Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy

Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy

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Director: Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Michael Fox, Christopher Lloyd

     
 

The much-loved Back to the Future trilogy comes to DVD in three discs with a widescreen transfer of 1.85:1 and full frame transfer of 1.33:1. Special features include commentaries with leading actor Michael J. Fox, director Robert Zemeckis, producer Neil Canton andSee more details below

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The much-loved Back to the Future trilogy comes to DVD in three discs with a widescreen transfer of 1.85:1 and full frame transfer of 1.33:1. Special features include commentaries with leading actor Michael J. Fox, director Robert Zemeckis, producer Neil Canton and producer/screenwriter Bob Gale, plus hilarious outtakes and deleted scenes from each of the three films. There are also featurettes titled "The Making of Back to the Future" and "The Secrets of the BTTF Trilogy Special Segment," interesting factoids about the film, the original Back to the Future teasers and theatrical trailers, a Hover Board test, and a Huey Lewis music video.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
The legendary DeLorean sports car makes one stylish, streamlined time machine in the Back to the Future trilogy, the '80s classics from director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump). The first of the series is the strongest, telling the story of young Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a small-town teen in 1985 who takes an accidental trip back to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean built by eccentric, white-haired mad scientist Doc (Christopher Lloyd). Through a series of comedic missteps, Marty inadvertently keeps his parents (Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover) from falling in love, thereby threatening his own existence. Quite simply, this is the best time-travel film ever made, and it revels in Marty's fish-out-of-water 1980s take on 1950s Eisenhower-era innocence. With their self-assured handling of clever plot twists and time-travel paradoxes, writers Zemeckis and Bob Gale earned an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. And while the plot ticks with Swiss-watch precision, at the film's heart is an appointment with destiny, a single moment that sets the pattern for all the characters' lives, expressed eloquently in the film's central image of a tower clock stopped for 30 years by a bolt of lightning. Back to the Future Part II careens 30 years into the future (where the DeLorean has been made to fly) before Marty and Doc return to a nightmarish alternate 1985 (with shades of It's a Wonderful Life) that that can only be repaired by another trip back to the '50s. Labyrinthine time-travel complications are the name of the game in Part II, capped off by a brilliant reprise of the tour-de-force climactic sequence of the first film. Back to the Future Part III catapults Marty and Doc back in time to the Wild West of 1885, where fun and games with genre conventions -- cowboys, Indians, and gunfights -- and a little romance (Mary Steenburgen is introduced as Doc's true love) replace the plot complexities of the first two films. Fox and Lloyd anchor this series: Fox's boyish charm and energy is completely in sync with the film's buoyant spirit of fun, while Lloyd's archetypal portrayal of a mad-but-loveable scientist stands, along with his stint on Taxi, as the signature work of his career. And while only the original Back to the Future can be considered a true masterpiece, the sequels have a refreshing unpredictability that puts the trilogy as a whole -- along with the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies -- at the pinnacle of post-Hollywood New Wave blockbuster fun.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/17/2002
UPC:
0025192213120
Rating:
PG
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
5:42:00

Special Features

Michael J. Fox discusses his experiences making the Back to the Future trilogy; Hilarious outtakes: Flubs, bloopers, and antics from the films; Deleted scenes: Exclusive, never-before-seen footage from all three films; Audio commentaries: On all three films by writer/producer Bob Gale and producer Neil Canton; Live Q & A session: On all three films by director Robert Zemeckis and writer/producer Bob Gale; Hoverboard tests: Original "flying skateboard" on-location road tests; Digitally remastered: All three films have been completely remastered in 5.1 digital surround; Making the Trilogy: A rare, behind-the-scenes look at the making of all three film, including original and new interviews with the cast and crew; Animated anecdotes: Hundreds of fun facts and interesting trivia you can choose to view while watching the films; Music videos: "Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News, and "Doubleback" by ZZ Top; Evolution of the Special Effects: Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic shows how the films' special effects were developed; Behind-the-scenes segments: Designing the DeLorean, makeup tests, time travel, storyboarding, production design, and more; Production archives: Interactive environment featuring production photos, original storyboards, conceptual art, props, and theatrical marketing materials

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Back to the Future
1. Main Titles
2. Late for School
3. The Slacker
4. The Family McFly
5. A Time Machine?
6. Escape to the Past
7. 1955
8. Dad the Dork
9. Calvin & Lorraine
10. Future Boy & Doc
11. Marty's Problem
12. The Matchmaker
13. Skateboard Hero
14. The Big Date
15. The Real George
16. "Johnny B. Goode"
17. Back to the Future
18. Doc's Decision
19. Future Shock
20. Roads? (Credits)
Side #2 -- Back to the Future, Pt. 2
1. Back From the Future
2. Main Titles
3. Hill Valley, 2015
4. Marty Junior?
5. Batter Up!
6. The Almanac
7. The Future McFlys
8. Chicken
9. Past Imperfect
10. My Father!?
11. An Alternate 1985
12. About That Book
13. Back to 1955
14. Biff's Lucky Day
15. Back to the Dance
16. Get That Book!
17. Back to Normal?
18. A Letter From 1885
19. I'm Back
20. End Titles
Side #3 -- Back to the Future, Pt. 3
1. Back Again
2. Main Titles
3. A Letter From Doc
4. Doc's Destiny
5. Back to 1885
6. Clint Eastwood?
7. Mad Dog
8. Reunited
9. Out of Gas
10. Clara
11. The Town Festival
12. Trouble With Tannen
13. The Course of the Future
14. Late for a Train
15. Showdown
16. Racing Against Time
17. Back to Normal
18. Marty's Choice
19. Meet the Family
20. End Titles

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