Back to the Future Trilogy (Robert Zemeckis, 1985-1990)

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Roger Ryan
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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#26 Post by Roger Ryan » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:37 pm

BTTF PART II uncannily predicted the fate of Detroit (I've spent my whole life in the suburbs of this city): towering glorious casinos (three of them) and the rest of the city a bombed-out wreck!

What keeps the second film on track with the first is its respect for the theory of parallel dimensions. Even though it's a comedy, the science fiction element is played seriously. The third doesn't concern itself as much with the science, but plays around with genre expectations to make up for it.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#27 Post by Alphonse Doinel » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:49 pm

Would have loved to see some of the Stoltz footage, but that was about as likely as a Crispin Glover interview.

I'd also like to hear what the hell this is all about. Someone track down that kid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq5-6PkVGCg

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#28 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:52 pm

Thank God I wasn't drinking something when I watched this, it would have ended up all over the screen

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#29 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:56 pm

According to Bob Gale, there actually will be some footage of Eric Stoltz's scenes in the new documentary.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#30 Post by aox » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:08 pm

Yeah, my sources told me this morning that a good chunk of Stoltz's footage will be included.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#31 Post by Alphonse Doinel » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:21 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:According to Bob Gale, there actually will be some footage of Eric Stoltz's scenes in the new documentary.
Fantastic. I thought the 2002 doc was a little underwhelming, so hopefully this does a better job.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#32 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:40 pm

Sounds like it, especially considering Spielberg has taken part.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#33 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:41 pm

This can't come soon enough. Though it does bum me out that it'll almost certainly be saddled with the generic blue disc art and crappy menus that Universal has refused to do away with.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#34 Post by aox » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:48 pm

Eye on the prize! :cheers

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#35 Post by broadwayrock » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:35 pm

BTTF1 blu-ray
BTTF1 HDTV
BTTF2 blu-ray
BTTF2 HDTV
BTTF3 blu-ray
BTTF3 HDTV

The HDTV version is 720p upscaled to 1080p.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#36 Post by Peacock » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:20 pm

Has the Blu had heavy DNR applied or what?

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#37 Post by ArchCarrier » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:59 pm

More like excessive sharpening.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#38 Post by dx23 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:11 am

The new collection is going to include this video footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#39 Post by manicsounds » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:40 pm

With 5 weeks of shooting done with Stoltz, I am hoping for a PiP comparisson between the two...

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#40 Post by Alphonse Doinel » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:12 pm

I'm at least hoping for some scenes with dialogue. I've been curious for years, and a few seconds just doesn't cut it.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#41 Post by MoonlitKnight » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:21 am

You know what I'd really love to see eventually -- all 3 films edited into one. But I doubt a single Blu-ray is long enough to store a 5-hour movie all on one disc. Plus, there's that '2 different actresses playing Jennifer' thing. :-k

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#42 Post by Mr Sausage » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:03 pm

MoonlitKnight wrote:Plus, there's that '2 different actresses playing Jennifer' thing
Back to that Obscure Object of Desire?

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#43 Post by Brian C » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:20 pm

My brother tried to do that with the VCR back in the day when we were kids, by playing with recording times when they came on TV. Never could get the transitions quite right.
MoonlitNight wrote:Plus, there's that '2 different actresses playing Jennifer' thing.
Couldn't they just CGI Shue's face on to the original actress? Jennifer's not in the first film very much.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#44 Post by Alphonse Doinel » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:26 pm


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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#45 Post by swo17 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:34 pm

Off topic, but I hate non-centered subtitles.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#46 Post by domino harvey » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:47 pm

I'm so used to Universal's roving subs that I hardly notice anymore, especially when compared to Sony's black-boxed horrors of late

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#47 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:25 pm

But I really wish Universal would ditch those horrendous menus.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#48 Post by Finch » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:33 am

Anyone know if there's any chance of the films being released separately in 6 or 12 months' time? I'd rather not spend extra money on two sequels that I don't care for at all.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#49 Post by perkizitore » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:18 am

It's only £28 on Amazon right now and surely in 3-6 months it will be £18 or less. Unless they announce a standalone release in that time period with a significantly cheaper RRP, you better get the heavily discounted boxset.

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Re: Back to the Future Trilogy

#50 Post by MoonlitKnight » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:24 pm

Finch wrote:Anyone know if there's any chance of the films being released separately in 6 or 12 months' time? I'd rather not spend extra money on two sequels that I don't care for at all.
Sacrilege! :-s

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