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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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4:26PM on 06/29/2010

Love the first two, like the 3rd.

I'll be snagging this fo sho.
I'll be snagging this fo sho.
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3:39PM on 06/29/2010

YES YES YES

Favorite movie of all time. Most wanted Blu ray release hands down. It says it has all the features from the original box set but I wonder if this includes the stuff from the extra disk that came with the individual release of the first film. I know the Leslie Nielsen feature was one of them.
Favorite movie of all time. Most wanted Blu ray release hands down. It says it has all the features from the original box set but I wonder if this includes the stuff from the extra disk that came with the individual release of the first film. I know the Leslie Nielsen feature was one of them.
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8:00AM on 06/29/2010

This is heavy

I will be getting whatever is the most elaborate special edition of this set available. Fucking love these movies
I will be getting whatever is the most elaborate special edition of this set available. Fucking love these movies
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2:40AM on 06/29/2010

Great news!

... but I'll wait about 6 months when it most likely will go way down in price.
... but I'll wait about 6 months when it most likely will go way down in price.
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2:01AM on 06/29/2010

Great Scott!

I love how this is being released October 26, the same day Marty first travels through time.
I love how this is being released October 26, the same day Marty first travels through time.
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1:09AM on 06/29/2010

When Spielberg still produced great films

BTTF, Gremlins, Roger Rabbit and many more 80s classics. And now he produces the Transformers movies...
BTTF, Gremlins, Roger Rabbit and many more 80s classics. And now he produces the Transformers movies...
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12:39AM on 06/29/2010
Leslie Nielsen? What about the BTTF special on TV hosted by Kirk Cameron?
Leslie Nielsen? What about the BTTF special on TV hosted by Kirk Cameron?
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11:54PM on 06/28/2010
Never bought this on DVD and i never knew why...now i know. Blu-ray!!!
Never bought this on DVD and i never knew why...now i know. Blu-ray!!!
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9:43PM on 06/28/2010

No Love for III?

I was always baffled by the extremely negative response to BTTF III. As a kid that was one of my favorite movies and I literally watched it every single day. Sure the first one is the best made overall, but the third is so much fun. That final showdown on the train is brilliantly entertaining.
I was always baffled by the extremely negative response to BTTF III. As a kid that was one of my favorite movies and I literally watched it every single day. Sure the first one is the best made overall, but the third is so much fun. That final showdown on the train is brilliantly entertaining.
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11:49PM on 06/28/2010
i'm with you. I love III, i think it's way better than II.
i'm with you. I love III, i think it's way better than II.
7:01PM on 06/28/2010

1.21 Jigawatts!

This is a trilogy I can watch over and over again and love it each time. Day 1 for me.
This is a trilogy I can watch over and over again and love it each time. Day 1 for me.
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6:56PM on 06/28/2010
I bought the BTTF trilogy on VHS five years ago for $10.

Upgrade time!
I bought the BTTF trilogy on VHS five years ago for $10.

Upgrade time!
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6:46PM on 06/28/2010
Does anyone know if this would be worth buying? What I mean to say is: would it look any better than the dvd?
Does anyone know if this would be worth buying? What I mean to say is: would it look any better than the dvd?
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7:17PM on 06/28/2010
I think this is one where the restoration and conversion to HD will be very noticeable and worth the money spent to upgrade. Plus, I am a features kind of dude, and the Features on this set seem to be amazing!
I think this is one where the restoration and conversion to HD will be very noticeable and worth the money spent to upgrade. Plus, I am a features kind of dude, and the Features on this set seem to be amazing!
5:00PM on 06/28/2010
Great news! If BTTF was released this year they would go back to 1980. Sorry if I made you feel old.
Great news! If BTTF was released this year they would go back to 1980. Sorry if I made you feel old.
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3:29PM on 06/28/2010
YES!!!!! I would re buy this trilogy over and over again, this is great news!
YES!!!!! I would re buy this trilogy over and over again, this is great news!
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2:49PM on 06/28/2010

"I HATE ....

