You Can Enjoy Michael Jackson's Rare Video Appearances
Rare Michael Jackson videos are even more in demand than ever now that Michael is no longer with us. Fans want to celebrate a man who is considered by many to have been a musical genius. On this page, I have gathered a few of the rare videos that are available only on VHS videotape. They include The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller, The Carol Burnett Show, Rockin' With The Chipmunks and The Legend Continues. If you know of any guest appearances that were recorded but are now hard-to-find, please let me know in the guest comments box at the end of the page and I will see if I can locate them to add to this page.
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Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues
Starring Michael Jackson and narrated by James Earl Jones
"There is no better documentary about Michael Jackson. This was perfectly produced and masterly narrated. I've yet to see a portrayal of Michael's life that is more inspirational. The words from Michael's wise old friends are so poignant: Katherine Hepburn, Sofia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Kelley, Sammy Davis Jr., and Fred Astaire's choreographer; they too are all in awe of this amazing performer and humanitarian. But my favorite sequence is the one put to "We're Here to Entertain You", the song that no one talks about but is absolutely beautiful and deeply personal to Michael Jackson. Yes, God put him here not only to entertain us, but more importantly he's a philosopher who has risen to prominence because of his show-buisness talents." - saserfrac
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Moonwalker features: Michael Jackson, Hakeem Abdul-Samad, Khiry Abdul-Samad, Tajh Abdul-Samad and Brandon Qu
Moonwalker was released by Michael in 1988. It is a group of short films about Michael some of which are his long music videos from the album called Bad. Bits of many of Jackson's songs can be heard including I Want You Back, ABC, Rock with You, Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough, Beat It, Thriller, Billie Jean and more.
The media coined the term 'moonwalk' and Jackson applied it to this film. By 1989, the Moonwalker had sold 800,000 copies in the United States. Today, it is a sought after film that has that has just recently been released on DVD in North American format. I am thrilled to be able to provide the link for Moonwalker on DVD.
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Making Michael Jackson's Thriller
Starring Rick Baker and Michael Jackson
Making Michael Jackson's Thriller was released at the same time as the video, Thriller. It is a documentary show that provided a look behind the scenes of the creation of this epic video. Even the documentary was aired extensively on television and it once was the top-selling home video, having sold over 9 million copies.
"I remember this video from when I was about 10 years old. My sister, cousins, and I would play this over and over. We knew EVERY dance step. Michael was better looking back then. We loved seeing the "quirky" moments on this video that showed his true character...
It's a great video that is the ultimate of Behind the Scenes or The Making Of... type of videos. If you're interested in costume make-up or what goes into the making of videos this is a good tape. I don't listen to this type of music now, but this brings back a lot of my good childhood memories. It represents times when we were happy and songs were about simple things, not killing, fighting, and all of the crazy and obscene things that songs are being made about now." - Saved & Sanctified
Carol Burnett Show Video, The Jackson 5
The Carol Burnett Show Collector's Edition: With Guests Joel Gray, Vincent Price and The Jackson 5
The Carol Burnett Show is a television comedy that started Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner and aired between 1967 and 1978. The Jackson 5 appeared on the show in Season 7, sometime between 1973-1974, and sang Dancing Machine.
Rockin' With The Chipmunks (Featuring Michael Jackson) (VHS)
Rockin with the Chipmunks was originally called Rockin' Through The Decades and was an animated television show using characters from Alvin and the Chipmunks. It featured many guest stars and Michael Jackson and Fresh Prince appeared in an episode called 'Witch Doctor' singing songs including Crocodile Rock, Beat It, Heartbreak Hotel, Surfin' Safari and Satisfaction.
eBay Customer Review:
"Excellent Music to dance and listen to, my daughter is 5 and the only question she had was who is Michael Jackson, I had to smile, but now that she listened and watched the tape she loves him and it, excellent video!" - abelardot2006
Michael Jackson's Vision DVD 2010 - 42 Amazing Music Videos
- Michael Jackson's Vision Music Videos DVD
Michael Jackson's Vision is the 2010 compilation of all of 42 of his music videos. Jackson was a huge part of the initial success of MTV and music videos and he quickly mastered the art of making a song a visual story.
Michael Jackson's This Is It Blu-ray Movie Review
- Michael Jackson's This Is It Blu-ray Movie Review
We just finished watching Michael Jackson's This Is It on blu-ray and we loved it! MJ, as they call him, really was a musical genius. It is incredibly hard to believe that after all that practice and hard work, this concert was never performed live..
Michael Jackson The Experience Video Game
- Michael Jackson The Experience Video Game 2010
Michael Jackson fans LOVE it. From the moment the song Billy Jean starts on the trailer for Michael Jackson's new video game, The Experience, I am excited although I am certain that I am going to have much difficulty executing any of the dance...
- The Official Michael Jackson Opus (Book)
The Official Michael Jackson Opus is a magnificent book dedicated to one of the best singers, song writers and dancers of all time. Learn more here...
- Oprah Winfrey Interviews Lisa Marie Presley (2010)
Fans of Lisa Marie Presley would have enjoyed her interview with Oprah Winfrey. Learn more about it and watch it here.
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Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on May 24, 2013:
@HomesteadingChic: I remember watching the night Thriller was released on television. EVERYONE watched.
HomesteadingChic on April 21, 2013:
I was such a Michael Jackson fan as a young teenager. I still remember watching him win a ton of Grammy Awards the year that Thriller came out. It's so sad how his life turned out.
anonymous on February 22, 2011:
Rockin' lens. There are couple that I missed seeing. Great for us MJ fans.
supercibor lm on January 06, 2011:
You have a very important lens contributing to a better knowledge of Michael Jackson.congratulations
anonymous on December 13, 2010:
What a legend that man is great read.
gypsyman27 lm on November 20, 2010:
Great lens, I loved the King of Pop, see you around the galaxy...
Gail47 on November 02, 2010:
Thriller is still my favorite album! What a singer/songwriter he was. Unfortunately, too many highly creative men and women lead troubled lives and leave us way too soon. Thank you for putting this collection together.
cesargealogo lm on October 03, 2010:
This is really an awesome lens that talk about michael jackson music.
tandemonimom lm on July 30, 2009:
Excellent resource lens!
Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on July 27, 2009:
[in reply to lou16] You are right, someone should get right on this. (Think of all the DVDs that could be sold right now as people are so tuned into Michael and his life.)
I looked this morning and there is nothing available on blu-ray. You can bet that some sort of tribute disc in both DVD and blu-ray is being worked on as we speak though.
Sometimes there are illegal copies of films available. I understand that the missing Star Wars Christmas special has been copied 'to death' and that illegal copies are pretty awful in terms of quality so, even though I would love to give that video to my teenage boys, I have resisted for two reasons -- becasuse they are illegal and because of poor quality. Hopefully, George Lucas will unlock that film one day.
Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on July 27, 2009:
Very cool collection and a great Michael Jackson history lesson for me!
Marelisa on July 27, 2009:
I loved the Carol Burnett show! "We're here to entertain you." He was definitely a magnificent entertainer.
Lou165 from Australia on July 26, 2009:
Great lens, I wonder how long it will be before someone decides to put these recordings onto dvd? Thank you for featuring my Michael Jackson lens, I've lensrolled this with it.