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IN HONOR OF BACK TO THE FUTURE’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY,
ONE OF THE BIGGEST MOTION PICTURE TRILOGIES COMES TO
4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
BACK TO THE FUTURE:
THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY


EXPERIENCE BACK TO THE FUTURE LIKE NEVER BEFORE

INCLUDES OVER AN HOUR OF NEW BONUS FEATURES WITH RARE CASTING AUDITIONS WITH CELEBRATED HOLLYWOOD STARS

OWN THE NEW 4K ULTRA HD COMBO PACK WITH NEWLY REMASTERED BLU-RAY™ AND DIGITAL CODE ON OCTOBER 20, 2020
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Universal City, California, July 27, 2020 – Great Scott! In 1985, Director Robert Zemeckis, Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and Producer/Screenwriter Bob Gale embarked on a three-part journey through time that broke box-office records worldwide and catapulted BACK TO THE FUTURE into one of the most beloved trilogies in motion picture history. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the groundbreaking first film with BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on October 20, 2020 - just in time to celebrate “Back to the Future Day” on October 21! This collection is loaded with bonus material including a bonus disc that comes with over an hour of brand-new content such as rare audition footage from Hollywood stars Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane, Peter DeLuise and C. Thomas Howell, a tour of the film’s props and memorabilia hosted by co-writer/producer Bob Gale, a sneak peek at the new musical show, and a special episode of the popular YouTube Series “Could You Survive The Movies?” Join Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and a time traveling DeLorean for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to the past, present and future, setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space-time continuum!

BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY will include all three movies in collectible discbook packaging plus a bonus disc including all-new bonus content. For the first time, the past, present and future collide in eye-popping Ultra HD resolution for a time-traveling celebration. New 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ deliver the highest quality picture, more colors than ever before, and immersive, multi-dimensional sound. From filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, this unforgettable 35th anniversary collection features hours of bonus features and is an unrivaled trilogy that stands the test of time making this a must-own for everyone’s movie library. All three BACK TO THE FUTURE films will also be available on 4K Ultra HD digitally for the first time ever and BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY will also be available on DVD.

Three premium collections will be available at select retailers for a limited time only:
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET (4K UHD): Includes exclusive levitating Hoverboard replica (Amazon Exclusive)
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET (Blu-ray™): Includes exclusive levitating Hoverboard replica (Target Exclusive)
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE 35TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION TRILOGY (4K UHD): Includes three newly designed steelbooks (Best Buy Exclusive)
  • For more information on these exclusives, please visit the individual retailer’s stores and websites.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY will be available on 4K Ultra HD combo pack, which includes 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, & Digital Code and on Blu-ray™ which includes the Blu-ray™ & Digital Code.
  • 4K Ultra HDis the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.​
    • BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY 4K Ultra HD is available with HDR10+™, providing a premium HDR picture quality. HDR10+ transforms your movie watching experience with incredible brightness and contrast for each scene, delivering brighter brights and deepest darks.

