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Superman, The Movie: Special Edition (1978) DVD

Superman: The Movie assembles a cast and creative contingent as only a big movie can. At its heart is Christopher Reeve's intelligent, affectionate portrayal of a most human Man of Steel.

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Genre:   Action, Action/Adventure
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Director:   Richard Donner
Cast:   Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty
Theatrical Release Date:   12/15/1978
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5.0

Super!

By Trixie

from CA

About Me Avid Moviegoer

Pros

  • Captures The Imagination
  • Emotionally Engaging
  • Engaging Characters
  • Excellent Acting
  • Great Cinematography
  • Original Story

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about Superman, The Movie: Special Edition DVD:

    Can't mess with Christopher Reeves. I've watched many Superman incarnations. Only one to ever come close this was Smallville. Super movie. Watch this.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I believed.

    By Cameron

    from South Carolina

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Captures The Imagination
    • Emotionally Engaging
    • Engaging Characters
    • Excellent Acting

    Cons

    • Bad Science

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about Superman, The Movie: Special Edition DVD:

    The granddaddy of all comic book movies, this movie set the standard for all further adaptations to follow. The number one movie for 13 weeks in a row in it's debut is clear that it's been a fan favorite for years.

    This movie has some of the top names in acting, with Marlon Brando as Jor-El, Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor, and Glenn Ford as Jonathan Kent. But its Christoper Reeve who really shines here. Reeve plays the title hero Superman excellently, as well as his human alter ego, Clark Kent. To this day, people still say he is and will always be the definitive Superman. Margot Kidder as Lois Lane and Ned Beatty as Luthor's bumbling assistant Otis are also worth keeping an eye on.

    This movie was a landmark in special effects and even innovative, creating new methods that helped Superman soar to the skies. Sure, some of the effects look a little hokey compared to today's CGI, but they are still believable.

    This product comes with four discs. The first disc comes with the original theatrical version of the movie with a commentary by producer Pierre Spengler and executive produce Ilya Salklind. Also included are the theatrical trailers and a TV spot from 1978. The second disc holds the extended edition (released in 2000) with eight extra minutes of footage. Richard Donner himself and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz provide commentary.

    Disc 3 has 3 documentaries, all about the making of the movie, from development to filming to the special effects. You also get to enjoy screen tests and the restored scenes that were put into the extended version. Disc four has another Making Of, this one from the early 80's, hosted by Mr. Reeve. 1951's Superman and the Mole-Men, staring George Reeves and nine of the original Fleischer cartoons from the 40's are included as well (the remaining cartoons are on the special edition of Superman 2).

    So that's it, the four disc version of Superman: The Movie. Great buy, highly recommended to any Superman fan.

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