October 26 is an important historical date for many reasons. In 1985, on that date, the time-space continuum was permanently altered by its first successful temporal displacement, when a re-modified DeLorean left the Twin Pines Mall in Hill Valley, California, and rocketed backwards in time to 1955. In 2010, on that date, the blockbuster 'Back to the Future' celebrated its 25th anniversary with the release of the complete trilogy on Blu-ray, for the first time ever. (Read more about the Blu-ray here.)
To celebrate the film milestone, we were lucky enough to take part in a reunion press conference featuring: writer-director Robert Zemeckis, co-writer Bob Gale, producer Neil Canton, "Power of Love" rocker Huey Lewis, "Lorraine McFly" Lea Thompson, "Clara Clayton" Mary Steenburgen, "Doc Brown" Christoper Lloyd and "Marty McFly" himself, Michael J. Fox. For a generation of fans who grew up devouring the 'Back to the Future' trilogy until the VHS tapes wore down, seeing the cast and crew together again was heavy. International press gathered to ask questions, but mostly abandoned all journalistic pretense to pester the cast about the possibility of real hoverboard technology.
Watch the video highlights after the jump to hear about the filming difficulties, its cultural impact and even see some classic lines get uttered, one more time.
Michael J. Fox explains how his life was changed by the blockbuster.
Robert Zemeckis recalls the biggest challenge of making 'Back to the Future.'
Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Bob Gale reveal which classic props they held onto.
Huey Lewis discusses the making of 'The Power of Love.'
Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd discuss their favorite quotes from 'Back to the Future.'
Find Out What Robert Zemeckis Thinks Is the Enduring Legacy of 'Back to the Future.'
Moviefone on the 'Back to the Future' Red Carpet: Find out what we got Christopher Lloyd to say, and what Huey Lewis added to his movie line