Monday, June 28, 2010

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment, One of the Biggest Motion Picture Trilogies Comes to Blu-ray(TM) for the First Time Ever

Today comes word that the third best movie trilogy (behind the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogy) is coming to Blu-Ray.  Back to the Future will be hit store shelves on October 26, 2010 in a collectors edition on Blu-Ray and DVD.  Yes kids, it's time to shell out some money on another packaged version.  This does come with two hours of new material including a new retrospective with the cast.  Here is a small example of what to expect:

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-ray™:  Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect picture and the purest digital sound available.  
  • U-CONTROL: Universal's exclusive signature feature allows viewers to learn more about their favorite film without ever leaving the movie.

    • Setups & Payoffs:  As you watch each of the three films, each "set up" showcases items in the scene that prepare you for a future plot point.  When you get to that moment in the film, the "payoff" is shown to complete the correlation.
    • Storyboard Comparison: Compare key scenes in the movie with the original storyboards.
    • Trivia Track:  Get inside trivia and facts while you watch the movies.
  • BD-LIVE™:  Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers and more!
  • My Scenes:  Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movies.
  • pocket BLU™:  USHE's groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad®, Blackberry®, Android™, Windows and Macintosh computers and more to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player and offers advanced features such as:

    • Advanced Remote Control:  A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
    • Video Timeline:  Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in their favorite episode.
    • Mobile-To-Go:  Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there's a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    • Browse Titles:  Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™.  They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray™ player with your device's easy and intuitive keyboard.  
  • Archival Featurette Back to the Future Night:  Hosted by Leslie Nielson, this original 30-minute special aired on NBC prior to the first television screening of the Back to the Future.

  • Tales from the Future: New six-part retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Michael J. FoxChristopher Lloyd,Lea Thompson, Director Robert Zemeckis, Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton, plus Executive Producer Steven Spielberg.*

    • In the Beginning . . .:  Delve into the genesis of the project, casting, re-casting, the DeLorean, sets and overall pre-production.
    • Time to Go:  Production stories through the release of the first film.
    • Keeping Time:  The score and the songs of the Back to the Future Trilogy.  
    • Time Flies:  Learn more about how the sequel came about, the futuristic look, the special and visual effects, recreating 1955 and more.
    • Third Time's the Charm:  Learn about building a western town, Doc Brown's love story, the casting of Mary Steenburgen, the train sequence and completing the Trilogy.  
    • The Test of Time:  Back to the Future becomes a phenomenon!  President Reagan quotes the film, the Back to the Future ride opens at Universal Studios theme park and fans rebuild the iconic DeLorean.  The film's cast and crew take a look back and discuss why these beloved movies live on.
  • The Physics of Back To The Future:  A discussion with celebrity best-selling author and physicist Dr. Michio Kaku about the overall appreciation of the science in the Back to the Future Trilogy*
  • Nuclear Test Site Ending Storyboard Sequence: Storyboard sequence of the original proposed ending of the film.*
  • 16 Deleted Scenes
  • Michael J. Fox Q&A
  • Q&A Commentaries with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale
  • Feature Commentaries with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton

What say you?  Will you be in line to get this, or are you over the studios repackaging movies over and over for DVD and Blu-Ray?  Do you agree with our calling this the third best movie trilogy?

For more information, take the jump below to the full press release.

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment, One of the Biggest Motion Picture Trilogies Comes to Blu-ray(TM) for the First Time Ever

- POPped in the parking lot of Twin Pines Mall -
Jungle Jesse

1 comment:

  1. 1. Back to the Future Trilogy
    2. Indiana Jones Trilogy
    3. Star Wars Trilogy (even though I'm not a fan of them I do know that it was a big deal and still is for some reason)

    And an added "HA!" for POPping this in the parking lot of the Twin Pines Mall. Was that before or after Doc was shot?