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It's the version you've never seen. Finally released as visionary director Richard Donner originally conceived and intended, Superman II: The Richard Donner Director's Cut is a reedited rendering of the legendary superhero film that closely follows the original script and restores the lost footage originally shot by Donner in 1977 before he was taken off the project. Among the fascinating new elements in the director's cut are the original opening and ending, alternate takes and camera angles and deleted scenes featuring Marlon Brando. In the blockbuster sequel, Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, and Margot Kidder return as Superman confronts three supercriminals with abilities equal to his. The Kryptonian threesome arrives just as Superman is preparing to exchange his powers for a romantic relationship with Lois Lane.]]>
Director Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz have a jolly good time revisiting their past on the commentary track. You get a clearer picture of who shot what, but the two have nothing good to say about Lester's edition. Donner doesn't go much into why he was dropped, just a difference of opinion and the need not to pay Brando. He also explains why the déjà vu ending of this edition was used in the first movie and a new ending would have been thought up for part 2. A quick featurette looks at how Michael Thau and a small crew reconstructed the film and compares several scenes from both versions. Also added are additional scenes shot by Donner but not used, most with Hackman. --Doug Thomas
Gone is the cool Eiffel Tower scene (replace by Donner's choppy opening to link it to Superman I).
The second picks up after the first one so it does feel like one big movie, with more better story and character moments and some really oddball things too.
Superman II the Richard Donner version has more realism and is more like the first superman movie.
Good movie which have movie cut than regular superman part 2 which have no cut so it miss part of it so that all i said ....Published 4 days ago by Christopher Freeman
we all grew up watching lester's superman 2 it was a great film alot of action and humor and stuff. but in this things were change to make the movie serious because first one was... Read morePublished 16 days ago by mike
Superman is back, and when he inadvertently releases three inmates from the Phantom Zone, he has to go up against three supervillains every bit as powerful as he is. Read morePublished 24 days ago by A.P. Fuchs, author of The Axiom-man Saga
Don't listen to the hype! This is the best sequel ever made-the very best version of part two.Published 26 days ago by Eric Lund
I am not at all impressed with this version. Looking at this I can understand why this film was so dramatically changed and the movie that was released is so different. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BullDog
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|Where's the scene where Non kills the boy??||
It was filmed by Richard Lester. That info comes from IMDB when the actor who played NON (Jack O'Halloran) was doing a sorta impromtu fan interview online. I saw it in the theather when it was released in 1980 and that scene was in it. It was Sara Douglas Role as Ursa that I thought killed... Read More
Sep 8, 2011 by Kent G. Thorne | See all 3 posts
|This just Donner's version or both versions?||
I believe it's mostly Donners Vision (80%), with a smattering of Lesters footage used as connective tissue.
Jun 9, 2008 by Joseph Christl | See all 3 posts
|does this mean this is a different movie?||
This is the orginal Superman II that Richard Dooner was working on before he was fired.It has a diffrent opening then the Richard Lester version.Also the scene where Lois finaly figures out Clak Kent is Superman in the Lester version Clark trips on a stuff bar and his hand fell into the fire and... Read More
Nov 1, 2006 by Kindle Customer | See all 4 posts
I thought Bryan Singer's film was great, but it didn't quite have the magic of the first Donner film, and now we finally get the chance to see Richard Donner's version of SUPERMAN II. After reading a lot about the changes Lester made it will be great to finally see the originally intended... Read More
Sep 16, 2006 by gatchaman | See all 4 posts
|Scenes for TV version||
Seen it & much of the "East Houston" segment has been cut out including the part you mentioned with the little boy. This version is hit or miss--the picture quality is better than the original theatrical release (remember being able to see through the man in the East... Read More
Nov 28, 2006 by J. S Thompson | See all 2 posts
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