2015 marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most beloved film franchises of all time: the Back to the Future trilogy. In the three decades since the release of 1985’s Back to the Future, and the sequels, fans all over the world have thrilled to the time traveling exploits of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and “Doc” Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) as they traverse the space-time continuum in a custom-built DeLorean Time Machine. But, while the films have endured, the Time Machine itself was running out of time. Plagued by decades of souvenir hunters, rats, and harsh weather, this cinema icon seemed destined for the junkyard. Until a very passionate and dedicated group of people decided to re-set the calendar back to 1985.
“OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine” chronicles the efforts of BTTF co-creator Bob Gale, Universal Studios, and the film’s dedicated fan community as they work together to bring the original Time Machine back to life. Working closely with the Time Machine Restoration Team, Executive Producer Steve Concotelli was granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access for the multi-year restoration. Joe Walser (Head of the Restoration) and his team of experts had one singular goal – restore the car with 100% accuracy. Every bolt. Every detail. Exactly like it was in the movie.
“Restoring the Time Machine was a huge passion of mine,” states Gale. “And making a movie about the restoration was a huge passion of Steve’s.”
Concotelli also interviewed dozens of people involved with the restoration and the BTTF franchise – including Bob Gale, John Murdy, Michael Scheffe, Michael Lantieri, Kevin Pike, Claudia Wells, Joe Walser, members of the Restoration Team, fans, and more! “OUTATIME” will have limited theatrical engagements nationwide. Announcements regarding the DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD availability of the feature version are forthcoming.
A portion of the film will also be featured on the upcoming “Back to the Future” 30th Anniversary Blu-ray release, coming out October 20th from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
“We are thrilled to be included on the 30th Anniversary Blu-ray,” remarked Concotelli. “Being an official part of the ‘Back to the Future’ legacy is a dream come true. But the Blu-ray is just the beginning of our story. Our feature length version will have more interviews, more detail, and will reveal more of the Time Machine’s incredible journey.”
For a trailer and more information, visit the film’s official website, OUTATIMEmovie.com.