City Studios, Inc.
VHS (1978) Michael Jackson
Universal City Studios, Inc. VHS (1978)

'The Wiz' is a full length motion picture that featured Michael Jackson in the co-starring roll
of The Scarecrow.
The movie tells the story of a kindergarten teacher, Dorothy, as played by Diana Ross who finds herself whisked away by a hurricane and deposited in the fairy tale land of Oz.
On her quest to find her way home, she befriends an unusual cast of characters who each have their own favor to ask of the mighty Wizard Of Oz.

The Scarecrow played by Michael, who wants to ask the Wizard for a brain, is the first companion Dorothy meets upon the road to Oz.
A soundtrack was also released to this movie by the Universal Music Company (1978).

The movie has also been re-released on DVD in 1999


Running time: Approximately 129 minutes




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