  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • The Movies Anywhere Digital App simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere is available only in the United States.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE ULTIMATE TRILOGY bonus DISC FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™:
  • An Alternate Future: Lost Audition Tapes (NEW) - Get a glimpse of the BACK TO THE FUTUREthat could have been with rare audition footage featuring now-famous celebrities.
    • Ben Stiller
    • Kyra Sedgwick
    • Jon Cryer
    • Billy Zane
    • Peter DeLuise
    • C. Thomas Howell
  • The Hollywood Museum Goes BACK TO THE FUTURE (NEW) - Join Co-writer/Producer Bob Gale on an intimate tour of an exhaustive exhibit of the films’ props and memorabilia.
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL Behind the Scenes (NEW)- Get a sneak peek at the new musical show including a Q&A with the cast and creative team plus two new song recordings.
    • Cast and Creative Q&A
    • Original Songs
      • Gotta Start Somewhere
      • Put Your Mind To It
  • Could You Survive The Movies? BACK TO THE FUTURE (NEW) - Explore the magic and science of BACK TO THE FUTURE and find out which laws of physics were actually violated in this special episode of the popular YouTube series.
  • 2015 Message from Doc Brown
    • DOC BROWN SAVES THE WORLD!
  • OUTATIME: Restoring the DeLorean
  • Looking BACK TO THE FUTURE
    • The Script
    • Casting Marty McFly
    • Christopher Lloyd Reflects on Doc Brown
    • The DeLorean Time Machine
    • Building Hill Valley
    • Prepping for the "Johnny B. Goode" Scene
    • The Score
    • Rushing the Cut
    • The Legacy
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Animated Series
    • Brothers (Season 1, Episode 1)
    • Mac the Black (Season 2, Episode 1)
  • 2015 Commercials
    • JAWS 19 Trailer
    • Hoverboard Commercial
BACK TO THE FUTURE bonus FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd & BLU-RAY™:
  • Deleted Scenes (Commentary by Producer Bob Gale available)
    • Peanut Brittle
    • "Pinch Me"
    • Doc's Personal Belongings
    • "She's Cheating"
    • Darth Vader (Extended Version)
    • "Hit Me George"
    • "You Got a Permit?"
    • The Phone Booth
  • Tales from THE FUTURE: In the Beginning...
  • Tales from THE FUTURE: Time to Go
  • Tales from THE FUTURE: Keeping Time
  • Archival Featurettes
    • The Making of BACK TO THE FUTURE
    • Making the Trilogy: Chapter One
    • BACK TO THE FUTURE Night
  • Michael J. Fox Q&A
    • How He Got the Role
    • The Character of Doc
    • Working on a Film and TV Series at the Same Time
    • Shooting BACK TO THE FUTURE II and III Together
    • DeLoreans
    • Special FX and Stunts
    • The Appeal of BACK TO THE FUTURE
    • Shooting BACK TO THE FUTURE
  • Behind the Scenes
    • Original Makeup Tests
    • Outtakes
    • Nuclear Test Site Sequence (Commentary by Producer Bob Gale available)
    • Photo Galleries*
      • Production Art
      • Storyboards
      • Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
      • Marketing Materials
      • Character Portraits
  • Huey Lewis and the News "The Power of Love" Music Video
  • Theatrical Teaser Trailer
  • Join Team Fox
  • Q&A Commentary with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale
  • Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton
*Only on the Blu-ray™ disc

BACK TO THE FUTURE II bonus FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd & BLU-RAY™:
  • Deleted Scenes (Commentary by Producer Bob Gale available)
    • Old Terry and Old Biff
    • "Dad's Home" (Extended Version)
    • Pizza Scene
    • Jennifer Faints (Extended Version)
    • Old Biff Vanishes from Car
    • Burned Out High School
    • Marty Meets Dave
  • Tales from THE FUTURE: Time Flies
  • The Physics of BACK TO THE FUTURE with Dr. Michio Kaku
  • Archival Featurettes
    • The Making of BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II
    • Making the Trilogy: Chapter Two
  • Behind the Scenes
    • Outtakes
    • Production Design
    • Storyboarding
    • Designing the DeLorean
    • Designing Time Travel
    • Hoverboard Test
    • Evolution of Visual Effects Shots
    • Photo Galleries*
      • Production Art
      • Storyboards
      • Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
      • Marketing Materials
      • Character Portraits
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Q&A Commentary with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale
  • Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton
*Only on the Blu-ray™ disc

