Back To The Future Trilogy Dvd

Written by Sarah Provost
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The Back to the Future Trilogy is a must-have DVD for anyone who enjoys a high-energy comedy filled with thrills, satirical sideswipes, and just the right touch of emotion. Michael J. Fox is irresistible as Marty McFly, an ordinary teenager who keeps having extraordinary adventures in time travel. Doc Brown, the not quite mad but certainly eccentric scientist, is his best friend, played with sweet goofiness by Christopher Lloyd.

As is so often the case, the first movie in this trilogy is by far the best. Marty McFly, 1980s teenager with a sad-sack father and troubles of his own, gets sent back to 1955 in Doc Brown's DeLorean time machine. There he interferes with the meeting between the teenagers who will become his parents--which means he might never be born. In the course of trying to set things right, he affects the future of his family. The 50s/80s satire is delicious, but that's only part of the fun in this witty script by Robert Zemeckis (who also directed) and Bob Gale.

The second installment adds an extra layer, as Doc, Marty, and Marty's girlfriend go to 2015 to help the next generation. A sports book gets into the wrong hands, and when they return to their present, everything's changed. That necessitates a second visit to 1955, where they not only have to undo the damage but also keep out of the way of the Marty and Doc who visited earlier. This one is funny, but a little too clever for its own good. The third installment takes them to the Old West when Marty goes back to 1885 to prevent Doc Brown's murder. The simpler plot works well, and the characters retain their charm.

DVD Loaded with Extras

The collection has an excellent array of extras. In addition to the usual audio commentary and interviews, there are tests of the flying skateboard, a "making of" featurette, and an option to see over 150 facts and trivia while watching the movies. There are also some great bloopers, deleted scenes, outtakes, and a music video by Huey Lewis and the News.

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