Back to the Future: Greater Scott Edition

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Back to the Future: Greater Scott Edition
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Original Release Date:
1985
Original Running Time:
116
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Fanedit Running Time:
124
Time Added:
8
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Brief Synopsis:
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. The Greater Scott Edition extends Back to the Future to it's longest possible length using a variety of sources. All deleted and extended scenes have been masterfully reintegrated into the movie. adding 10 new scenes and 8 more minutes of footage.
Intention:
BTTF is one of my favourite films of all time, so upon seeing the deleted scenes, I thought they'd make a nice addition to the film and to make a longer version of an already great movie.
Other Sources:
- Back to the Future Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes: Majority of new scenes and the film was sourced from here
- Back to the Future DVD Deleted Scenes: Audio for the "She's Cheating" scene was used here as the bell rings earlier and sounds better
- Back to the Future VHS: Only for reference for the "To Be Continued" title card
- Marty McFly and the Starlighters: A music video from around the time the film was released. Took a line from here that was unused
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Special Thanks:
- Mielr on OT.com for his higher quality version of the Starlighters music video and ilovewaterslides also from OT for the HD TBC card.
- TV's Frink for the Greater Scott subtitle
- moviefan95, SonofSinbad, jswert123456 and Hubunkey for feedback and reviews.
- addiesin for his technical help and anyone else in the ITW or technical thread I missed
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- Added George buying an entire crate of peanut brittle
- Added Marty asking a lady to pinch him after he reads the 1955 newspaper
- Added '55 Doc going through '85 Doc's suitcase
- Added Doc and Marty looking at Lorraine in school
- Extended version of Marty pretending to be Darth Vader to convince George to take Lorraine to the dance
- Extended version of Marty and George talking in his yard
- Added Doc bribing a cop and Marty talking to him about what will happen at the dance
- Added George getting stuck in a phone booth (which is why he was late to the car to "fight" Marty)
- Moved around some shots after Marty's performance at the dance to accommodate the next change
- Added Marty saying "It's rock and roll" after playing Johnny B Goode
- Added "To Be Continued" before credits (Wasn't on the Blu-Ray and DVD, only VHS)
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I have no shame in saying that I love Back to the Future! It's in my top 20 (possibly even top 10) favorite movies ever, and with good reason, too! I've also become sort of a fan of Bobson's extended cuts ever since seeing Star Wars: The Darklighter Cut. So when I saw Bobson's name attached to an edit of BTTF, I knew I had to give this one a watch!

The extra 8 minutes of footage in this cut is mostly extra gags. I can see why these bits and pieces were cut out, and I think the choice to shorten the film down to just under two hours was the right decision overall. But with that said, I had a good time with this one! I liked a lot of the extra laughs I got from this cut, and if you're as big a fan of Back to the Future as I am, you owe it to yourself to watch this!

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This is the edit I've been wanting to see ever since owning the DVD box set and watching the deleted scenes, satisfying my life-long curiousity about that damn bowl of peanut brittle at the dinner scene. Whilst watching this cut is an editing lesson in itself (did we really need to know why George overslept? Not really, and the way the 'Darth Vader' scene is cut in the original seems extra judiciously done now, in hindsight), overall you can never have too much Back to the Future. Bobson's done all us fans a huge favour by providing this extra-length cut of one of the greatest movies of all time.

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I really enjoyed this. I hadn't watched this series in a long time. Some of the extra shots weren't of the same quality, but enjoyable nonetheless. Great work!

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Great Scott! This is a must watch for BTTF fans. Though some of the reinstated scenes are not as good quality, this was awesome to see all the cut scenes in the film. Another excellent job by Bobson!

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Very nice edit! I remember watching the deleted scenes and thinking how great some of them would be in the actual movie. There are obvious drops of quality when the deleted scenes are implemented but I doubt there's a way to fix that without some HEAVY editing. Also makes a great film longer so that's always a bonus.

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