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Updated! AICN Has A Michael J. Fox/Lea Thompson-Autographed Copy Of The BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy BD To Give Away!

Beaks here...

2:10 Update The winner of the grand prize package is Glenn Rubenstein! The runners-up are Robert Christensen, Aron Pence, Brian Zibricky and Michael Gromek. Congratulations, fellas!

In connection with the October 26th release of the BACK TO THE FUTURE 25th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray, AICN has a handful of prizes to give away to our lovely readers! The grand prize package is pretty damn awesome: a copy of the Blu-ray trilogy autographed by Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson, an "OUTATIME" California license plate, and a BACK TO THE FUTURE III time machine (i.e. a miniature DeLorean collectible). There are also four (4) un-autographed copies of the trilogy up for grabs as well! Interested? Well, shoot an email to right this instant with the following info...

Full Name Mailing Address Titles of the Three Films Playing at the Essex Theater in 1955, 1985 and 2015

The 88thth emailer with the correct titles of all three movies will receive the grand prize package. The next four emailers (89, 90, 91 and 92) with the correct titles will get the un-autographed Blu-rays. To make this interesting, I'll allow you to email three (3) times. More than three emails gets you disqualified. Good luck! I'll update this article with the winners' names later today.

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  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    If you look at the

    by Seph_J

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    BUT Harry has chosen HD DVD!

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    And he told me why!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    E-mail Kickback

    by Vash_Maxwell

    Anyone else having their e-mail kicked back to them

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    GMAIL doesn't exist

    by schlub

    WTF dawgs

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Fix this!

    by schlub

    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: Technical details of permanent failure: The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try double-checking the recipient's email address for typos or unnecessary spaces. Learn more at

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Is this open to Non-US applicants?

    by ahdvd

    or US only?

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Whos gonna do the MjF first autograph joke?

    by UGG

    not me...<p>also is this US only like every other AICN comp?

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Didn't work for me either...

    by capt.haddock

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    It's not open to anyone..

    by schlub

    'cuz that e-mail doesn't exist.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Email Works Now

    by mrbeaks

    Sorry. Typing on a netbook keyboard, and making loads of errors.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST


    by mrbeaks

    Already at 52 emails.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Beaks you big gay banning machine

    by UGG

    is this US only?

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    well crap

    by macheesmo3

    I shoulda read the talkbacks before I emailed, cuz I'm gonna be wayyy to early now!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    But all this interestingness aside

    by macheesmo3

    did any of yall read Uwe Bolles press release about his upcoming superhero movie BLUBBERELLA? Yes it's about a big lady fighting crime. His quote " She will kick major ass....with her major ass" sweet jesus I think he's finally moved on to mescaline!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Did it

    by Wolfman Nards

    Better have won this!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Got The Winners

    by mrbeaks

    Updating story now...

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    ugh. there is no way i won it then.

    by Wolfman Nards

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Have faith nards!

    by schlub

    or smth.. I just wanted to say nards

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Hope I made it...

    by flagen2010

    Did i winz :)

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Crazy Quick...

    by TPonch86

    Wonder if the email issue helped me or not.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Oh well.

    by Nick Michalak

    I didn't get any email kickbacks, but I am surprised at how fast this concluded. I was waiting it out to send that third email. Then, it's over. Too bad I didn't win, though. Never won anything in my life.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by macheesmo3

    ahh well, can't win em all

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    All Hail Rubenstein!!!

    by vic twenty

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Whoever the heck you are!

    by vic twenty

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by capt.haddock

    I put: 1955 - Cattle Queen of Montana, 1985 - Orgy American Style, 2015 - Jaws 19, Right?

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Heh... should have read the talkback before sending the e-mail.

    by Chewtoy

    Since I'm way too late. <p> Maybe next time you do something like this, it could be spread out with the runners-up prizes going to something like the 188th entry, the 288th entry, the 388th entry... <p> Well, actually, I suppose I wouldn't want to count out all of those entries either.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Well there ya go

    by TPonch86

    Congrats to you all.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    I was #89

    by schlub

    I hate to feel disappointment when gettin' a dope $50 BD set I lusted after for free, but I still do, heh! Congrats Rubenstein!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    This is why I hate Google Reader

    by what0083

    By the time I found out about this contest, it was already over. And I only found out 6 minutes ago...

