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Post #1367139

Author
TheHutt
Parent topic
Back To The Future - Preserving the German Version (Released)
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Date created
5-Aug-2020, 11:25 AM
Last modified
6-Nov-2020, 5:54 AM
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TheHutt
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PART 1: WHAT WAS TO DO

The amount of work that went into BACK TO THE FUTURE was the following.

  1. Title replacement

The original English title (which appeared over black) needed to be replaced by the German logo from the laserdisc:

Logo

One notice a slightly difference to the logo from the posters: the “R” has a different tail. Also, it looks rather simple compared to the original English title which was more elaborate. However, this was the only source I had, so I had to go with it.

  1. To Be Continued

The initial theatrical version (as well as the DVD and BluRay versions) did not contain the “To Be Continued” title. As a matter of fact, the filmmakers created it retroactively for the home video release (as they already knew BTTF2 was happening), and it was contained in the video and TV versions until, well, the DVD came out.

Actually, the TBC logo was never translated into German on home video. The German VHS and LD contain the original English-language version:

TBC

Fun comment: when BTTF aired on German TV, the TV station did in fact create an own German version of “TO BE CONTINUED”. However, this is an unofficial body of work, so I stuck with the original English logo. So the image below is just for the sake of information.

TBCDE

  1. Audio
    The LD audio needed to be synched with the BluRay (2020) video.

  2. Subtitles
    English & German Subtitles needed to be included.