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Old October 27 2010, 08:01 PM   #76
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

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Also, tomorrow morning around 8am, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Huey Lewis, Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis, & Neil Canton will be appearing on The Today Show on NBC!
Here's a link to the Today Show segment:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891...46449#39846449
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Old October 27 2010, 08:37 PM   #77
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

I want to be surprised that my local Best Buy didn't stock the blu-rays of this set, but I'm not. My Best Buy sucks.
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Old October 29 2010, 03:36 AM   #78
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

Okay. On BluRay the other day I watched BttF 2 and 3 and while the picture quality and all of this nice and clean it's hard to really say they're a vast improvement. I suspect because there's not be a lot of improvements in sharpness and color quality since 1990. Sure there's been some but not shockingly enough.

So I put in the BD of the first movie tonight and? WOW! The picture quality here is great a sharpness, vibrancy and cleanness to it. Some reviews have said that the weakness in the latex makeup Lloyd, Glover, Wilson and Thompson have on in their older versions of themselves shows up more but I don't quite see it. I guess it's a bit more obvious but I think it still works because the actors I think still pull off the older characters. (Thompson I think does the best.)

Just comparing the BD to the DVD is like night and day, I'd easily say it's like comparing VHS to DVD if anyone doubts how much better the picture on BD is over DVD this would be the movie to show it off.

Even the black levels are far deeper. Stunning stuff. The BD picture has always been superior but it really shows off in an older movie like this one.
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Old November 8 2010, 09:26 AM   #79
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Don't know how long this sale will last, but as of RIGHT NEW Newegg.com is selling the Blu-ray for $39.98 plus free shipping. Tax depends on where you live.
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Old November 9 2010, 01:22 AM   #80
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It was great seeing the movie in theaters. This was a first for me. It's so... It's so... ...big.

I don't think I'll get the new DVDs. I was very tempted but I don't really like the packaging. The only thing that might persuade me is if they had a bunch of Eric Stoltz scenes on the bonus features.

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And why, why, why would the UK get this set over America?

Not to go all nationalist here but, dammit, the movie is an American movie. So why does the UK get the better set and, not only that, the earlier release date for both the set and the theatrical re-release?
The U.K. has always had a peculiarly strong relationship with Back to the Future. All of the bogus rumors for Back to the Future, Part IV originate in the U.K. I don't know why.

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There's some new cast and crew interviews and the addition of The Ride aspects. (The History of the Future Museum stuff and the ride itself.)
These features were also added on the individual 2-disc version of Part I that came out last year. I have such fond memories of The Ride that I couldn't resist that version, even though I already had the first trilogy set from 2002.
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Old November 9 2010, 02:00 AM   #81
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The U.K. has always had a peculiarly strong relationship with Back to the Future. All of the bogus rumors for Back to the Future, Part IV originate in the U.K. I don't know why.
Such a good relationship that the U.K. even gets the more sane disc-release mechanism.
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Old November 9 2010, 02:51 AM   #82
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

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I'd kind-of hoped that when they moved the BBTF movies to BD they'd go through the second one and update the special effects.
The two Bobs say on one of the dvd commentaries that they don't believe in doing that, which is an unimpeachable position.
Which is fine and all, I respect that.

But...
Ok, by saying 'but' at all it's clear that you don't respect their opinion.

They don't reject it because they think it'll be overdone. They reject it because they think any change in and of itself is sacrilegious. Forget CGI...they would similarly reject the idea of a special "director's cut" edition. They think a kid in 2015 should have the chance to see the same film that a kid in 1985 had.

So to say "I respect the fact that they want no changes but here are the changes they could do" just shows that, no, you don't actually respect their opinion.
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Old November 9 2010, 06:20 PM   #83
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The two Bobs say on one of the dvd commentaries that they don't believe in doing that, which is an unimpeachable position.
Which is fine and all, I respect that.

But...
Ok, by saying 'but' at all it's clear that you don't respect their opinion.

They don't reject it because they think it'll be overdone. They reject it because they think any change in and of itself is sacrilegious. Forget CGI...they would similarly reject the idea of a special "director's cut" edition. They think a kid in 2015 should have the chance to see the same film that a kid in 1985 had.

So to say "I respect the fact that they want no changes but here are the changes they could do" just shows that, no, you don't actually respect their opinion.
As I said, I look at as no different than going back to TWOK and removing the support-arm for the model you can see in one of the shots. If there's a problem there that can be fixed that'd improve the movie I don't see the harm in doing it.

Or going back to other old movies and removing support wires and such. Just, overall, things that are there that "can be" corrected. I'm not saying new sequences need to be added in just that there's a few shots in the movie where the effects of the time caused problems.

The two most glaring ones for me are in the second move is that the fiberglass "landing model" has some very different features than the real DeLorean and seeing the real "drive wheels" of the hovering car during the chase of Biff's Ford. (look under the car's frame and you'll see them.)

I admire that The Bob don't want touch the movies at the same time I don't think there'd be any harm in touching some of these mistakes that can now be cleaned up. Even some of the dodgier looking model work can be cleaned up. (A shit when the DeLorean first arrives in 2015, through the windhsield, makes it look like Doc really should've crashed.) There's "Going Lucas" where you just replace anything and everything and even add in stuff that has no business being there (*cough* Han talking to a CG Jabba in ANH *cough*) and then there's just fixing mistakes that are small, but there.

If they don't want to fix them I respect that and it doesn't change my opinion of them. They're happy, fine and great. If they went and changed these things I'd be happy too. They're problems I've seen for years and I think it'd be nice to see some things cleaned up and replaced. That'd be great too.

If they go Lucas? Then I'd have a problem.
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Old November 13 2010, 04:07 AM   #84
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

I'm sure everyone's seen this before, but it's funny none-the-less and if you haven't seen it it's still funny.

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Old November 14 2010, 07:10 PM   #85
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Old November 16 2010, 01:50 AM   #86
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This is pretty damn cool and one of my favorite scenes from the second film.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Watch...e-2-21756.html
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Old November 16 2010, 01:59 AM   #87
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For instance there’s almost an entire movie’s worth of footage, in which Eric Stoltz plays Marty McFly.
Four quick scenes in which the directors are talking over the footage does not "an entire movie's worth of footage" make, Cinema Blend.
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Old November 16 2010, 02:37 AM   #88
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Knowing Cinema Blend's style...I think that line was meant to be sarcastic.
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