.... MANURE !!!!!!!"
.... MANURE !!!!!!!"
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2:19PM on 06/28/2010
Thank god! This is great news! I'm buying it the day it comes out!
Thank god! This is great news! I'm buying it the day it comes out!
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2:12PM on 06/28/2010
This news makes me want to put my member in Michael J fox's hands....
This news makes me want to put my member in Michael J fox's hands....
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2:01PM on 06/28/2010

two words

WOO HOO!!!!
WOO HOO!!!!
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1:56PM on 06/28/2010
That's Heavy!
That's Heavy!
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1:47PM on 06/28/2010

Great Scott!!

I can't wait for this!
I want it now, why the do we have to wait until fall or later for all of these awesome Blu rays to come out..I mean Alien boxset,Se7en,and now this great trilogy! please quit teasing me.
I can't wait for this!
I want it now, why the do we have to wait until fall or later for all of these awesome Blu rays to come out..I mean Alien boxset,Se7en,and now this great trilogy! please quit teasing me.
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1:30PM on 06/28/2010

DOC!

Best news all day!
Best news all day!
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12:34PM on 06/28/2010
Been waiting to go back in time on blu-ray.
Been waiting to go back in time on blu-ray.
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12:17PM on 06/28/2010
Lame, is there no Back to the Future: The Ride footage being included?? That is why I never picked up the other releases, cuz I figured that would be on the eventual Blu Ray. I own the ORIGINAL DVD Set (the one with the incorrect aspect ratios) so i am looking forward to update to Blu, but i am hoping something got lost in translation and the Back To The Future Ride footage WIL be on the set!
Lame, is there no Back to the Future: The Ride footage being included?? That is why I never picked up the other releases, cuz I figured that would be on the eventual Blu Ray. I own the ORIGINAL DVD Set (the one with the incorrect aspect ratios) so i am looking forward to update to Blu, but i am hoping something got lost in translation and the Back To The Future Ride footage WIL be on the set!
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12:54PM on 06/28/2010
What is it about the ride footage that's so interesting? Is there additional film footage? Sorry for the question.
What is it about the ride footage that's so interesting? Is there additional film footage? Sorry for the question.
2:59PM on 06/28/2010
The ride is no more, it was replaced by The Simpsons Ride at Universal. I LOVED the BTTF ride, so having the footage from the ride is important to me for Nostalgia sake. but i have read on other sites that The Ride footage WILL be on this set, so i am stoked!!
The ride is no more, it was replaced by The Simpsons Ride at Universal. I LOVED the BTTF ride, so having the footage from the ride is important to me for Nostalgia sake. but i have read on other sites that The Ride footage WILL be on this set, so i am stoked!!
3:21PM on 06/28/2010
Awesome! Thanks for the info and I'm happy that the footage will be on there for you. I wish the ride were still around for you though. Sounds like it must have been quite a memorable one.
Awesome! Thanks for the info and I'm happy that the footage will be on there for you. I wish the ride were still around for you though. Sounds like it must have been quite a memorable one.
12:03PM on 06/28/2010
They need to put in some clips of Eric Stoltz as Marty. Everyone wants to see that, but they refuse to show it for some silly reason.
They need to put in some clips of Eric Stoltz as Marty. Everyone wants to see that, but they refuse to show it for some silly reason.
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11:54AM on 06/28/2010
I remember hearing a rumor about BTTF coming out this fall. I also heard Jurassic Park was coming out also. Hopefully both rumors will be true.
I remember hearing a rumor about BTTF coming out this fall. I also heard Jurassic Park was coming out also. Hopefully both rumors will be true.
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11:31AM on 06/28/2010

