It’s one of those movies that’s on practically everyone’s “Favorites” list. 25 years ago today, Marty McFly met Dr. Emmett Brown in the parking lot of the Twin Pines Mall, was introduced to a modified DeLorean, and the rest, as they say, is history, or was history, or — well, it made history.
It was the most popular movie of 1985 and the inspiration for two sequels. And the film’s fun and quirky vibe has stood the test of time (Michael J. Fox has said that even people in Bhutan know enough to yell “McFly!” at him).
Today you can get the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy Edition on DVD and blu-ray. This special edition has many new features, including a documentary on making the film (Robert Zemeckis called it the hardest film he ever made, due to the insane schedule and having to shoot almost the whole thing at night), commentaries, and clips, including Robert Stoltz playing Marty before he was replaced by Michael J. Fox. You get a featurette on the physics of Back to the Future and a music video of Huey Lewis and the News doing The Power of Love. Among a lot of other things. The clip below gives you an idea of the enhanced image quality on the blu-ray edition, which I highly recommend.
Of course, the videos are not all I’m going to mention (here at Best Stuff for Men we’re all about adding value). Further enjoy the Back to the Future milieu with the following memorabilia. Great Scott!
- Marty’s color-changing cap from the future. Features ultra-refractive fabric and velcro closures. One size fits all.
The upgraded DeLorean from Back to the Future III. This replica is brand new out this month and features time-traveling lights and sound.
The coolest item of all: the Flux Capacitor built by Doc Brown that made the whole story possible. No corners have been cut in making this 16 x 11-inch prop replica as accurate as possible. Of course, it lights up. Put one on your wall and be the envy of your movie-savvy friends.
This isn’t the only notable movie anniversary that occurred this year, of course. Also celebrated was the 30-year anniversary of the release of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. See my post on that movie milestone and related books and videos here.