By Blake Powers

Michael Jackson’s iconic Thriller video has been refreshed, with 3-D technology, according to AP.

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Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” style jacket (L) is displayed next to a picture of him during the press preview of “The Collection of Tompkins and Bush: Michael Jackson” in Tokyo on October 17, 2012 (Photo:TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

Jackson’s estate says an original 35mm negative was used to convert the original 14-minute short film to 3-D.

Thriller exploded into public consciousness via theaters and TV in 1983.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 03: Director John Landis arrives at the Las Vegas premiere of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino December 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)

Thriller’s original director John Landis says he was able to “use the 3-D creatively” and says Michael Jackson fans are in for “a rather shocking surprise.”

Now the question is, when and where will you be able to see it? At the Venice Film Festival!

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Gold and platinum Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” records were on display at an auction preview in New York, November 17, 2009. A series of Jackson memorabilia, including a glove, which Michael Jackson wore at the 1983 Motown 25 Television Special during which he premiered the moonwalk, were set to be sold in a November 21, 2009 auction (Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

The Thriller album was recorded at a cost of $750,000, which was a hefty budget for 1982, and was released in Dec. of that year. Thriller is the world’s best selling album, have sold an estimated 66,000,000 copies!

I would imagine movie theaters would have a strong retro interest in showing it before certain feature films, which would allow them to charge more.

Even after 34 years, I am curious as to how Thriller will look and feel with this update. Will I see it? You bet!


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