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Nick Michalak but you have won man

    by KilliK

    your existence in this universe.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST


    by Bramton1

    Way to screw over those of us who work for a living. Check out Herc's contests. 9 times out of 10, his contests are on weekends or late afternoon.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Just give it to D. VADER

    by MattmanReturns

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    This was a trick question and Beaks didn't even know it!!!!

    by apprentics

    The Essex Theater was only in 1955 and 1985. In was NOT THERE IN 2015!!! The HOLOMAX was there in its place. Although, Jaws 19 was playing there. But I should have gotten one of those BD sets since it appears that I know more than the person who started this contest!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Where's my Drew Struzan book?

    by boyalien

    I won that fucking contest and have yet to get my book. Also, what's up with the Last of the Mohicans contest????

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST


    by apprentics

    "So, Essex theaters are still around today." Not in Back to the Future Part 2 (the 2015 sequence) it wasn't.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Well gee I lost. This was posted at 2:37pm

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST


    by apprentics

    Even if it was the same location (and I have no idea if it was in the same spot geographically speaking on the backlot, although it probably was), it was no longer called the Essex Theater. It's like that Mexican Restaurant, Pablo's, that went out of business by my house. It's now a different Mexican restaurant called Yolanda's. Even though it's the same building and it's a Mexican restaurant, and they serve similar food items, it's not Pablo's. AND the trivia question asked what movies played at The Essex Theater. Yes, I'm being geeky and uber-stupid-technical but isn't that what this site is for? This was a trick question and I said that in my submission to Beaks (and still lost...) so it looks like you're not the only one who thinks I'm being stupid...

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST


    by apprentics

    Ok, I totally agree with you. The notion that "people change more than the buildings" could easily be argued as a theme/idea in BTTF. So, I'm not sure what we are debating over...My problem is specifically with the trivia contest. It asked what movies played at The Esssex Theater in 1955, 1985, and 2015. Well, technically speaking, The Essex Theater wasn't around in the 2015-era of BTTF and this contest didn't take that into consideration. It was a trick question, that was inadvertently a trick question because Beaks didn't catch that little bit of detail. He assumed the The Essex theater existed in all 3 BTTF-eras. That's my gripe.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST


    by apprentics

    ...It had changed names, and was therefore no longer The Essex Theater.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Can I at least know what number I was?

    by Wolfman Nards

    Please? Count all of your emails until you find me! By hand!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    I came back from seeing BTTF tonight at a local theater

    by YackBacker

    Fucking perfect film- I wouldn't change a frame. Lea Thompson is a fucking sex bomb. They gave us special edition movie posters after the screening let out. Fanboy Paradise!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Wait a second

    by Anything But Tangerines

    you guys are all clamoring over a copy of this Blu Ray set that's no doubt torn to unrecognizable shreds from MJF trying to "autograph" it? I bet they have to sit him down in a padded room for autograph sessions just so he doesn't kill innocent bystanders when shit gets flung about in random directions.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Anything But Tangerines

    by C A Iversen

    You deserve to get his condition, but the worlds not that fair, asshole.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Also just got back from the screening

    by darthvedder81

    I've seen that movie probably 100x but there's something about seeing it with an audience. The house was packed and everybody was totally into it. Best theater experience I've had in a long time. Why don't they make movies like this anymore?

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    C A Iverson

    by Anything But Tangerines

    You don't know the half of it! I walk the streets of this wretched town nonchalantly kicking dogs and dumping buckets of acid onto toddlers. This Halloween, you know what I'm gonna do? You've heard of people putting razor blades in apples to give out to trick-or-treaters? Fuck that shit! I'm gonna put dirty bombs inside dulcinea watermelons. Yeah. I'm one sick fuck, be sure of that.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    just got back, as well

    by Don_Logan

    had a really good time, and definitely appreciated the poster they gave us at the end. i really enjoyed watching a very innocent (aside from all the borderline incest, of course) film being obviously enjoyed by a nearly packed theater near baltimore on a monday night. wish studios would do this more often.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    One question I asked my buddy while watching it tonight:

    by YackBacker

    Was everyone raping women back in 1955? Biff, sure, I get that, but what about that red-headed dick from the dance? If that shit happened today, ten dudes would have gotten to him before George. And Marty would have ceased to exist!<p> And bonus points for this movie employing the phrase "peckerwood." That one always cracks me up.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Two words for Tangerine

    by Abominable Snowcone

    "Fuck" and "you."<p> That said, I guess this wasn't much of a contest, eh? Entry time wasn't even half a day long.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Saw BTTF in Anaheim on Saturday

    by iDrinkYourMexicanCoke

    the film still holds up DAMN well 25 years later. Awesome seeing it with a full-house crowd who loves the film. Saw a guy with a "Enchantment Under The Sea Dance" shirt...wondered where he got it...

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Many thanks from European geeks.

    by TronBurgundy

    thanks, i'm in europe and your competition started and finished around midnight on a Monday! Mid afternoon for you yanks and still took an hour or so for 88 of you to get your fingers out..wake up!