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^^Or, in this case, The Enhancment Under the Sea Dance.

Allright, I'm done. Thanks for the link to the video, that's great.

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The one "deleted scene" I always wanted in Back to the Future I is that Marty notices a pile of sandbags on the stage as he leaves, but doesn't give it second thought. To me, that would add a little bit of mortar to cement the trilogy together. Making them all feel like one movie instead of parts II and III feeling like an afterthought.

I've never analyzed the footage to see if I could fan edit it in, but as long as you're messing with it...

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Originally posted by: xhonzi
The one "deleted scene" I always wanted in Back to the Future I is that Marty notices a pile of sandbags on the stage as he leaves, but doesn't give it second thought.


Well, since the incident with the sandbags hadn't happened yet, there would be no reason to put it in .

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My idea for a "prank edit" to show to first-time viewers was this:

It'll be unaltered BTTF part 1, right up until Marty is sent back to the future via lightning bolt. Then, in a brilliant moment of utter confusion, a SECOND Marty runs out from behind the clocktower dressed in black, and tells Doc he's back from the future.

Then transition back to 1985, as normal.

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I guess I like to think that Part I has Part II happening around it, you just don't get to see it. Something like the sandbags I mentioned would be something that you wouldn't notice the first time around, but could appreciate the second time.

Though I do like your idea of Part II Marty showing up to talk to Doc at the end of Part I.

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I was put on to this by another member and I can't believe I haven't seen it! I love Back To The Future and always wondered about a three film epic edit and a chronological edit. Are these available, how can I get my hands on them!? Loved the Under Sea dance clip too! Gimmie More!
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The Back to the Future movies are my favorite series ever and I'm really interested in seeing a Chronological Cut.
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Being a big Back to the Future fan, I did a chronological cut myself. If anyone's interested, here's the breakdown: (Which is probably how most would do it, but I have seen variations)

- In part 1, after Marty gets the car keys from Biff, cut to Part 2 with Marty opening the garage door, then after Doc returns to take him and Jennifer to 2015 cut right after Biff says "What the hell is going on here?" before the music kicks in.

- For part 2 to 3, I used the ending of part 2, and right after Doc faints, cut to a the brief pan down to Doc's mansion in the rain where there are no credits or music, then cut to the staticy TV just as Howdy Doody comes on. I did actually toy with the idea of attempting to reinsert certain deleted scenes, but figured it would be too difficult to pull off. I also was thinking about inserting the scene of Marty from part 2 running up to Doc to the end of part 1, but that would go against the Bobs' logic of "nothing happens until you see it happen"
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has there been any movement on this?
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I get the suspicion that those who dislike the third one just dislike or are bored by Westerns in general, probably because they haven't seen the Man With No Name films. I know I always felt it was the weakest of the three, until seeing those films changed my opinion on Westerns...and now I actually prefer the third to the second.

Love that idea of the brief moments with the sandbags appearing in the first one. And that "prank edit" is amusing too. ^_^
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for the longest time I hated pt 3, but it wasn't because of the western, it was because of the ending with the flying train - I guess as a kid I wasn't able to suspend my disbelief enough for that - since then I've grown to love that movie and I really can't pick a favorite since they all have their merits
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I can agree there, I never really liked the flying train (and still don't so much). DeLorean or nothing. ;-)
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Originally posted by: MovieDude81
Being a big Back to the Future fan, I did a chronological cut myself. If anyone's interested, here's the breakdown: (Which is probably how most would do it, but I have seen variations)

- In part 1, after Marty gets the car keys from Biff, cut to Part 2 with Marty opening the garage door, then after Doc returns to take him and Jennifer to 2015 cut right after Biff says "What the hell is going on here?" before the music kicks in.

- For part 2 to 3, I used the ending of part 2, and right after Doc faints, cut to a the brief pan down to Doc's mansion in the rain where there are no credits or music, then cut to the staticy TV just as Howdy Doody comes on. I did actually toy with the idea of attempting to reinsert certain deleted scenes, but figured it would be too difficult to pull off. I also was thinking about inserting the scene of Marty from part 2 running up to Doc to the end of part 1, but that would go against the Bobs' logic of "nothing happens until you see it happen"

This is EPIC! Really, I wouldn't mind getting a version of this that pretty much ties everything into one complete film as if you didn't realize how long you've been sitting there watching this thing.

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I have the dvd set but after seeing them air on Encore, I got the idea. Why not edit the scene from part II where Loraine gets her dress and Biff talks all big about how he's going to marry her and gets his car fixed. Then cut it before Old Biff is seen in his car.

That way you have a scene from 1955 inserted in the first movie which was not affected by any of the actions in the sequels. So it happened anyways.

So many movie trilogies have a great first one, a decent second one and a forgettable third one. (Matrix, Spider Man, X-men [Ive heard], Indiana Jones 4) The Back to the Future series is solid all the way through. There's probably a bigger drop off from Empire to Jedi than II to III. And the entire storyline had already been written for the Star Wars trilogy, Lucas had to take the first third and make that the original movie. They had to make the sequels for Back to the Future from scratch because it wasn't known the first movie was going to be a success.

