- The documentary film celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael
Jackson's Bad album -
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"Confirms the genius of an authentic pop original" - New York Times
"Lee keeps the focus on the extraordinary professional achievement that
the album still represents, capturing Jackson at the apex of his quest
for full creative independence" - The Hollywood Reporter
"One of the best music documentaries I've ever seen" - New York Magazine
"An essential pop-culture artifact" - Time Magazine
TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV Two announced today that is will
premiere BAD 25, the acclaimed documentary film from Academy Award®-nominated director Spike Lee (Malcolm X) that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Bad album. Airing in a special Canadian television premiere on Thursday, Nov. 22, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two (visit ctv.ca to confirm local listings) and featuring never-seen-before footage from
the vault of the king of pop, BAD 25 examines the production of the iconic Grammy® Award-winning Bad album, often considered one of the greatest albums of all time.
Following its North American premiere at the 2012 Toronto International
Film Festival® in September, critics around the world continue to praise the inspiring
documentary film including New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter.
Legacy/Sony Music Entertainment Canada celebrated the album's 25th
anniversary on Sept. 18, 2012 with the release of BAD 25, a CD/DVD
deluxe package containing four discs' worth of re-mastered versions of
the LP's original tracks, plus bonus material, including previously
unreleased songs and Jackson's iconic 1988 Wembley Stadium concert.
Also available is a 2-CD package with the remastered version of the
album and unreleased bonus tracks.
**Media Note** Photography for BAD 25 is available online at www.bellmediapr.ca
R-L: Michael Jackson, with Martin Scorsese and Walter Yetnikoff
president of CBS Records, during the BAD video shoot
During the documentary, acclaimed director Spike Lee pays tribute to
Michael Jackson's personal struggles, diving right into the artistic
perfectionism that drove him to achieve his career milestones. To piece
together the making of Jackson's landmark album, Lee recovered archival
footage from studio sessions, and music video shoots, and conducted
interviews with Jackson's many collaborators, including global
superstars Quincy Jones, Martin Scorsese, Stevie Wonder, and Sheryl
Crow. Lee's thrilling documentary also includes interviews with stars
who were inspired by Jackson's music, from Kanye West, and Cee Lo
Green, to Mariah Carey, and Justin Bieber.
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