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“Back to the Future” Blu-ray details revealed!

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: This is the best news you’ll hear all day. Aside from the now-completed “Toy Story” trilogy, “Back the the Future” is the second-closest bid for movie-making perfection. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd brilliantly bridged the past and the present for a trio of wildly inventive tales that broke box-office records around the world. And now they are prepared to conquer a new realm: Blu-ray.

These Blu-rays have been on fans’ radars for years. Universal finally has coughed up a solid release date, though. “The Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy” will debut on Blu-ray on Oct. 26. 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.

It’s hard to believe 25 years have passed since Marty crashed the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. I’m dying to dive back into Zemeckis’ world courtesy of these anniversary Blu-rays.

Bonus Features include:
U-CONTROL: Universal’s exclusive signature feature allows viewers to learn more about their favorite film without ever leaving the movie.

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.

Storyboard Comparison: Compare key scenes in the movie with the original storyboards.

Trivia Track: Get inside trivia and facts while you watch the movies.

BD-LIVE: Access the BD-LiveTM Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers and more!

My Scenes: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movies.

pocket BLU: USHE’s groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, Windows and Macintosh computers and more to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray player and offers advanced features.

Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in their favorite episode.

Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.

Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.

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.

BLU-RAY and DVD Bonus Features include:
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.

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.*

16 Deleted Scenes

Michael J. Fox Q&A

Q&A Commentaries with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale

Feature Commentaries with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton

Archival Featurettes

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.

Outtakes, Original Makeup Tests, and Storyboarding

Designing the DeLorean

Designing Time Travel

Hoverboard Test

Designing Hill Valley

Designing the Campaign

Back to the Future: The Ride

Music Videos for Huey Lewis and the News “Power of Love,” and ZZ Top’s “DoubleBack”
Photo Galleries, Including Production Art, Additional Storyboards, Photographs, Marketing Materials and Character Portraits

Awards News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Hollywood News

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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