Alan Silvestri to Score 'Capt. America'

captainamerica_Emp_artAccording to Film Music, Alan Silvestri (JUDGE DREDD, THE A-TEAM [2010]) will write the film score for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENEGER.
This was apparently an unexpected choice, as it is the first time the compser has worked with director Joe Johnston (THE ROCKETEER).
Alan Menken (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS) is reportedly also on board, presumably to write songs for Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) stint with the USO. Perhaps he might also write some period “source” music.

Back to the Future Blu-ray & DVD Interview: Robert Zemeckis

Director Robert Zemeckis discusses his work on the BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy, which arrived Tuesday in a new 25th anniversary edition, avaiable on DVD & Blu-ray.

Back to the Future Blu-ray & DVD Party clip

Check out this clip of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Huey Lewis, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, and Neil Canton celebrating the release of the BACK TO THE FUTURE 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray and DVD, which went on sale yesterday.

Zemeckis Back To The Future/Past?

back-to-the-future_1Deadline reports that Robert Zemeckis (BACK TO THE FUTURE) is possibly returning to the live action movie arena, with a new science fiction project for Warners Brothers Pictures called TIMELESS. 
It’s a time-travel story by Mike Thompson (DRAGONFLY), who created the Sci-Fi Channel show JOHN DOE. It’s being pitched as a “tentpole” picture, to be produced by Zemeckis’ ImageMovers, where he is currently directing the new 3-D animated version of YELLOW SUBMARINE.
The article implies he will also be directing TIMELESS, and mentions that he’s yet another director possiblity Warners is considering for their SUPERMAN reboot.

Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy trailer

Check out the new trailer for Universal Home Entertainment’s upcoming release of the BACK TO THE FUTURE: 25TH ANNIVERSARY TRILOGY. The set will be released on Blu-ray and on DVD by  on October 26, 2010; this marks the Blu-ray debut for the popular science-fiction, time-travel films, starring Matthew J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
Read details here.

Back to the Future 25th Anniversary set coming to Blu-ray and DVD

back to futureOn October 26, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release a 25th anniversary box set of the BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD, featuring transfers of newly restored prints and over two hours of bonus material. This represents the Blu-ray debut of the three blockbuster time travel films, starring Matthew J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, and directed by Robert Zemeckis. (A “Complete Trilogy” set was previously released on DVD in widescreen and full screen editions.)
Check out the press release below:

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA. – At 88 miles per hour, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd took millions of spellbound viewers on a high-flying voyage across the space-time continuum in a trio of wildly inventive tales that broke box-office records around the world. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Academy Award®-winning cinematic franchise that generated nearly one billion dollars worldwide, the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy will debut on Blu-rayTM on October 26, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The 25th Anniversary Trilogy will also be available on DVD.
Now, for the first time ever, the past, present and future collide in eye-popping high definition for a time-traveling celebration featuring new 25th Anniversary restorations for perfect picture and the purest digital sound. More than two hours of all new bonus features have been added, including an all-new, six-part retrospective documentary featuring never-before-seen interviews with the cast, crew and filmmakers, including Michael J. Fox, for the definitive Back to the Future experience.
On October 26, 1985, Marty McFly took the driver’s seat in Dr. Emmet Brown’s DeLorean and introduced audiences to Back to the Future, a journey that launched a new era of moviemaking magic and reinvented the adventure-comedy genre. The film, which spent 11 weeks at #1 at the U.S. box office, boasts a legendary Hollywood pedigree that includes director Robert Zemeckis, executive producers Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy, producer and screenwriter Bob Gale and producer Neil Canton. Accompanying Fox and Lloyd on their warp-speed tour of McFly family history are an array of stars including Lea Thompson (“Caroline in the City”), Crispin Glover (Hot Tub Time Machine), Thomas F. Wilson (“Big Love”), Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas), Billy Zane (Titanic), Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Mary Steenburgen (The Proposal) as well as 1980s musical icons Huey Lewis and ZZ Top.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM: Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect picture and the purest digital sound available.

