Back to the Future 25th Anv. Trilogy on Blu-ray Oct 2010

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  3. Samurai8472

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    Re: Eric Stolz casting

    In total there should be five scenes

    Temporal experiment number 1 at twin pines

    Marty looking at his dad

    Marty at doc's house

    Marty walking around 1955 hill valley.

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    Is it me or do the re entry vents on the back of the time machine red?
     
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    Probably reflecting light from the buildings on the streets and/or just some color artifact of the photography.

    The clips they show in the above link, I feel, really does show Stolz wasn't right for the part.
     
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    I think Fox did a better stunned look than Stoltz when he realizes the guy sitting next to him is his father



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    Stoltz is indeed a good actor, but he's not funny. He's playing it straight, but this is not a subtle movie in any sense. I wonder how much Zemeckis tried to nudge him towards Fox-ian big-ness, and how much he just let Stoltz dig his own hole.


    The two Bobs say on one of the dvd commentaries that they don't believe in doing that, which is an unimpeachable position.
     
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    Which is fine and all, I respect that.

    But it's possible to do it without "Lucasifying it." Many of the simple SFX shots (like the "highways" seen in the BG during p2) look decent. But there some shots that, well, just show the problems with the effects and and there's even some pretty big continuity and consistency errors in the process.

    There's a few scenes of the DeLorean flying in p2 where the model doesn't have the "shine" and "gleem" of a stainless-steel car and it, well, looks like a model (including the lights on the inside). Most notably the shot of the car going down the "offramp" into Hill Valley 2015 and the DeLorean in chase of Biff's Ford in 1955. The car baking into the dumpster when Biff steals it is very shitty looking.

    There's an error where we see the DeLorean landing in the Hill Valley alley where the car has some very different looking features (notably the exhaust vents' size and color) than the real car. (This is because the "landing car" was a plastic, light weight, prop lowered with a fork-lift.) It bugged me in the theater 20 years ago when I saw it in the theater for the first time. It bugs me today.

    And the most glaring error has to be being able to see the real drive wheels for the DeLorean under the chassis when the car is hovering behind Biff's Ford (when Marty is clinging on to the fender.)

    I'm not saying go through and replace everything (the effect of the landing car upon returning to 1985 switching between a model and the real car behind a light pole is very, very well done.) Don't go Lucas on it. But just clean up some of the more obvious mistakes and errors in it that were limitations of the time. There's plenty of good effects int he movie but there's one or two that just look bad and looked bad the first time the movie was released.
     
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    I already own the old 2002 trilogy set on DVD (that was one of the 1st DVDs I ever owned) and I bought the new 2-disc version of Part I that was released on DVD a few years ago. However, I love these movies so much and have such an insatiable hunger for Back to the Future bonus features, I'll probably pick up this set too.

    BTW, is anyone else going to the theatrical rerelease of Part I on Saturday, October 23 & Monday, October 25?

    In R1, all 3 films included 2 commentary tracks-- the USC Q&A sessions with Bob Gale & Robert Zemeckis and a scene specific commentary with Bob Gale & Neil Canton. Personally, I'd like to see them add a new cast reunion commentary track with Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, Mary Steenburgen, Crispin Glover (if they can get him to not be crazy for 2 hours), and Christopher Lloyd (if they can get him to say anything).

    What I've wanted to do is edit together all of Doc's scenes to watch the entire saga chronologically from Doc's perspective.

    Yeah. Fox really brings Marty's disbelief to a climax here.
     
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    Just looking at those grabs of Stolz just shows how all wrong he was for the part, hell even his freaking costume and hairdo is a disaster.
     
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    It took 25 years but I finally got it. The Sunstar 1:18 delorean! It's eluded me twice in my lifetime.

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    The bttf really connected with me. Some of the dates even correspond to my birthday

    October 27th 1985 is my first birthday
    October 21st 2015 is a day before I hit 31


    Recreating a classic T-shirt

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    Also

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM6Ms621898

     
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    Am I missing something here, and you've actually experienced the relative time dilation associated with time travel? ;)
     
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    I'm sure that's how the Star Wars Special Editions started out, too.
     
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    Which is all fine and good, and then Lucas went nuts.

    There's good ways to update and clean up effects and then there's the Lucas way.
     
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    What's with the lack of a life preserver?

    BTW, I just wanted to present the greatest time travel crossover ever!
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBBw9E2Q_aY&feature=channel[/yt]
     
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    I'd pay $1,000,000 to see that movie.
     
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    Ah I see my mistake

    October 27th is five days after my first birthday
     
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    ^check post 50
     
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    Dammit! Just when I decided I wasn't going to spend any more money this month!
     
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    Clip of the tribute from the Scream awards. The best clip so far since others have warbled audio

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UzoCnTA5_I

    To commemorate the 25th anniversary here is a picture of me at a New york car show

    Wearing a TMNT shirt too. Can't get more 80's than that

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