The Back to the Future trilogy has long been a fan-favorite with its crowd-pleasing use of time travel as both narrative set piece and comic prop. The original '80s-90s triology of sci-fi films from director Robert Zemeckis was groundbreaking for its time, and continues to thrill, astound, and move audiences to this day.
While a new Blu-Ray set of the films has already been announced (including the entire run of the tie-in animated series from the 1990s) for October 21st, 2015, new word via an official press release has it that fans of the films may be in for an additional treat to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the first film, later this fall.
According to the press release, the entire Back to the Future trilogy will be re-released in theaters on the same day as the release of the Blu-Ray 30th Anniversary set. Until then, you'll have to watch local listings for what the official showtimes will be, as no official screening plans have been set in stone as of yet. However, if you need something to tide you over, you can pick up a copy of a new picture disc vinyl soundtrack of the first film, due out on October 16th, 2015, or be on the watch for the forthcoming Hot Toys version of the DeLorean and Marty McFly (Back to the Future Part II model). And if that's not enough, you can always watch all three films back-to-back this weekend on AMC, which will be airing the trilogy on Saturday, July 19th, starting at 11am until 9pm, all leading up to the premiere of the new eight-part miniseries, Humans.
Looking back on Robert Zemeckis' time travel dramedy thirty years after the initial release of the original film in 1985, it feels like high time that the film was screened once more on the big screen. And in adding the second and third films to the list, moviegoers can celebrate the feature franchise as it was meant to be seen (and in the second film's featured year of 2015, no less).
It's hard to imagine Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly as he may have appeared in the immediate sequel to the first film as being of that age today, and stranger still to think about the last time we saw "Doc" Emmett Brown in the Old American West of 1885 in Back to the Future Part III. No matter the cost, it's more than likely that Flux Capacitor fans across the country will be lining up to see the film come this October, and with a little luck maybe a few new fans may see the film for the first time and want to go back in time too.
Until then, you'll have to make like a tree and get lost, as the 30th Anniversary screening is still three months away.
The Back to the Future trilogy is set for theatrical re-release on October 21st, 2015, on the same day as the 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray set.