Rock City Entertainment, Elbow Grease Productions and MVD Visual are pleased to announce the release of Michael Jackson – The Trial and Triumph of The King of Pop for worldwide distribution on August 11, 2009.
With the world still reeling from the unexpected and tragic passing of Michael Jackson, a forthcoming DVD will focus on the bright side and explain some of the complexities in this musical icon’s life. Titled The Trial and Triumph of The King of Pop, this 76-minute documentary will examine (and go behind the scenes) of when the singer went to trial on child molestation charges, and was eventually proven not guilty by the court of law.
Wilson Ebiye, President and CEO of Rock City Entertainment states, “Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer of all time. We want to help preserve his legacy of love and kindness that is evident in his music. Our goal with The Trial and Triumph of The King of Pop was to clearly establish the fact that Michael was found not guilty of child molestation in a court of law. The King of Pop will continue to live through his music.”
The Trial and Triumph of The King of Pop features appearances by a wide-ranging cast of characters, including Kanye West, Jermaine Jackson, Tom Mesereau, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Jon Voight, Fantasia, Mo’Nique, Aphrodite Jones and Linda Deutsch.
Long considered one of rock/pop’s biggest stars, Jackson first rose to prominence as a member of the Jackson 5, before launching a massively successful solo career, which culminated in one of the biggest-selling blockbuster albums of all-time, 1983’s Thriller, which spawned such hit singles/videos as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” and the title track. Jackson was on the comeback trail at the time of his passing, as multiple dates of proposed Jackson performances at London’s 02 Arena had sold out.
Pearl Jr., the director of the film, states, “Elbow Grease Productions is continuing on the same path as before the death of the King of Pop. We have always believed the world deserves to know the true facts in the cases against Michael Jackson… that mission will continue.”