Apparently, they’re seriously hyping the limited theatrical re-release of Back to the Future in about a week and a half, and the BluRay release. As much as I love these movies, I have no BluRay player and no desire to own one. Nor have I even seen one ot them newfangled BluRay videotapes to know why they’re supposedly so high-falootin’ and better than down-home old fashioned DVDs.
It’s my understanding that this is all to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the movie. Damn, I’m old. That makes me sad. But, I’d still kill every man standing to get my hands on a DeLorean. So, that makes me feel a bit better.
But, I digress. Apparently, they’ve done a shot-for-shot remake of the original BTTF teaser trailer to promote a reunion of the original cast at next week’s Spike TV Scream Awards. See the 1985 original here (very cool – gives away NOTHING of the original story):
See the 2010 version; faux-vintage awesomeness here:
And, for an added bonus, they’ve also released some of the original footage from the movie. Apparently, although producers originally wanted Michael J. Fox in the movie, they couldn’t work it schedule-wise, as it conflicted with Family Ties, which later later spun off Family Guy, and inspired the theatrical version with Nicholas Cage, The Family Man.
I digress again. My apologies – it’s the ravages of alcohol on my already feeble mind. Anywho… for the first five weeks or so, they were shooting the movie with Eric Stoltz playing Marty McFly. The story, as I understand it, is that the movie was becoming too “intense” with him in the lead, and the laughs just weren’t working. So, as fine an actor as he is, they let him go, brought Michael J. Fox in, and the rest is, forgive the pun, history.
Ladies and gentlemen, seeing as how I’m slow, this has probably made it’s way across the internet several times already, but no matter. I give you, without further ado, Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly:
Unfortunately, there’s not much Stoltz detail in that, so here’s the trailer for Some Kind of Wonderful:
…and just to be fair, here’s the trailer for Teen Wolf: