Marty McFly and Doc Brown will traveling through time on Blu-Ray disc this fall, as Universal has announced that they are releasing the Back To The Future trilogy in the high-def video format on October 26, 2010, the 25th anniversary of the first film’s original release.
Back To The Future superfan site BTTF.net got the scoop on whatto expect from the new releases directly from series writer/producer Bob Gale himself-
The HD transfers for all three films are simply breath-taking. They actually look better than they did in the theater because of the incredible job that was done on dirt clean-up. (And the film grain is preserved, so they still look like movies should look.) And hearing the sound in full dynamic range is — okay, I’ll say it — a blast!
Gale also promises that there will be new documentaries, even more comprehensive than the ones on the previous DVD release.
I’m sure fans will enjoy the new documentaries, which include interviews with cast and crew members who — for budgetary reasons — were left out of the 2002 documentaries. So there are some stories and anecdotes told on camera for the first time. And since everyone wants to know, there are three very brief snippets of Eric Stoltz incorporated into one of the documentaries.
You read that right!After years of being tantalized by just a picture or two of Eric Stoltz’s four weeks of working on the film before being replaced by Michael J. Fox, but no actual footage of his work has ever been released before. Reportedly, Stoltz was playing Marty much more dramatically then comedically, so I am intrigued to see what the foot age will reveal.
Additionally, Gale promised a host of other extras-
We’ve included an animatic storyboard of the nuclear test site sequence from the early drafts of Part 1; the galleries of stills and artwork have been rescanned at a higher resolution, and we’ve included just about everything from the previous releases as well.
With all the new material added for this release, including the Eric Stoltz footage, I don’t think most fans who already own the original DVD release will mind ponying up for the new blu-ray version.