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Old June 29 2010, 06:49 PM   #16
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

Yup, Marty was originally going to have a wacky adventure involving a 1950's atomic bomb test site detonation.

And yup, the time machine was originally going to be a refrigerator.

Yup, I'm glad they decided to keep working on the script.
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Old June 29 2010, 06:54 PM   #17
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

Ah good, there will be a DVD version. Im not interested in blu ray yet.
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Old June 29 2010, 08:24 PM   #18
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

Oh cool! I never picked it up on DVD (first because I heard about some problems with the discs, then other stuff just got in the way). Instant buy for me.
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Old June 29 2010, 08:24 PM   #19
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

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I might just hold out a few more years for the 2015 Where The Hell's My Flying Car Edition.
Great Scott!

And as a Lotus Notes user, I must confess I hate the damn thing

Great news about the release though
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Old June 30 2010, 12:43 AM   #20
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

I might have to buy this if it's not ridiculously expensive.
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Old June 30 2010, 03:35 AM   #21
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

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Yup, Marty was originally going to have a wacky adventure involving a 1950's atomic bomb test site detonation.

And yup, the time machine was originally going to be a refrigerator.

Yup, I'm glad they decided to keep working on the script.
IIRC the getting back to the future via nuke stayed around well into the change of the time machine to a car. There was supposed to be a montage of Marty driving the car back to California from the test-site once he got back to the "present." The nuke thing was dropped because the film-makers thought it was unrealistic (radiation and all) and it'd be too expensive to film so they went with the lightning thing.

But, yeah, the fridge thing wasn't a good idea and it's a good thing they kept working on the script, the DeLorean was made far more of a iconic classic than it would've been thanks to this movie and other changes helped cement the movie as a classic as well.

Ah good, there will be a DVD version. Im not interested in blu ray yet.
There's been a triloigy box-set that's been available for many years now, I believe it's OOP but one could still be found on ebay or probably still on Amazon or in the odd video store. Individual DVD releases have been available for a couple years now.

And now's where I'm going to say something that people are going to jump up my ass for.

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. Even on VHS the special effects, model work and such in Part 2 is... not good. It was good in the 90s but doesn't quite hold-up today. Most notably is the scene where the DeLorean "lands" in the Hill Valley alleyway the rear deck of the DeLorean and the exhaust ports are very different on the plastic full-scale light model they used for these "landing" scenes than they are on the "real" thing. When the DeLorean is giving hover-chase to Biff's '46 Ford you can clearly see the real "drive wheels" under the "hovering" DeLorean, these are obviously not supposed to be there. (They're clearly visible on the "corrected" WS DVD version.)

Some of the flying model work in establishing/FX shots in 2015 doesn't hold up well. All of the other SFX work in the other two movies holds up fairly well today -as there's little of it- but the future Hill Valley stuff looks horrible and will look even more horrible on BD. (And are they going back to the film-stock and redoing this or is they simply going to be an "upscaled" DVD?)

Anyway, I've "grown out of" needing Special Features to buy a DVD so it's unlikely I'll buy this set unless there's something on it that'll blow my skirt up.
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Old June 30 2010, 11:14 AM   #22
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a wacky adventure involving a 1950's atomic bomb test site detonation...

...a refrigerator.
Sounds familiar...
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Old June 30 2010, 01:49 PM   #23
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

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Ah good, there will be a DVD version. Im not interested in blu ray yet.
There's been a triloigy box-set that's been available for many years now, I believe it's OOP but one could still be found on ebay or probably still on Amazon or in the odd video store. Individual DVD releases have been available for a couple years now.
I actually have that one, but yeah, it has issues. Id love to see the stoltz footage too.
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Old June 30 2010, 01:56 PM   #24
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

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a wacky adventure involving a 1950's atomic bomb test site detonation...

...a refrigerator.
Sounds familiar...
All too familiar and aren't we all glad that that didn't make the cut in BTTF.

I'll be skipping the Blu-Ray. I already have the trilogy on DVD but I must say I never tire of watching the first film. There's just something about it that never gets old or boring.
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Old June 30 2010, 02:05 PM   #25
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This caught my eye:

In the Beginning . . .: Delve into the genesis of the project, casting, re-casting, the DeLorean, sets and overall pre-production.
I'd love to see some of the footage with Eric Stolz as Marty. Does anyone know if the footage still exists?
I've often wondered the same thing. I know they shot quite a few scenes before the recast, and I think it would be fascinating to see what Stolz did with the character we all came to know and love.
Safely tucked away somewhere I'm sure... but the reason behind not releasing it is likely in the fine print of someone's contract... not to mention Stolz was fired and likely not very happy about it at the time.

They had completed entire scenes with Stolz as Marty... the Twin Pines Mall time machine test for sure (as those photos are available).
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Old June 30 2010, 02:11 PM   #26
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My understanding is that Stolz wasn't fired so much as it was a mutual decision that he wasn't right for the part.
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Old June 30 2010, 04:01 PM   #27
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That's what I have gathered as well. I remember reading an interview a while back where Zemeckis said that he is reluctant to release the Eric Stolz footage because it might cause some unnecessary comparisons and he just doesn't want the guy to look bad in any way.
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Old June 30 2010, 04:52 PM   #28
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Re: Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

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And are they going back to the film-stock and redoing this or is they simply going to be an "upscaled" DVD?
They're redoing it. This is Blu-Ray, after all.
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Old June 30 2010, 04:58 PM   #29
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Meh. I have seen these films so many times, no amount of "extras" will make me waste money on them.
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And yup, the time machine was originally going to be a refrigerator.
Hmm... Cold Fusion?

This sucker might actually persuade me over to the Blu-side.
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