LOS ANGELES: Late pop legend Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller becomes the first music album that will be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress of the US.
The 1983 work of the King of Pop is the first music video to make it into the archives that preserves original copies of classic films, TV and other recordings at the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Centre near Culpeper, Virginia, reports star-magazine.co.uk.
However, Library officials will have to battle to obtain a copy of the horror video for preservation because it’s currently the subject of a lawsuit between music video director John Landis and the tragic star’s estate.
Landis, who directed and co-wrote the Thriller script, filed suit against Jackson in January 2009 claiming he owed royalties for his work on the video.
Thriller was entered into registry on December 30 alongside 24 other films including 1979’s The Muppet Movie, 1957 sci-fi epic The Incredible Shrinking Man, Once Upon a Time In The West (1968), and Jezebel (1938).