MTV has got a hold on some fresh previews to the highly anticipated Michael Jackson's documentary, "This Is It". One of them is a one-minute long clip, which takes a peek at the rehearsal the late King of Pop did for "Bad" and "They Don't Care About Us" tracks, and shows footage of him as he teaches his backup crew some basic steps.
The other new sneak peek is a featurette. Providing more look into the upcoming feature film, the video is filled with plenty of never-before-seen footage and commentaries from director Kenny Ortega and choreographer Travis Payne. In the opening, Ortega explained the intended blueprint of MJ's O2 show. "So we open the show, as you know, with all the lights down," he said "We're going to create a spectacular opening with pyrotechnics, and we want some sizzles and some cracks and some pops."
He continued on by explaining, "We have our video that is called 'Glimpses and Flashes.' And that's where light man comes out on the gantry, floating above the stage. And he'll be dazzling in video information [and open] piece by piece; MJ is revealed until he jumps out. And on Michael's command, we begin."
In addition to those two new videos, MTV also included an extended version to the previously-released clip. Similarly presenting footage of Michael rehearsing his "Human Nature" number, this longer version gives out shots of his backing musicians as well as shot of him performing in front of a lit stage.
"This Is It" offers a behind-the-scenes footage of Michael preparing for a series of the O2 London shows he was rehearsing before he passed away on June 25. It will compile more than 100 hours of video footage concert promoter AEG Live shot during April, May and June 2009. This movie will be released in theaters across the world for a limited two-week engagement, starting on October 28.