Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues, a 1988 Showtime on Motown cable special. This one of the few documentaries on the subject of Michael Jackson that is totally focused on his extraordinary music career. James Earl Jones provides the narration, that is used to great effect, especially to make points on his career milestones.
You will see a montage of footage of Michael performing as a member of the Jackson 5, performing their hit songs of the day, And when he went solo with the Off The Wall album, and the monster that his album Thriller became around the world. The documentaries also shows how success put Michael Jackson in the company of some of Hollywood's most celebrated movie stars of the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues features people like Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Kelly, and Sophie Loren.
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues is a great documentary that will remind You of what a brilliant, great entertainer Michael Jackson was considered by many people the world over in 1988, long before the scandals started to rock the foundation of Michael Jackson's carefully, constructed, innocent image. The music will make one go searching for his music both when he was with the Jackson 5 and when he went solo. Lots of behind the scenes & rare home movies, as only Motown could have done.
Don't forget to check out my other Jackson listings, Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert, The Jackson 5 complete 23 episode cartoon 5 dvd set, Motown 25th: Today Tomorrow and Forever dvd, Michael Jackson BAD Concert In Tokyo 9-26-87, Thriller, the rare Michael Jackson's Ghosts, and his Disney Captain EO ultimate video dvd.