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re­leased OUT NOW! 1985- 1990 | PG | Blu- ray

Di­rec­tor Robert Ze­meckis

Cast Michael J Fox, Christo­pher

Lloyd, Thomas Wil­son

You’ve seen these movies of course. The first is as close to cin­e­matic per­fec­tion as can be; the sec­ond is bril­liant and in­ge­nious and daz­zling, and was un­der­val­ued at the time; the third is a hugely en­joy­able comic Western with a rous­ing train race cli­max. But you knew all that al­ready.

Ex­tras This 30th An­niver­sary set’s most in­trigu­ing ad­di­tion is 10- minute short “Doc Brown Saves The World!”, which sees Christo­pher Lloyd do a straight- to- cam­era ram­ble in which he ex­plains why he has to save 2045 from Griff Tannen. Set en­tirely in a large white room, it’s a fairly amus­ing tri­fle.

Also new: a fas­ci­nat­ing 22- minute piece about how fans re­stored the orig­i­nal DeLorean; two witty fake ads for Jaws 19 and hov­er­boards; and two episodes of the car­toon spin- off. Then there’s a meaty nine- part doc­u­men­tary ( 46 min­utes) pre­vi­ously only on DVD.

Good­ies from 2013’ s Blu- ray box set are car­ried over too, in­clud­ing a six- part doc, com­men­taries, fea­turettes on the physics of BTTF and the Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios ride, a Michael J Fox Q& A, deleted scenes, be­hind- the- scenes footage and mu­sic videos. Rus­sell Lewin

A Flux Ca­pac­i­tor Ltd Edi­tion Col­lec­tion comes with a 52- page book of un­seen im­agery and Flux Ca­pac­i­tor pack­ag­ing.

One failed emis­sions test.

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