Posted Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 05:35 PM PDT by Tom Landy
The must own boxed set is now available in stores, and we've got an anniversary party video reuniting the cast!
Robert Zemeckis' classic sci-fi adventure 'Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy' hit stores on Tuesday, so be sure not to miss M. Enois Duarte's review!
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 present all three films in 1080p video, with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements 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.
The cast celebrated the anniversary with a party on October 25, and a clip is available below:
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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