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Back to the Future 25th Anniversary DVD/Blu-ray release

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Check out the exhaustive specs. Looks like it's going to include everything from the already jam-packed 2002 release plus new stuff including some snippets of the infamous and still never-seen excised Eric Stoltz footage.

The release date is October 26th, which is likely a clue to when we'll get the episodes. Kind of hard to imagine that Telltale/Universal wouldn't try to roughly synchronize the launch of the new games with this.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    @Udvarnoky said: The release date is October 26th, which is likely a clue to when we'll get the episodes.



    Impossible. That's not "winter", not even close. ;)
    January 2011, more likely.

  • Cool! I got the 02 set when they came out, and I might just have to get this one too! The footage of Eric Stoltz could be interesting... lol, who am I kidding, I got to see this! Too bad i cant get both Blu-Ray and DVD in one box.

  • Guess it's time for me to upgrade my collection to bluray!

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    ...and time for me to actually buy a blu-ray-player. :D

    There's no German version announced as of yet. If this doesn't change very soon, I'll get the UK version. I would have liked to have both languages on the blu-ray, as the German version is obviously the one my brother and I grew up with.

  • Aww i sooo want to get the Blu-Ray version, but ive got a 4 Disc Ultimate edition, Of back to the future on DVD, which has never been opened

  • Will buy. I also wish George Lucas wasn't so slow on the blu-ray front. I'd like to buy blu-ray editions of all the Star Wars movies (preferrably in a boxed set), and the original Indiana Jones trilogy (or one that includes the last one as well).

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    Well, here we go.

    Now there's a German version announced (with English language also, of course), but there's no collector's tin box (which I'd LOVE to own). Instead, there's a version with a miniature DeLorean. Nice try, guys, but there are so many high-quality models out there that this thing can only be massive cr** in comparison.

    The decision not to release a tin box in Germany is probably connected to last year's new laws concerning minimum viewer age labelling on movie DVDs, Blu Ray and games. These new labels are exactly the same as the old ones, but now they have to be HUGE by law. The tin box would have to bear this ugly, immediate-attention-stealing thing, ruining its appearance (and possibly sales). :(

  • If it's the same as the 2002 version but with some new things, it's just another cheap way for Universal to make money off of Back to the Future, in Blu-Ray no less!! I mean honestly, how many times can one company make DVDs for a single movie.

    I have no problem with it, however the fact that they continue to release the same thing with 7% better quality and about 10 or 6 different DVD features kind of ticks me off.

    But anyway on a real subject, I think for the "Winter" thing, the Episodes will probably be out sometime from late December to early January.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    @splash1 said: I have no problem with it, however the fact that they continue to release the same thing with 7% better quality and about 10 or 6 different DVD features kind of ticks me off.



    The movies have been dirt-cleaned for this edition, preserving the grain. I'm not sure if this looks more than 7% better on DVD, but it sure looks a whoooole lot better on Blu Ray, and this release is obviously all about Blu Ray! Bob Gale was even quoted saying that it looks better than it originally did in the cinema. From other sources, I also stumbled over the comment that the level of detail could actually ruin the experience, as you'd now be able to clearly see the rubber masks on the main protagonists. ;)

  • Well, I'm pretty sure that once this set is out I won't need a new edition for a looooong time.

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