From 1985 until about 1994, I had the golden touch at winning radio contests. I could be the 8th caller for WPFM 107.9 any time I tried — pretty remarkable since the number was 234-0000 and I was using a rotary-dial phone. At least 1/4 of my music collection came from that station in the form of records, tapes, and CDs.
So what does this have to do with movies?
Well, the very first thing I ever won was the soundtrack to Back To The Future on record. My dad hated having to drive me out to pick it up since it was on the beachside and traffic was always bad. Needless to say, I got the album and the rest was history.
In addition to loving the soundtrack, I have always loved the movie. So imagine my reaction when I found out that AMC was going to have a special showing in all of its theaters to celebrate the 25th anniversary. Now increase the reaction tenfold when I found out it was going to be while I was visiting my number one movie buddy, Spaldy, in LA.
She took care of getting the tix and we went over to the AMC on Saturday morning. They let us in and we got great seats. Stacy (friend of Spaldy’s) showed up and we worked on getting amped up on overbuttered popcorn, sodas, and candy.
Then the lights went down….
They used the Blu-Ray print for the special showing and the movie looked great. Crystal-clear — it was as if I was viewing it opening weekend in 1985 for the first time. AMC and Universal did a great job in making this event happen. As we left, we were each given a limited edition BTTF 25th anniversary poster.
My advice: get the Blu-ray set when it drops this week and enjoy a great classic.