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Back to the Future - 25th Anniversary Trilogy (1985 - 1990 )  link to Back to the Future - 25th Anniversary Trilogy on IMDb

Number: 664

cover Back to the Future - 25th Anniversary Trilogy

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Country: USA, 343 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Comedy, Adventure

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline:
Back to the Future
A massive success upon its 1985 release, BACK TO THE FUTURE has since become a bona fide classic--Robert Zemeckis's time-travel adventure has spawned sequels, theme park rides, and even a mention in Ronald Reagan's 1986 State of the Union address. Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly, a restless '80s teen who takes a ride in Doc Brown's (Christopher Lloyd) "flux capacitor"-rigged DeLorean and ends up in 1955. Once on the ground, Marty meets his teenaged mother (Lea Thompson) and accidentally wins her affections, thereby threatening the relationship she's supposed to form with his father (the delightfully geeky Crispin Glover). Now it's a do-or-never-be-born situation: Marty must get his parents to fall in love before Doc Brown can send him back to the proper decade.

BACK TO THE FUTURE remains one of the rare family films that enjoyed both critical and box office success, and garnered a permanent spot in the pop-culture lexicon thanks to highly-quotable dialogue. The picture garnered both Golden Globe and Oscar nods (though it lost Best Original Screenplay to WITNESS), and continues to rank as one of the top-100 highest grossing films of all time.


Back to the Future 2
Picking up where BACK TO THE FUTURE left off, this effects-laden sequel sends Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), and a souped-up DeLorean on a newly complex adventure through time. It's still 1985 in the present, but Doc Brown returns from the future with bad news: in 2015, Marty's teenaged son is about to make a criminally bad decision. Determined to keep it from happening, Marty joins Doc on a trek to the future, a high-tech land of hoverboards and video screens; once there, Marty impersonates his kid to thwart the bullies bent on recruiting him. Though the mission is right-minded, it has unfortunate effects on the past, causing the pair to revisit 1955 to smooth out -- once again--the wrinkles they accidentally created. Directed and co-written by Robert Zemeckis, BACK TO THE FUTURE II wowed audiences with cutting-edge visuals and garnered an Academy Awards nomination for its futuristic special effects.

Time-traveling Marty McFly propels himself into the year 2015 in order to keep his future son from going to prison. But while there, he commits a careless error that threatens to disrupt the precarious balance of the space-time continuum. What follows is a dizzying chase back and forth through nearly seven decades in an attempt to set events back into their proper order. And many of the scenes from the first film are revisited, only this time from a slightly different point of view.


Back to the Future 3
Released on the heels of BACK TO THE FUTURE II, this final entry in the time-traveling trilogy sends Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) to the wild, wild West. After Doc Brown accidentally sends himself too far into the past, he advises Marty not to follow (through a strategically placed letter). Upon learning that Brown may be in trouble, however, Marty takes the DeLorean and heads for 1885. Just as Marty convinces Doc to return to the present, a new complication arrives in the form of a lovely schoolteacher, Clara (Mary Steenburgen). With Doc head-over-heels and refusing to leave, Marty must do some fancy gun-slinging to keep them both alive.

In this third and final entry in the "Back to the Future" series, loopy "Doc" Brown, the creator of the time-traveling DeLorean, goes back to 1885 -- the heyday of the Old West, and his favorite era -- where he falls in love with a beautiful school teacher. Marty must rescue the good doctor, however, when he learns that the treacherous Mad Dog Tannen, leader of the rascally Tannen gang, is gunning for Doc -- and the yellow-bellied coward won't hesitate to shoot him in the back. Because of his newfound romance, however, Brown doesn't want to leave. Can Marty find a way to bring Doc's love back to the future without destroying the pattern of time?

Also included is Tales from the future, a six-part documentary featuring all-new interviews with the cast and crew

Comments: Universal;UPC025192095603;;4-Disc Box Set;

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