For a limited time, Amazon is offering the Blu-ray version of the Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy at 69% off its SRP. The trilogy, one of the most enduringly popular film series of all time, follows teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox, The Frighteners) and his best friend "Doc" Brown (Christopher Lloyd, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) as they travel backwards and forwards in time using a souped-up DeLorean.
Not only is Universal's 6-disc trilogy set packed with commentaries, deleted scenes, and never-before-seen documentary footage - including film clips of original star Eric Stoltz (Some Kind of Wonderful) as Marty, who director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) fired six weeks into production - it is currently the only way to own all three Back to the Future movies on Blu-ray.
Amazon has not stated when the Back to the Future sale will end, so act now to take advantage of the website's special $24.99 price - its lowest ever for the trilogy. This price applies to two versions of the Blu-ray series: one can purchase just the trilogy bundle for $24.99 or the bundle plus a Hot Wheels® replica of the DeLorean for the same price.
Great price but for me still too much for one film. I just dont understand why studios try to cram sequels down our throat....Aliens was and I am sure Indiana Jones will be the same way. Some of us only want the first film and think the others are garbage..
I'll order one and if its the new packaging, I'll just return mine with the OLD packaging. Universal SHOULD'VE offered a replacement program; they did then they screwed up Battlestar Galactica. It's a shame some of us got stuck with the original packaging.
Yes, skip a great set of movies because once or twice a year when you actually take a disc out of the package to watch it, you have to push down to release the disc and that's simply too much for your tiny brains and weak fingers to handle.
And yes, skip it because there are digital copies that you might not use, even though the new price for this set is such that you'd buy it for the same price without the digital copies.
And while it's not mentioned in the comments so far, I'm sure there's someone who won't want to buy it because the height of the package is slightly different than standard BD plastic case height and it disturbs the anal compulsive who need to have everything on their shelves the exact same height or their mind gets blown.
If you don't like these films, it's perfectly fine - not every film is for everyone. But if you like (any of) these films, it's crazy not to buy.
@ZoetMB: No one's saying you should skip this trilogy altogether (where did you get that?) - no, in case you have trouble reading, they're saying you should get the version that doesn't smack of lazy profiteering and which is undoubtedly the better one. Unlike the discs in this release, which likely won't last very long due to the poor and flimsy design, the UK version actually protects your discs rather well and represents the best value for money in the long-term.
I bought mine on day one. Totally worth the $40 or whatever I paid for it. The first BTTF is my favorite movie ever.
I printed up and used some really good custom inserts because I hated the packaging. I wasn't aware that Universal was replacing it. Anybody know where to request the replacement packaging?
Thanks, metamorphic, for those insightful videos. I haven't purchased any version of the Back to the Future trilogy, but I'll have to look into the UK versions as they are definitely better packages than the one in the US. That said, the current price for the US version is still a good deal for those who don't have the series yet.
You've got to love Father's Day -- and all the sales it inspires.
@MattGuyOR Sent you a message but I don't personally own it but I have been told from various people that they changed it. If you look at the Back to the Future Blu ray product page on Amazon.com you will see that there are some discussions at the bottom and there is one subject titled "People complaining about the packaging" where one guy recently bought it and they changed the original packaging. Here is the link to the product page:
For some reason the direct link to the discussion page isn't working. Also have seen various YouTube reviews where they say that they changed the packaging and people commenting that this is indeed true.
Sorry to hear they aren't. I wasn't sure about that but they really should be replacing those cases. That sucks if they aren't because obviously the cases have a flawed design. I mean they even added instructions to the original cases on how to take out a disc before they replaced them with the regular push in cases. It looks like they phased out the original ones since the beginning of the year and maybe that is why they stopped issuing replacements.
@punkguy03 - Thanks for the info. That's one thing that I hate; expiring digital copies. I don't always buy new or right at release day so getting the digital version with a good code is always better than having to make my own.
Picked mine up yesterday at Target for $19.99! Which is a 'smokin' deal itself... but I'm of course keeping my receipt to get $5 bucks back starting Sunday! I'll put that $5 towards another bluray disc of course!
Well, received mine today. BOY, can I see where everyone complained about the packaging... terrible! 2 dvds and 1 blu scratched. Due to all of the smudges on the discs I would say this was a repackaged deal. Going back tomorrow!