'Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon' Trailer Hits the Web (Video)

4:12 PM PST 09/08/2011 by THR staff
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The documentary, set for home video release Nov. 1, features interviews with family members and recording artists including Smokey Jackson, Dionne Warwick and Whitney Houston.

Universal Studios on Thursday debuted the trailer for its upcoming documentary on the life and death of Michael Jackson.

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Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon, which is set for release on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 1 in the U.S. (Oct. 31 in the U.K.), features interviews with the late pop star's mother, Katherine; brother Tito; sister Rebbie; fellow recording artists including Smokey Jackson, Dionne Warwick and Whitney Houston; and concert promoter David Gest, who produced.

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The trailer starts out with a 911 call placed on the day of Jackson's death -- June 25, 2009 -- and features footage of him with the Jackson 5, his sexual abuse trial (he was acquitted), the singer in performance during his solo career and fans placing flowers outside Jackson's home after his death.

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"I never lost a child," Katherine Jackson says in the trailer. "Children are supposed to bury their parents, not parents burying children."

The suggested price for the Blu-ray is $26.99, but preorders are being offered on Amazon for $18.99. The doc runs 157 minutes.

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