Anyone who is a fan of the Back the Future trilogy knows that there are plenty of visual and narrative parallels shared between the three films. One of the most obvious examples is when Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) walks into the town square of Hill Valley. Throughout the course of the film franchise, Marty enters three versions of his hometown that are very different from the one he’s used to early in the first film.
A new video essay takes footage from these sequences in Back to the Future and compares all five versions of Hill Valley side-by-side. The parallels aren’t anything new, but there is something very cool about seeing the footage compared side-by-side so you can see just how similar the Hill Valley sequences are.
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You might recall that late last year on Back to the Future Day (October 22nd 2015) it was revealed that Nike’s Tinker Hatfield was hard at work making sure at least one of Back to the Future Part II‘s predictions came true. The shoe designer hand-delivered a prototype of self-tying Nike Mags to Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox , with the promise that the real sneakers would be released in spring 2016. Now we finally get a look at the finished product.
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The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
In this edition of The Toy Box, you’ll find a great new four-pack of figures from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a new addition to the detailed line-up of Terminator 2: Judgment Day figures, a floating Back to the Future Part II time machine and more.
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The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
The latest installment features some incredibly detailed Ghostbusters statues, an Alien coloring book that’s pretty much for adults, two new Hot Toys figures from Back to the Future Part II with some incredible accessories and more.
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We’re in the middle of the hustle and bustle at Comic-Con, and last night we made sure to stop by the Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys booth in the middle of the show floor to find out about the latest goodies the high-end collectible creators were showing off on the convention floor. We were not disappointed with the line-up of new stuff coming down the road, which includes a whole new DeLorean time machine for Back to the Future Part II, a new collection for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a heroic statue for The Iron Giant, the most accurate Darth Vader bust created by Sideshow to date and much more.
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While fans were clamoring to get their hands on Pepsi Perfect and witnessing history being made with the first pair of power-lace shoes from Nike, the more hardcore Back to the Future fans were in California at the five-day 30th anniversary celebration We’re Going Back. With screenings, reenactments, location visits and more, this was the place to be.
But tickets were also expensive as hell, and if you’re like me, you just couldn’t afford to fly over to California to enjoy the festivities (though I did get to experience Back to the Future live in concert on October 21st). However, you can now kinda pretend that you attended We’re Going Back with some quick video recaps of the best stuff from each day of the Back to the Future celebration. Read More »
Throughout the week of Back to the Future Day, there were tons of tribute videos, mash-ups, parodies and promotions happening to take advantage of the celebration of the fictional importance of October 21st, 2015. And even though we’ve had our last round of Back to the Future Bits to cover as much as we could regarding the important day in time travel history, this latest video was just too impressive to pass up.
One fan has updated Back to the Future Part II to take place in the real 2015. This isn’t like that satirical animated sketch that made fun of the real 2015 we live in now. Instead, this takes footage from the movie and updates it with a couple key 2015 details: Jurassic World and Donald Trump. And if you’re a Back to the Future Part II fan, you can guess where each of them come into play. Read More »
Yes, we’re aware that we’ve been going pretty crazy with all the Back to the Future coverage here at /Film, but that’s because we’re all such genuine fans of the entire film franchise from director Robert Zemeckis and writer Bob Gale. That made Back to the Future Day last week a lot of fun to experience, but there was so much going on that it was difficult to keep up with all the festivities, promotions and celebrations.
That’s why we rounded up another slew of stories to check out on Back to the Future Day this past Wednesday, and that’s why we’re delivering this final Back to the Future Bits round-up full of facts, news, goods and celebrations you might have missed in all the commotion that happened on October 21st, 2015.
The final installment of Back to the Future Bits includes these stories:
- Huge sales for USA Today‘s Back to the Future Part II issue
- Back to the Future was the highest grossing film in theaters on October 21st
- An awesome Halloween costume with a hovering Marty McFly
- Brick Forge has custom LEGO Back to the Future accessories that need to be Kickstarted
- Some folks at Stanford created a self-driving, electric DeLorean
- Tom Wilson talks about real bullies inspiring Biff Tannen
- Check out some Back to the Future cafes open in Japan
- A lost 1989 commercial for Mattel’s hoverboard
- CommitStrip explains why Doc and Marty didn’t arrive in 2015
- Experience Back to the Future Day on the Universal Pictures lot
- How the DeLorean was saved by the legacy of Back to the Future
- 11 secrets about the making of Back to the Future
- How many people celebrated Back to the Future Day on Facebook?
- Bob Gale reminisces about the making of Back to the Future
- A remake of Back to the Future still isn’t in the cards
- How Reagan-era economics impacted characters of Back to the Future
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It’s two days after Back to the Future Day, and there was so much excitement that we’re still catching up on some of the cool stories and goodies that came out of the woodwork for the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future as well as the iconic day in the future from Back to the Future Part II.
One such fun detail that came to the surface seems just as topical as the day in time itself as franchise writer Bob Gale revealed what many fans noticed upon revisiting Back to the Future Part II in our current political climate. The nightmarish alternate 1985 version of Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) was based on Donald Trump, long before he decided to run for President of the United States of America. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
UPDATE: If you weren’t able to pick up one of these commemorative USA Today issues at your local newsstand, gas station or wherever you buy newspapers, you can still get your hands on it. USA Today is selling the Back to the Future Part II edition of yesterday’s paper for $4.95 plus shipping and tax. Just head over to the newspaper’s online store and snag your copy now. Thanks to Collider for the heads up. Our original story from October 21st, 2015 follows.
We’re not sure if you know this, but we happen to be pretty big fans of Back to the Future here at /Film. Really. It’s okay if you didn’t pick up on that. So today is a special day, a day that will enthrall the initiated and make everyone else grow steadily numb until they quietly curse Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. It is October 21, 2015, aka, the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrived in the future during the opening moments of Back to the Future Part II. But surely you already knew this. You’re on the internet, after all.
However, it’s not just the fans celebrating this 30-years-in-the-making day. USA Today is joining in the fun by recreating the futuristic front page that plays a key role in the film. What was once a prop, a cute little piece of product placement, is now something that you can actually own.
Check out the Back to the Future newspaper for yourself after the jump.
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