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Superman Anthology Coming To Blu-ray June 7  Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 April 2011

The release of the Superman Movie Anthology is finally arriving.  Warner Bros. has officially announced the release date and specs for an 8-disc Superman set.  The best news is that the set is arriving earlier than we all anticipated.  The boxset is set to be released on June 7th, a mere two months from now.

The anthology with include “Superman: The Movie (Theatrical)”, “Superman: The Movie (Expanded)”, Superman II (Theatrical)”, “Superman II (Richard Donner Cut)”, “Superman III”, “Superman IV”, “Superman Returns” and a eighth disc with bonus materials.  This eigth disc will feature two extensive hi-def documentaries.

The best news of all, something that we all are longing for, all films will include a DTS-HD Master Audio formatted audio track to preserve the lossless integrity of the soundtrack.  This was lacking from the previous release of the original Superman film on Blu-ray.  Thankfully Warner Bros. remedied this in the ultimate boxset.

The special features located on each disc are as below.

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 [Super-Rabbit [1943 WB cartoon], Snafuperman [1944 WB cartoon], 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)

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]







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