MJ’s ‘Thriller’ in 3D Takes Thrill to a Whole New Level at Venice

Michael Jackson fans groove with joy to his hit ‘Thriller’ video, now out in 3-D.

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Michael Jackson’s hit video <i>Thriller</i> is now out in 3-D.

The much anticipated 3-D version of the 1983 Thriller, directed by John Landis, has been unveiled at the Venice International Film Festival. Landis and John Branca, the estate co-executor of the late king of pop Michael Jackson, called it a preamble to bigger announcements regarding the upcoming Jackson legacy projects, reports

Now we have Thriller 3-D, and two more announcements are coming up in the next couple of weeks. Michael had an expression: ‘The quality goes in before the name goes on.’ So we are not ready to announce them yet. I don’t foresee us releasing any more unreleased music for quite some time. That doesn’t mean there won’t be interesting (new) record releases in the very near future.
John Branca

Landis said that at first he thought that the new 3-D conversion would merely be a gimmick, and was keen about the project primarily because it would allow the negative to be restored, reports But in the process of doing the conversion, he realised that 3-D "really enhances it, especially the dance" aspect of the video.

Michael Jackson in a scene from his smash hit video <i>Thriller. </i>
Michael Jackson in a scene from his smash hit video Thriller.

The short has not been re-edited or re-cut, but the sound has been enhanced. How and when the 3-D Thriller short will be released is still being kept under wraps. However, Landis assured that it would be a "cinematic experience".

(With inputs from IANS)

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