The music video for 'Thriller', released in 1983 and directed by John Landis, was far and away the most groundbreaking and elaborate ever produced before or since - and changed how musicians and record companies approached them.
The 14-minute short film, which was written by Landis and Jackson, received a theatrical release of sorts in 1983 where it played for three weeks at the AVCO Theater in Los Angeles and sold out every night.
However, the movie is to get a much wider theatrical release for its 3D IMAX restoration as it's now been confirmed that 'Thriller' will be shown in IMAX cinemas before 'The House With A Clock In Its Walls', Eli Roth's new family-friendly horror movie. So far, it looks like the IMAX 3D release of 'Thriller' will only take place in the US and is scheduled for the first week of release with 'The House With A Clock In Its Walls', but here's hoping it makes its way over to this side of the Atlantic when the movie is released on September 21st.
The remastered 3D version made its debut at the Venice Film Festival this time last year, with Landis himself supervising the work on the iconic music video. When we spoke to him last year, Landis discussed 'Thriller' and the resultant controversy surrounding the music video's horror aspects. You can read that full interview here, and bop along to the original music video below.