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Superman The Movie Getting Blu-Ray Extended Cut

Matt McGloin Posted: 09/19/2017 - 08:45 COMMENT

The Warner Home Video Archive Collection announces Superman: The Movie is getting a Blu-Ray extended cut and special edition 2-film collection for October with a runtime of 151 Minutes.

Superman The Movie was released in 1978 directed by Richard Donner starring Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent and Superman, Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, Jackie Cooper as Perry White, Ned Beatty as Otis, Valerie Perrine as Eve Teschmacher, Marc McClure as Jimmy Olsen, with Terence Stamp as General Zod, Jack O'Halloran as Non, Sarah Douglas as Ursa, Glenn Ford as Pa Kent, Phyllis Thaxter as Ma Kent and Marlon Brando as Jor-El.


Decades before blockbuster Extended Cuts were common, Superman proved a true "Man of Tomorrow." Superman: The Movie received an ahead-of-its-time makeover for its television premiere - nearly 40 more minutes of story, creating a two-night television event. Audiences had already been swept off their feet by Christopher Reeve's Last Son of Krypton, and now there was more to enjoy. Unseen in decades, this version is paired here with Richard Donner's definitive vision of his film, the Special Edition Director's Cut (2000), to create a supersized celebration of Metropolis' favorite son that preserves the director's intent while feeding superfan demands.

Subtitles Spanish, French, English SDH

DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English (EXTENDED CUT) DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 - English, DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1 - French, DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1 - Spanish ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.40:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX COLOR 2-BD 50 Special Features (on Superman The Special Edition Disc): Commentary by Director Richard Donner and Creative Consultant Tom Mankiewicz; 3 Documentaries Taking Flight: The Development of Superman, Making Superman: Filming the Legend and The Magic Behind the Cape; Screen Tests; Restored Scenes; Additional Scenes; Additional Music Cues; Music-Only Track