The Warner Archive Collection has announced the upcoming release of “Superman: The Movie” Extended Cut and Special Edition on Blu-Ray.
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)
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
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;
Additional Music Cues;
“Superman: The Movie” Extended Cut and Special Edition are expected to be released on Blu-Ray before the end of 2017. We’ll keep you posted with pre-order details.