Disc One: This starts with the original 1985 making of Documentary which covers interviews and behind the scenes footage as well as interesting facts about the filming and concept processes. Making the Trilogy Part I is an interesting retrospective made in 2002 with all the key crew members and cast interviewed on their memories of the movie and what went into the filming and production work, again this includes some interesting behind the scenes footage. The audio Commentary track is provided by Director Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale which although informative is rather dry and tiresome if I am completely honest. Next up we have outtakes and deleted scenes which are fun, Make up tests, a did you know? Feature and finally a theatrical trailer.Disc 2: opens again with a making of feature from the films release and the second feature is part II of the retrospective, again we get outtakes and deleted scenes, production diaries, a hover board test feature and a trailer.Disc Three: continues with the same layout of extras, Part III of the retrospective, deleted scenes, Production notes, a ZZTop Music Video and the Trailer.So as you can see the extras are identical to the R2 release from 2002 and the only new extras are contained on disc 4, which has the extras seen on the US release from 2002 and include; Back to the future - a question and answer session with Zemeckis and Gale, which is good fun and answers a few questions on plot and story progression amongst other production details. Next is an enhanced interview with Michael J Fox, which basically lays his interview over footage of the film, he provides some interesting comments on his memories of filming, but if you have watched the other extras before this, you will have heard it all before. Also under this section are the remaining deleted scenes not shown on the UK disc, excerpts of the screen play a teaser trailer and production notes. Part II - This contains an extension of the Q&A session with Zemeckis and Gale which is audio only and uses a black screen while the audio is playing, I found this quite annoying, but the audio track is good fun. Again we get the deleted scenes which where missing, production diaries, Huey Lewis music video, did you know that? Animated section, a designing the Delorean feature with artwork, a designing time travel feature which explores how they did the effect, a visual effects short and finally Storyboards. Part III - Again we get the audio Q&A track for part III as well as a making of documentary for the third part not featured before. There is an annoying Secrets of BTTF which has a very annoying child actor reading out letters from fans. Rounding up the set are, production notes, FAQ, Designing the campaigns, Designing Hill Valley and finally the did you know that feature and Deleted scenes.
So overall if you already own the Region 1 Back to the Future set you have all the above extras already, if you own the R2 2002 set you have the extras on the film discs but are missing the ones on disc 4 which in my opinion is no great loss. The extras included in this 20th anniversary set, such as the number plate make this a must have for any fan in my opinion however. Oh and a nice touch that I haven't seen before is an option to have the menus in English, sweet.
Well this set has the same discs and extras from the 2002 R1 release, but fills in the blanks from the R2 2002 release. Is it worth owning then? Well this set is a collectors dream and any real fan of the trilogy will want it. The films are well presented and available on other regions but if you want the overall package you can't really go wrong with this - recommended for all collectors.
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