36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly entertaining!
Sometimes a film comes along that weaves magic at the box office, but even rarer is a set of films that do it. The Back To The Future Trilogy is one of these. There are so many great moments - I think instantly of 'Mum, Mum... you're so... thin!', meathead bully boy Biff's encounter with the dung truck and 'I am Darth Vader! From the Planet...
Published on 1 Mar 2006 by ChezzyD
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bom
Boa imagem , já a apresentação achei muito pobre , por ser um classico do cinema , poderia ter tido uma apresentação mais caprichada , gostei da imagem , faltou audio no meu idioma (PT-BR)
mas recomendo o produto
Published 8 months ago by Julien Pereira da Silva
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly entertaining!,
BTTF on its own is absolutely essential in anyone's DVD collection. The script sparkles and the plot is admirably handled and tries hard to maintain some kind of logic. I am sure the science is questionable but who cares? The films are not about the science, they are about cause and effect, action and consequence. Not to mention a great look back at the seemingly innocent American 50's from an 80's perspective. This element actually gets more interesting now that we can look back at the 80's with the same fond irreverence as they did back at the 50's. It is cute to see the (what we could call huge) 'portable recording studio' with Doc Brown's astute observation that 'of course your President has to be an actor, he has to look good on television!' Not to mention the choice of a Delorean as a Time Machine (this was a quirly choice even in 1985). Michael J Fox displays impeccable comic timing and brings real depth to his character of Marty and his relationship with mad genius Doc Brown is touching. Though the whole production is slick, well-crafted and the cast has an amazing chemistry - this really is Michael J Fox's finest hour. I am not sure this film could have worked with anyone else in the lead. He truly makes it his own - and adds a heartfelt realism and quirkiness to his character that make him absolutely believable.
All the films have merits but in my opinion get progressively weaker as they rely more and more on the revisited gagline. Though this in itself is done well and give the set of films a consistency that they need, by the time we get to BTTF3 the appeal is starting to wane so they wrapped up the series at the right time. BTTF2 & 3 are entertaining and make the series complete - but for me do not withstand as many repeat viewings. But even so are still head and shoulders above most of their peers in the family movie market.
The extras on the DVDs are great, though perhaps there could have been more in-depth and more modern, retrospective interviews with the cast. But to be honest, this is a set of DVD's you don't buy for the extras, you buy it for the films because these are the kind you can watch over and over. If you loved them in 1985, show them to your kids, they'll love them too.
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classics,
By now, no one needs to be told the plot, but Zemeckis tells a brilliant tale throughout as our hero Marty zips forward and back in time righting wrongs and making sure all goes smoothly for his parents and his children whilst trying to avoid destroying the Universe by creating a time and space paradox.
It sounds confusing, but Zemeckis makes time travel fun and it's not worth trying to think too much about it and spoil the enjoyment.
The acting is tremendous throughout, with Christopher Lloyd the real star as the crazed Emmett Brown but there's not a dodgy performance to be found. My personal fave is BTTFII, where Marty has to retread his own steps in 1955, visiting the same locations where he is already in place and trying to avoid running into himself - terrific stuff.
The brilliant extras (over five hours worth) consist of cut scenes and wonderful making of documentaries from the time the film was made and also more recently filmed look-backs from the cast and crew. These are worth investing in the package for alone and the extras put shame on other releases that really don't go anywhere near enough to town on them.
These films are what movie-making should be all about; a great tale, excellently played out with top performers and a whole load of fun to boot.
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 childhood favourites in one awesome set.,
"Doc" Emmett Brown invents the coolest looking time machine ever, a Delorean car with all the extra gubbins stuck on. Marty McFly accidentally gets sent back to 1955 and unwittingly stops his parents from meeting, if he doesn't get them together he'll never be born. In the genius sequel Marty and Doc go into the future to prevent a disaster in Marty's future family. The third and final part of the story finds them in the wild west in 1885, with the time machine out of action they have to find a way to get home and prevent Doc's death.
The Back To The Future movies are possibly the most enjoyable movies ever made, every installment is clever, exciting and hilarious. Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd are a perfect pairing and are on of the best on screen double acts ever.
