Acclaimed director Spike Lee has launched his star-studded documentary about the making of Michael Jackson's Bad album at the Venice Film Festival.
The film's premiere came 25 years after the album was originally released.
Bad 25 contains previously unseen footage, including some shot by Jackson himself, and looks back at the recording of the album as well as its enduring legacy.
Speaking in Venice, Lee admitted the date of the premiere was no coincidence: "This is a special day and it's not an accident. 25 years ago today the Bad album was released...and then two days ago was Michael Jackson's birthday. He was born August 29th 1958."
Featuring the likes of Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber and Kanye West, the two-hour film looks behind the scenes at the recording process but also hears from contemporary artists on how it influenced them.
Lee, who is famous for acclaimed movies like Malcolm X and Do The Right Thing, has himself admitted that he wanted to be Michael Jackson when he was growing up.
Bad was released in 1987, five years after Thriller had taken the singer to superstar status by becoming the world's biggest selling album of all time.
Jackson enlisted the help once again of producer Quincy Jones, who had worked on Thriller and Off The Wall, and his aim was for the album to sell more than 100 million copies.
With that in mind, every track included was a possible single. Ultimately, nine of the 11 tracks were released as singles, including the title song, The Way You Make Me Feel, Man In The Mirror and Dirty Diana.
Surprisingly Bad only won two Grammy awards, for Best Engineered Recording and Best Music Video (Short Form) for Liberian Girl.
The album has recently been re-released to mark the 25th anniversary and the documentary is likely to be of great interest to fans of the late singer.
The film also contains material which Lee says could help Jackson's children learn something new about their late father.
"I think that even though I have never met them, children might want to find out as much about their daddy and they will learn a lot about their father when they watch this documentary."