Michael Jackson’s Thriller video finally getting the big release it deserves?


Is there a greater music video than Michael Jackson’s Thriller? Probably not, the John Landis (American Werewolf in London) directed short film and music video is an absolute masterpiece, and to this day remains utterly terrifying and a hell of a lot of fun.

Sadly the rights to the film had been locked in a legal battle between director John Landis and The Jackson estate, that was up until two years ago when Landis sued and won over money owed to him. Landis asserted that he owned 50% of the separated rights to the video, and upon winning his legal battle, promised “there will be exciting things happening with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” that I will be doing in collaboration with the Estate in the future.“

That was two years ago, and talk of special edition Blu-rays and a cinema release have all been wished for by fans, and while there is still no confirmation of exactly what Landis has up his sleeve for his work of genius, he may have given a massive hint to what he has planned.

There is talk of a Blu-ray release coming next year, but Landis hinted to the NY Daily News that the re-release may also include a cinema release, and even a 3D transformation of the classic video.

“It is going to reappear in a highly polished and three-dimensional way that is very exciting on the big screen.”

Pressed on what fans can expect to see, Landis showed his scary side.

“I cannot tell you any more,” he joked. “I might have to kill you.”

A source close to the Jackson family confirms that “John has been secretly working away on this for several months now.

Thriller has never been made available on DVD or Blu-ray, and has certainly never been seen n 3D, so this is very exciting news indeed. Hopefully there will be confirmation of Landis’ plans soon.


About Matt Wavish 9999 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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