Biff Tannen’s World

In Back to the Future II, Marty McFly returns to 1985 only to realize it’s not his 1985 but an alternate 1985 where Biff Tannen is all-powerful and Hill Valley is a run down slum. After stumbling through town, Marty ends up at the doors of the “Biff Tannen Museum” where he looks on in horror as a video monitor shows the last 30 years of Biff’s life, including him tonguing Marty’s mom down on their wedding day. After all these years, the full video has finally been released to the public. recently uncovered this copy of the footage:

The 3½ minute segment was digitized from an old VHS tape which had been saved by a Back to the Future fan with family connections to the film production at the time the sequels were shot in 1989-1990. To date, the following clip is not available on any other commercial collection, including the recently released 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray Disc and DVD boxed sets.

DAMN YOU FAMILY CONNECTED FAN! Why couldn’t you have brought this to their attention sooner??

Either way it’s a very cool thing for BTTF fans to see. My favorite party has to be the black and white footage of Biff in kindergarten, “See Biff’s humble beginnings and how he became a dominant figure among his school playmates.” …by smacking them in the face.

If you’re looking for more fun BTTF trivia and tidbits, check out another recent post by Bob Gale (writer of the films) who took some time to debunk certain myths and misinformation spread about the films over the years. Lots of interesting stuff but most importantly there’s this:

There will not be a Back to the Future Part IV nor a remake of the original.

As both Robert Zemeckis and I have stated repeatedly over the years, we have no plans or desires to make another Back to the Future movie — not a Part 4, nor a remake of Part 1. Nor does Universal or Amblin Entertainment have any such plans. How do we know? Because, per our contracts with these companies, no Back to the Future sequel or remake can even be scripted without discussing it with us first. No such discussions have taken place. We are very proud of the Trilogy as it stands and we want to leave it as is.

Thank god someone in Hollywood still has some sense.

8 Responses to “Biff Tannen’s World”

  1. When I first heard about the “Watchmen” film and it’s take on Nixon, that same headline from “BttF Part II” was the next thing that came to my mind. I agree that thanks to what we know from “Watchmen,” time travel can be much more dangerous than we think.

  2. Bab says:

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  3. Anonymous says:

    holey moley!@! O.O

    they shot all that extra footage just for that bit part of the movie?!?!!

  4. Cderosby says:

    absolutely. No remake required. No retouching wanted. Leave it as it is.

    And I liked the cartoon too Diana. When the SciFi channel first went live it showed cartoons in the early mornings and you could catch shows like the original Transformers series. I want to say they showed Back to the Future as well.

  5. diana green says:

    No remake, no Part 4, that's great. But how about releasing the cartoon series on DVD? it was flawed, but it was fun!

  6. Budd says:

    there would be no reason to remake the original

  7. Cderosby says:

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  8. You seen the previews for the game coming out in the next few weeks?