Michael Jackson's Thriller 3D will premiere at Venice Film Festival

One of the greatest music videos of all time - or to horror fans, THE greatest music video of all time - THRILLER by Michael Jackson and directed by John Landis (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) is getting a full restoration/3D treatment! If you didn't know.

The new presentation of THRILLER 3D will premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival.

It has been a whopping three years since director John Landis won a mega legal battle with Jackson's estate and first announced the conversion of the classic. Landis has since been at work on the new version with Optimum Productions and the mini-flick now boasts "the highest quality audio and visual experience" and "the latest available technology" in addition to the 3D.

John Landis on THRILLER 3D:

I am so happy to have had the chance not only to restore but enhance Michael Jackson's Thriller. We took full advantage of the remarkable advances in technology to add new dimensions to both the visual and the audio bringing it to a whole new level. Even though Thriller was shot traditionally, I was able to use the 3-D creatively. Let me just warn you, there is a rather shocking surprise in there.

Jackson estate co-executors John Branca and John McClain (dude) added:

Michael Jackson made Thriller a rich theatrical experience: Fun, funny, scary and wildly entertaining. No one before or since has made anything like it. Michael Jackson's Thriller 3D is a modern day technical enhancement of his and John Landis’ original vision, and I think fans will love it.

To add to the awesomeness, the August 30th premiere at the Venice Film Festival with also include a screening of the MAKING-OF THRILLER that went out-of-print back in the 90s. Too cool.

While nothing has been revealed yet, supposedly there are plans to release THRILLER 3D to a wider audience so hopefully, we'll all get to see all 14-minutes of THRILLER 3D sooner than later!

We'll keep you posted!

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Extra Tidbit: Time to rewatch that STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer... and then Thriller.
Source: Rolling Stone



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