Superman: The Movie / Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut / Superman Returns [Blu-ray]
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BD Triple Feature Includes: SUPERMAN, THE MOVIE / SUPERMAN II: RICHARD DONNER CUT, THE / SUPERMAN RETURNS (BD) (3FE)]]>
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Main video bonus (numbers are minutes:seconds):
Superman the Movie: Donner/Mankiewicz Commentary
Taking Flight(30:14); Making Superman(30:41); Additional Footage(9:21)
Superman II Donner Cut: Donner/Mankiewicz Commentary
Intro(1:54); Doc(13:20); Deleted scenes(8:44)
Superman Returns: Main Doc(173:42); Resurrecting Jor-El (4:00); Deleted Scenes(15:54)
I verified that "Superman Returns" has Dolby TrueHD English 5.1 sound and so it is the Sept. 2008 release. The other 2 films look to be the Nov. 2006 releases. The package comes with a slip cover.
None of these blu-ray films get high marks for high-def detail but there is a definite improvement in clarity over the DVD when viewed at an immersive distance (viewing distance 2.5 times image height). This improvement may not be seen if viewing too far from the screen.
Superman The Movie - Is the extended cut remastered. The video quality is only slightly better than on DVD.
Superman II The Richard Donner Cut - Let's face it, this is the reason you want to buy this. And it is terrific. The video quality is superior and music is crisp. This is why its better to buy this three disc set rather than its stand-alone version.
I have not seen Superman Returns, therefore cannot comment.
Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology, 1978-2006 [Blu-ray] and
Superman Complete Blu-ray Collection (5 Disc Edition) and this item.
After reading many negative reviews from even hard-core fans about the last 3 Superman movies (Superman III, Superman IV and Superman V), I decided to buy this item. I vividly remembered the details about the first two Superman movies as I watched them in my early teens and remembered enjoying them very much so I knew I wasn't going to be disappointed. And the price difference between this triple feature and the aforementioned box sets also played an important factor in my decision.
Amazon has incorrect information in the product details about this product. Actually, this product does contain lots of bonus features, feature commentaries for all three movies available in addition to making of featurettes, behind-the-story featurettes, etc. I am not sure why Amazon product page says No special features.
I had not seen Superman Returns (which I had thought to be a cheap Hollywood remake) and I saw it for the first time. My first impression wasn't great as it seemed my initial concerns were confirmed about it being a cheap remake (too much similarities to the original Superman) but as I watched it a few times, I grew to like it. It's not great but it's ok. I think the first two Superman movies makes this product a great buy (especially, the famous Richard Donner cut, the version of the Superman II as it was intended to be seen).
I count films by Kurosawa, Lean, Hitchcock and especially Kubrick as among my favourites because just by the way they frame shots they can tell a story with very few if necessary words. As I saw the first Superman film as a kid, I didn't really appreciate what Donner did as a director to the film until now decades later I have to say that some of the shots he chooses especially of the Smallville scenes are breathtakingly beautiful. Some have mistakenly taken the dreamy looking less defined scenes as bad blu ray HD transferring but this is because younger film goers have not been exposed to the golden age of film when directors intentionally do this to scenes to tell the story which in this case is the dreamy, nostalgic feel of Superman's youth.
For this reason, I feel the video transfer for this film is very good and is as intended by the director while I do feel the sound quality could have been improved with at least a DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround option made available and yet for me this the first film is the real gem of this release.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great product value!! You get the 2000 Special 151 minute Superman, the killer Richard Donner Superman II and Superman Returns. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stargate310
Finally!!! If you're like most of everyone else, you probably either disliked or hated the third and forth Superman movies, well now you can get a complete Superman collection... Read morePublished 4 months ago by TJbro9
LOVE this set!!!! My favorite superman....Chris Reeves!!!!!!Published 7 months ago by timothy Kocsis
Richard Donner cut... Well, I was lucky seeing the other cut in theaters.Published 10 months ago by Mauricio Erazo Giuffra
This is one of my favorite buys. Superman II you have got to see this. Richard Donner cut is just to awesome and the way to see this movie.Published 12 months ago by Frank Cutrone III
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