Confirmed: No in-store release for Bad 25 documentary

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As reported exclusively two weeks ago in my May 31, 2013 article – Spike Lee’s “Bad 25” documentary, which chronicles the creation of Michael Jackson’s 1987 “Bad” album and subsequent short films while celebrating its relevance and cultural impact 25 years later, will NOT be released in stores.

The Michael Jackson Estate confirmed this in a written statement today. The statement also revealed that there would not be any bonus footage, extended versions or special features included in the release, contrary to previous comments from director Lee. Instead, only the version of the film that screened at various venues and cinema locations around the world, including the Venice Film Festival, will be made available to on DVD and Blu-ray.

From the Estate:

For fans asking about the availability of the Bad25 documentary on DVD or Blu-ray – while there are no plans for a general retail release, the Estate did want to ensure that all fans had the opportunity to see the full-length theatrical version that debuted at the Venice Film Festival. To accomplish this, the Estate decided to make the physical DVD and Blu-ray of the full-length version available for purchase online for fans at

The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

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