Here's news to brighten the moods (if moods actually needed brightening or lightening): Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future trilogy, already scheduled for a feature-rich Blu-Ray set on October 26th, now has an 80s-style trailer to remind fans of the pending release (as if they/we needed any reminders), courtesy of Empire Online. Even better? The Back to the Future trilogy will get a theatrical re-release in early October to coincide with the release of the Blu-Ray set (though apparently only in the UK).

For those not in the know (and how could you be not in the know?), the Back to the Future trilogy is a pop cultural milestone for (late) twenty-, thirty-, and forty-something film geeks. It has everything a film geek could want: time travel, comedy, action, Michael J. Fox in a star-making turn as the lead character (and then some), Marty McFly, a never better Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett Brown, genius inventor of the time machine (a flying DeLorean), Lea Thompson as Marty's future mother, Loraine Baines, and Crispin Glover as his future father, George McFly. Over three films, Marty traveled back to the mid-fifties, the far future (2015), and the Old West.

[After the break, more information about the Blu-Ray set and the new Blu-Ray trailer]

Bonus Features
  • "Tales from the Future:" 6-part retrospective documentary featuring all-new interviews with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Director Robert Zemeckis, Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton plus Executive Producer Steven Spielberg
  • "In the Beginning..."
  • Time to Go
  • Keeping Time
  • Time Flies
  • Third Times the Charm
  • The Test of Time
  • The Physics of Back to the Future
  • 16 Deleted Scenes
  • Michael J. Fox Q&A
  • Archival Featurettes
  • The Making of Back to the Future Parts I, II & III
  • Making The Trilogy: Chapters One, Two & Three
  • Back to the Future Night
  • The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy
  • Behind-the-Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Original Makeup Tests
  • Nuclear Test Side Ending Storyboard Sequence
  • Outtakes
  • Production Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Designing the DeLeorean
  • Designing Time Travel
  • Hoverboard Test
  • Designing Hill Valley
  • Designing the Campaign
  • Photo Galleries Including Production Art, Additional Storyboards, Behind-the-Scenes Photographs, Marketing Materials and Character Portraits Music Videos
  • "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News
  • "Doubleback" by ZZ Top
  • Back to the Future: The Ride
  • Q&A Commentaries with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale Feature Commentaries with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton
Blu-ray Exclusives
  • U-Control
  • Setups & Payoffs: Note key scenes and see how they play out as you watch the movies
  • Storyboard Comparison: Compare key scenes in the movie with the original storyboards
  • Trivia Track: Get inside trivia and facts while you watch the movies
  • Pocket BLU: Experience Blu-ray via apps for iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, Android, and others
  • BD-Live: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player and download even more bonus content, the latest trailers and more
  • My Scenes: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movies
Here's the link to the new Blu-Ray set trailer.

We'll relay additional information about the theatrical re-release as it becomes available.

Assuming it's even possible, but has the trailer gotten you more excited for the Blu-Ray release on October 26th? Have you already pre-ordered the Blu-Ray set?

[A tip of the baseball cap to the HeyUGuys blog]