Sunday, July 19, 2015

Great Scott, Marty!

It's good to know that one of my favorite movie franchises will be back after 30 years.

Where we’re going, we don’t need home entertainment systems.

Buckle up and get your flux capacitor firing, because the Back to the Future trilogy is headed back to the big screen on Oct. 21 for a one-night event. (Go here for more details.) Universal made the announcement in London on Friday, where the trilogy’s cast — including stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson — reunited for a 30th anniversary celebration of the franchise’s first film. The Robert Zemeckis-directed flick was the highest-grossing film of 1985.

The date of the re-release marks the exact date that Marty McFly, Fox’s time-hopping teenager, landed in Back to the Future Part II, a film that saw him zip ahead in time to rescue his future family. The world isn’t exactly like the film predictedJaws 19 won’t be playingand the theater won’t be called a Holomax — but any world in which Marty and Co. are back in theaters is a good one.

Hopefully this will be playing in the Cincy area and I can go catch this.  The series still stands up today as one of the more beloved sci-fi popcorn romps, and it'll be good to see it once again.

Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Michael J. Fox reunited (Instagram)

If I can't make it, well there's always the 30th anniversary Blu-Ray collection.

For those who can’t make it out to the theaters on Oct. 21— or just want to spend life stuck in a perpetual (and delightful) time loop — the franchise is being released in a brand new box set that comes in a collectible, light-up Flux Capacitor packaging. The package is stocked with extras, including bonus features, documentaries, a vinyl soundtrack, a 64-page book, and the entire Back to the Future: The Animated Series.

Count me in on that regardless.

1 comment:

Scopedog said...

Great news--and in Japan, they've released models of the iconic DeLorean, and are preparing to release another:

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