The film showcases rehearsal footage of the late pop singer as he prepared for his sold-out series of 50 concerts that were scheduled for London's O2 arena.
The Blu-ray and DVD release will allow fans to go beyond the theatrical experience with a pair of documentaries -- "Staging The Return: Beyond The Show" and "Staging The Return: The Adventure Begins," in which Michael Jackson is shown developing, creating and rehearsing for his "This Is It" tour.
Also included will be a series of featurettes, including "The Gloved One," with the show's costumer revealing the elaborate outfits created for the tour; "Memories of Michael," in which cast and crew pay tribute to Jackson's legacy; "Auditions: Searching for the World's Best Dancers," spotlighting the search for the show's backup dancers; and the film's theatrical trailer.
Additional features exclusive to the Blu-ray include the complete and uncut versions of "Smooth Criminal" and "Thriller," two all-new vignettes seen briefly in the film, along with a special "Making-of Smooth Criminal" featurette.
In the "Thriller" vignette, Jackson recreates one of his most popular songs featuring a new cast of zombies, ghosts and ghouls, and he performs new and signature dance moves.
Proceeds from the film are expected to benefit the Michael Jackson Family Trust.