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Back to the Future individual release?

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#1 of 8 Albert_M


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Posted April 08 2004 - 09:52 AM

I might be the only one, but I am interested in back to the future. Not Part 2, not Part 3, certainly not the the "trilogy." Only the original classic, not the forgettable follow ups. Since the set has been out for a while, any word on the original getting released by itself? The Godfather is coming out by itself - is the the trend?

#2 of 8 BillGo


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Posted April 08 2004 - 05:51 PM

I agree with you that the BTTF sequels are totally forgettable. Unfortunately, I doubt that there will be individual releases of the three films.

However, I bit the bullet and bought the trilogy when it came out because I really wanted the original film. So I downloaded BTTF cover art from dvdcoverart.com to fit an Amaray single keepcase, and printed it out on my Canon i950.

#3 of 8 Clinton McClure

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Posted April 08 2004 - 08:25 PM

Here's another vote for the original only. I'll sell off my copy of the trilogy the day it's announced.

#4 of 8 Darren Pillans

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Posted April 08 2004 - 09:44 PM

I agree. Maybe if the sequels had Crispin Glover and Claudia Wells (the original Jennifer) they would have been better.

Anyway, over here in Region 4 you CAN get the original with its own cover.


Plus, here the trilogy comes in a triple-disc slimline Amaray. How it fits 3 discs beyond me.


Either this helps or just rubs the salt in.

If it's the latter, you have my sympathies.

#5 of 8 CraigF



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Posted April 08 2004 - 10:13 PM

I guess you guys have stated perfectly *why* the discs were sold as a trilogy. Same as the upcoming Robocop, say, and recent Airport (quad), etc. I have also noticed numerous BTTF 2 & 3 discs for sale without the case, you have lots of company.

That said, I said the same thing as you about BTTF 2 & 3, but on subsequent viewings I found 3 definitely grew on me, 2 is still my least preferred...I said the same as you about them when the trilogy was first announced, and I surely would have just bought 1 if I could have.

I have been noticing how relatively uncommon, least around here, the WS BTTF trilogies are, so perhaps there's some hope for 1 alone down the pipe if they're waiting for trilogy stocks to dwindle.

#6 of 8 JimmyK


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Posted April 09 2004 - 02:33 AM

Not only are the titles not available separately, but the widescreen version of the trilogy still contains the defective versions of 2 and 3 with incorrect framing. You have to contact Universal to exchange them for the corrected versions.3

Here's the link regarding the framing issue.



#7 of 8 GlennH



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Posted April 09 2004 - 04:36 AM

Everyone has their opinion, but I'm happy with the whole trilogy myself.

Certainly the original is by far the best of the lot. It stands on its own well, and I can understand if some don't particularly care for the sequels. Nevertheless, I find BTTF 2 and 3 to be entertaining in their own right. In BTTF 2 the whole parallel time lines theme and alternate views of the events in the first movie was interesting. And putting BTTF 3 in a completely different era but with similar characters was amusing. Let's just say I've seen sequels to popular movies that were much worse.

I do believe that Universal should have given the consumer the choice to buy all or individually from the start.

#8 of 8 Dave H

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Posted April 09 2004 - 05:39 AM

I think part II is almost as good as I. I didn't like part III at all.

I am guessing in a couple of years they will get released separately as Godfather is about to (with Paramount).