Nearly 35 years since its release, Michael Jackson’s Thriller is back in news. A 3D version of the song video and Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller will premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival, which will run August 30 – September 9.
To complement the enhanced visuals, all of the audio, including Michael’s music, Elmer Bernstein’s score and the sound effects, has also been updated to 5.7, 7.1 and Atmos standards in order to create the highest-quality audio and visual experience for in-theater viewing. The 3D version of the 14-minute video was originally slated as a backdrop to be used during Jackson’s This Is It tour.
Director John Landis, who shot the original in 1983, had helmed this re-release for Optimum Productions. In a media interaction, he said that he has taken 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, 3D has been used creatively. Landis also shared there is a shocking surprise for the audiences.
For die-hard MJ fans, this 3D video will be a perfect way to celebrate the King of Pop’s 59th birth anniversary. All set to be thrilled again?