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I just noticed that the first two "Back to the Future" films upgraded to 4K on iTunes. Part 3 is still in HD. I wonder if they jumped the gun like they did with "2001" and will downgrade back to HD until next month. I haven't had a chance to sample them yet, but looking forward to it.
My iTunes JAWS updated to 4K/Atmos about two weeks before street date; early enough that I ended up cancelling my 4K disc pre-order as the 4K file quality was so good.
 
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For anyone who wants to take a flyer -- there is an Ebay seller with excellent feedback who has the Trilogy 4K available for $9.99.

I think pretty much it has to be an error, but stranger things have happened. The listing is coming in/out of stock and I fully expect it
to be cancelled and I don't think I'd be upset since that seller now has sold a couple thousand units of a new release at Big Lots pricing..
I think gruv-entertainment is affiliated if not owned by Universal so it's even possible they'll actually fulfill orders and I won't feel like I'm putting a small business owner into Chapter 11. It is selling out intermittently, but it keeps getting relisted with more copies so don't give up too early.

 
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For anyone who wants to take a flyer -- there is an Ebay seller with excellent feedback who has the Trilogy 4K available for $9.99.

I think pretty much it has to be an error, but stranger things have happened. The listing is coming in/out of stock and I fully expect it
to be cancelled and I don't think I'd be upset since that seller now has sold a couple thousand units of a new release at Big Lots pricing..
I think gruv-entertainment is affiliated if not owned by Universal so it's even possible they'll actually fulfill orders and I won't feel like I'm putting a small business owner into Chapter 11. It is selling out intermittently, but it keeps getting relisted with more copies so don't give up too early.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Back-to-the-Future-Trilogy-Blu-ray-Michael-J-Fox-NEW/124346877320
Your link takes me to a blu-ray edition, not the 4K version.
 

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Ok. If I go to the visit store page from your link. I can see the 4K version for $9.99. I gave it a shot too. What is there to lose.

edit: thanks Tony for direct link.
 
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Because both items are the same price, there's no reason not to go with the 4K version. Even if you can only use the Blu-rays, the 4K version includes those too. So you'd be future-proofing for $0.

I am sticking with my advance order of the steelbooks, but that is a VERY nice price point if it works out.
 
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That is quite a disparity in pricing. :laugh:

In all seriousness, good luck to everyone who ordered at $9.99. Please do let us know if it works out for you.
 
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Tthe outside of the Adelphi Theatre, which will be the home of the stage musical in London, has been decked out with some cool artwork:

 
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Watched a bit of the first film in 4k tonight. Digital.

looks great. A bit darker but color is good. Not over saturated and bright like the blu rays. Pleasant picture.
 
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Watched a bit of the first film in 4k tonight. Digital.

looks great. A bit darker but color is good. Not over saturated and bright like the blu rays. Pleasant picture.
I noticed that it looked darker, too. I got so used to the look of the blu rays that it took me a moment to adjust to the darker look.
 
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We're less than a week away now from release.

Blu-ray.com added another photo to their database which shows a large look at the steelbook art, but this time the titles are on it. A while back I posted an image of them which I found on the Steelbook website without the titles. I know some people here disagreed about the titles being on there, but personally I like these much better, because I view the title as an important part of the cover. Without them, there's an awful lot of negative space on the covers where the sky is. It will be interesting to see whether the final release keeps the titles or not.


BTTF Steelbooks.jpg


Nothing has been revealed yet as far as I know for the back of the steelbooks, so I guess that will be a surprise for Tuesday. Because they are obviously going for a bigger consecutive picture across the front of all three steelbooks, it would be cool if that bigger picture idea also carries over to the back. Maybe Doc and/or Biff/Griff/Buford could show up back there, because they are major characters across all three films who aren't on the front artwork. And of course Clara should be on the third one.
 
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Those steelbooks do look very cool... though can't imagine myself using all the shelf space to display them to full effect. I suppose one could just do that as a limited time thing for whenever one's in the mood for a BttF marathon or something...

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