It’s been just over 30 years since Marty McFly saved his own future in the original Back to the Future, and Universal Pictures is celebrating the film’s 30th anniversary with an impressive Blu-ray set that not only includes all three films in the franchise, but also features an impressive amount of bonus features. Among those features is a series of original shorts starring Doc Brown himself, Christopher Lloyd, reprising his iconic role.
In a new teaser for the Back to the Future anniversary set, Lloyd suits up in the ol’ lab coat once again for a brief segment promoting the “Doc Brown Saves The World!” short film.
While there isn’t a lot to glean from the teaser about the plot of “Doc Brown Saves The World!” (save for the suggestion that he saves the world), it does set the clip on a date that should be familiar to Back to the Future fans: Oct. 21, 2015.
Doesn’t ring a bell? Here’s a reminder:
Universal has also kept that date in mind when scheduling the release date for the Back to the Future 30th anniversary set, as the whole package hits shelves a day earlier on Oct. 20.
The full breakdown of the set’s contents includes the following:
- Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III
- Bonus disc with more than two hours of content
- Digital HD with UltraViolet (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Collectible packaging (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Bonus features, including:
- All New Original Shorts: Including “Doc Brown Saves the World!” starring Christopher Lloyd
- “OUTATIME: Restoring the DeLorean”: An inside look at the 2012 restoration of the most iconic car in film history
- “Looking Back to the Future”: A nine-part retrospective documentary from 2009 on the trilogy’s legacy.
- Back to the Future: The Animated Series: Two episodes (“Brothers” and “Mac the Black”) from the 1991 series featuring live action segments with Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown
- “Tales from the Future” six-part documentary
- “The Physics of Back to the Future”
- Deleted scenes
- Michael J. Fox Q&A
- Eight archival featurettes
- Behind-the-scenes footage
- Music videos
- Audio commentaries
- Back to the Future: The Ride
Sadly, the set doesn’t seem to include the hoverboards or self-lacing sneakers we were promised in Back to the Future Part II — but hey, we still have a few weeks to go. Fingers crossed!
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