“Superman: The Movie” 40th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced today that 1978’s Superman, featuring the beloved DC Super Hero, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on November 6th. An Alexander Salkind presentation and directed by Richard Donner (The Goonies, Lethal Weapon, The Lost Boys), the film stars Academy Award® winner Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront, The Godfather) as Jor-El, Academy Award winner Gene Hackman (The French Connection, Unforgiven) as Lex Luthor, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, and Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman.

Based on the DC character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman was produced by Pierre Spengler from a story by Mario Puzo and a screenplay by Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton. Ilya Salkind served as executive producer. The film also features Ned Beatty as Otis, Jackie Cooper as Perry White, Glen Ford as Jonathan Kent, Valerie Perrine as Eva Teschmacher, and Terrance Stamp as General Zod.

Superman was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Film Editing, Best Music (Original Score) and Best Sound. The film also received a Special Achievement Academy Award for Visual Effects. In 2017, Superman was inducted in to the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Superman will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Superman will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

Superman will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99 SRP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features. Fans can also own Superman in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on November 6th.

Academy Award winners Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman head an all-star cast in the fantastic, action-packed film that made Christopher Reeve an international star playing the greatest superhero of all time. From the doomed planet of Krypton, two parents launch a spaceship carrying their infant son to earth. Here he grows up to become Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet. But with powers and abilities far beyond those of ordinary men, he battles for truth and justice as Superman.

Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Elements
Superman Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special feature:

  • Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind

Superman Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:

  • Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind
  • The Making of Superman: The Movie 1978 TV Special
  • Superman and the Mole-Men
  • Cartoons
  • TV Spots and Trailers

On November 6th, Superman 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

Purchase yours from WBshop.com, or grab the “Superman: The Movie” (4K UHD) + 80th Anniversary Flying Superman Pop! Vinyl Figure (Specialty Series Limited Edition Exclusive) Set.

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September 25, 2018 6:35 pm

Does this include the extended directors cut that came out a year ago?

September 25, 2018 8:10 pm

I just got the BluRay of the extended cut… THEY CAN’T KEEP DOING THIS TO ME!! I mean I still have my Super8mm truncated version from 1979… And I was born in ’85!

September 26, 2018 4:27 am

And for its 50th anniversary we will be…or might…be getting the Interactive VR experience where you get to see everything from Superman’s POV. That would be awesome!!!

September 26, 2018 12:21 pm

Some of the best looking box art that I’ve seen for a release of this movie in ages. They actually bothered to make it look attractive instead of just slapping the \S/ on it and calling it day or Photoshopping some headhhots with a plain background and the title.

September 27, 2018 4:58 am

It’s a shame it’s not the theatrical version AND at least the 2001 cut, but I’m excited to see this in 4K – the Blu-ray was one of my first purchases, and the difference between it and DVD was amazing.


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