2002 Movie News Archives

Region 2 DVD

March 5, 2002: Region 2 "Special Edition" Superman DVD Released!

The DVD Breakdown website reports that a Region 2 version of the Special Edition of "Superman: The Movie" on DVD has finally been released. Here's an excerpt from their report...

Following a long period of seemingly endless delays and numerous Region 1 and Region 4 imports acquired by impatient European DVD lovers dying for the Man of Steel on a set of silver platters, the original Superman movies are finally streeting this week for Region 2 DVD outside the UK. To atone for the long wait many have been made to suffer, the outstanding Special Edition of the original film is being released in unique Limited Edition packaging similar to last year's limited release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and likewise includes the full soundtrack CD. The box cover carries an appropriately tacky ribbed hologram showing off the silver-embossed S-symbol logo.

On the downside, the fourth - and worst - film in the Salkind-produced Superman series is not included in this release, nor are the three films available as a boxed set, which some fans will certainly find disappointing. All three DVD releases are identical to last year's versions that appeared for Region 1 and 4. Superman: The Movie comes as a double-sided DVD-18, with the restored director's cut (featuring some 8 minutes of previously deleted footage) looking and sounding its absolute best ever - though some purists have found fault with the elaborately redesigned audio mix. There's a great audio commentary from director Richard Donner and screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz, and John Williams' fantastic movie score is presented separately in an isolated music track. (As mentioned above, this release also has the great addition of the full soundtrack CD as a surprise inclusion not mentioned on the packaging!) Side 2 of this double-sided disc presents three marvelously in-depth half-hour documentaries, covering everything from the movie's troubled production history to its amazing special effects. Other great additions include deleted scenes, unused music cues, lots of great screen tests and much, much more.

For more information visit the DVD Breakdown website or to purchase a copy visit the Ro-Direct website.

2002 Movie News

Listed below are all the Movie News items archived for 2002 organized into 4 categories:

“Superman” and “Batman vs Superman” Movie News:

  • January 6, 2002: New Superman Movie News!
  • February 12, 2002: Superman Movies on WB's 2003 Schedule
  • February 15, 2002: Variety Confirms McG as Superman Movie Director
  • February 25, 2002: Superman Movie Petition
  • March 13, 2002: Will an Angel Become the Next Superman?
  • March 24, 2002: J.J. Abrams Talks New Superman Movie
  • April 4, 2002: Entertainment Weekly on New Superman Movie
  • April 17, 2002: J.J. Abrams Talks New Superman Movie
  • April 18, 2002: Brendan Fraser as Superman?
  • April 27, 2002: Comic Book Movies Article in USA Today
  • May 9, 2002: Superman to Return to Pinewood Studios?
  • May 19, 2002: TIME Magazine on Super-Heroes
  • June 25, 2002: “Batman vs Superman” Rumor
  • July 2, 2002: “Superman and Batman” Movie Coming 2004?
  • July 9, 2002: Details on “Batman vs Superman” Movie
  • July 9, 2002: More on the “Batman vs Superman” Movie
  • July 13, 2002: Peterson's Hints on “Batman vs Superman”
  • July 24, 2002: “Batman vs Superman” Movie Castings???
  • July 25, 2002: Warner Bros. Shoots Down Casting Rumors
  • July 31, 2002: TVGuide Poll: Superman vs Batman - RESULTS!
  • August 6, 2002: Casting and Timing Rumors on Superman Movies
  • August 13, 2002: “Batman vs Superman” Movie On Hold!
  • August 19, 2002: JJ Abrams “Superman” Script... Really Good!
  • August 19, 2002: The Death of the Super-Hero Film Franchise ... Again!
  • August 26, 2002: Latest Superman Movie Rumors
  • September 2, 2002: Information on the New Superman Movie Script
  • September 12, 2002: McG Talks Superman Movie
  • September 14, 2002: Confusion Over Director of New Superman Movie!
  • September 14, 2002: Keanu Reeves as Superman?
  • September 18, 2002: Brett Ratner Talks Superman Movie
  • September 23, 2002: A Review of the New Superman Movie Script ???
  • September 24, 2002: Superman Movie-Making Fiasco
  • September 26, 2002: Superman Movie Press Release
  • September 28, 2002: Superman Script Review Has Warner Bros. Fuming
  • September 29, 2002: JJ Abrams on AICN “Superman” Script Review
  • September 30, 2002: Hopkins Talks Superman Movie
  • October 5, 2002: More From Brett Ratner on Superman
  • October 10, 2002: EW's Selections for Superman
  • October 21, 2002: Brett Ratner Talks More on Superman
  • October 22, 2002: Ratner Discusses Plans for “Superman”
  • October 22, 2002: Ratner and Hopkins Talk Superman
  • October 24, 2002: Crew Rumors on New Superman Movie
  • October 27, 2002: Dini Denies “Superman” Movie Involvement
  • November 8, 2002: Comic Creators on new Superman Movie
  • November 11, 2002: Another Superman Movie Review
  • December 5, 2002: Spinotti - Director of Photography on Superman
  • December 10, 2002: Charlie Sheen as Lex Luthor?
  • December 14, 2002: WB President Talks Superman Movies
  • December 14, 2002: Charlie Sheen Rumor Shot Down
  • December 31, 2002: British Actor as Superman?

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