Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 28, 2006
- Originally Released: 1980
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman & Marlon Brando|
|Performer:||Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Clifton James, E.G. Marshall, Marc McClure & Terence Stamp|
|Directed by||Richard Donner|
|Edited by||John Victor-Smith|
|Screenwriting by||Mario Puzo, David Newman & Leslie Newman|
|Composition by||John Williams & Ken Thorne|
|Director of Photography:||Robert Paynter & Geoffrey Unsworth|
Richard Lester (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT) originally helmed this sequel, but for this version Richard Donner (LETHAL WEAPON) has made significant re-edits and taken on the mantle of director. Lester's version excluded Marlon Brando's reprisal of his role as Jor-El from the first film, but Donner has scooped these scenes up from the cutting room floor and added them to his edit of the film.
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The synopsis on this page is in error. Both "Superman" and "Superman II" were filmed simultaneously by Richard Donner as director and was planned as a two-part story, but there was material yet to be finished on "Superman II" when disputes with Marlon Brando's appearance in II and disagreements between Warner's and Donner led both to leave the project. Richard Lester ("A Hard Day's Night") was brought in to finish the second film, and a number of scenes originally filmed by Donner were re-shot. Lester ended up getting full credit as director. Donner's version, with the scenes between Superman and Jor-El working better than the reshot scenes of Supes with his mother Lara, carries more of the tone later seen in Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns." Donner's version - slightly more serious. Lester's version - funnier.
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