October 26, 2021

25th Anniversary Of “Back To The Future”

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The cast and crew of "Back to the Future" celebrated 25 years since the movie's release Monday

It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since we learned all we needed to know about time travel in “Back to the Future.” On Monday, the cast and filmmakers reunited to mark the 25th anniversary of the first film. Universal has commemorated the occasion with the release of “Back to the Future: The 25th Anniversary Trilogy” on Tuesday.

Both the DVD and Blue-ray formats will contain some never before seen footage of Eric Stoltz, who was originally cast as Marty McFly. He actually completed many weeks of filming before he was fired. He just wasn’t what director Robert Zemeckis was looking for.

The cast had a lot to say and most of it was favorite lines out of the movie. Christopher Lloyd’s favorite was, “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

Lea Thompson said her favorite was, “Oh my God, it’s Calvin Klein- what a dream!”

Michael J. Fox, who played Marty McFly, quoted his favorite line, “You made a time machine out of a DeLorean?

The cast and crew also talked about the biggest challenge in filming the movies. Fox was on a TV show and worked all day. As soon as he was done there a car would pick him up and take him to the studio to shoot all night for the movie. The crew all agreed it was difficult to have to make the movie at night.

Any daytime scenes that were shot were done on Saturdays and Sundays. Zemeckis said that this was the hardest thing to deal with. He went on to say it was the hardest movie he ever had to make because of that.

When asked what they took or wished they had taken Fox said, “What I wish I had was that freakin’ guitar!”

There will not be a sequel. Co-writer/producer Bob Gale said it best, “We love ‘Back to the Future’ the way it is, we don’t wanna screw around with the space-time continuum.”