*Post Still in Progress*
This is to provide a timeline since Michael Jackson's Official Opus was announced in August of the promises, advertisements and changes that were slipped in. It should suffice as documentation to any news organization or consumer agency you file a complaint with. Screen-grabs are being taken of all mentioned articles in the event they disappear or change - as some have been!
There will be a post for each month beginning with this one for August. If you have anything to add, please leave a link in the comments, or email me through my profile here or on Michael's Official site.
August 12, 2009 Press Release: Source: Kraken Opus Website
The Official Michael Jackson Opus has the full support, contractual cooperation and endorsement of the Michael Jackson Estate. This means that in keeping with other Kraken Opus publications the Michael Jackson Opus will have exclusive and rare unseen content, making the publication unique and a must have for all Michael Jackson fans around the world.
To add to this experience, a special Michael Jackson Opus Reality™ card is included with each Opus that, when placed in front of a webcam, will reveal exclusive interactive footage in a 3D experience that will be updated exclusively for Official Michael Jackson Opus owners.
Pre-orders being taken now
A Special Edition Opus normally retails for between £400 and £500. However, in recognition of the fact that not all of Michael’s millions of fans had the chance to see him in concert, we have decided to make this unique publication accessible to all his fans around the world for the very special pre-order price of just £109/$165.
Special offer until 30th September 2009
This is a limited time offer, valid until 30th September 2009. After that date, orders will still be accepted but the special price will no longer be guaranteed.
Pertains to: Estate Endorsement, Reality Card, Pre-Order price limited time, Pictures of 2 gloves & Pull-out "gatefold" of Memorial Wall. Shows bookcover red with different MJ pose and clamshell black.
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Screen-grabs from NBC's Today show site with written article about interview conducted by Al Roker with Karl Fowler, CEO Opus Media which aired nationally on August 12, 2009. Source (click to enlarge screen-grabs)
Air Date: August 12, 2009.
Confirmation email from Ticketmaster dated Aug 15, 2009 (personal information removed)