Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D World Premiere At The Venice Film Festival 2017
Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D is set to make its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival 2017, announced the Estate of Michael Jackson today.
John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said, “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.”
Jonathan Landis, who served as director and co-writer on the original projet, had this to say, “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!”
The original Thriller premiered at the AVCO Theatre in Los Angeles in 1983, and it sold out for three weeks straight. Its screening in Venice will mark the first time that the documentary has ever been shown in a theater.
On top of this version’s enhanced visuals, all of the audio, including Jackson’s music, Elmer Bernstein’s score and the sound effects, have been updated to 5.7, 7.1.
SOURCE – The Estate of Michael Jackson/©Optimum Productions.