Superman: The Movie (4-DVD Special Edition) PG

You'll Believe a Man Can Fly!
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Format:  DVD  (4 Discs)
item number:  CAY5
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 28, 2006
  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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"


  • 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:

Certified Fresh94%

Total Count: 67


User Ratings: 285,797
...Good, clean, simple-minded fun....[Reeve] manages to be both funny and comic-strip heroic...
New York Times
Dec 15, 1978
It's the simple, earth-bound quality of the film that makes this comic-book fantasy soar. Full Review
Washington Post
Jul 14, 2010
Forty years after its theatrical release in 1978, Superman: The Movie remains the quintessential Superman film. Full Review
Solzy at the Movies
Nov 6, 2018
Rating: 8.5/10 -- The most influential, if not definitive comic book superhero origin story we'll ever see. Full Review
Lyles' Movie Files
Jun 7, 2013
Between its extravagant fancies and extravagant success Superman can only help to enhance the prestige of large-scale fantasy filmmaking. Full Review
Washington Post
Apr 23, 2018
...The movie still makes you believe a man can fly...
USA Today
May 4, 2001
While the first part of the movie is pretentious and boring, the second part adopts a comedic tone and is full of brilliant and entertaining dialogue. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 2, 2019

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.


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Product Info

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