Superman / Superman II box set (UK)
You`ll believe a man can fly!
Running Time: 246 mins
Retail Price: £29.99
Content Type: Movie
Superman - The Movie
A box office smash, an Academy Award winner and a beloved fan favourite for more than a generation, Superman: The Movie now soars even higher in a state-of-the-art digital transfer from restored elements and with dynamically remixed digital audio. There`s more: the epic adventure now includes eight minutes integrated into the film by director Richard Donner.
Among the highlights: added footage of the Krypton Council, a glimpse of veterans from previous Superman screen incarnations, a meeting with Jor-El that underscores the Man of Steel`s purpose on Earth and an extended sequence inside Lex Luthor`s gauntlet of doom. Christopher Reeve, unknown when cast, is flawless as the title hero and fumbling alter-ego Clark Kent. And Marlon Brando (Jor-El), Gene Hackman (Luthor) and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) offer indelible performances that fuel the film`s aura of legend.
In this flashy sequel 3 outlaws from Krypton descend to Earth to confront the Man of Steel in a cosmic battle for world supremacy.
General Zod (Terrance Stamp), Ursa (Sarah Douglas) and Non (Jack O`Halloran) are released from the Phantom Zone by a nuclear explosion in space. They descend upon Earth where they could finally rule. Superman (Christopher Reeve), meanwhile, is in love with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who finds out who he really is. Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) escapes from prison and is determined to destroy Superman by joining forces with the 3 criminals.
Audio commentary by director Richard Donner & creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz
10 Added Scenes
3 Special Effects Documentaries
`The Magic Behind The Cape`
Making Superman: Filming the Legend
Taking Flight: The Development of Superman
Screen Tests, with a commentary by the casting director
Storyboard to Screen (DVD ROM only)
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English
Director of Photography:
Jerry R. Allen
John Barry (II)
Charles F. Greenlaw