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Back to the Future 2 [VHS]

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Product Details

  • Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, Elisabeth Shue
  • Directors: Robert Zemeckis
  • Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
  • Producers: Bob Gale, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Neil Canton, Steve Starkey
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Universal Studios Ho
  • VHS Release Date: October 25, 1990
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,039 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6301666569
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,182 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Product Description

Back to Future 2

Critics and audiences didn't seem too happy with this inventive, perhaps too clever sequel to the popular 1985 comedy about a high school kid (Michael J. Fox) who travels into the past and has to bring his parents together (or lose his own existence). Director Robert Zemeckis and cast bent over backwards to add layers of time-travel complication to this follow-up, and while it surely exercises the brain it isn't necessarily funny in the same way that its predecessor was. It's well worth a visit, though, just to appreciate the imagination that went into it, particularly in a finale that has Fox's character watching his own actions from the first film. --Tom Keogh

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By jdealy999 on October 22, 2015
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Well, as most of you probably know -- October 21st, 2015 was dubbed as the official "Back To The Future" Day! This was the very day that Marty McFly and Doc Emmett Brown travelled from 1985 to 2015 in a flying DeLorean!! :) Now, we actually ARE in the year 2015, and some of the predictions that the writers made actually came true -- while others did not.

Hoverboard -- there is a version of the hoverboard that is currently being made in Silicon Valley (California). The movie version of the Hoverboard was auctioned off in London for $33,000.

Automated gas pumps -- these actually DO exist, but they are in Poland.

Flying cars -- current prototypes are being developed in Vienna (Austria), but is not known whether it will become mass produced. Current asking price is $250,000.

Voice control command -- can be used on Smartphones, HDTV's, tablets, or other appliances. Can also be used in newer vehicles. Furthermore, you can even use fingerprint identification to pay your bills (the "selfie pay" is currently being developed). Sadly, doors STILL have doorknobs, so you cannot open them with just your thumb. :(

Drones DO exist!!! Virtual reality (holographic?) glasses also exist!!

Self-parking/self-driving -- currently being developed and may become reality by no later than 2020.

Live chat in real time via video/television screens -- currently used via Skype or other means of social media.

Now, here's what did NOT happen:

No "Queen" Diana -- Princess Diana passed away in 1997.

No Michael Jackson holograms or automated waitresses -- M.J. passed away in 2009.

No dehydrated pizzas ("Hydrate Level 4, please!!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jorge A. Zarco on November 6, 2011
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In 1989, Universal Studios, director Robert Zemeckis and writer/producer Bob Gale brought us Back to the Future Part II. This second film has gotten some bad reviews, but it really is an underrated sequel. Marty(Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown(Christopher Lloyd) travel to the year 2015 to stop Griff Tannen from sending Marty McFly Jr. to jail. While in the future, Marty buys a sports almanac and plans to use it to bet on sporting events in the past. Doc Brown throws the almanac in the trash and Old Biff Tannen(Thomas F. Wilson) fishes it out of the garbage can. Old Biff steals the DeLorean time machine and gives the book to himself in the past. When Marty and Doc Brown return to 1985, Hill Valley, California has been turned into a crime-filled, gritty, polluted dystopia. Biff is filthy rich and married to Marty's mother, Lorraine(Lea Thompson). Marty finds out that George McFly was murdered in 1973! Marty and Doc Brown must travel to the year 1955 and destroy the sports almanac in order to repair the damage to the time line. Claudia Wells played Jennifer Parker in the first film. In the sequels, Jennifer is played by Elisabeth Shue. Crispin Glover didn't want to play George McFly in the sequels. He's filled in with actor Jeffrey Wisemann playing George McFly, still photos of Glover, and stock footage.
Back to the Future Part II opens with credits playing over stock footage left over from Firefox(1982). Alan Silvestri polished and enhanced some of his music cues from the first Back to the Future. Back to the Future Part II treats us to the sight of Marty using a Hover Board. In 1989, some people thought they were real. We also get to see more of the flying DeLorean. There's sight gags such as Jaws 19 playing in a movie theater and a Max Headroom version of Michael Jackson in the Cafe 80's.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 14, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Marty McFly and Doctor Emmett Brown travels to the future to prevent Marty's future son from facing jail time. They ultimately succeed, and when they travel back to the present (1985), they find everything to be entirely different than the way they left it. They find the source of this problem, and they must fix it in order to return 1985 to it's former state.
Highly enternaining with some humour and great special effects makes this a great film. I like the fact that some scenes from Part 1 are incorporated in this movie. This incorporation is what makes this movie very entartaining... especially the scenes where we see two Martys, or two Doc Browns. I would highly recommend this movie!
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Luther Wolfgang Polaris on March 3, 2006
Format: VHS Tape

This sequel of the superb "Back To The Future" is a very earnest attempt to follow a winning formula up with a truly worthwhile effort in this sequel. Complex, yes, but interesting. Unfortunately, at times it gets a bit too mechanically contrived with the time sequence derivations, and I find myself mentally checking the continuity which detracts from the theme. Nevertheless, if you liked the first "Back To The Future" you will probably enjoy this movie. All the characters are present from the original and they are playing multiple generations almost simultaneously. After all, isn't that what a time travel ovie is supposed to do?
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In first run, BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II earned a third of $1 billion, worldwide. It picks up precisely where the first story ends (with a notable change: Jennifer is now played by Miss Shue). This is both one of the finest sequels ever and a personal favorite of director Bob Zemeckis.

Here, Marty's, Doc's and Jen's trip to the year 2015 disastrously skews the past when elderly Biff Tannen steals Doc's time traveling DeLorean and goes back to 1955, where he gives a 1950-2000 Gray's Sports Almanac to his teenaged self. The younger Biff is thus able to wager on sporting events and win every time. He becomes a millionaire at age 21 and soon Hill Valley and nearly everyone's lives are changed for the worst. To put things right, Marty returns to 1955 with Doc. They must somehow get the almanac from young Biff without further altering the past, their present and the future; a seemingly impossible task.

Although not as charming as the original film, this one surpasses it in creativity and plotting. Here, actors must play multiple roles. For example, Michael J. Fox is FIVE characters: Marty at two ages, plus his teen self misidentified as Calvin Klein in 1955, and both his son and his daughter in 2015. B2TF2 has a brilliant script perfectly executed, with precise recreations of entire sequences from the 1985 blockbuster that are simply astounding.

I'm awed every time I see this one.

Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 IMDb viewer poll rating.

(7.8) Back to the Future Part II (1989) - Michael J.
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