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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video to be released in 3D

This is something Michael Jackson fans can really be thrilled about.

After settling a dispute with the late singer’s estate, director John Landis is finally bringing the iconic 14-minute 1983 music video “Thriller” to 3D. No official details have been released yet, but Landis, who directed the phenomenon for a reported $500,000 budget, told the New York Daily News that the project began as an idea Jackson originally had as a segment for his “This Is It” tour.

“It is going to reappear in a highly polished and three-dimensional way that is very exciting on the big screen,” Landis said. In addition to the new look, the video is also expected to be released on Blu-ray for the first time and may even span into the video game market.

Thriller premiered on MTV in December of 1983 and was the first music video inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library Of Congress in 2009. This won’t, however, be the first time the music video will be seen in movie theaters. Though it failed to receive a nomination in the short category, Thriller played a brief theatrical run in 1983 before Disney’s Fantasia in order to qualify for an Academy Award. Don’t feel too bad though, the album Thriller went on to be the best-selling album of all time and won Jackson seven Grammys including one for Best Music Video, Longform for the accompanying documentary The Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.


'Mars Needs Moms' is the best 3-D movie since 'Avatar,' says Robert Zemeckis

How badly did Mars Needs Moms flop? Badly enough to earn the number four spot on EW’s list of the biggest bombs in Hollywood history. The $150 million film earned just $39 million, making it Disney’s worst performer of all time. The box office was so poor that it inspired Disney execs to shorten John Carter of Mars‘ title, changing it to just John Carter. (Spoiler alert: Their gambit didn’t work.)

But even though critics and audiences around the globe shunned this animated film, Mars Needs Moms did have at least one champion. EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum gave the move an A-, calling it “visually magnificent” and favorably comparing it to James Cameron’s Avatar. And apparently, Mars producer Robert Zemeckis agrees with her sentiment. READ FULL STORY

'Titanic 3D': China censors nude scenes so viewers wont 'reach out their hands and touch'

It looks like Chinese schools don’t teach the adage “Look, but don’t touch”: Nude scenes of Kate Winslet posing for a drawing in Titanic 3D have been banned in Chinese theaters for fear that moviegoers will reach out with their hands in attempts to touch certain body parts prominently displayed onscreen, according to Chinese website Offbeat China. READ FULL STORY

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