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Universal announces BTTF trilogy on Blu-ray!

06.28.2010

Normally I save the DVD and Blu-ray announcements for the home video freaks at the DVD Clinic but every once in a while, we get news that I'm sure everyone wants to hear about. Just this morning Universal officially announced that the BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy will hit Blu-ray on October 26th.

The new "25th Anniversary Edition" of the trilogy will feature over two hours of new bonus features from the three films including "Tales from the Future," a retrospective documentary featuring never-before-seen interviews with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale and Steven Spielberg. The documentary is broken up into these six parts:

- 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.

Other features new to the "25th Anniversary Edition" include "The Physics of Back To The Future," which discusses the science behind the film with best-selling physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, and the never-before-seen storyboard sequence from the original nuclear test site ending of the film. The discs will also include all the features from the original DVD trilogy released in 2005.

The Blu-ray will also include some exclusive features including an archival featurette hosted by Leslie Nielsen that ran on NBC prior to the first movie hitting theaters plus BD-Live features and Universal's U-Control features.

So far no pricing has been announced but it should be noted that these are being offered as a trilogy box-set and not as individual discs.

Extra Tidbit: Now just give me JAWS already!
Source: JoBlo.com

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