Back to the Future: Part II - More Roads Edition

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Original Release Date:
1989
Original Running Time:
108
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112
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4
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Brief Synopsis:
The More Roads Edition adds back 8 new scenes, shots and moments into the second installment of one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time. Four minutes of new footage has been added in from a variety of sources to create the longest version of the film.
Intention:
Since an extended cut of BTTF 1 was one of my first edits, and I did the third one a while back, I thought, hell why not do it again? So here is the final installment of my extended BTTF trilogy.
Other Sources:
- Back to the Future: Part II (Blu-Ray) The film and most of the deleted scenes were taken from here
- 2002 DVD Trilogy - A single shot of the "Burned Out High School" scene was a little longer on the DVD, so I had to upscale it and match it to the BR scene
- The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy (1990) This Kirk Cameron hosted TV special featured the "Burned Out High School" with sound, so I took Marty's line that was muted on the Blu-Ray and slotted it back in
- Theatrical Trailer (1989) There's a few extra shots of the Deloreon flying through the sky, with Doc, Marty and Jennifer reacting that I've upscaled and put back in
- 30th Anniversary Soundtrack (2015) Chicken Needles/Jenn Sees Jenn, I Can't Drive 55 by Sammy Hagar, Fanfare to Achievement and If They Ever Did (alternate) were taken from this OST
- SFX: Chainlink fence and helicopter sounds were taken from freesound.org, with Dog Walking foley being taken from Youtube
Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
- Deleted Scenes commentary from Bob Gale
- Alternate Griff Line
Cuts and Additions:
- Added 2 extra shots of the Deloreon flying over Hill Valley 2015, and Doc, Marty and Jennifer reacting
- Added Biff's mechanic telling Biff about the 1955 Manure incident in 2015
- Extended version of 2015 Marty coming home and talking to his family
- Extended version of the Pizza dinner scene
- Added the 2015 seeing Jenifer as she passes out
- Added 2015 Biff coming back and starting to fade out in pain
- Added Marty seeing the ruins of Hill Valley High in 1985A
- Added Marty meeting his brother Dave outside Biff's Pleasure Paradise

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Once again, Bobson has made an original cut of BTTF obsolete, going above and beyond to assemble shots of alternate '85 from disparate sources to further build the dark world that Marty, Doc and Einstein find themselves dropped into. Watching an extended sequence with Marty's brother Dave (fallen from the yuppie heights we last saw him in) is delightful for entirely the wrong reasons, and seeing Hill Valley High as a bombed-out ruin is just icing on the cake.

I'm not sure the world needed more of the beyond-nightmarish Future McFly household with lots of clones of Michael J Fox running around, but it's still nice to have it in there, in its complete version. In all, the movie that predicted vaporwave *and* Avengers Endgame has gotten the edition its fans deserve, and I'm glad for it.

One small complaint: I've always hated HATED the "Part III preview" at the end, which completely dispenses with the tragic and ingenious cliffhanger Part II ends on (imagine Empire Strikes Back ending with a look forward at Ewoks and Boba Fett falling in a hole, and you'll see what I mean), and I was hoping that this edition would do away with it. Alas, not.

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