One October 21, 2015, the future will finally arrive. Back in 1985 director Robert Zemeckis joined forces with producers Steven Spielberg and Bob Gale to begin one of the most beloved sci-fi trilogies of all time with Back to the Future. In 1989 Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Brown time traveled to the future to October 21, 2015, and in conjunction with the movie’s 30th anniversary, select theaters will bring the movies back for a limited showing, and new Blu-Ray & DVD boxed sets of the trilogy and animated series will be released.
Cast members Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson met with fans in London at a convention this weekend, taking this great photo (from Thompson’s Facebook feed):
The single most popular acting work Michael J. Fox is known for is the series (in addition to Family Ties and Spin City), and yet Zemeckis began the original film, and actually filmed a good part of it, with Mask actor Eric Stoltz in the lead as Marty McFly. Watch the Zemeckis segment of Robert Rodriguez’s excellent series The Director’s Chair on the El Rey Network for more great trivia about Back to the Future, previewed here:
Available on Blu-ray & DVD, the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy will include all three movies plus a bonus disc. A separate release, Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series will be available for the first time ever on DVD featuring all 26 episodes. For the uber-BTTF fan, Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures will include all three movies, the complete animated series, a new bonus disc, a 64-page book and light-up “Flux Capacitor” packaging. Featuring more than two hours of content, the bonus disc will include all-new original shorts, documentaries, two episodes from the animated series and more.
Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing an all-new 30th Anniversary picture disc vinyl soundtrack, available October 16, 2015.
Here is a preview of the Blu-Ray/DVD release:
Showtimes are not yet available for the theatrical re-release. Check back here at borg.com in October for more details.