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Back to the Future (1985)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Writer/producer Bob Gale and producer Neil Canton Rating:8.0/10 (28 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The_Phantom_Menace on November 4th, 2004:Find all reviews by The_Phantom_Menace
Much more relavent than the "Q&A Commentary", particularly when it comes to what's on screen. There are occasional laspes into silence (including one that lasts for about half a chapter), but for the most part the comments are interesting (and don't repeat the Q&A).
Reviewed by UncleJohn on January 17th, 2007:Find all reviews by UncleJohn
The "pop-up's" that appear on the Trilogy edition is a really cool addition.
Reviewed by AZtoCA on January 27th, 2008:Find all reviews by AZtoCA
Great INFO

Almost cut the "Johnny Be good Scene" (lack of sleep and over editing)
(No plot points) in the scene (nice to keep it in,, works good as a chuck berry joke)

And they only Came up with the car as the time machine because of lack of Budget

good thing because the car as the time machine is what really revs the movie up
(instead of a Nuclear test facility)

Overall great hear to stories about spielberg & Sid Sheinberg
Sid Sheinberg tride to change the name to "boy Zombie catcher or something"
Reviewed by Duke Margiris on February 4th, 2014:Find all reviews by Duke Margiris
I know, I know. We all want to hear a Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox commentary track. But you know what? Writer/producer team Gale and Canton provide a steady stream of interesting information, both regarding the movie itself and film making and storytelling in general. The Back to the Future films were always tightly plotted, with every scene establishing something essential to the plot, or setting up a future plot point. The two go through the many hows and whys of why they made the movie the way they did. It's a fascinating study of their craft, and they still have plenty of time to throw in plenty anecdotes from the set.
Reviewed by Magneat-o on June 19th, 2015:Find all reviews by Magneat-o
Great commentary. Would have liked to see Zemeckis on this or for that matter Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Still, engaging and full of great info.
Commentary 2: Q&A with director/writer Robert Zemeckis, producer/writer Bob Gale and USC film students (not screen specific) Rating:7.8/10 (20 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The_Phantom_Menace on November 4th, 2004:Find all reviews by The_Phantom_Menace
This was the first commentary i ever listened to that wasn't screen specific, and it was a little jarring for me at first, especially when what they were discussing didn't match what was on screen. However, the questions were relevant, and the answers informative and interesting.

Since it's not screen specific, it ends a few minutes before the film does.
Reviewed by scroll2b on April 6th, 2005:Find all reviews by scroll2b
The questions here are really good, and a lot of great information on the struggles to get this film made is given. Excellent commentary. If you can rip this, it's easier to listen to than watching the film at the same time, since it is out of sync.
Reviewed by AZtoCA on January 27th, 2008:Find all reviews by AZtoCA
Great INFO

Almost cut the "Johnny Be good Scene" (lack of sleep and over editing)
(No plot points) in the scene (nice to keep it in,, works good as a chuck berry joke)

And they only Came up with the car as the time machine because of lack of Budget

good thing because the car as the time machine is what really revs the movie up
(instead of a Nuclear test facility)

Overall great hear to stories about spielberg & Sid Sheinberg
Sid Sheinberg tride to change the name to "boy Zombie catcher or something"
Reviewed by Thames Ironworks on March 29th, 2009:Find all reviews by Thames Ironworks
They've taken a seperate Q&A and slammed it onto the film as a commentary track...and it kinda works. Informative and interesting.