HIStory on Film, Volume II

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HIStory on Film: Volume II
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Video by
Michael Jackson
ReleasedNovember 1997
Recorded1983–1997
GenrePop
Length1:47:18
LabelSMV Enterprises
Michael Jackson chronology
Video Greatest Hits – HIStory
(1995)
HIStory on Film: Volume II
(1997)
Number Ones
(2003)

HIStory on Film, Volume II is a collection of music videos by Michael Jackson released by Sony Music Video Enterprises on November 1997.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. Programme Start
  2. HIStory Teaser Trailer – 3:58
  3. "Billie Jean" – 5:05 (Thriller, 1982)
  4. "Beat It" – 4:56 (Thriller, 1982)
  5. "Liberian Girl" – 5:43 (Bad, 1987)
  6. "Smooth Criminal" – 9:47 (Bad, 1987)
  7. 1995 MTV Video Music Awards Performance – 15:27
  8. "Thriller" – 13:43 (Thriller, 1982)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Scream (Radio Edit)" (vocal duet between Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson) – 5:00 (HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, 1995)
  2. "Childhood" (Theme from "Free Willy 2") – 4:33 (HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, 1995)
  3. "You Are Not Alone" – 5:47 (HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, 1995)
  4. "Earth Song" – 7:49 (HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, 1995)
  5. "They Don't Care About Us" – 7:17 (HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, 1995)
  6. "Stranger in Moscow" – 5:38 (HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, 1995)
  7. "MJ Megaremix" – 10:36 (Excluded from the DVD format release)
  8. "Blood on the Dance Floor" – 5:40 (Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, 1997)
  9. "Brace Yourself" – 3:22
  • "Billie Jean" is the performance from Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever
  • "Smooth Criminal" is the full "Moonwalker" version with most of the pause in the music cut out.
  • "Scream" uses the Radio Edit version, but does not censor Janet's middle finger in the original video.
  • "You Are Not Alone" is slightly extended and features angel scenes not featured in original video.
  • "Earth Song" includes the sound effects, such as the chainsaw, as well as a message at the end, describing the shooting of the film.
  • "They Don't Care About Us" is the Brazilian version.
  • "MJ Megaremix" was released only on the earliest VHS, Laserdisc, and VCD pressings of this collection. It was removed afterwards for unspecified reasons.
  • "Blood on the Dance Floor" is the Refugee Camp Mix.

DVD features[edit]

This refers to the UK Region 2 release. Other regions may vary.

  • PCM Stereo
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Instant lyrics for chapter access (can be on/off)

Intros[edit]

Before each video starts, an intro with the title of the video is shown. (Two of the videos lack intros: "Teaser" and "Brace Yourself".)

Certification[edit]

Country Certification Sales
Australia 7× Platinum[1] 105,000
Brazil Gold[2] 25,000
Germany Platinum[3] 50,000
Mexico 5× Platinum + Gold[4] 350,000
New Zealand Gold[5] 2,500
Spain Gold[6] 10,000
USA 6× Platinum[7] 600,000

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ARIA Charts
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2013-03-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('HIStory+on+Film%2C+Volume+II')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  4. ^ AMPROFON
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2016-05-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Promusicae
  7. ^ RIAA