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Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology

Warner Brothers presents Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology, an 8-Disc Blu-ray package, featuring all of their big screen adaptations of the flying hero made between 1978 and 2006. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A- 4.5
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 906
Theater Release:
Video Release: 07 Jun 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Warner Brothers presents Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology, featuring all of their big screen adaptations of the flying hero made between 1978 and 2006. (Parent Previews has reviewed Superman: The Movie  and Superman Returns). This 8-Disc Blu-ray package offers the following titles and bonus features:

Disc #1

Superman: The Movie (Original Theatrical Version)

- Commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler (Original Theatrical Version)

- The Making of Superman: The Movie [1978 TV special]

- Superman and the Mole-Men [1951 feature]

- Warner Bros. Cartoons: Super-Rabbit (1943 WB cartoon), Snafuperman (1944 WB cartoon)

and Stupor Duck (1956 WB cartoon)

- Trailers

Disc #2

Superman: The Movie (Expanded Edition)

- Commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz (Extended Version)

- Taking Flight: The Development of Superman

- Making Superman: Filming the Legend

- The Magic Behind the Cape

- Screen Tests: Superman, Lois Lane (with Optional Commentary) and Ursa

-A Selection of Restored Scenes

- Additional Music Cues

- Main Titles: Alternate Main Titles, The Council’s Decision, The Krypton Quake, More Mugger/Introducing Otis, Air Force One and Can You Read My Mind (Pop Version)

- Music Only Track (Donner Cut)

Disc #3

Superman II (Original Theatrical)

- Commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler (Original Theatrical Version)

- The Making of Superman II (1980 TV special)

- Deleted Scene

- First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series

- Fleischer Studios’ Superman

- Superman

- The Mechanical Monsters

- Billion Dollar Limited

- The Arctic Giant

- The Bulleteers

- The Magnetic Telescope

- Electric Earthquake

- Volcano

-Terror on the Midway

- Theatrical Trailer

Disc #4

Superman II (The Richard Donner Cut)

- Commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz (Donner Cut)

- Introduction by Richard Donner

- Superman II: Restoring the Vision

- Deleted Scenes

- Famous Studios’ Superman

-Japoteurs

-Showdown

-Eleventh Hour

-Destruction, Inc

-The Mummy Strikes

-Jungle Drums

-The Underground World

-Secret Agent

Disc #5

Superman III (Theatrical Version)

- Commentary by Iilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler

- The Making of Superman III (1983 TV Special)

- Deleted Scenes

- Theatrical Trailer

Disc #6

Superman IV (The Quest For Peace Theatrical Version)

- Commentary by Mark Rosenthal

- Superman 50th Anniversary Special (1988 TV Special)

- Deleted Scenes

- Theatrical Trailer

Disc #7

Superman Returns

- Requiem for Krypton: Making Superman Returns

- Pt. 1 Secret Origins and First Issues: Crystallizing Superman

- Pt. 2 The Crystal Method: Designing Superman

- Pt. 3 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman on the Farm

- Pt. 4 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman in the City

- Pt. 5 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman in Peril

- Pt. 6 The Joy of Lex: Menacing Superman

- Pt. 7 He’s Always Around: Wrapping Superman

- Resurrecting Jor-El

- Deleted Scenes including the never-before-seen original opening to Superman Returns

- Bryan Singer’s Journals   Video production journals

- Trailers

Disc #8

Additional Bonus Material

- Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (Hi-Def)

- You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman

- Pt. 1- Origin

- Pt. 2- Vision

- Pt. 3- Ascent

- Pt. 4- Crisis

- Pt. 5- Redemption

- The Science of Superman (Hi-Def)

- The Mythology of Superman

- The Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve

- The Adventures of Superpup (1958 TV pilot)

Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology is rated PG-13:

Cast: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth
Studio: 2011 Warner Brothers Pictures
Website: Official site for Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology.

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