DVD stands for digital video disc or digital versatile disc. From 1998 to 2008, DVD was the standard for commercial media being released to the public. It was superseded by Blu-ray.


In 2015, large packs of discs which may have been DVDs were present, along with packs of what were possibly Blu-ray discs and laserdiscs, in the alleyway where Dr. Emmett Brown and Marty McFly landed the DeLorean time machine before executing their plan to clear Marty McFly Jr.'s name. Whether these discs were being thrown away or shipped to be sold is unclear. Some of the discs may also have been compact discs, which were the same size, and were just starting to replace vinyl records in 1985.

Behind the scenes[]

  • Although films were being released on DVD as early as 1996 in Japan, with the movie Twister (whose producers included Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy), special features such as audio commentary were not a feature in the early years of the technology. It was not until 2002 that the long-awaited release of the Back to the Future trilogy took place. The trilogy was later re-released on DVD in 2010, and then again in 2015, with a short film entitled Doc Brown Saves the World.

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