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Universal Making Its ‘Future’ Plans
One of the last remaining major movie trilogies never released on DVD — the “Back to the Future” series — will debut on Dec. 17.
The trilogy will be released in Europe in September, albeit with fewer extra features. Universal Studios Home Video had hoped to release the long-delayed title at the same time in the U.S., but the extras were not completed in time; some are still being produced.
Unlike other three-picture DVD sets that have been priced as high as $75 like “The Godfather” collection, the “Back to the Future” trilogy, which generated $418 million at U.S. theaters from 1985-1990, will carry a minimum advertised price of $39.95. A new set will also be available on VHS, where the titles have been on moratorium since 1994.
Star Michael J. Fox, director Robert Zemeckis, screenwriter/producer Bob Gale, and producer Neil Canton recently recorded new interviews and audio commentaries. A Q&A session with Zemeckis at USC Film School last month will also be included among the ten hours of extras spread across the three dual-layered discs, along with newly discovered deleted scenes and outtakes, three separate featurettes on the making of each film, and a PSA for the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
Other extras include a feature called Universal Animated Anecdotes, in which consumers can watch the feature film and simultaneously learn over 150 facts, and a Huey Lewis music video.