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"This Is It" Arrives on DVD: A Look Back at Jackson's Final Triumph

January 26, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Following its limited theatrical engagement late last year, Michael Jackson's concert rehearsal film This Is It finally comes to DVD and Blu-ray today, just five days before the King of Pop is to posthumously receive the Grammys' Lifetime Achievement Award. As Rolling Stone previously reported, This Is It is comprised of footage from Jackson's Los Angeles rehearsals, where the star and his team were prepping for their historic 50-concert run at London's O2 Arena. Since Jackson's June 25, 2009 death from acute Propofol intoxication, This Is It has served as one last reminder of the King of Pop's talents. For much more on This Is It, check out all our coverage:

Michael Jackson's Final Dreams Come to Life as "This Is It" Film Premieres
Jackson's "This Is It" Doc Grosses $200 Million Worldwide
Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Peek Reveals Star in Onstage Glory
Michael Jackson's "This Is It" DVD Out Jan. 26th, Packed With Extras
Peter Travers' Review of This Is It

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