BACK TO THE FUTURE III bonus FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd & BLU-RAY™:
  • Deleted Scene (Commentary by Producer Bob Gale available)
    • The Tannen Gang Kills Marshal Strickland
  • Tales from THE FUTURE: Third Time's the Charm [FEATURED BONUS]
  • Tales from THE FUTURE: The Test of Time [FEATURED BONUS]
  • Archival Featurettes
    • The Making of BACK TO THE FUTURE Part III
    • Making the Trilogy: Chapter Three
    • The Secrets of the BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy
  • Behind the Scenes
    • Outtakes
    • Designing the Town of Hill Valley
    • Designing the Campaign
    • Photo Galleries*
      • Production Art
      • Storyboards
      • Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
      • Marketing Materials
      • Character Portraits
  • ZZ Top "Doubleback" Music Video
  • FAQs About the Trilogy
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Ride
    • Lobby Monitor
    • The Ride
  • Q&A Commentary with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale
  • Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton
*Only on the Blu-ray™ disc


FILMMAKERS:
Back to the Future

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Producer: Bob Gale, Neil Canton
Screenplay: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
Music: Alan Silvestri, Chris Hayes, Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis
Executive Producer: Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy
Sound Editor: Charles L. Campbell, Robert Rutledge
Cast: Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly), Christopher Lloyd (Dr. Emmett Brown), Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines), Thomas F. Wilson (Biff Tannen), Crispin Glover (George McFly), Claudia Wells (Jennifer Parker), Billy Zane (Match), Casey Siemaszko (3-D)

Back to the Future II
Director
: Robert Zemeckis
Producer: Bob Gale, Neil Canton
Screenplay: Bob Gale
Music: Alan Silvestri
Executive Producer: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Visual Effects: Ken Ralston, Michael Lantieri, John Bell, Steve Gawley
Cast: Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly / Marty McFly Junior / Marlene McFly), Christopher Lloyd (Doctor Emmett Brown), Lea Thompson (Lorraine), Thomas F. Wilson (Biff Tannen / Griff), Casey Siemaszko (3-D), Billy Zane (Match), Elisabeth Shue (Jennifer), Elijah Wood (Video Game Boy)

Back to the Future III
Director
: Robert Zemeckis
Producer: Bob Gale, Neil Canton
Screenplay: Bob Gale
Music: Alan Silvestri
Executive Producer: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall
Cast: Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly / Seamus McFly), Christopher Lloyd (Doctor Emmett Brown), Lea Thompson (Maggie McFly / Lorraine McFly), Thomas F. Wilson (Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen / Biff Tannen), Mary Steenburgen (Clara Clayton), Elisabeth Shue (Jennifer), Richard Dysart (Barbwire Salesman), Harry Carey, Jr. (Saloon Old Timer), Flea (Needles)

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD:
Street Date
: October 20, 2020
Selection Number: 61212628 (US) / 61212662 (CDN)
Layers: BD-100
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG
Subtitles: English, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish
Video: 2160p UHD Dolby Vision/HDR10+/HDR 10
Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0 ; French European DTS Digital Surround 5.1 ; Latin American Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time:
Back to the Future – 01:55:57
Back to the Future II – 01:47:55
Back to the Future III – 01:58:14

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date
: October 20, 2020
Selection Number: 61212631 (US) / 61212636 (CDN)
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG
Subtitles: English, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, French European DTS Digital Surround 5.1 and Latin American Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time:
Back to the Future – 01:55:57
Back to the Future II – 01:47:55
Back to the Future III – 01:58:14

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date
: October 20, 2020
Selection Number: 61212627 (US) / 61212635 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG
Subtitles: English SDH, French Spanish
Sound: English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time:
Back to the Future – 01:55:57
Back to the Future II – 01:47:55
Back to the Future III – 01:58:14

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I was all set to preorder and then I realize that I haven’t watched my Blu-ray versions yet, and I haven’t watched my DVD versions either. I loved these movies growing up but I’m thinking if I haven’t watched them in two decades, maybe buying a third copy isn’t the smartest move for me at this time. But I am pleased to see in the press release that the BDs are also remastered, not just the UHD.
 

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I was all set to preorder and then I realize that I haven’t watched my Blu-ray versions yet, and I haven’t watched my DVD versions either. I loved these movies growing up but I’m thinking if I haven’t watched them in two decades, maybe buying a third copy isn’t the smartest move for me at this time. But I am pleased to see in the press release that the BDs are also remastered, not just the UHD.
But you can't get a Pepsi (R) free ... you've gotta pay for it :D!
 

