Featuring the 4 disc SE of Superman, the 3 disc SE of Superman 2 and both single disc editions of 3 and 4, this beast of a box set is a must for any hardened fan of the franchise.
Superman The Movie: The movie that makes a legend come to life. You know the story. The planet Krypton is doomed. Only one man, Jor-El, knows it and rockets his infant son to refuge on a distant world called Earth. As Jor-El´s son grows to manhood, he learns he possesses super-powers he must hide from ordinary mortals around him. It takes a big movie to contain the considerable talents of Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Glen Ford, Margot Kidder, Valerie Perrine and at its heart, the most human portrayal of the Man of Steel, Christopher Reeve. Superman, an Academy Award winner (1978) for special achievement in visual effects, is more than big enough. Directed by Richard Donner, Superman: The Movie makes us believe this epic story all over again.
Superman II: A nuclear explosion in outer space has freed rebel General Zod and his evil cohorts from their captivity in a fragment of Kryptonite. Having been banished from Krypton for their treachery against Jor-El they now plot revenge on his son - Superman. Arch villian Lex Luthor offers his services to Zod, meanwhile Lois Lane has discovered Clark Kent´s identity. Will Superman surrender his superhuman powers to marry her or will he save the city of Metropolis? Original cast members from Superman create a blend of thrills, humour and humanity that makes this sequel great fun for the whole family.
Superman III: After Superman: The Movie's epic storytelling and Superman II's awesome battles, how could the first two hits be topped? In Superman III, meet Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor), a half-witted computer programming natural. For him a keyboard is a weapon and Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his life. Christopher Reeve reprises his most beloved role, deepening his character's human side as Clark Kent reunites with an old flame (Annette O'Toole) at a Smallville High class reunion. And when Superman becomes his own worst enemy after Kryptonite exposure, Reeve pulls off both roles with dazzling conviction. Incredible visual effects abound - but above all it has heart, heroism and high-flying humor. All in superabundance, of course.
Superman IV: Christopher Reeve not only dons the hero's cape for the fourth time in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace but also helped develop the film's provocative theme: nuclear disarmament. "For me, it's the most personal of the entire series," Reeve says. "It directly reflects what Superman should be, and should be doing." Superman does a lot this time around. To make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, archvillain Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow). The two foes clash in an explosive extravaganza that sees Superman save the Statue of Liberty, plug a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna and rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China. Your quest for superheroic excitement is over!
Superman - Disc 1:
Original 1978 theatrical version with soundtrack in Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio commentary by producer Pierre Spengler and executive producer Ilya Salkind
Superman - Disc 2:
2001 expanded edition movie with audio commentary by director Richard Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz
Music-only audio track
Superman - Disc 3:
'Taking Flight: The Development Of Superman' documentary
'Making Superman: Filming The Legend' documentary
'The Magic Behind The Cape' documentary
Superman - Disc 4:
'The Making Of Superman: The Movie' vintage TV special
1951 Movie 'Superman And The Mole-Men' starring George Reeves
9 Fleischer Studios Superman cartoons mastered from superior vault elements: 'Oscar Nominee Superman', 'The Mechanical Monsters', 'Billion Dollar Limited', 'The Arctic Giant', 'The Bulleteers', 'The Magnetic Telescope', 'Electric Earthquake', 'Volcano' and 'Terror On The Midway'
Superman II - Disc 1:
Audio commentary by executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler
Superman II - Disc 2:
'First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series' featurette
8 Famous Studios Superman cartoons mastered from superior vault elements: 'Japoteurs', 'Showdown', 'Eleventh Hour', 'Destruction, Inc.', 'The Mummy Strikes', 'Jungle Drums', 'The Underground World' and 'Secret Agent'
'Superman 50th Anniversary' vintage TV special
'The Making Of Superman II' vintage TV special
Superman II - Disc 3:
All-new introduction from director Richard Donner
Audio commentary from Richard Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz
'Superman II: Restoring The Vision' featurette
Audio commentary from executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler
'The Making Of Superman III' vintage TV special
Superman IV - The Quest For Peace:
Audio commentary from screenwriter Mark Rosenthal