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SUPERMAN THE MOTION PICTURE ANTHOLOGY Bluray Release Details

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SUPERMAN THE MOTION PICTURE ANTHOLOGY Bluray Release Details

SUPERMAN THE MOTION PICTURE ANTHOLOGY Bluray

Superman, the cultural icon and quintessential superhero, is back in a big way. In a powerhouse year marked by the theatrical releases of several major superhero films including Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern, his arrival couldn’t be more perfectly timed. Warner Home Video (WHV) is celebrating the year of the superhero with the June 7 release of Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006) on Blu-ray. For the first time, fans will be able to own one super-entertaining Blu-ray collection with all four original theatrical Superman films starring Christopher Reeve (available for the first time in high def), Superman Returns, and the two alternate versions of Superman I and Superman II.

Available now in superb hi-def, with new digital/hi-def film masters, the must-own comprehensive Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006) on Blu-ray includes all six versions of the films in the original Superman theatrical franchise — Superman: The Movie – Original Theatrical, Superman:  The Movie – Expanded Edition, Superman II – Original Theatrical, Superman II – The Richard Donner Cut, Superman III – Original Theatrical, Superman IV – Original Theatrical, plus Superman Returns. The Collection also boasts 20 hours of bonus features including the never-before-seen original opening to Superman Returns. Also included are two documentaries in hi-def, Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman and The Science of Superman, as well as You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman, deleted scenes, and much more. Fan-boys and technophiles will especially appreciate that all of the Superman films are being released with English DTS-HD-MA soundtrack for superior sound quality. Also included is Movie Cash good up to $8 off one admission ticket to see the newest Warner Bros. superhero film, Green Lantern, at participating theaters between June 17, 2011 and July 3, 2011[i].  The eight-disc collection will be available for $129.95 SRP.

Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology is also available On Demand and for download through online retailers including iTunes and Amazon on Demand.

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Superman: The Original Theatrical Movie (1978) and Expanded Edition (2001)

Disc #1
·   Superman: The Movie, Original Theatrical
·   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
o        Super-Rabbit [1943 WB cartoon]
o        Snafuperman [1944 WB cartoon]
o        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
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
Can You Read My Mind (Pop Version)
Music Only Track (Donner Cut)

Superman II (1980 and The Richard 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
o        Superman
o        The Mechanical Monsters
o        Billion Dollar Limited
o        The Arctic Giant
o        The Bulleteers
o        The Magnetic Telescope
o        Electric Earthquake
o        Volcano
o        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

Superman III Theatrical Version (1983)

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

Superman IV The Quest For Peace Theatrical Version (1987)

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

Superman Returns (2006)

Disc #7
·    Superman Returns
·    Requiem for Krypton: Making Superman Returns
o        Pt. 1 Secret Origins and First Issues: Crystallizing Superman
o        Pt. 2 The Crystal Method: Designing Superman
o        Pt. 3 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman on the Farm
o        Pt. 4 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman in the City
o        Pt. 5 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman in Peril
o        Pt. 6 The Joy of Lex: Menacing Superman
o        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
o        Pt. 1- Origin
o        Pt. 2- Vision
o        Pt. 3- Ascent
o        Pt. 4- Crisis
o        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]

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