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Knightmessenger said:

I have the dvd set but after seeing them air on Encore, I got the idea. Why not edit the scene from part II where Loraine gets her dress and Biff talks all big about how he's going to marry her and gets his car fixed. Then cut it before Old Biff is seen in his car.

That way you have a scene from 1955 inserted in the first movie which was not affected by any of the actions in the sequels. So it happened anyways.

So many movie trilogies have a great first one, a decent second one and a forgettable third one. (Matrix, Spider Man, X-men [Ive heard], Indiana Jones 4) The Back to the Future series is solid all the way through. There's probably a bigger drop off from Empire to Jedi than II to III. And the entire storyline had already been written for the Star Wars trilogy, Lucas had to take the first third and make that the original movie. They had to make the sequels for Back to the Future from scratch because it wasn't known the first movie was going to be a success.

 

I'm liking that idea, as well as a few others by some in the thread. I'm ALMOST considering making an edit for fun once I get my new RAM next week. Personally I'd edit all 3 movies down to an hour and a half total, but I'm not sure I'd have the patience to actually do so by sitting, watching the movies in order, trying to figure out where I'd want it to go and sit there with pen and paper making notes along the way. Too much work for me, personally...

 

 

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I also did a chronological order version of this.  My source was the old laser disks and I did it a loooooong time ago before folks were doing stuff on computers with professional editing tools and TB hard drives.

 

Sat down with the movies first and made a list of disk/side/time for each cut and then tweaked it from there.  Spent hours with a VCR and the LD player going from disk to disk etc.  I had no problems with transitions from movie # 2 -3.  

My take was film 1 opens, pretty much as you see it.  When the car goes to the future I cut to when Marty comes back at the end of the show, taking it through his changed family.  When Doc comes back with the car we go to the future.  When they come back to the changed 1985 and head back to the past, that's where the fun began.  It took hours but I managed to get together all the 1950's stuff from 1 & 2.  BttF 2 ends and segues nicely into 3 which you have to watch to get the full deal.  

 

I still have it, a probably 15 year old videotape, recorded on EP setting to get all three movies on one tape.  Watched a bunch of times with my friends.  I have no intention of even trying it on a computer, got a baby on the way and real life will not allow me the indulgence of a project like this.

 

After BttF I did the same integration with Krystof Kieslowski's Three Colours Trilogy, probably the most obscure fanedit you'll ever see on these forums. Cut together Blue, White and Red the same way using LD and VHS and I loved it.  Loaned it to a friend and it didn't track well on his VCR so he thought the tape was junk and threw it away....without asking if I minded.  

You know, if a hard drive crashes there is some hope of recovering something but when this happens, you're just SOL.

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in reading this...i made some thoughts...in Part 1...remove any "visual" sign of jennifer......theres still mention of her when Marty's sister sais "jennifer parker called"  leave movie intact up till point where marty gets keys from biff and opens garage door..then jennifer (elisabeth shue) walks up and bout that time doc brown shows up they fly off into the sky and...cut away  part 2 credits and then cut to the flying thru traffic in the air and landing.....and continue from there..that solves to me the jennifer switcheroo

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The way I cut it the film works as Marty's parents look differnet(-ish) so for her to look somewhat different, too, doesn't really stand out.  Then off to the future and folks look different then, too (including the way that they handled the absence of Crispin Glover returning for the sequel).  Folks looking different just adds a bit to the time travel aspect....you mess with time and things, people included, don't look exactly the same.

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they looked different in the future cause they are older......wasnt far stretch to   cover up the fact a different actor was playing the crispin glover rold...but for the same scene in 2 different movie and 2 different  actors playing the same rols as in Claudia well/ elisabeth shue....thats a hole nother issue in my eyes...i was just trying to think of way past thhat the rest  doesnt matter since their are much much older in part 2....

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jswert123 said:

in reading this...i made some thoughts...in Part 1...remove any "visual" sign of jennifer......theres still mention of her when Marty's sister sais "jennifer parker called"  leave movie intact up till point where marty gets keys from biff and opens garage door..then jennifer (elisabeth shue) walks up and bout that time doc brown shows up they fly off into the sky and...cut away  part 2 credits and then cut to the flying thru traffic in the air and landing.....and continue from there..that solves to me the jennifer switcheroo

Can't do it.  Part of the set-up in the beginning of the film is when the woman with the "Save The Clock Tower" flyer interrupts Marty and Jennifer about to kiss.  That's the whole key to how Doc comes up with the grand finale - because Marty had the flyer in his pocket.  Without the Jennifer scene, where did Marty get this flyer from?

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Ziz said:

Can't do it.  Part of the set-up in the beginning of the film is when the woman with the "Save The Clock Tower" flyer interrupts Marty and Jennifer about to kiss.  That's the whole key to how Doc comes up with the grand finale - because Marty had the flyer in his pocket.  Without the Jennifer scene, where did Marty get this flyer from?

It would be cool if you could recut the scene so that no front shots of Jennifer were used.

You know of the rebellion against the Empire?

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that would work.. we can also assume the  recieving of said flyer happened off camera

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Yeah, but no.  You have to look at the edit as if an audience is seeing it for the first time.  That scene is setting up a detail that pays off later in the story.  Without the setup, the audience doesn't have that "Aha!" moment with Doc later on - it becomes something that Marty just pulls out of nowhere and comes off looking like lazy storytelling.

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