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Back to the Future III

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  • Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
  • Directors: Robert Zemeckis
  • Format: Widescreen, Dolby
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (943 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NNH97Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #806,876 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Format: VHS Tape
"Back to the Future Part III" is, in my opinion, the best of the entire trilogy. Of course, that's just my opinion, but I can't be wrong because it's a point of view, right? That out of the way, let's get to some heavy duty praising for one of our best directors, Robert Zemeckis. There are very few directors who have such a love for the craft of filmmaking that, when you see their work on the screen, you know they were going totally buckwild, just having the time of their lives with all the gadgets at their disposal. Sam Raimi is one, Spielberg, Shyamalan, and Lucas are three more, and definitely our dear Bob Zemeckis. All you have to do is look at his menagerie of films: "Back to the Future", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", "Forrest Gump", and "What Lies Beneath". Even though I didn't like "What Lies Beneath", it still had some of the coolest camera moves I've seen in recent years. But come on, "Roger Rabbit" and "Forrest Gump", not to mention said trilogy are classics, filled with remarkable visuals and a wonderful sense of humanity. "Back to the Future Part III" is no exception to that rule.
This isn't usually revered as the best of the films. In fact, other than a few friends of mine, the only critic I know of to agree is Leonard Maltin. But I believe it to be for a few reasons. First, this is by far the most fast-paced entry in the trilogy. It moves from scene to scene at 88 mph and never stops until the end. Secondly, despite this enormously fast pace, it never ceases to have a beating heart at its center. The love story in the film, which finally revolves around Doc, is very sweet, and the friendship between Doc and Marty continues to grow. Third, the dialogue in this film seems like it went into hyperkinetic overdrive. It zips!
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Format: VHS Tape
This 1990 sequel was shot back to back with Back To The Future 2. Again, it was directed by Robert Zemeckis, and starred Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. In this, the third and final chapter in the series, Marty McFly(Fox)is transported, thanks to the delorean, to the year 1885. The Old West. There, he tries to save Doc Brown(Lloyd)who is to be shot and killed by a mad gunmen. Is it any surprise that the guy who is supposed to kill Doc Brown is a relation to Biff?. No, it isn't. But there are a few other problems as well. On his trip to 1885, the delorean gets a hole punctured in the fuel tank. They are trapped there. The other, is that Doc has fallen in love with a sweet school marm(played by Mary Steenburgen). Doc is conflicted between leaving and saving his life, or staying and being with the woman he truly loves, and face the chance of getting shot. The two find a way to gain enough speed to get the delorean in motion and send them back to 1985. If you haven't seen it, I won't say how. This chapter in the brilliant series is a real fun, crowd pleaser. However, it lacks a lot of the punch the first two had. The effects and everything are mild and tame in this one. Not as exciting as the previous ones. Still, it is a wonderfully made and put together film. It is thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable. A very satisfying end to the whole saga. Fox and Lloyd are, as always, top notch. Thomas Wilson as Biff's ancestor is, well, he's still Biff. Would we want him any other way?. Probably not. Steenburgen does the best with what she's given. It's too bad that Lea Thompson, who had such an important and prominent role in the first and second, was relegated to almost 'cameo' status in this one. Oh well. In the end, a good romp for the whole family. Watch and enjoy!!!.
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Back to the Future Part III(1990) picks up where the second film left off and completes the story arc. Marty McFly is stuck in 1955 after the DeLorean is struck by lightning. Marty and a younger version of Doc Brown restore the DeLorean after they find it in a cave. When Marty finds out that Doc Brown was killed in 1885, Marty travels to that time period to take Doc home. In 1885, Doc Brown falls in love with a lovely, educated schoolteacher, Clara Clayton(Mary Steenburgen). Marty, Doc Brown, and Clara are bullied by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen(Thomas F. Wilson). Marty has to stop Buford Tannen from killing Doc and they have to return to 1985. Back to the Future Part III cuts back on technology and puts more of its focus on plot and character. There's an homage to Once Upon a Time in the West(1968) as the camera films Hill Valley, California in the year 1885. Back to the Future Part III was filmed in Jamestown, CA and I saw it on a field trip in grade school. The town was destroyed by fire. Alan Silvestri is back and he adds a "Western" flavor to the music score. A scene where Buford Tannen kills Marshall Strickland(James Tolkan) in cold blood was deleted from the film. ZZ Top makes a cameo in the film and they perform the theme song. Sexy Mary Steenburgen is quite good as Clara. She also played Clara Clayton on the Back to the Future animated series. Back to the Future Parts II and III were filmed back to back in 1989. Movies such as Missing in Action I and II and The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions used the same gimmick. Back to the Future Part III was a solid, final film in a fun movie franchise.
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