Pre-Order “Superman: The Movie” Extended Cut

The upcoming release of “Superman: The Movie” Extended Cut and Special Edition on Blu-Ray is now available to pre-order.

Decades before blockbuster Extended Cuts were common, Superman proved a true “Man of Tomorrow.” Superman: The Movie received an ahead-of-its-time makeover for its television premiere – nearly 40 more minutes of story, creating a two-night television event. Audiences had already been swept off their feet by Christopher Reeve’s Last Son of Krypton, and now there was more to enjoy. Unseen in decades, this version is paired here with Richard Donner’s definitive vision of his film, the Special Edition Director’s Cut (2000), to create a supersized celebration of Metropolis’ favorite son that preserves the director’s intent while feeding superfan demands.

SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE – EXTENDED CUT & SPECIAL EDITION 2-FILM COLLECTION (1978, 2000)
Run Time:
188 Minutes – EXTENDED CUT (NEW 2017 1080p HD MASTER)
151 Minutes – SPECIAL EDITION
Subtitles: Spanish, French, English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English (EXTENDED CUT)
DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 – English, DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1 – French, DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1 – Spanish
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.40:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
COLOR
2-BD 50
Special Features (on Superman The Special Edition Disc):
Commentary by Director Richard Donner and Creative Consultant Tom Mankiewicz;
3 Documentaries Taking Flight: The Development of Superman, Making Superman: Filming the Legend and The Magic Behind the Cape;
Screen Tests;
Restored Scenes;
Additional Scenes;
Additional Music Cues;
Music-Only Track

Pre-order “Superman: The Movie” Extended Cut and Special Edition from Amazon.com for its release on October 3.

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28 Comments on "Pre-Order “Superman: The Movie” Extended Cut"

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spidey2878
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The slogan for this movie was ” you will believe a man can fly.” And after almost 40 years, this movie still makes viewers believe a man can fly.

spidey2878
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This is The Greatest Superman Movie to have ever been made. And I don’t think that there ever will be one to surpass this Beatiful Masterpiece.

spidey2878
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Sure there will be a superman movies that will be made somewhere down the road, but this movie is the Greatest Superman movie.

afriend
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Dear Santa,
I’ve taken the liberty of putting the link below. If you could just see past this year, I promise to be good next year…

macca38
Member

Not that I need another version of my favourite film in the whole world, are the extra scenes worth the purchase? Any descriptions out there, anyone?

There won’t be another Superman film to top this screen classic. Bit like waiting on the next Beatles!

Super16k
Member

Well, I’ve never watched it, but from what I’ve heard, there’s a scene where Supes gets back to Lex’s lair to prevent him from killing Miss Tessmacher, and I suppose the scene where de powered Zod and friends are handed out to the police is included too.

redcape
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Zod was in S2.

Super16k
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OH yeah, my bad!
I usually watch them one after the other, so I usually think of them as one movie.

Rod
Member

He was also in Superman The Movie

spidey2878
Guest

Yes there is a scene where Superman saves Miss Tessmacher, however the scene with Zod being arrested at the fortress of solitude was in the Richard Donner cut of Superman 2 the deleted scenes. I’m not going to spoil the actual ending of the Donner version. It’s something I believe every fan has to see for themselves.

JasEl
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No the scene with Zod and the rest getting arrested was in the ABC tv cut of the film. In the Donner cut he reverses time again so that they never get out of the Phantom Zone.

Nate1986
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See my comment below.

MattComics
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One of the reasons you can believe a man can fly in this film is because you get to actually see him do it a lot instead of just a tiny CG figure zipping past the clouds. In some ways it’s like we’re in the 21st century and yet we’ve reverted to just a high tech version of the cartoon technique they used for Kirk Alyn.

redcape
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You know Matt…your right about that. At least in the the CR era we are actually seeing real people. And that’s during all the scenes with Superman! Yes …not as polished as today’s slick CGI but something about the way they did it back then almost gave it a little more realistic feel.

spidey2878
Guest

I think I can agree with you on this one

spidey2878
Guest

Well I mean to say is that I can agree about the way they made it seem more real with the special effects that they had back then. Even though I heard how they did it, I still can’t figure it out. The special effects were that good back then. Truly a movie ahead of its time.

MattComics
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Funny thing is a better use of that CGI would be for cleaning up flying effects that used real actors thus giving them the polish the 78 movie didn’t always have. It could even clean up parts where you can see the cape attached to the harness (like when he’s knocked onto the cab in Superman II) or ensure that the lighting on him always matched the background. A gazillion dollar production budget and yet we’ve gone back to swapping the actor out of the cartoon in flying shots (or worse always seeing him flying from far away) after all… Read more »
spidey2878
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I couldn’t agree with you more MattComics. In the scene where Superman flys away after he saves Lois for the first time, I can’t tell how they did that. It looks so real. Like he can actually fly. I haven’t seen any other movie or show that can convince me that a man can fly like the way they did for this move.

spidey2878
Guest

I mean to act and look the part of Superman is one thing, but to look, act, and convince people that the actor playing Superman is actually flying is something I have only seen in Reeve. This movie will always amaze me.

supes1978
Member

I hope this sells well enough to convince WB to release more extended cuts of the other Superman movies.

redcape
Member

Supes……..they’ve done about all they can with what was left. The only one that had any left over cutting room floor scenes was S4 and I believe that all of that left over stuff had been lost or thrown out.

spidey2878
Guest

Me too

spidey2878
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I have no doubt that this this movie will sell. I’d say most people love the Cristopher Reeve Superman. Whether or not that they release other extended cuts at least this one will be out.

Nate1986
Member

For anyone who wants to know what scenes are in the extended cut, watch here:

macca38
Member

Never seen lots of this footage & some you can u derstand why Donner edited. Some of the flying scenes would be welcome though (after Daily Planet Lois rescue & rockets / Hoover dam). Thanks for sharing!

spidey2878
Guest

Thanks for providing the footage of the extra scenes Nate 1986. However I don’t know whether or not I should see this footage yet. Should I see it now or wait till the movie is out? It’s like the question do I want to know what I’m getting for Christmas. Thanks again for the footage though.

Nate1986
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See it now. Why? Even though its Reeve, and the first film; you will now if this release is worth the cost, by watching whats included.

spidey2878
Guest

That is a valid point.

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