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#1109633
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Back to the Future "Johnny B. Goode" video w/deleted scenes
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Those are great…

Here’s another video that some of you may find interesting—a British family recently on vacation in CA found many of the shooting locations for BTTF 1, 2 & 3. What amazes me is how so many places still look the same and how tiny the original “Enchantment” stage was. I actually found parts of it to be quite eerie for some reason:

https://youtu.be/TDtynhvzBF0

…and I didn’t know Marvin Berry was still performing (lol):

https://youtu.be/54KFiVxej0M

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Back to the Future "Johnny B. Goode" video w/deleted scenes
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I agree! 😃

If I’m not mistaken–the shot of the piano keyboard and the last part of the Huey Lewis shot are also deleted.
One thing that’s always bugged me about this song is that I never thought the singer was a very good match for MJF.
As imperfect as his singing voice is, I wish they’d given him a shot at singing it himself—with multiple takes I think they could have cobbled something passable together.

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#1109470
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Back to the Future "Johnny B. Goode" video w/deleted scenes
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😛 YouTube sucks ever since Google took over. Why didn’t they delete the other 26 million Johnny B. Goode videos?!

Ok, it’s up on Vimeo for the time being (the actual video looks a tad better; there’s a bit of compression here, but you get the idea):
https://vimeo.com/234737839

If anyone has any questions about this video, please send me a PM.

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Back to the Future "Johnny B. Goode" video w/deleted scenes
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Where are all the BTTF completeists? 😛

Anyhow, I did a bit of digging to see if I could find a promo copy of the video on cassette (vhs or 3/4" u-matic or whatever) and I found out that there were a couple of video subscription services in the 1980s, one called Telegenics and one called Rockamerica (who knew?!) Apparently, the video was released on both of these.

I found a guy who has the original tapes and trades dvd-r copies, but he hasn’t emailed me back yet and I don’t know if I’m going to hear from him.

In the meantime, I found a couple of places where you can supposedly download the video–I don’t know about the quality but they’re apparently also sourced from the subscription tapes. I don’t know if this is legit, but if anyone wants to give it a shot…(I’d do it myself but I don’t know much ‘bout this downloadin’ stuff LOL):
http://www.hq-music-videos.com/M/marty_mcfly_and_the_starlighters/marty_mcfly_and_the_starlighters-hq_video-66756.html

I’ll post again if I hear from that guy.

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SilverWook said:

Maybe it’s from Night Tracks which aired on TBS?
The Los Angeles market had two local music video shows I know of that often played stuff MTV didn’t. Other large cities may have had something similar?

I remember Night Tracks-- that could be it.

The NY area had a show called “New York Hot Tracks” hosted by Carlos DeJesus that showed Top 40, but mostly R&B/Funk stuff…a lot of Prince (lots of clips on youtube).

Have you seen the new documentary material from the 2015 BTTF blu-ray release? I have the 2010 one, but I’m just curious if that “rock n’ roll” bit ever made it into any of the newer documentaries. You can see how when they shot it they may have been thinking that it kind of dovetailed the earlier scene in the film when Marty blows up the amp.

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Back to the Future "Johnny B. Goode" video w/deleted scenes
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SilverWook said:

I don’t recall this one at all. The Huey Lewis video was in heavy rotation at the time. That looks like it aired on one of the music video shows that competed with MTV before exclusivity deals killed them off.

I’m thinking it’s from “Friday Night Videos” which I think aired on NBC back when Letterman was only on 4 days a week.

I’m surprised none of that extra footage (especially the end) was ever in any of the BTTF documentaries, although I haven’t seen the new ones on the 2015 blu-ray release.

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Back to the Future "Johnny B. Goode" video w/deleted scenes
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I just discovered this on youtube, though I have vague memory of seeing it on TV back in '85:
It’s the official music video for Johnny B. Goode and it contains some very interesting deleted shots of Michael J. Fox, most notably an exchange at the end where he appears to coin the term
"rock 'n roll."

A few people have uploaded this video (from the same source), but this one seems to be the earliest upload:
https://youtu.be/d4Cr7kxjSBs

Does anyone know if this video had any sort of official release on any home video version of BTTF?

It would have been great if they’d released the Johnny B. Goode scene uncut along with the other deleted scenes on the Blu-ray. 😕

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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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joefavs said:


Unless everything we think we know about this film is completely off base, Luke's absence figures heavily into the plot. I'm totally fine with him barely being in it if it makes the story better. We've got two more of these on the way, I don't mind it if we don't get everything all at once.


Yeah, well Mark Hamill isn't getting any younger (and neither am I!) I may be dead before the next 2 come out! ;-)

Anyhow, good trailer. The trailers alone are already better movies than eps 1-3.

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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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My nephew showed me the poster yesterday---he seemed to like it but when I inspected it closely I saw that it wasn't by Struzan, but some kind of photoshop crap so I was disappointed.

WHY isn't Luke in the poster? There's a bunch of speculation about his role in this film....I hope he isn't (as some suggest) doing just a sort of brief cameo in preparation for pt. 8. I'll be very upset. :-?

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Drew Struzan? No thanks.
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I'm a Struzan fan. While I don't like the SE's, I do like his artwork, especially for ANH.

My favorite Star Wars poster of all time is the Struzan/White "circus" poster used for the '78 re-release. I never cared much for the designs used in '77. I thought they were hokey and it bothered me that the illustrations didn't resemble the actors very much.





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Film cells from a Technicolor print on ebay
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I just bought a few of these so that I could look at them in person. I'll have to do a little research to see if there are any tell-tale signs that these are truly IB cels, which I hope they are.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-2-x-35mm-Film-Cells-Vintage-Star-Wars-1977-Han-Luke-amp-Leia-/121584354755?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=LI91UZJ%252FBqkf9DhZBqBTEwI8vX8%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_418wt_0

Offhand, does anyone know of a fairly easy way to determine if these are IB cels as opposed to photochemical? I imagine the "emulsion" side of the film would look different (?)

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Film cells from a Technicolor print on ebay
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skyjedi2005 said:
Were the seps misaligned or just missing a color layer?


My understanding (which is limited) is that the cyan strip was misaligned. But like msycamore said, if that's the case, they should be able to overcome that obstacle with digital tools.

But who the hell knows. We'll find out what happened at Area 51 before we find out what the fate of the original SW elements are.

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I've heard that the separations were done incorrectly and because they weren't tested at the time, they only recently discovered this. I recall something about Lucas being overheard telling someone at some sort of awards ceremony that the blue record was screwed up. I think this is common with films preserved this way, with the seps not being tested due to budget, indifference, laziness or whatever.

An interesting link:
http://youtu.be/7Y8JZ_w9a-k

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Film cells from a Technicolor print on ebay
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The history is fascinating, though unfortunately I know of few people outside film-themed forums whose eyes wouldn't glaze over at such discussions. ;-)

There used to be a dye-transfer lab in China (after the last Technicolor lab in England closed in 1978) but I think that one is gone now too. Richard W. Haines used the Chinese lab for his films and he wrote an article in 1991 for The Perfect Vision magazine called "The Return of Glorious Technicolor" which is very informative, if you can find it.

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