Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play. Back to the Future: The future for 17-year-old Marty McFly is not shaping up well. His family is dysfunctional, his schoolteacher, Mr Strickland, is out to get him, his music is just too loud and the rest of the world doesn't care. Only with his girlfriend, Jennifer Parker and local eccentric scientist, Dr Emmet Brown does he find the encouragement and excitement he needs. Never in time for his classes or his dinner, one day Marty wasn't in his time at all but having the time of his life. But what time is it? Marty got home early last night - 30 years early. One of the not-so-crazy scientist's experiment went slightly wrong and Marty was caught up in it to find himself at the wheel of a DeLorean car - converted into a time machine. It roars back to 1955 where he meets his parents when they were his age and sets out to make a man out of his dim-wit father. Bonus features: Deleted Scenes: Pinch Me, Doc's Personal Belongings, She's Cheating, Darth Vader (Extended Version), Hit Me George, You Got A Permit?, The Phone Booth; Deleted Scenes with Commentary; Tales From The Future: In The Beginning; Tales From The Future: Time To Go; Tales From The Future: Keeping Time; Archival Featurette: The Making Of Back To The Future; Archival Featurette: Making The Trilogy: Chapter One; Archival Featurette: Back to the Future Night; Michael J. Fox Q & A; Behind the Scenes: Original Makeup Tests; Behind the Scenes: Outtakes; Behind the Scenes:- Nuclear Test Site with commentary; Photo Galleries; Production Art; Additional Storyboards; Behind The Scenes Photographs ; Marketing Material; Character Portraits; Huey Lewis and the News Power of Love Music Video; Theatrical Teaser Trailer; Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton; Q&A Commentary with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale; Thank You Piracy Trailer. Bac
Superlatives and the Back To The Future
trilogy are rarely far apart. With good reason, too. Here’s as complete a science fiction trilogy that you’re ever likely to see, one unsullied by unnecessary extra sequels, and instead standing proud as a genuinely terrific trio of films.
The highlight? You have to hand that to the first film, one of the most perfectly complete blockbuster movies of the past few decades. Brilliantly constructed and exceptionally executed, it’s exciting, funny, imaginative and stands up extremely well to repeated viewings.
But then so do the second and third films in the Back To The Future trilogy, too. The second is arguably the most disjointed, but then it has the most narrative work to do. Picking up directly after the first movie, it covers a heck of a lot of ground, and, in spite of one or two problems, it’s nonetheless a compelling movie in its own right. The third, meanwhile, is an underrated delight, that tails the trilogy with exceptional style.
Accompanying the films is a collection of extras that genuinely dig a bit deeper, and most notably include the infamous test footage of Eric Stoltz in the role of Marty McFly, before he was replaced by Michael J Fox five weeks into production.
Crucially, though, the Back To The Future trilogy has never looked better. And bundled with a package of supplements that offer terrific added value, this is a must-buy Blu-ray collection. --Jon Foster