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Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History Hardcover – October 20, 2015
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“This is the definitive Back to the Future book―vividly written, beautifully laid out and packed with never-before-seen photos and prop reproductions. So, we didn’t get hoverboards and flying cars in 2015. Who cares? WE GOT THIS BOOK!” (Peyton Reed, Film Director)
“Every few pages, there are unique inserts fans can pull out. Examples include a lenticular of Marty’s family photo, a “Save the Clock Tower” flyer...the letter Doc sends to Marty from 1885 and much, much more. The book is worth it for those inserts alone.” (io9)
“This is an amazing book, and it has been a lot of fun to page through it while rewatching the movies.” (Geek Dad)
“This book will change the way you watch these movies forever. If you’re a BTTF fan―and let’s face it, I’ve never heard of anyone who’s seen the movie and thinks it’s only OK―Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is a must-buy.” (Geek Tyrant)
“...scads of beautiful, oversized, behind-the-scenes images.” (Washington Post)
“Get your closest look ever at the future, which is now the present.” (Vanity Fair)
“Celebrating the original film’s 30th anniversary, Michael Klastorin and Randal Atamaniuk’s Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is the perfect literary companion to the beloved time-traveling trilogy that altered cinema.” (Mike's Pop Culture)
“The release of Michael Klastorin’s Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History provides a mountain of photos and insight into the film trilogy” (Vulture)
“...takes fans behind the scenes of the beloved trilogy.” (ABC News Radio)
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The book itself is designed and bound quite nicely, I am quite picky about these things. My copy arrived shrink wrapped and in generally good condition (there's a slight tear in the cover material on the back cover due to poor packing material).
The interior pages are glossy, printed on nice stock paper and all 224 pages are stocked full of wonderful photos, prints of scripts, storyboards, concept art and handwritten production notes. There are also several prop replicas (see my photos) which have been included, peppered along throughout the book. As other reviewers have mentioned, the prop replicas are a very, very cool addition to the book in itself; however, the method in which they are affixed to the pages was very irritating. In some cases, a thick peel-able backing glue was used which left a round "oil stain" on either the book page, the prop or both. In other cases, a more treacherous and near-impossible to remove tape was used which caused some tearing/blemishing of the book page, the prop or both. I ended removing all of the props and storing them in an 8 x 10 envelope for safekeeping.
Here is a list of all the included prop replicas:
- Save the Clock Tower Flyer (with Jennifer's number on the back)
- Doc's hand drawn Flux Capacitor schematic
- Marty's pink tardy slip (reason for being late: slacker)
- Marty and sibling color photo (holographic: holding it at an angle makes Marty's brother and sister disappear!)
- "Do Not Open Until 1985" (The letter that could have potentially disrupted the space-time continuum)
- Lorraine and George's Enchantment Under the Sea Dance photo
- Jaws 19 Movie Poster (Directed by Max Spielberg)
- Receipt from 2015 for the purchase of the antique Sports Amanac
- Western Union letter from Doc c. 1885
- A "Biff" dollar bill from the alternate 1985
- "A Match Made in Space" by George McFly dust jacket cover
- Portrait of Doc and Marty in front of the future clock tower clock c. 1885
The content/writing of the book is just marvelous and will be an absolute thrill for even casual fans (if they even exist). I have been enjoying reading it all day and have been driving my friends and family bonkers popping up with new trivia about the series every 5 minutes. All three movies are covered, and attention is given to the Universal Studios ride (with its accompanying mini-movie) and the animated television series.
All-in-all this is a real treat and I'm delighted to add it to my BTTF collection. My tremendous appreciation and gratitude for everyone involved in bringing this project to the fans. Highly recommended!
My expectations were completely shattered as I poured through this book seeing photos I've never seen before, a plethora of concept art, and details about the original versions and script of the movie I had no idea about! The fact that this book was compiled by someone who worked directly on the series allows the reader to gain insights into the creation of this trilogy that outsiders couldn't possibly know. Sure, I've read things before on how Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty, how Crispin Glover was difficult to work with, and how the time machine at one point was going to be a fridge instead of a Delorean, but this book greatly expands on all the trivia and knowledge you may think you know about this franchise and adds anecdotes and information from the producers and writers that you simply haven't heard before. Combine this with the extremely jam-packed amount of photographs, art, and inserts and well - you won't be disappointed!
I love the fact that you get to read about the making of each movie in the order in which they shot everything. This book gives you a week-by-week breakdown of what happened from Day 1 until the movie hit theaters (and this goes for all 3 films!). There are snippets of the script, company emails, memos, call sheets, and tons of behind-the-scenes photos! The inserts are one of my favorite parts about this book, especially because they're of such high quality and just beautiful to look at. My only gripe was the sticky stuff they used to adhere the inserts to the pages were a little fragile. My Jaws 19 insert fell out randomly as I was reading the book about a hundred pages before I even got to that page! I was able to stick it back on, but you either need to be very careful or simply take them all out like some other reviewers have and store them away for safe keeping.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book for any BttF fan and is a MUST-HAVE if you're a die-hard fan like me. The amount of content and quality that went into this book is definitely worth the price tag. My book arrived promptly and sealed up in plastic to preserve everything, which I thought was a nice touch. I know I'm going to be going through this book again soon because it was so fascinating!
Top international reviews
It's packed full of fascinating information, taking you through the history of the film, what went wrong, the early versions of the story etc. I was really surprised to find a number of extras, almost like prop replicas, included. I won't spoil the surprise and list what you get, you can spot a few in the video review.
Really pleased that they have taken the time to put this together, clearly a lot of work and love has gone into creating this book. If you're a fan or you know a fan, get this ordered as a beautiful treat.
Once you start reading it, you forget all about the pull out memorabilia, and get lost in reading about this great trilogy.
The sheer volume of the readable content surprised me, and it's a really good read.
The removable stuff feels like a bonus, but is just as good as the rest of the content.
Really recommend this to any fan.
Its an amazing book. Just buy it. Ive not even read it yet apart from the foreword by Christopher Lloyd but flipping through the box is OUTSTANDING. Jaws 19 Poster. Blast from the Past Receipt, Biff Dollar so so much in the book.
Extensive doesn't cover this.
So much info packed into this book, including a few pull out bits and pieces.
Everything is covered here in so much detail, you almost feel like you're on set.
This is what all movie history books should aspire to be like.
If your a fan too it’s a must have book your be surprised of what’s inside 🙂