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!
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.
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.