Terbidium - Review | Back to the Future Trilogy (DVD)
Last Updated: 2003-10-05
Introduction and Special Features
To begin, the movies themselves are intact, as originally shown in the theaters. Unlike recent DVD releases of 80’s classics (ie. the gun-to-walkie-talkie edits in E.T.), there were no political corrections made. While this is not usually something of concern, there were TV edits made that removed “the Libyans” from the first movie, shortly after the 9-11 events. All that aside, the DVD’s are a pretty standard affair, with each one being themed after the respective movies: Part 1 in the 50’s, Part 2 in the future, and Part 3 in the old west. For a DVD box set that has been over 15 years in the making, Zemeckis and team definitely deliver. This set has all that you would expect of any feature- packed DVD’s, including deleted scenes, outtakes, original trailers, and behind the scenes features. The movies themselves contain additional commentaries, and an option that pops up an icon for additional production notes and factoids during viewing. Even the deleted scenes have an option for viewing with commentary by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. The larger behind the scenes features include a “Making of” for each of the 3 movies, and an overall “Making of the Trilogy” that spans all 3 DVD’s. Among the smaller behind the scenes features are the evolution of special effects, production Q&A’s, making of the DeLorean time machine, and the original discussion of the time travel plot lines.
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