The reason why we love movies is that they give us an escape from everyday life. Film has a way of creating things that we could only imagine. We can travel through time in a Delorean, visit a planet ruled by apes, fight with lightsabers, and witness the destruction of a city by a huge lizard-type creature. When it comes to film, the possibilities are endless, so let’s take a behind scenes look at some our favorite iconic movies.
Metropolis 1927 (dir Fritz Lang) Photo by Horst von Harbou
Back To The Future (1985 dir. Robert Zemeckis) via geektyrant
Planet of the Apes (1968 dir. Franklin J. Schaffner) via Chelloveck
Godzilla (or Gojira, 1954 dir. Ishiro Honda) via Retronaut
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980 dir. Irvin Kershner) via io9
Almost 23 years after the final installment premiered on the silver-screen, The iconic DeLorean Time Machine from the famous 80s movie series Back To The Future has undergone a full museum-quality restoration. Staying true to all the original blueprints, the car now features every single detail shown in the films, providing a unique sight for every time machine enthusiast. The completed car is now on display at Universal Studios Hollywood. You can take a sneak peak in the video above.
Back to the Future is a classic for more reasons than one, it’s safe to say that Back to the Future is one of the best time-travel films of all time. Luckily, the guys at 1A4 Studio were able to take the entire 116 minute film and condense it down into a cool 60 seconds of animation. Check out the fantastic clip right now, above.
Back to the Future fanatics have lobbied long and hard for a BTTF LEGO kit, with some resorting to creating their own custom designs. In just a few months the dream will become a reality, with the LEGO CUUSOO team approving a project by Team BTTF, aka M. Togami and Sakuretsu. There aren’t any details yet, but we’re hoping the final product will feature the level of detail showcased in the following sample images. Look for the BTTF kit to become available sometime in mid-2013, with the possibility of additional kits joining the Back to the Future lineup. Check out LEGO CUUSOO announcing Team BTTF’s approval in the video below.
Exciting news are coming from LEGO today via Lilsnob. The toy giant will officially work on sets based on the “Back To The Future” movie franchise. For many years fans of both Lego and BTTF have produced unofficial sets, but now you will be seeing the real deal – from movie characters to the iconic DeLorean time machine car!
Take a first look at the upcoming sets in the above gallery.
There have been hundreds of replicas already, but now the time has finally come. Shortly after Nike released the Nike MAG, Mattel has announced that it will be producing the Back To The Future Hover Board.
“Back to the Future Hover Board: Finally! This totally awesome 1:1 replica of the hover board from the BTTF 2 and BTTF 3 films includes multiple whooshing sounds and will glide over most surfaces (does not actually “hover” – check back in 2015 for that feature). We’ll be taking orders for it March 1 – March 20, 2012, and the final product will be shipped around November/December 2012. Because this is such a high-cost item, there will be a minimum number of orders required to go into production. If we don’t receive the minimum orders, won’t go into production and customers will not be charged. The price will be announced later this month. (Note: Hover board does not work on water.)”
Now we just have to see if they will be getting enough pre-orders. We are not worried.
LEGO builder Alex Schranz took one of the most memorable settings, Hill Valley’s Town Square, from the all-time classic Back to the Future II and recreated them with the equally iconic plastic building blocks. Featured are the businesses surrounding the pool of water in the center where Marty hoverboarded over and around to escape from the clutches of Biff. Also recreated are the Nike Air Mags and the movie theatre which was showing Jaws 19.
This week Jeffrey Campbell debuted its Spring 2012 lookbook, Wouldn’t It Be Nice: A Look Back to the Future. We love a good 80s reference, even if it’s not really related to the collection’s subject matter. Maybe I just have time travel on my mind… For starters, we are getting all of these pictured shoes, so you should probably start prepping for them now. Shadow is hands down, the wildest kick of the bunch (and with those spikes, we hope we never are kicked by them). For the whole shebang, head over to the JC Blog and download the entire lookbook.
We never get a real explanation from Doc on how the his invention actually works–or “fluxes”–but all that matters is that you can now get your hands on one with the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor iPhone App. All we do know is that the Flux Capacitor is what makes time travel possible for Marty McFly and now it can be your turn to take it for a spin. Featuring visuals and sounds from each of the three movies, fully functioning time circuits that track your travels, GPS location-triggered time travel and an alarm clock mode you’ll be disrupting the space-time continuum all on your own. You can pick-up the Flux Capacitor App on iTunes and all you need is an iPhone and not the 1.21 gigawatts it takes to power it.
The phrase "timing is key" seems to be amiss with the whole Nike Mag 2011 release. Back To The Future II took place in 1985, but was released in the year 1989, and they traveled through time to the year 2015, but the Nike Mag in 2011. Before you confuse yourself with all that math, don't worry, because Tinker Hatfield suggested that a self-lacing version, like the one seen in BTTF 2, will be available in 2015. 1,500 pairs of the Nike Mag 2011 have been produced and 150 pairs went up for sale just last night, and we kept a keen eye on one particular pair that shot up beyond $75,000 in auction just hours after the opening bid was made. Tinie Tempah also won a live auction for a pair of the Mags, shelling out $37,500 for charity. This release just didn't bring out all the hardcore sneakerheads, but as Michael J. Fox stated in his interview with David Letterman, it was the combination of three different populations - sneakerheads, Back To The Future fanatics, and philanthropists in the Parkinson's community.
An initial unveiling at 21 Mercer in SoHo, NY and a media unveiling out in Los Angeles was the first look at the Nike Mag 2011 by the public, deeming this release as Nike's best kept secrets in recent memory. Nike also put together a hilarious 'lost' episode of the Back To The Future saga, in which Doc Brown travels to the year 2011 and runs into Kevin Durant (doing his best Marty McFly impression) at a Nike retail store in Lone Pine Mall. As we mentioned before, 1,500 pairs will be released, with all proceeds going to charity, and Google has announced its intention to match every single dollar from the auctions up to $50 million. The Nike Mag 2011 release has proven to be Nike's most successful charitable cause ever, unifying three distinct groups in the Nike and Parkinson's Disease Community, and will stand as a milestone event in Nike's lifelong history. For more information on Michael J. Fox's charity, visit MichaelJFox.org, and to place your bid on a pair of the Nike Mags, go to www.nikemag.ebay.com.