'Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Mon Jun 28, 2010 at 08:10 AM PDT by

At long last, Marty and Doc will finally take their DeLorean to the high-definition future this October!

Universal Studios has just officially announced Robert Zemeckis' classic sci-fi adventure 'Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy' starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd for Blu-ray on October 26.

Now, for the first time ever, the past, present and future collide in eye-popping high definition for a time-traveling celebration featuring new 25th Anniversary restorations for perfect picture and the purest digital sound. More than two hours of all new bonus features have been added, including an all-new, six-part retrospective documentary featuring never-before-seen interviews with the cast, crew and filmmakers, including Michael J. Fox, for the definitive Back to the Future experience.

The 3-disc Blu-ray set will present all three films in 1080p video, with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Q&A commentaries with director Robert Zemeckis and producer Bob Gale; Feature commentaries with producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton; Tales from the Future: new six-part retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Director Robert Zemeckis, Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton, plus Executive Producer Steven Spielberg; In the Beginning...: Delve into the genesis of the project, casting, re-casting, the DeLorean, sets and overall pre-production; Time to Go: Production stories through the release of the first film press; Keeping Time: The score and the songs of the Back to the Future Trilogy; Time Flies: Learn more about how the sequel came about, the futuristic look, the special and visual effects, recreating 1955 and more; Third Time's the Charm: Learn about building a western town, Doc Brown's love story, the casting of Mary Steenburgen, the train sequence and completing the Trilogy; The Test of Time: Back to the Future becomes a phenomenon! President Reagan quotes the film, the Back to the Future ride opens at Universal Studios theme park and fans rebuild the iconic DeLorean. The film's cast and crew take a look back and discuss why these beloved movies live on; The Physics of Back to the Future: A discussion with celebrity best-selling author and physicist Dr. Michio Kaku about the overall appreciation of the science in the Back to the Future Trilogy; Nuclear test site ending storyboard sequence: Storyboard sequence of the original proposed ending of the film; Sixteen deleted scenes; Michael J. Fox Q&A; Making the Trilogy: Chapters One, Two & Three: Original 2002 DVD documentary that takes a look back in time; The Making of Back to the Future Part I, II & III: Provides a vintage and historic first look at the making of all three films; The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy: a televised special hosted by Kirk Cameron addressing fans unanswered Back to the Future questions; Behind-the-scenes: (Outtakes, Original makeup tests, Production design, Storyboarding, Designing the DeLorean, Designing time travel, Hoverboard test, Designing Hill Valley, Designing the campaign); Back to the Future: The Ride; Music Videos: Huey Lewis and the News "Power of Love" and ZZ Top "DoubleBack"; Photo galleries, including production art, additional storyboards, photographs, marketing materials and character portraits; Theatrical trailers.

Blu-ray exclusives include: U-Control: Setups & Payoffs: As you watch each of the three films, each "set up" showcases items in the scene that prepare you for a future plot point. When you get to that moment in the film, the "payoff" is shown to complete the correlation; U-Control: Storyboard Comparison: Compare key scenes in the movie with the original storyboards; U-Control: Trivia Track: Get inside trivia and facts while you watch the movies; Archival Featurette Back to the Future Night: Hosted by Leslie Nielson, this original 30-minute special aired on NBC prior to the first television screening of the Back to the Future; My Scenes; pocket BLU; and BD-Live.

Here's a peek at the packaging:

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You can find the latest specs for 'Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 26.

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Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy (Blu-ray)
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