The DVD has fully restored the movies so they look are sparkley and new and sound fantastic. There are plenty of extras on all 3 discs including a commentary (1 only), a featurette from the set and a documentary looking back with interviews by Michael J Fox, Robert Zemeckis and Robert Wade (writer), some brilliant outtakes and deleted scenes.
The best DVD set around.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to The Future All Over Again,
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to the Future Trilogy,
This review is from: Back to the Future Trilogy (Steelbook) [DVD] (DVD)Nice collectors set of a classic trilogy. The steel book case adds a nice dimension and means a more durable collection too. All three films are in their original theatrical format with the extras in the bonus sections of which there are loads. A real value for money set that means you can have a real marathon and watch each after each other to make the full story or just watch your favourite. Some nice in sight into the making of each film and will show how much more difficult it was to make a film 'back then' than it is today with all the CGI effects.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frames Are Corrected!!,
By A Customer
The BIGGEST inclusion is the correct widescreen 'film frame' for Back To The Future Part 2. This was corrected in the US when it was first release, after buyers noticed this. Sadly this was not the case in the UK until now!
If you compare the old release (3 disc set) with this new one the picture is cropped inwards whereby part of the picture was missing.
Obviously this was overlooked for some years until this new release.
There are quite a lot of reviews about this on other websites.
Nethertheless this is a fantastic DVD set.
55 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Transfers I've Ever Seen To Blu Ray...And With Properly Great Extras Too...,
This review is from: Back to the Future Trilogy [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)*** A REVIEW OF THE 2010 BLU RAY REISSUE OF THE "BACK TO THE FUTURE" TRILOGY ***
There's little prepares you for the quality of the print on this Blu Ray reissue - it's absolutely gobsmacking. I've seen great restorations before ("Goldfinger", "North By Northwest", "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", "The African Queen", "The Italian Job". "To Kill A Mockingbird" - see reviews for them all) - but this is exemplary.
The full run of extras is dealt with in detail in Amazon's thorough description above, but it's worth highlighting that among the superb new extras is Michael J Fox not afraid to show his present-day medical condition in the 6-part making-of that is spread across the whole set. There are contributions from almost all of the cast, Director Robert Zemeckis, Producer Steven Spielberg etc - and great on-set footage too. It's also been pitched at a reasonable price. In short, this is properly good value for money for 3 hugely entertaining films that don't seem to have dated at all.
I can only add to the chorus of approval for this - a fantastic presentation.
Onwards and upwards to the "Indiana Jones" Trilogy and the remaining Bond films (which were all Lowry Digital Restorations and look as awesome as this)...
VIDEO: 1080p High-Definition 1.85:1
AUDIO: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, German DTS Surround 5.1, Turkish 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 Master Mono
SUBTITLES: English SDH, German, Japanese, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Portuguese, Swedish and Turkish
42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RE-E-WIND, a classic masterpiece on a futuristic DVD!,
By A Customer
The special features include a good set of featurettes, a Making Of documentary in 3 parts, one for each film, interviews, trailers, deleted scenes, on location shoots, outtakes and much more, so you can see it is worth the money. The movies alone would be!
32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is heavy...,
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This review is from: Back to the Future Trilogy Limited Edition Collector's Tin [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Of all the 100+ blu rays I own, this has to be the best. Amazing picture quality, fantastic extras, plus the limited edition posters etc are a nice touch.
Everyone knows the films so no point in reviewing them. But just to add, they look amazing in HD. You'll see finer points that you missed in the older versions, the colours are so intense.
In the first film Doc says he wants to go 25 years forward in time to see the progress of mankind... well this is as good as it gets :)
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better in the UK,
I began looking here on Amazon.co.uk and was a little surprised to see this feeling that UK viewers are again getting a raw deal with this repackaging of the films.
As a HUGE fan of these films I wanted to let UK viewers know what you've got that Americans haven't yet.
First, dts. Left off the region 1 release to squeeze the bonus material onto three discs.
Second, A much more attractive package, again.
Third, as I understand, this release has more bonus material than the American version and because it is all contained on one disc it makes a more organized viewing.
We also still don't know for sure if it's safe to buy another copy since none of the packages have v2 on the box.
Us Americans are still surrounded in the muck of dolby.
Your friend across the pond
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