In addition to a return to theaters, the Richard Donner Superman: The Movie is getting a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and Digital release for the film’s 40th annivesary and the character’s 80th anniversary this November.
Based on the DC character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman was produced by Pierre Spengler from a story by Mario Puzo and a screenplay by Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton. Ilya Salkind served as executive producer. The film also features Ned Beatty as Otis, Jackie Cooper as Perry White, Glen Ford as Jonathan Kent, Valerie Perrine as Eva Teschmacher, and Terrance Stamp as General Zod.
Superman was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Film Editing, Best Music (Original Score) and Best Sound. The film also received a Special Achievement Academy Award for Visual Effects. In 2017, Superman was inducted in to the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
The 4K Blu-ray disc of Superman will feature Dolby Vision HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Blu-ray disc of Superman will also feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
Superman: The Movie in 4K will be available November 6.
SUPERMAN SPECIAL FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECS:
- DOLBY VISION HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
- DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
- Audio Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind
- The Making of Superman: The Movie1978 TV Special
- Superman and the Mole-Men
- TV Spots and Trailers
- Optional English SDH, Latin Spanish, and Parisian French subtitles for the main feature
Academy Award winners Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman head an all-star cast in the fantastic, action-packed film that made Christopher Reeve an international star playing the greatest superhero of all time. From the doomed planet of Krypton, two parents launch a spaceship carrying their infant son to earth. Here he grows up to become Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet. But with powers and abilities far beyond those of ordinary men, he battles for truth and justice as Superman.