Ryan Wilson

Superman Movies Coming to Blu-Ray

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

Soon enough, you can own the entire live-action Superman movie collection (yes, even the bad ones!).

Warner Brothers has confirmed an eight-disc Blu-ray release containing the four Christopher Reeve films and the 2006 revival. Taking up the other three unaccounted-for discs is the Superman: The Movie Director’s Cut, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, and a disc of bonus features. Here is a rundown of what you can find on each disc:

Disc #1

Superman: The Movie, Original Theatrical
Commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler (Original Theatrical Version)
The Making of Superman: The Movie [1978 TV special]
Superman and the Mole-Men [1951 feature]
Warner Bros. Cartoons

o Super-Rabbit [1943 WB cartoon]

o Snafuperman [1944 WB cartoon]

o Stupor Duck [1956 WB cartoon]

Trailers

Disc #2

Superman: The Movie, Expanded Edition
Commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz (Extended Version)
Taking Flight: The Development of Superman
Making Superman: Filming the Legend
The Magic Behind the Cape
Screen Tests
Superman
Lois Lane with Optional Commentary
Ursa
A Selection of Restored Scenes
Additional Music Cues
Main Titles
Alternate Main Titles
The Council’s Decision
The Krypton Quake
More Mugger/Introducing Otis
Air Force One
Can You Read My Mind (Pop Version)
Music Only Track (Donner Cut)

Disc #3

Superman II, Original Theatrical
Commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler (Original Theatrical Version)
The Making of Superman II [1980 TV special]
Deleted Scene
First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series
Fleischer Studios’ Superman

o Superman

o The Mechanical Monsters

o Billion Dollar Limited

o The Arctic Giant

o The Bulleteers

o The Magnetic Telescope

o Electric Earthquake

o Volcano

o Terror on the Midway

Theatrical Trailer

Disc #4

Superman II – The Richard Donner Cut
Commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz (Donner Cut)
Introduction by Richard Donner
Superman II: Restoring the Vision
Deleted Scenes
Famous Studios’ Superman
Japoteurs
Showdown
Eleventh Hour
Destruction, Inc
The Mummy Strikes
Jungle Drums
The Underground World
Secret Agent

Disc #5

Superman III Theatrical Version
Commentary by Iilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler
The Making of Superman III (1983 TV Special)
Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailer

Disc #6

Superman IV The Quest For Peace Theatrical Version
Commentary by Mark Rosenthal
Superman 50th Anniversary Special (1988 TV Special)
Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailer

Disc #7

Superman Returns
Requiem for Krypton: Making Superman Returns

o Pt. 1 Secret Origins and First Issues: Crystallizing Superman

o Pt. 2 The Crystal Method: Designing Superman

o Pt. 3 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman on the Farm

o Pt. 4 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman in the City

o Pt. 5 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman in Peril

o Pt. 6 The Joy of Lex: Menacing Superman

o Pt. 7 He’s Always Around: Wrapping Superman

Resurrecting Jor-El
Deleted Scenes including the never-before-seen original opening to Superman Returns
Bryan Singer’s Journals – Video production journals
Trailers

Disc #8 Additional Bonus Material

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman [Hi-Def]
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman

o Pt. 1- Origin

o Pt. 2- Vision

o Pt. 3- Ascent

o Pt. 4- Crisis

o Pt. 5- Redemption

The Science of Superman [Hi-Def]
The Mythology of Superman
The Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve
The Adventures of Superpup [1958 TV pilot]

Damn, they certainly are going all out of this release. Still it’s a hard sell, figuring the only films in this collection worth a watch have already received Blu-ray releases.

Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology hits stores on June 7th (June 13th in the UK).

Leave us a Comment