The seminal 80’s trilogy has been given a new lease of life. The Back To The Future Blu-Ray, with all the visual quality that this format affords, has the added bonus of over two hours of additional features. For those of you who missed this often hilarious, occasionally poignant, but always entertaining story the first time around; the basic plot revolves around two main characters. These are Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). The year is 1985; and the zany Doc has invented a time machine. He accidentally sends Marty back to 1955 and thus begins a wild adventure which has all sorts of disastrous potential consequences.
Expect explosions, fantastic special effects, terrorists and some laugh out loud moments as the hapless pair try to undo the events that they have inadvertently set in motion. Executive producer Steven Spielberg and director Robert Zemeckis successfully carried the storyline on into two equally engaging sequels. The Blu-Ray trilogy set affords the opportunity to have a Back to the Future fest of the original film as well as Back To The Future Part 2 and 3. Rated PG, this trilogy is suitable for family viewing, but there are one or two examples of colourful language! The concept of a rather special looking car as a time machine and the science fiction elements really made this film stand out in the 80’s, as did the still excellent music written especially for the film by greats such as Huey Lewis.
The Back to the Future Blu-Ray trilogy is full of the type of moments that have earned it a raft of awards. The part that made me laugh raucously back then and still has the same effect now is this exchange between 1955 Marty and his future mother, Lorraine. He asks, very puzzled, “Calvin? Wh… Why do you keep calling me Calvin?” and she responds “Well, that is your name, isn’t it? Calvin Klein? It’s written all over your underwear.”
What can I say! Maybe my sense of humour has never developed beyond the teenage level, but I enjoyed The Back To The Future Blu-Ray trilogy with the same enthusiasm today as I did back in my past.