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September 29, 2006: “Superman II: The Donner Cut” DVD Review

Clint Morris over at MovieHole.net managed to grab an advance copy of "Superman II: The Donner Cut", and has published a review of the DVD. Here's an excerpt from his review...

    I don't want to say too much more about Donner's film, it's too good to spoil. I'm inclined to say that if it had been completely finished - and it's not far from it - it would've been just as good a film as the original.

    Director Richard Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz provide an insightful and very honest - Donner is understandably and obviously rather hurt still, by what happened way back when, and isn't afraid to let it rip. For instance, he refuses to name 'Richard Lester' by name but sours at watching one of "his" scenes - commentary for the film, that's worth listening to once you watch the film with its soundtrack.

    Other extras include an introduction to the film by Donner, a featurette about how the restored version came about, and an option to view the 'new' scenes on their own.

    This is one of the most joyous DVD releases of the year. "Superman II" will never be the same again - and for once, that's a good thing.

Read the complete review (which does contain spoilers) at the MovieHole.net website.

2006 Movie News

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