  • U-CONTROL: Universal’s exclusive signature feature allows viewers to learn more about their favorite film without ever leaving the movie.
  • Setups & Payoffs: As you watch each of the three films, each “set up” showcases items in the scene that prepare you for a future plot point. When you get to that moment in the film, the “payoff” is shown to complete the correlation.
  • Storyboard Comparison: Compare key scenes in the movie with the original storyboards.
  • Trivia Track: Get inside trivia and facts while you watch the movies.
  • BD-LIVETM: Access the BD-LiveTM Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers and more!
  • My Scenes: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movies.
  • pocket BLU™: USHE’s groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad®, Blackberry®, Android™, Windows and Macintosh computers and more to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-rayTM player and offers advanced features such as:
  • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
  • Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in their favorite episode.
  • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
  • Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
  • Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray™ player with your device’s easy and intuitive keyboard.
  • Archival Featurette Back to the Future Night: Hosted by Leslie Nielson, this original 30-minute special aired on NBC prior to the first television screening of the Back to the Future.


  • Tales from the Future: New six-part retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Director Robert Zemeckis, Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton, plus Executive Producer Steven Spielberg.*
  • In the Beginning . . .: Delve into the genesis of the project, casting, re-casting, the DeLorean, sets and overall pre-production.
  • Time to Go: Production stories through the release of the first film.
  • Keeping Time: The score and the songs of the Back to the Future Trilogy.
  • Time Flies: Learn more about how the sequel came about, the futuristic look, the special and visual effects, recreating 1955 and more.
  • Third Time’s the Charm: Learn about building a western town, Doc Brown’s love story, the casting of Mary Steenburgen, the train sequence and completing the Trilogy.
  • The Test of Time: Back to the Future becomes a phenomenon! President Reagan quotes the film, the Back to the Future ride opens at Universal Studios theme park and fans rebuild the iconic DeLorean. The film’s cast and crew take a look back and discuss why these beloved movies live on.
  • The Physics of Back To The Future: A discussion with celebrity best-selling author and physicist Dr. Michio Kaku about the overall appreciation of the science in the Back to the Future Trilogy*
  • Nuclear Test Site Ending Storyboard Sequence: Storyboard sequence of the original proposed ending of the film.*
  • 16 Deleted Scenes
  • Michael J. Fox Q&A
  • Q&A Commentaries with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale
  • Feature Commentaries with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton
  • Archival Featurettes
  • Making the Trilogy: Chapters One, Two & Three: Original 2002 DVD documentary that takes a look back in time.
  • The Making Of Back to the Future Part I, II & III: Provides a vintage and historic first look at the making of all three films.
  • The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy: a televised special hosted by Kirk Cameron addressing fans unanswered Back to the Future questions.
  • Behind-the-Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Original Makeup Tests
  • Production Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Designing the DeLorean
  • Designing Time Travel
  • Hoverboard Test
  • Designing Hill Valley
  • Designing the Campaign
  • Back to the Future: The Ride
  • Music Videos:
  • Huey Lewis and the News “Power of Love”
  • ZZ Top “DoubleBack”
  • Photo Galleries, Including Production Art, Additional Storyboards, Photographs, Marketing Materials and Character Portraits
  • Theatrical Trailers

* Denotes new footage debuting on the 25th Anniversary Trilogy

  • Street Date: October 26, 2010
  • Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • Selection Number: 61112394
  • Layers: BD-50
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen, 1.85:1
  • Rating: PG
  • Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
  • Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1
  • Run Time: Back To The Future – 1 hour, 56 minutes
  • Back To The Future II – 1 hour, 48 minutes
  • Back To The Future III – 1 hour, 58 minutes


  • Street Date: October 26, 2010
  • Copyright: 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • Selection Number: 61114696
  • Layers: Dual
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen, 1.85:1
  • Rating: PG
  • Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
  • Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Run Time: Back To The Future – 1 hour, 56 minutes
  • Back To The Future II – 1 hour, 48 minutes
  • Back To The Future III – 1 hour, 58 minutes