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Back To The Future Part III
Back To The Future Trilogy DVD Set / Widescreen
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 69 (Feb 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson & Lea Thompson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
Another original promotional featurette (eight minutes) begins the bonus material on Disc Three of this three-disc set, along with "Chapter III" of "Making The Trilogy" (16 minutes). The 21-minute "Secrets Of The Back To The Future Trilogy," hosted by Kirk Cameron appears as well. This program was produced in 1990 and aired on TV around the time of the theatrical release of "III." Bob Gale and Neil Canton once again provide a running commentary, and the two Bobs

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 22121
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $56.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 118
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1990
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/17/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

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(Director): Robert Zemeckis
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Special Notes:
There are some framing errors on the two sequel DVDs. There are differences in selected shots when compared to the previously issued LaserDisc. Universal has indicated they will issue corrected discs. Details here: Also available in a separate full screen version.

Story Synopsis:
"They've saved the best trip for last... But this time they may have gone too far." The trilogy concludes with a trip to the Old West. Marty (Fox) travels back to 1885 Hill Valley in an attempt to prevent Doc Brown (Lloyd) from being shot to death, since Doc is the only man who can help Marty get back to the future. Meanwhile, Doc gets involved in a romance with schoolteacher Clara (Steenburgen) and decides to stay in the Old West. The trio get help from the most advanced technology of the time, the locomotive, to help Marty and the Delorean time machine return to 1985. "Back To The Future Part III" offers a rousing conclusion to this entertaining series of movies. Look for appearances by ZZ Top, the Red Hot Chili Peppers

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD, like the first two installments, will really thrill fans who have been waiting a long time for this series to become available on DVD. The picture more closely resembles Part II (parts "II" and "III" were shot back to back) with richly saturated colors, natural fleshtones, and deep, solid blacks. The picture is sharp and detailed, with good contrast and shadow delineation. Unfortunately, edge enhancement seems to be a bit more noticeable (and is occasionally obtrusive), perhaps because the picture is brighter than the first two. As with the "Part II" DVD, when compared to the previously released LaserDisc, there appears to be differences in the framing of some shots. (Suzanne Hodges)

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