Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy Review

The Obsolete Man

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When I was watching BTTF on TBS the other day (they have it available On Demand as well), I noticed some rather odd editing: the scene where Doc gets shot by the terrorists is nearly completely cut, as is a good portion of the part where they're chasing Marty through the parking lot. There's also a strange fade-to-black (which is not in the original film) right before the scene where Doc is taking the Plutonium capsules out of the case.
From what I've read elsewhere, TBS has edited out any mention of terrorists and terrorism, and that's why there are strange edits in that section.

Now, I know that sounds stupid, but remember, TBS once had World Championship Wrestling call brass knuckles and other weapons "international objects" because "foreign" had a bad connotation.
 
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Same here.

I wish the "New" Universal would work their magic on the trilogy the way they have, say, the old Horror films. The first film could definitely use a new transfer by the new regime.

I'd be up for one more purchase if they did it up right.
I have the original Blu ray set and I thought all films looked good. It's been a while since I watched them.
Was the original transfer soft?

Maybe uhd transfers in the future??
 

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I have the original Blu ray set and I thought all films looked good. It's been a while since I watched them.
Was the original transfer soft?
They're not terrible, but they don't look like film either. It's nowhere near as bad as the first Spartacus BD or anything like that, but they're from a period when Universal was going for the smooth, modern digital look on anything. On my 50" television, they look absolutely fine. On my 100" projector, I can see the shortcomings, but they're still entirely watchable.
 
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Has anyone noticed an audio dropout when Doc says "you cut off your brother's hair"?
Never mind. It's on the LD, too (LBX, digital sound). Something about the blu-ray mix just makes it more obvious. It's rather odd that it's never been fixed as the audio even seems to go out of sync for a second.

Sorry for posting about this twice---I waited too long to edit my post above.
 
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It's a shame that this music video was never included on any of the releases; it has quite a bit of unused footage of Marty playing and that "rock and roll" exchange at the end which dovetails nicely with the earlier scene in the film where Marty blows up the amp.

Well, thank goodness for youtube, I guess.
 

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