Back to the Future Blu-Ray?

#1 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3702 posts) -

Does anyone know why this hasn't happened yet?

#2 Posted by AltonBrown (949 posts) -

Satan. That's the only plausible explanation.

#3 Edited by Megalon (1392 posts) -

They haven't been able to reach the required 1.21 jiggawatts yet. 
 
It may be because that is not a real unit. At least, not outside of a Jay-Z album.

#4 Posted by GunstarRed (5047 posts) -

 Some kind of anniversary based release possibly?... also Part 2 is horrible and almost completely unwatchable now.

#5 Posted by Megalon (1392 posts) -
@marioncobretti said:
"

 Some kind of anniversary based release possibly?... also Part 2 is horrible and almost completely unwatchable now.

"
That's blasphemy. Surely you meant to type part 3 at least? 
 
HOVERBOARDS, DUDE.
#6 Posted by GunstarRed (5047 posts) -

no way.. 2 I saw all 3 of them back to back at the cinema this year... I almost wanted to leave... part 3 is fine its just a little talky and boring for stretches.. part 2 is like the most annoying kids film ever! 
#7 Posted by Webby (720 posts) -

I would totally get it!

#8 Edited by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@marioncobretti said:
"

 Some kind of anniversary based release possibly?... also Part 2 is horrible and almost completely unwatchable now.

"
Bullshit, I'm watching it right now. Its great. And 3, while universally hated is still a fun film.  How is 2 unwatchable? Because of their predictions of 2015? Absurd.
#9 Edited by GunstarRed (5047 posts) -
@MysteriousBob:
the dialogue is attrocious all of that helllooooooo mcfly bullshit/ any moment biff is in it. and transparent dual neckties are never going to be in fashion I dont give a fuck how crazy people get in the future.
#10 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

Most older movies like this tend to look pretty terrible on blu-ray anyway..  a lot of them are just upscaled and look no better than the DVD versions.
It's the same movie re-released in the blu-ray packaging so they can make some more money. 
 
The Rocky and Rambo movies, (bar the new ones) are perfect examples of this.  And I don't think Back to the Future would fair any better.  With old movies, there's only so much you can do.  Even if they did release a really high quality blu-ray version.. I wouldn't bother buying the movies again just to see them looking slightly better.

#11 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3702 posts) -
@marioncobretti said:
" @MysteriousBob: the dialogue is attrocious all of that helllooooooo mcfly bullshit/ any moment biff is in it. and transparent dual neckties are never going to be in fashion I dont give a fuck how crazy people get in the future. "
All of the future stuff is a joke. It is stupid on purpose. Originally they never planned for a sequel and the end of the first film was going to be a gag. After the first film was so successful they were practically forced into a sequel about the future(even though they never wanted to go there in the first place). So to make up for the fact that no one can accurately predict the future the writer's went for the opposite end of the spectrum instead. All the goofiness is a parody of films that try and predict the future. 
#12 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3702 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:
" Most older movies like this tend to look pretty terrible on blu-ray anyway..  a lot of them are just upscaled and look no better than the DVD versions.
It's the same movie re-released in the blu-ray packaging so they can make some more money. 
 
The Rocky and Rambo movies, (bar the new ones) are perfect examples of this.  And I don't think Back to the Future would fair any better.  With old movies, there's only so much you can do.  Even if they did release a really high quality blu-ray version.. I wouldn't bother buying the movies again just to see them looking slightly better. "
I would buy these movies ten times over.
#13 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@marioncobretti:  
It a god damn joke. Its just an exaggerated form of the 80s. Its a bloody sci-fi comedy, not an ancient Mayan prophecy. Stop taking it so seriously. I bet you thought Nineteen-Eighty Four was crap just because the 80s weren't actually like that.
#14 Posted by GunstarRed (5047 posts) -

I fully understand that, but it is just full of  horrible 80s-ness. and I just dont know how anyone could find it enjoyable.. The first film is a very  effects light, clever film about another time whilst  part 2 is like getting punched in the face by MTV repeatedly. the product placement rivals movies of today and the way it strives so hard to create an iconic catchphrase is pathetic... being reminded that everything is so "heavy" every two minutes just comes off as absolutely desperate... and the biff dialogue...yuck ... that said when it goes back to the alternate 85 is does get better... the future stuff is not clever in any way shape or form.
 
much prefer the third part
#15 Posted by GunstarRed (5047 posts) -
@MysteriousBob:  I'm not taking it seriously...it's a movie... I was just expressing an opinion... phew.
#16 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@marioncobretti:  
I like it because the whole film defines the 1980s. Its great. Product placement has never bothered me and Marty rarely says "heavy". I love their absurd takes on future tech. The future stuff only lasts for about a quarter of the movie anyway. 
 
Whatever. I'll keep enjoying this movie. Its up to the part where they go to the house.
#17 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

Well almost no Stephen Spielberg movie is on blu-ray.  There's Close encounters of the third kind and that's it I think.  I have no idea why though.  So maybe Back to the Future isn't on blu-ray because Stephen Spielberg was a producer.  Probably not, but I'm just saying.

#18 Edited by JeffGoldblum (3702 posts) -
@ArchScabby said:

" Well almost no Stephen Spielberg movie is on blu-ray.  There's Close encounters of the third kind and that's it I think.  I have no idea why though.  So maybe Back to the Future isn't on blu-ray because Stephen Spielberg was a producer.  Probably not, but I'm just saying. "

Wow now that I think about it you are right...
If this is the case Spielberg needs to jump on the Blu-Ray Train NOW.

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