Superman: The Movie (4-DVD Special Edition)

Closed Capationed Starring: Christopher Reeve & Margot Kidder Director: Richard Donner  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
Superman: The Movie (4-DVD Special Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1978
  • Label: Warner Home Video
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
4-Disc Set
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.40
Audio:
  • Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1 - English, French
  • Dolby Digital Surround Sound 2.0 - English, French
  • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Closed Captioned - English - Optional

DISC ONE:

Original 1978 Theatrical Movie with Soundtrack Remastered in Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1
Additional Release Material:
  • Featurettes - 1. TV Spot
  • Trailers - 1. Theatrical Trailers
  • Commentaries - 1. Pierre Spengler - Producer; Ilya Salkind - Executive Producer

DISC TWO:

2000 Expanded Edition Movie
Additional Release Material:
  • Music-Only Audio Track
  • Commentaries - 1. Richard Donner - Director; Tom Mankiewicz - Creative Consultant

DISC THREE:

Additional Release Material:
  • Restored Scenes
  • Audio-Only Bonus - Additional Music Cues
  • Featurettes:
    1. Screen Tests
    2. Documentary - "Taking Flight: The Development of SUPERMAN"
    3. Documentary - "Making SUPERMAN: Filming the Legend"
    4. Documentary - "The Magic Behind the Cape"

DISC FOUR:

Additional Release Material:
  • Featurettes:
    1. "Vintage TV Special - 'The Making of SUPERMAN: The Movie'"
    2. 1951 Movie SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE-MEN Starring George Reeves
  • "Nine 1940s Fleischer Studios SUPERMAN Cartoons Mastered from Vault Elements"
    1. "Superman"
    2. "The Mechanical Monsters"
    3. "Billion Dollar Limited"
    4. "The Arctic Giant"
    5. "The Bulleteers"
    6. "The Magnetic Telescope"
    7. "Electric Earthquake"
    8. "Volcano"
    9. "Terror on the Midway"

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , , , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by , , &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"You've got me' Who's got you'"
  - Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) to Superman (Christopher Reeve)

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1978 - Best Visual Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 12/13/1978
"...A wonderful, chuckling, preposterously exciting fantasy....Reeve is excellent....Superman's ultimate triumph involves a lot more than super-feats of strength, exercising the heart muscles as well..."
New York Times - 12/15/1978
"...Good, clean, simple-minded fun....[Reeve] manages to be both funny and comic-strip heroic..."
USA Today - 05/04/2001
"...The movie still makes you believe a man can fly..."
Premiere - 12/01/2003
"Its overall design continues to be the template for comic-book-movie success..."
Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he definitive superhero movie....This release offers a brand new lease of life for one of the most loved Science Fiction films of all time."

Product Description:

The Superman myth is well told, from his birth on the doomed planet Krypton to his childhood in a small Kansas town and beyond, in Richard Donner's blockbuster. After he comes of age, young Clark Kent, as his Earth parents have named him, learns the truth of his alien birth on a voyage of discovery to the Arctic. It is there that he learns--through a link to his long-dead birth parents--of his superhuman abilities and his responsibility to preserve and protect "truth, justice and the American Way." Once he adjusts to life in the big city, Metropolis, he discovers that hiding his superpowers as mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) isn't easy as he flirts with hard-nosed Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) and battles supervillain Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman). The film's all-star cast includes Jackie Cooper, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Glenn Ford, Terence Stamp, and Valerie Perrine, among others, all camping it up wonderfully.

Plot Synopsis:

This star-packed extravaganza brings the comic book legend to the screen in grand style. It begins with Superman's scientist dad sending the infant superhero down to Earth just as the home planet, Krypton, explodes into a zillion pieces. Taking up permanent residence on Earth, the young Superman grows up into supernormal reporter Clark Kent, wooing winsome colleague Lois Lane and keeping his true identity hidden from the world. But when three villains come up with a dastardly real estate scheme that involves shoving California into the ocean, Clark Kent decides it's time to don his cape and fight the forces of evil.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Adventure | All-Star | Blockbuster | Comic Book | Essential Cinema | Family (General) | Fantasy | Recommended | Science-Fiction | Superheroes | Switching Roles | Theatrical Release

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  • Sales Rank: 92,344
  • UPC: 012569753419
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