Bad 25 documentary now available via iTunes

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Today, more than a year after beginning its film festival and cinema tour across Europe and the Unite States, Spike Lee’s Bad 25 documentary film has been released on iTunes.

Bad 25 was a huge hit with Jackson enthusiasts following its August 2012 debut at the Venice Film Festival, subsequent cinema screenings around the world and eventual television broadcasts on major networks in select regions. The film showcases Jackson’s creative genius wonderfully, taking you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes journey from the conception to the realisation of some of the most iconic audiovisual masterpieces in music history – including “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “Smooth Criminal” and the title track, “Bad”.

The official announcement / statement from Sony Music Entertainment reads:

Go behind the scenes on Michael Jackson’s culturally influential Bad album and his first solo world tour with BAD25—the Spike Lee directed documentary that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the phenomenon.

Twenty-five years after Michael Jackson’s visionary Bad album and tour left an indelible mark on pop culture, the full 2-hour version of 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.”

You can purchase the HD documentary from the U.S. iTunes store now for $12.99 or for $14.99 here in Australia.

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