The landmark concert television event that introduced the world to Michael Jackson’s moonwalk and commemorated the best of Motown is now available on DVD for the first time ever!
The 3-disc MOTOWN 25 celebrates 25 years of Motown records, featuring an extended version of the original 1983 NBC TV broadcast, enhanced surround sound and more than six hours of bonus programming. The groundbreaking Motown 25 concert – a monumental event in pop culture history! – was taped before a live audience and showcased virtually every Motown artist from the company’s inception, including Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Miracles, The Temptations, Four Tops and many others.
Hosted by Richard Pryor – arguably the hottest comedian in the world at that time – this concert event would establish the gold standard for all future televised concerts and go on to provide the back story for the Tony®-nominated Broadway play, Motown The Musical. Six months after it aired, the show deservedly won a George Foster Peabody Award and an Emmy® Award for best Variety Program, but has been unseen for over 30 years…until now.
MOTOWN 25 packs onto 3 DVDs the newly-remastered concert featuring 5.1 surround sound and over six hours of extras, including four featurettes, Marvin Gaye Rehearsal footage, the 2-Part Motown 25 Performers Roundtable featuring Smokey Robinson and Duke Fakir (Four Tops), Otis Williams (The Temptations) and Executive Producer Suzanne de Passe, taped at the location of the original concert, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and the “Yesterday · Today · Forever” Production Roundtable with de Passe, Director/Producer Don Mischer and others, and more!
Enter here and take home your copy of MOTOWN 25!