New Back to the Future Poster for UK's Theatrical Re-Release
From time to time I wonder what it would have been like to be caught up in the world of movie news during the times of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Unless (heaven forbid) a remake of those films comes along, my writing on those topics is usually limited to pop culture references and random regurgitation of videos and infographics. However, today I'm lucky enough to direct your attention to a brand new (yet familiar) poster via Empire for Back to the Future, a favorite of mine which is getting a theatrical re-release this October in the United Kingdom only to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Marty McFly's adventures through time.
Don't forget that in addition to this re-release, the Back to the Future Trilogy on Blu-Ray arrives in October!
The poster uses imagery reminiscent of Drew Struzan's original posters (including the famous stylized title font) but with a sharper photographic edge. Honestly, since this is one of my favorite movies of all-time, I'm beyond frustrated that the US won't be privy to a theatrical re-release of this classic flick. I mean if Grease gets a damn sing-along theatrical re-release (after it already hit theaters again over ten years ago) then why the hell shouldn't Back to the Future get the same respect here in the US? While there are special events like We're Going Back: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary being held in Burbank, those of us in the US will just have to settle for the Blu-Ray release of the trilogy when it hits shelves in October. That's not too bad, is it?
Reader Feedback - 23 Comments
Knawx on Aug 11, 2010
YESSS!! I guess I will get to watch it.....!!! They should re-release this in IMAX-3D uncut, if they can. I will surely be going back to the future in the 80s, but watching it in cinemas would be a whole new experience. Bring it on!
Fearl3ss on Aug 11, 2010
FANTASTIC!!! This is brilliant news I love Back To The Future I never got to see it when it was first released in cinemas because I was only a baby so I'm gonna really look forward to this. 😀
Carl on Aug 11, 2010
Just watched a 35mm print of it in a theater. It was AMAZING! Never gets old. Classics never die!
Zak on Aug 11, 2010
I'm afraid you guys are just to darn Loud!
Jimmy Love on Aug 11, 2010
...You're George Mcfly.... o_O
Toucmyinfection on Aug 11, 2010
I have to agree Back To The Future is my fav film from my childhood. It's too bad Zemeckis can't make great films like this anymore.
last son on Aug 11, 2010
PLEASE PLEASE DON'T SUGGEST A BACK TO THE FUTURE RE-RELEASE!!! Sorry about the caps, folks. It needs to be said. I love Back to the Future. More than possibly any movie ever in the entire history of mankind. It is a movie that shaped the person that I am today. I learned guitar because Marty McFly played one. I had a denim jacket. I once went back in time and almost had sex with... well, never mind that last part. *shiver* But, the thought of them re-releasing it here in the states scares the great jumping jesus outta me. Why, you ask? Why wouldn't I want this priceless piece of adolescent treasure to be introduced to a new audience and seen the only way a gem like this should be? Because of one thing. Post-production 3D. You really think that they'd re-release it here without mucking with it? Zemeckis flushed his career down the toilet making CG Zombie films about dancing corpses and you don't think they'd want to "spruce it up" a bit? The thought of them taking something as pure and magical as BttF, defiling it's memory with digital trickery, and then shoveling it's defecated remains out to the public like it's condoms at an eighth grade dance makes me sick. SICK, I tells ya!
Pete the Geek on Aug 11, 2010
Awesome poster. Can i have one..? pretty pretty please with cherry on top.
Panda on Aug 11, 2010
#8 needs to get a life also fuck the studios for not releasing it in America
Rashad on Aug 11, 2010
I have never shouted out WOO HOO before at home all alone but I just did then! Back to the Future is the greatest movie ever made I cannot wait to see this on the big screen! Roll on October 1
Kaiser on Aug 12, 2010
Ahhhh... Can't wait to see Marty and Doc, and listen to the main theme in HD.
Vladimir on Aug 12, 2010
#8, re-release is way better than remake
SowYau on Aug 12, 2010
#13 - You win. You are totally, totally correct. The only thing worse than having them "Lucas" it and re-release it, is if they made some terrible remake starring some Disney kid or something. You make an excellent point.
Pete the Geek on Aug 12, 2010
No way! You guys know full well that a remake starring Zac Efron would totally sell! Zac Efron - Marty Will Ferrel - Doc Isla Fischer - Lorraine Chris Evans - Biff Eric Christian Olsen - George I should stop before some Hollywood jack ass sees this and gets an idea. You guys are right, Down remakes!
Ariel on Aug 12, 2010
I'll be in the UK in October! Yes!
carterhimself on Aug 12, 2010
Back to the Future made this black kid from Trinidad think he could use a skateboard. 25 years??? Yup. I'm old. I remember '85 was the year of crazy Speilberg produced films. Color Purple, Back to the Future and Young Sherlock Holmes. Christ. I AM that old.......
Duane on Aug 12, 2010
#13 is totally right, i saw BTTF as a midnight movie again on the big screen and it was fantastic and the college kids that were there seemed to like it also to bad one has to go overseas to see the re-release of an american film. usa re-release.usa re-release. usa re-release.
salber on cinema on Aug 12, 2010
LMFAO At long last we get the last laugh at you yanks, you always get the good stuff for movies, this time its our turn and I cant bloody wait!!!! YIP YIP YIP
Dar-El on Aug 13, 2010
Digital presentation? Fuck that.
ryderup on Aug 13, 2010
Why is it that Americans get a brand new 35mm print and we get - A DIGITAL PRESENTATION - No thanks, i will watch it on Blu-Ray and it'll be just as good!
Jamie on Sep 21, 2010
Saw it at the cinema last night..... They havent messed it up at all ! The movie is still as good today as it was all those years ago !!!!
TG Sheffield UK on Oct 5, 2010
IMAX 3D????? Uncut???? What's wrong with you people (fanboys)??? Just enjoy it!!!!!!!
Jimmy on Oct 6, 2010
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