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The 2005 re-release is the corrected Widescreen version,
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This review is from: Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy (DVD)
This 2005 release, "Lowest Price Ever" on the front package contains the corrected Widescreen versions of Part II and Part III. The original release in 2002 with an oval sticker on the package contains the defective versions of Part II and Part III.
The framing was so bad on Part II and III, you actually missed visual jokes! In Part II when Marty sizes the jacket in the future, the framing cut off Marty's hand when he presses the button to size the jacket. In Part III, when Marty and Doc are in the Drive-In to leave for 1885, Doc makes the joke about Marty's tennis shoes because the boots don't fit, but the framing cut off Marty's feet. When Doc tries alcohol in the Delorean and blows the fuel injection manifold, the majority of the explosion is cut out of the frame.
Part II DVD will have the marking, "V2" on the outer edge next to the copyright. Part III DVD does not have any new markings, but the Widescreen framing has been corrected in this 2005 re-release.
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Initial post: Apr 24, 2011 12:20:18 PM PDT
Thank you for clearing this up. There is a lot of confusion with so many different releases and errors with the earlier widescreen trilogy editions.
Posted on Apr 25, 2012 3:15:32 AM PDT
is it really a big noticeable thing? how can i get the right one? is the 25th anniversary one the corrected one also?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 11:25:54 AM PDT
Yes, the mis-framed widescreen 2002 release of BTTF II and III is very noticeable. See this website which documents all the mis-framed scenes and you will see that particular dialog in the movie won't make sense because the mis-framed scenes cut out visual aspects that are important to the scene and dialog spoken. http://www.angelfire.com/film/bttf2/
The 25th anniversary DVD and Blu-Ray are the corrected versions. Once it was brought to Universal's attention in 2002, they fixed the problem and the 2005 re-release and later versions have the corrected discs. BTTF 1 did not have the problem. Only part II and III.
Posted on Jun 9, 2012 8:28:41 PM PDT
Chad Wichterman says:
My Part 3 dvd has V2 on it. If you don't believe me i will snap a image of it and send it to you.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 9:09:59 PM PDT
raymond merida says:
so just want to make absolutely sure before i buy it that the back to the future 25th anniversary blu rays are not defective is what you are saying
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 1:22:49 AM PDT
You don't need to waste your time taking a picture of your DVD. Read the website, http://www.angelfire.com/film/bttf2/, the original corrected versions that Universal issued to customers did not have V2 on the Part III DVD, but the disc was dated 2003, after the flawed 2002 release. When I bought the 2005 re-release, my Part III DVD was dated in 2003, without a V2 stamp. If yours says V2, good for you.
The current Blu-Ray 25th Anniversary Edition has the corrected widescreen versions for Part II and Part III. Part I never had any framing flaws. Only the original 2002 release had flawed framing issues with Part II and Part III.
Posted on Jun 25, 2012 12:21:22 PM PDT
Christopher Perrotti says:
it's not Marty who presses the button to size the jacket, its Doc. just letting you know :)
Posted on Oct 7, 2012 2:05:51 PM PDT
So, does this version (http://www.amazon.com/Back-Future-Trilog
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2012 7:45:08 PM PDT
The Blu-Ray edition does not have the defective II and III discs.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2012 5:07:02 PM PDT
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