Source: Michael Jackson.com
Bad25 tells the story behind the album that launched “Bad”, “Smooth Criminal” and more. It is the first album which produced five consecutive #1 singles, a record that was unmatched for more than two decades. Download the full-length documentary on iTunes November 19!
Source: MJJ Community – By Morinen / Amazon
Twenty-five years after Michael Jackson’s visionary BAD album and tour, BAD25 takes you back inside the recording sessions, film shoots and sold-out stadiums for an intimate look at the King Of Pop’s creative genius. Directed by Spike Lee.
Source: 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks
Attention All Michael Jackson Fans: BAD 25 Blu-rays Signed By Spike Lee. These Are Very Hard To Get. This Documentary Is About The Making of Michael Jackson’s BAD Album. Price: $100.00 USD.
Source: News Time/Whitney Humanities Center – Yale
Spike Lee will pay a visit to the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University on Sunday, June 16, 2013, for a talk following a free screening of his Michael Jackson documentary “Bad 25.” The screening of Bad 25 will begin at 12:00 and the Q &A with Spike Lee will begin at 2:30. The Whitney Humanities Center is located at 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT. This event is presented in association with the Yale Summer Film Institute. No ticket is required.
Bad 25 is a portrait of Michael Jackson working on his solo album Bad, released in 1987. The film includes behind the scenes clips of the recording session and features various people that had worked with Jackson during the period.
Source: Michael Jackson.com
Twenty-five years after Michael Jackson’s visionary Bad album and tour left an indelible mark on pop culture, BAD25 takes you back inside the recording sessions, film shoots and sold-out stadiums for an intimate look at the King of Pop’s creative genius. Poignant and candid, Spike Lee directed a documentary that goes beyond paying homage to the record-setting album featuring such iconic songs as “Bad” and “Man In the Mirror.” Using never-seen footage and candid interviews with subjects ranging from Martin Scorsese to Kanye West, Lee chronicles what became not only a watershed moment in Michael Jackson’s growth as an artist but in popular music as well. The New York Times called BAD25 “filled with oh-wow moments,” while Time lauded the film as “an intimate view of a performer at his peak in the intense splendor of creativity.”
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
The Album Recording Process
The Way You Make Me Feel
Just Good Friends
Another Part Of Me
Leave Me Alone
BAD World Tour
Man In The Mirror
Man In The Mirror – Live Performance (BAD World Tour- Wembley Stadium, July 16, 1988)
Source: 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks
I sent another email to 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks on April 28, hoping to get an actual release date other than vague “summer” statement they have issued. They finally responded on May 9 as follows:
Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee’s forensic documentary assessment and celebration of Michael Jackson’s 1987 blockbuster album, the follow-up to Thriller. With over 40 interviews conducted by Lee himself with those involved in the making of the album, the accompanying videos and the tour, this fastmoving but epic film is a detailed study of Jackson’s second blockbuster album which went on to sell over 45 million units worldwide and included 5 consecutive US Number 1 singles and such classics as The Way You Make Me Feel, Bad, Man in the Mirror, Smooth Criminal etc.
Interviewees include Martin Scorsese, Walter Yetnikoff, Kanye West, Ce-Lo Green and Sheryl Crow who was a backing singer on the BAD tour.
Source: Twitter/Spike Lee
Spike answered a question on his Twitter account about the Bad 25 release timeframe. He hints at a summer release.
“Mr. Lee, has the BAD 25 doc hit Blu Ray and DVD yet?? “Summer.”
I guess we can hold on until then, huh? But if you can’t, I have included some yummy pictures of Michael from the film and the Bad era to hold you over! :) CP ♥