YES

This is wonderful news. Ive been waiting for this to happen since I got a blu-ray player. This picture and sound is gonna be syck on this format. Thank you Universal fro getting my week off to a great start. Now just bring Jurassic Park in to the fold.
This is wonderful news. Ive been waiting for this to happen since I got a blu-ray player. This picture and sound is gonna be syck on this format. Thank you Universal fro getting my week off to a great start. Now just bring Jurassic Park in to the fold.
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11:22AM on 06/28/2010
i dont even have a blu ray player (yes, im stuck in 2008) and this makes me excited.
i dont even have a blu ray player (yes, im stuck in 2008) and this makes me excited.
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11:18AM on 06/28/2010
This is fantastic news.. and it's even better that it's coming out of Universal. Hopefully we'll get Jaws and Jurassic Park sometime next year as well.. The only downside is nobody wants the JP trilogy.. it better be on separate discs.
This is fantastic news.. and it's even better that it's coming out of Universal. Hopefully we'll get Jaws and Jurassic Park sometime next year as well.. The only downside is nobody wants the JP trilogy.. it better be on separate discs.
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11:16AM on 06/28/2010
The cover looks awesome.
The cover looks awesome.
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11:04AM on 06/28/2010
It's about flippin time.
It's about flippin time.
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11:03AM on 06/28/2010
Edit: accidental double post
Edit: accidental double post
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11:02AM on 06/28/2010
Finally! BTTF is one of the greatest trilogies ever made and I've been wanting this on blu-ray for a long time. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed, hoping the transfer is a good one, because I (like many, many others) was absolutely dying for Ghostbusters on blu-ray and was sorely disappointed when I bought it. I'm looking forward to checking out the new special features though.
Finally! BTTF is one of the greatest trilogies ever made and I've been wanting this on blu-ray for a long time. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed, hoping the transfer is a good one, because I (like many, many others) was absolutely dying for Ghostbusters on blu-ray and was sorely disappointed when I bought it. I'm looking forward to checking out the new special features though.
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10:45AM on 06/28/2010
Yessss! I was hesitated to buy a half price BTTF DVD Trilogy that came out many years ago at my local movie shop. Gonna get this Blu Ray set.
Yessss! I was hesitated to buy a half price BTTF DVD Trilogy that came out many years ago at my local movie shop. Gonna get this Blu Ray set.
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10:46AM on 06/28/2010

Yes!

Can't wait. I'll be picking this up on day one!
Can't wait. I'll be picking this up on day one!
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10:32AM on 06/28/2010
Finnnnnnnnnnnne. Let me just add this to my Amazon wishlist.
Finnnnnnnnnnnne. Let me just add this to my Amazon wishlist.
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9:57AM on 06/28/2010

Awesome!

Huge fan of this series, I'll defintely be picking this up when it comes out in October.

I just hope the discs won't be defective like my first trilogy box set was.
Huge fan of this series, I'll defintely be picking this up when it comes out in October.

I just hope the discs won't be defective like my first trilogy box set was.
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9:43AM on 06/28/2010
Also I'm not a massic fan of the cover art, I was hoping they'd use the re-worked poster stance of the two of them from the DVD issue

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Just without all the blue-ness
Also I'm not a massic fan of the cover art, I was hoping they'd use the re-worked poster stance of the two of them from the DVD issue

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Just without all the blue-ness
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9:38AM on 06/28/2010

Awesome!

But would have been cooler to wait a couple of weeks and release it on November 5th.
But would have been cooler to wait a couple of weeks and release it on November 5th.
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9:35AM on 06/28/2010
I love the idea of the new extras, I just hope the transfers as awesome as I know it could be.
I love the idea of the new extras, I just hope the transfers as awesome as I know it could be.
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9:32AM on 06/28/2010

Lea Thompson in HD!

Sold!
Sold!
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9:20AM on 06/28/2010

I need to rewatch part 2 . . .

Haven't seen it since it first came out on VHS. In my mind, it was a big let down. Thought 3 was even worse. Part 1: CLASSIC.
Haven't seen it since it first came out on VHS. In my mind, it was a big let down. Thought 3 was even worse. Part 1: CLASSIC.
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9:36AM on 06/28/2010
BTTF 2 is the second best sequel of all time! (After Aliens)
BTTF 2 is the second best sequel of all time! (After Aliens)
10:32AM on 06/28/2010
II follows the darker sequel route; after a recent rewatch (having not seen it in about 20 years or something), I dug it..the glimpse we get into the future was so cool. I still maintain that III sucked, however. The first is undoubtedly the best..
II follows the darker sequel route; after a recent rewatch (having not seen it in about 20 years or something), I dug it..the glimpse we get into the future was so cool. I still maintain that III sucked, however. The first is undoubtedly the best..
9:18AM on 06/28/2010
I love the original, I went on my first date to that movie it holds a special place in my heart.
I love the original, I went on my first date to that movie it holds a special place in my heart.
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9:26AM on 06/28/2010
Wow, that's awesome!
Wow, that's awesome!
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