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Really wonder how the PQ will turn out on these... given all the handwringing of previous releases (first on DVD, then BD).

I'd love to get them if they do turn out excellent, but I'm not holding my breath...

Might turn out to be more of a worthy 4K digital stream purchase (at good discount) than discs (at the usual premium).

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I was all set to preorder and then I realize that I haven’t watched my Blu-ray versions yet, and I haven’t watched my DVD versions either. I loved these movies growing up but I’m thinking if I haven’t watched them in two decades...
I'm not saying to buy the UHDs when you haven't watched the other releases but I will say that the movies all hold up and the first one is a stone cold classic. The first movie is the rare example of a movie from my childhood that actually holds up and doesn't just get by on nostalgia.
 

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As I'm only really interested in the first one, I'll hold out for a single disc release. I already have it on iTunes, so if the upgrade looks good enough, I may end up just sticking with that.
 

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I'm not saying to buy the UHDs when you haven't watched the other releases but I will say that the movies all hold up and the first one is a stone cold classic. The first movie is the rare example of a movie from my childhood that actually holds up and doesn't just get by on nostalgia.
Funnily enough, that’s always been my least favorite of the bunch. I saw it with a live orchestra playing the score in 2015 and I still had a great time but my feelings didn’t change. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all fantastic. I think what it is for me is that the first movie uses time travel as a narrative device to tell a comedic story about what would happen if you met your own parents as teenagers, while the other two films are actually about time travel. The first film uses sci-fi elements as a setting, while the other two films are actually sci-fi films.
 
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As I'm only really interested in the first one, I'll hold out for a single disc release. I already have it on iTunes, so if the upgrade looks good enough, I may end up just sticking with that.
Hopefully Universal will release these individually -- they never did separate releases for the Jurassic Park films. I finally gave up waiting and bought just the first film from that series in 4K on iTunes. I will do the same with Back to the Future if Universal follows that same pattern with these films.
 

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I was all set to preorder and then I realize that I haven’t watched my Blu-ray versions yet, and I haven’t watched my DVD versions either. I loved these movies growing up but I’m thinking if I haven’t watched them in two decades, maybe buying a third copy isn’t the smartest move for me at this time. But I am pleased to see in the press release that the BDs are also remastered, not just the UHD.
If your BD copies came with digital copies and you redeemed them through iTunes, you should get a free 4K upgrade at some point. My HD digital copy of Jaws upgraded to 4k before the disc streeted !
 

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If your BD copies came with digital copies and you redeemed them through iTunes, you should get a free 4K upgrade at some point. My HD digital copy of Jaws upgraded to 4k before the disc streeted !
Hmmm... just checked. MoviesAnywhere indicate I did it thru iTunes, but as SD digital (like a lot of old iTunes redemptions) according to the transaction history. But the detailed movie's page indicates the "purchase" as iTunes HD nonetheless -- and yeah, they show as HD on both iTunes and Vudu.

And indeed, many such old iTunes redemptions do work out like that, but not all. I have several that are just SD like Kick-Ass. And in the case of Kick-Ass, I just tried using the iTunes gifting trick (for 1st time) to upgrade to 4K (since Kick-Ass is on sale for $5), but that didn't seem to work -- maybe I did something wrong as it's my 1st attempt at such. I'm probably gonna have to contact Apple support on that.

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Really wonder how the PQ will turn out on these... given all the handwringing of previous releases (first on DVD, then Bnal DD).
What was wrong with the original Blu-ray release? I have the 25th Anniversary Edition from 2010, which was the last time I purchased these.

I remember the misframing on the original DVD release of Part II and III, but nothing about an error with the original Blu-rays.

I am not equipped for 4K. Is there any reason for me to double dip for the new edition? I skipped the 30th anniversary version from 2015.
 

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