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Universal sets Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy for Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD & Digital in October

July 27, 2020 - 11:34 am   |   by
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All right, it’s finally official: Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, and Digital on 10/20. The set will include all three films with a bonus disc that includes all-new content.

In addition to the wide-release SKUs, there will be a trio of retail exclusive versions here in the States: a Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Gift Set on Amazon that includes a levitating hoverboard replica and Digibook packaging, a Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set at Target that includes a levitating hoverboard replica and Digibook packaging, and a Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Gift Set at Best Buy that includes Steelbook packaging.

You can see the wide release 4K Ultra HD cover artwork at left, and we’ve got the rest of the open packaging for you to look at below. [Read on here...]

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The 4K Ultra HD version of this release will include the films remastered in native 4K, along with Dolby Atmos audio and high dynamic range in Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10+.

And there are a TON of extras. The FILM discs will include the following...

BACK TO THE FUTURE BONUS FEATURES:

  • 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 (on Blu-ray only)
      • 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

BACK TO THE FUTURE II BONUS FEATURES:

  • 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 (on Blu-ray only)
      • 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

BACK TO THE FUTURE III BONUS FEATURES:

  • 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 (on Blu-ray only)
      • 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

In addition, the exclusive bonus disc will add...

BONUS DISC FEATURES:

  • An Alternate Future: Lost Audition Tapes (NEW) – Get a glimpse of the BACK TO THE FUTURE that 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

Whew! Now let’s have a look at the packaging. Here’s the regular 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray releases...

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy (4K Ultra HD) Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy (Blu-ray Disc)

Here’s the Amazon exclusive 4K Ultra HD release (you can pre-order it now by clicking on the image below)...

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy (Amazon exclusive 4K Ultra HD)

And here’s the Best Buy exclusive 4K Ultra HD release...

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy (Best Buy exclusive 4K Ultra HD)

Also, just in case you missed it over the weekend, our friends at the Warner Archive Collection held a trio of virtual panels at Comic-Con at Home this last week where in they made it official that the Bugs Bunny: 80th Anniversary Collection is coming to Blu-ray on 11/3. Well, we now have details on the 60 cartoons you can expect to find in the box and you’ll find that added to the end of our post here at The Bits from Thursday.

The Warner Archive Collection also confirmed that Tex Avery Screwball Classics: Volume 2 is on the way to Blu-ray, as is The Flintstones: The Complete Series (sometime this fall). They’re also working on Superman: The Animated Series, but details on that are still TBA.

Finally, we need to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of TV host Regis Philbin (88, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee) and actors John Saxon (83, Enter the Dragon, Nightmare on Elm Street, Battle Beyond the Stars) and Olivia de Havilland (104, Gone with the Wind, To Each His Own, The Heiress). Others have written better remembrances that I could, so do check those out here, here, and here. A special nod also today to the memory of the late US Representative, civil rights hero, and yes... Comic-Con veteran John Lewis, who passed last week at the age of 80. More on him here. All will surely be missed, but—in this time of COVID and turmoil—it’s at least good to see that each lived long and rich lives.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned...

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