Back to the Future 1985 PG CC

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Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the time machine created by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and finds himself in a time-shattering situation that jeopardizes his future.

Starring:
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
Runtime:
1 hour 57 minutes

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Back to the Future

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy
Director Robert Zemeckis
Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
Supporting actors Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber, George DiCenzo, Frances Lee McCain, James Tolkan, J.J. Cohen, Casey Siemaszko, Billy Zane, Harry Waters Jr., Donald Fullilove, Lisa Freeman, Cristen Kauffman, Elsa Raven, Will Hare
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This is one of the best movies I have ever seen!
Derrick Thomas
These movies can be watched over and over again and they just get better.
Christopher Beard
I love this movie and have watched it many, times in the last 30 years.
M. Bridges

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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Micheal Hunt on May 7, 2009
Format: DVD
On this release of the great BTTF movie, you get a 2 disc edition with extra features never released on DVD, nor even on the 4 disc region 4 release.

Obviously the movie is there, it was always good quality and great 5.1 sound on the rest of the editions, and nothing has changed for this one. Now included is a whole heap of new extras.

There is an Audio Commentary from Bob Gale and Niel Canton. It is an actual commentary now, not just the Q&A audio that played to the movie, or separately as audio depending on which edition you had, that other one is still on here, but this 2nd commentary is brand new, not a re-run.

As far as I can tell, all the extras from the other editions are still here. I own a heap of copies of different releases for this movie, and I get a little confused with what was on what; but I know the American fans will be pleased that extra deleted scenes that where only viewable on the region 4 bonus disc (4th disc) are now included in this release.
In particular, the full version of the scene when Doc is asked if he has a permit, and Marty wonders if he will go home gay. It's a great and funny scene.

Also included is the footage of the back to the future ride that used to be at Universal Studios. I went on that ride in 1993 (who cares), and it was great to see it again. It has two videos for the ride, the first one is the video you would watch while waiting in line for the ride... it's like a news cast and security camera video telling you about Doc's 1 day ride into the future (fictional) and the second video is what you actually saw when on the ride as you chase Biff Tannin through time.
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful By behet@stud.uni-frankfurt.de on April 27, 2000
"Back to the future" was the most successful film of the year 1985, and it is not hard to imagine why. This gloriously entertaining movie is still director Robert Zemeckis' best film to date.
The story itself is hardly original, but how it is told is outstanding. Not only that this film is funny, it succeeds in creating a certain atmosphere that is hard to describe. An atmosphere that you can feel and which distinguishes good movies from classics. You really connect with all the characters on screen. Michael J. Fox was born to play this role and Christopher Lloyd is simply sensationel as Doc Brown. They both will always be remembered because of this film. But let's not forget the supporting cast. Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and of course Thomas F. Wilson are all the perfect choice for their parts. The score by Alan Silvestri and the Songs by Huey Lewis also became classics.
Each time someone asks me which movies I find the most entertaining of all time, I mention titles like: "Raiders of the Lost ark", "The Empire Strikes Back", some early Marx Brothers movies, "Pulp Fiction", and for sure "Back to the Future".
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By ManiacMansionJason on July 26, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Back to the Future is one of those movies that you love to watch over and over again. You get so involved in the story, that (even if you aren't a sci-fi fan) you can't stop watching. Michael J. Fox is Marty McFly, a typical teenager who accidentally gets sent back to the year 1955 in Doc Brown's (Cristopher Loyd) time machine. There, he has to repair the damamge he has done by bringing his parents bac together and then of course get "Back to the Future. Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, and Thomas F. Wilson are a wonderful supporting cast. Unfortunatey, this movie has been out of print for quite some time now. Amazon, PLEASE GET IT BACK! It hasn't even made it to DVD yet. If you ever get a chance to buy this movie then do it, it's worth every penny.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By K. E. Behm on January 5, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The following specs will be included in this re-release, according to [...]:

Disc 1:
The Making of Back to the Future
Making the Trilogy: Chapter One
Q&A with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale
Enhanced Conversation with Michael J. Fox
Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton
Deleted Scenes
Outtakes
Did You Know That? Universal Animated Anecdotes
Original Makeup Tests
Production Archives
Excerpts from the Original Screenplay
Theatrical Teaser Trailer
Cast & Filmmakers
Production Notes
DVD-ROM Features Including Total Axess
Recommendations
Special Announcements

Disc 2:
Back to the Future...The Ride
Looking Back to the Future
Back to the Future Night
Michael J. Fox Q&A

For the bonus features, I will double dip for this special edition. I don't want to wait for the Blu-ray (which, of course, I will buy at the time of release as well). For $[...], I don't mind the double-dip so much.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J R Zullo on August 7, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
"Back to the future" is a lesson in movie-making. The script is really good, the director (Zemeckis) does what is expected of him, and the cast is perfect for the characters. Christopher Lloyd has just the right mad-scientist face to fit Doc Brown, Michael J. Fox is the eternal teenager always unconsciously falling in some kind of trouble, Crispin Glover is the likable idiot by the hilarious name of McFly (Hey McFly!), Lea Thompson is the pretty girl transformed in a fat an alcoholic mother.
The story is the best in time traveling: what would happen if you went back in time and prevented your parents from knowing each other? It's a question everybody makes sooner or later, and "Back to the future" answers it in a brilliant way. The catastrophic nature of young Marty McFly is a hook for lots of good jokes and scenes through the whole movie. The best scene is the one where he threatens his future father with a possible brain-melting if he doesn't invite his future mother for the ball.
Ah, and let's not forget the vehicle. The DeLorean, which is also the time-machine is a beautiful car, and has a strange story of its own.
Some of the dialogue and the scenes are forever impressed in my mind.
What happened to the actress Claudia Wells, Marty's girlfriend Jennifer in the first movie?
The other two movies in the series are also very good, but this one is the best, and one of the most entertaining movies I've ever watched.
Grade 9.8/10
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