SUPERMAN: THE MOTION PICTURE ANTHOLOGY – To Be Released On Blu-ray!

By on 2 April, 2011



In light of the recent SUPERMAN reboot hype, Warner Bros. have seized the opportunity to release a Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology box set on Blu-ray this summer. Woohooo!


Among the goodies jam-packed into this new collection will be a previously-unseen alternate opening to Bryan Singer’s ‘Superman Returns’! Do we care? Of course we do!

The cost? Around $129!

Here’s the full run-down of what will feature in the set:


SUPERMAN: THE MOTION PICTURE ANTHOLOGY (1978-2006)

DEBUTS ON BLU-RAY™ 7th JUNE, 2011 – FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

The collection includes ALL FIVE MOVIES in the Theatrical Franchise, Two Alternate Versions and 20 Hours of Bonus Features!

Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology will also available On-Demand and for download through online retailers including iTunes and Amazon on Demand.


Superman: The Original Theatrical Movie (1978) and Expanded Edition (2001)

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)


Superman II (1980 and The Richard 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


Superman III Theatrical Version (1983)

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


Superman IV The Quest For Peace Theatrical Version (1987)

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


Superman Returns (2006)

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]

So…who’s going to add this to their Blu-ray collection? Are you like me – one of the few people out there without a Blu-ray player?

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