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Back To The Future - Preserving the German Version (Released)
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4-Aug-2020, 6:21 PM
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At least a generation of viewers has experienced Back To The Future in localized form in Germany. There, the movie was called ZURÜCK IN DIE ZUKUNFT and had the following logo.


Personally, I think this logo was the best design adaptation of the original English-language logo. It retained both the last letter “K” combined with the backwards arrow and the “CK” connection (as in “BACK”).

Although the movie logos, indeed, had some variations of it.

Since the DVDs (and then the BluRays) came out, the localized logos basically disappeared. TV stations switched to newer HD sources, thus retaining the English-language logo (or even constructing some custom design abominations). So far, German localization was retained on old Universal VHS & LD copies and TV recordings.

Therefore the idea for this project, using the newest 4K restorations from 2020.

The German elements were taken from various sources, as will be described below.

Update: Project is finished.

Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III