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Go ‘Back to the Future’ on Blu-ray This October!

Here it is!  The Holy Grail on Blu-ray!  Well, it’s not exactly the Holy Grail, but it’s pretty darn close!  Universal confirmed the month-long rumors yesterday when they announced the October 26th Blu-ray release date of Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy.  I just might have to request that day off of work.  Video will be presented in a newly restored 1080p presentation with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1.  Oh yeah baby!  Audio will be treated with a high octane 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio surround track. Check out the full details below of all the extras to be found on this incredible catalog set.

Special features include:

  • U-Control (BD-exclusive):
    • Setups & Payoffs: As you watch each of the three films, each “set up” showcases items in the scene that prepare you for a future plot point. When you get to that moment in the film, the “payoff” is shown to complete the correlation.
    • Storyboard Comparison: Compare key scenes in the movie with the original storyboards.
    • Trivia Track: Get inside trivia and facts while you watch the movies
  • Q&A commentaries with director Robert Zemeckis and producer Bob Gale
  • Feature commentaries with producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton
  • Back to the Future Night: hosted by Leslie Nielson, this original 30-minute special aired on NBC prior to the first television screening of the Back to the Future (new, BD-exclusive)
  • Tales from the Future: new six-part retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Director Robert Zemeckis, Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton, plus Executive Producer Steven Spielberg*
    • 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.
  • The Physics of Back to the Future: A discussion with celebrity best-selling author and physicist Dr. Michio Kaku about the overall appreciation of the science in the Back to the Future Trilogy*
  • Nuclear test site ending storyboard sequence: Storyboard sequence of the original proposed ending of the film.*
  • Sixteen deleted scenes
  • Michael J. Fox Q&A
  • Archival featurettes:
    • Making the Trilogy: Chapters One, Two & Three: Original 2002 DVD documentary that takes a look back in time.
    • The Making of Back to the Future Part I, II & III: Provides a vintage and historic first look at the making of all three films.
    • The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy: a televised special hosted by Kirk Cameron addressing fans unanswered Back to the Future questions.
  • Behind-the-scenes:
    • Outtakes
    • Original makeup tests
    • Production design
    • Storyboarding
    • Designing the DeLorean
    • Designing time travel
    • Hoverboard test
    • Designing Hill Valley
    • Designing the campaign
  • Back to the Future: The Ride
  • Music Videos:
    • Huey Lewis and the News “Power of Love”
    • ZZ Top “DoubleBack”
  • Photo galleries, including production art, additional storyboards, photographs, marketing materials and character portraits
  • Theatrical trailers
  • BD-Live
  • My Scenes
  • pocket BLU: USHE’s pocket BLU app uses iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, Windows and Macintosh computers and more to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray player and offers advanced features such as:
    • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease.
    • Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in their favorite episode.
    • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    • Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray player with your device’s easy and intuitive keyboard.

* Denotes new footage debuting on the 25th Anniversary Trilogy

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