Last week, I was drooling over the UK Mondo rerelease of the BTTF soundstracks on gorgeous gatefold vinyl. Today, we have the original LPs, single releases and the Japanese laserdiscs! The original albums on LP, CD and cassette match with their track listings – (see last week for the details). The key feature is Drew Struzan’s glorious artwork, traditionally painted with airbrush after pencil sketches (his book is available and features sketches, drafts, unused concepts and final posters!).
The much imitated Marty at the Delorean with his shades and his watch complete with orange/red “life preserver” is based on a photo of Marty on set. For Part II, there was a costumed photo shoot with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, which was the first time that actors had ever posed for a poster for Drew Struzan.
After adding Doc to the poster, Struzan was trying all sorts of ideas – my favourite is the horse looking over Doc’s shoulder. However, someone pointed out that he had painted 1 actor for Part I, 2 actors for Part II so Part III should feature Marty, Doc and Mary Steenburgen. You can see the craft knife marks on the original paper of the poster artwork, where Clara has been cut out and inserted behind Doc.
Next – a few photos of the Japanese Laserdiscs – including Freak Quizzes!
Next time – the CDs and anything else I’ve missed!!