Michael Jackson: Video King


All of Michael Jackson’s music videos are being released for the very first time as a DVD collection.

The compilation, which shall include all 40 of the late Jackson’s full length music videos, is due to be released at the end of November, with billboard.com reporting the 22nd as the confirmed date. Highlights for MJ fans shall incluce the previously unseen film for ‘One More Chance’ entitled ‘Michael Jackson’s Vision’, and full version of ‘Thriller’.

With this release, The EDGE take a look at MJ’s video history, and at why he was named not only The King of Pop, but also King of the Music Video.

#4: ‘Scream’ – Nominated for 11 MTV Music Video awards, of which it won ‘Best dance Video’ ‘Best Art Direction’ and ‘Best Choreography’, this video entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1994 for the most expensive music video ever made, costing over $7 million.

#3: ‘Black or White’ – One of MJ’s video’s lush with cameos, this video stars Macaulay Culkin, Peggy Lipton and Geroge Wendt, which makes this video charming to say the least. Add a sprinkling of lions, tribal dancers, and a monochrome suit, and you have all the makings of a spectacular music video. It is no wonder that ‘Black or White’ had the largest viewing ever for one video, totalling over 500 million people across the globe when it premièred.

#2: ‘Thriller’ – Ghosts, ghouls and girls – need we say any more?  This video is a well-loved classic, has become part of global pop culture, and was named as the most successful video of all time by The Guinness Book of Records in 2006. Speaks for itself really.

#1: ‘Smooth Criminal’ – The definitive Michael Jackson music video moment, for me, can only be the anti-gravitational lean that he attempts during this video. Whenever I think of MJ, this scene comes straight to mind, and I think will remain one of the most iconic moments in music video history for years to come


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