Back to the Future day kicks off globally on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The one-day event that celebrates the franchise's 30th anniversary is being held in countries in North America, Europe, Latin and South America. All three films in the cult-classic trilogy will have limited viewings in theaters all over the world.
Sadly, there are no reported screenings in the United States. Hollywood Reporter recently unveiled that there are limited showings in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Australia.
Hence, fans in the U.S. are going to have to settle for online streaming. The only catch is that only Amazon Prime is offering free online streaming for all three Back to the Future films. Luckily, Amazon offers a free 30-day trial period. That means first-time users can watch Back to the Future without paying a dime. Just remember to unsubscribe once finished viewing the films.
Bear in mind that this is the real Back to the Future day. For years, there were many online hoaxes that tricked gullible fans into believing that there was such an event. This time, it is for real. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the Back to the Future trilogy remains a much-beloved classic amongst sci-fi lovers internationally.
The film is notable for inadvertently predicting several real-life things such as 3D movies, tablet devices and wireless games. Sadly, hover boards are not amongst Back to the Future inventions that have become reality.
30th Anniversary Back to the Future Trilogy Edition Released on Blu-Ray/DVD
Meanwhile, Universal has just released the 30th Anniversary Back to the Future Trilogy edition for home entertainment. The Blu-ray version costs $29.64 while the DVD version will set buyers back at $22.99. According to Universal's official press release, new content includes:
- 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-rayTM Exclusive)
- Collectible Packaging (Blu-rayTM Exclusive)
Bonus features include:
- 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 9-part retrospective documentary from 2009 on the trilogy's legacy.
- Back to the Future: The Animated Series: 2 episodes ("Brothers" and "Mac the Black") from the 1991 series featuring llive-actionsegments with Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown.
- Tales from the Future 6-Part Documentary
There is also the ubiquitous deleted scenes and audio commentaries. Those who buy the DVD/Blu-Ray set will get to see a Michael J. Fox Q&A.