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Newly restored Superman DVD's coming!!

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28th January 2006 3:40  #1

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Newly restored Superman DVD's coming!!
You won't believe this! For those who like me bought the Superman Boxed Set and the Limited Edition "Supergirl" DVD, there are Special Editions of all coming.

Read all about them here...
http://www.supermanhomepage.com/movies/movies.p...

This is riduclous. why can't Warner Bros. get it together the first time!! Why does it always have to be some money making scheme to co-incide with the new Superman movie coming later this year??!!!

28th January 2006 4:01  #2

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
Yeah, I just read that somewhere else.  Probably some behind the scenes of Superman Returns or a free ticket in the set or something.  It's a marketing ploy.  Happy 500th Post Day, Mark.

28th January 2006 4:36  #3

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Thanks! But have you read the news??? Follow the link!

It tells you that all the Superman movies and Supergirl are getting Special Edition treatments, hopefully new Dolby Digital sound as well. Previously, Superman 2 to 4 are bare bones and mono stereo! Now we can look forward to new transfers! Not to mention The Director's Cut Of Superman II!!!!

28th January 2006 5:08  #4

Anthony Tan Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Singapore Posts: 62
Superman and Superman II were shot back to back then so I was quite surprise that only Superman:The Movie received special treatment and not Superman II. I only picked up the special edition of Superman:The Movie so I will pick up Superman II now that it has received special treatment. Hope it will be something along the release of the Batman movies last year both in boxset or individual releases.

28th January 2006 5:17  #5

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
Don't you wanna wait for the High Def DVD? Of course then you have to wait for the High Def special edition.  After enjoying that release, then your be especially pleased with the High Def extended version with additional footage never before seen.  Then comes the Trilogy on High Def!!  High Anxiety!  I need to take my pills...

28th January 2006 7:32  #6

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
These types of films especially from the 70s and 80s won't benefit from Hi Def they'll still be the same transfer as the recent or soon to be released special edition DVDs, it'll only be people like Lucas who'll spend a lot of their time and their own money on films like Star Wars that will benefit.

It’s only the brand new releases that you will see the difference.

Also it's pointless getting a hard on because presumably you don't have a proper HD TV with the proper HD cables, so what you'll be watching is the same bog standard signal that your normal DVD plays.

How many times and in different ways does this need explaining to you!!!

28th January 2006 11:33  #7

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,127 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Can you back up this statement? I'm interested to hear your reasoning.

28th January 2006 12:41  #8

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Supergirl - I will stick with my Limited Edition 2 discer.
Superman - I will also stick with my 2 disc extended edition.
The only one I might get may be superman 2 due to the Donner cut that may be included. The others are not really worth mentioning.
One reason of getting this release of Superman 2 is that when it does hit HD disc, will there be an issue with rights and will it have the extra material by the time it finally comes round? You never know...

28th January 2006 13:19  #9

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,127 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I'll probably get them all again if they make a decent job of things. Superman II really needs the SE treatment that the first film got, and I'd love to see the original cut of Superman IV just to see if they can actually improve upon the c**pfest that made it to theatres. A decent 5.1 track like the one found on Superman: The Movie wouldn't go amiss for any of them. The Dolby Surround on Superman II is a real let-down after the amazing remix on the original movie.

28th January 2006 15:09  #10

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Well, from what I have read on the Superman Homepage, this set will be spectacular and similar to the recently released Batman Anthology. I sold the Superman and the Supergirl DVDs on Ebay awhile back in anticipation of this release. Chris, I think what Floyd was trying to say is that it is unlikely that most people will have the HDMI inputs on their high def sets and that the visual improvement on some older films will not be great enough to warrant a re-purchase. The simple fact that there is going to be a format war over the next few years keeps me totally disinterested in upgrading any time soon if ever...

28th January 2006 18:48  #11

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,127 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: ...the visual improvement on some older films will not be great enough to warrant a re-purchase.

That's the bit I'm debating. 35mm film is still double the resolution of high def, so even older films will benefit. I won't be touching either format for a long, long time though (if at all seeing as that holographic disc thing is looming).

28th January 2006 20:49  #12

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I'll be picking all of these films up, and Supergirl included.

28th January 2006 21:19  #13

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: I'll be picking all of these films up, and Supergirl included.

Why?  Movies sucks!  The dialogues are as worst than all Star Wars movies.

28th January 2006 23:08  #14

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,127 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
You English not speak so good Wink

28th January 2006 23:16  #15

Danny Storr Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 161
I like to see a release of the Donner vision of superman 2 as I`ve read that Donner filmed quite a bit and it wouldn`t be to hard to put together..
This is one of Cinemas holy grails (Something not many people if anybody has seen)

29th January 2006 3:33  #16

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Tigerclaw wrote: Tony DeFrancisco wrote: I'll be picking all of these films up, and Supergirl included.

Why?  Movies sucks!  The dialogues are as worst than all Star Wars movies.
I remember my mom putting on the four Superman films for me when I was three or four, and I loved them. I haven't seen Supergirl yet, so I'll check it out when the special edition is released.

29th January 2006 8:30  #17

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
You're not missing much.  As for the worst dialogue, Superman I and II were written by Mario Puzo the same person who wrote The Godfather saga.

29th January 2006 13:34  #18

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
floyd dylan wrote: You're not missing much.  As for the worst dialogue, Superman I and II were written by Mario Puzo the same person who wrote The Godfather saga.
Really??! Wow, I didn't notice that. I'll have to go back to my dvd's and check the credits again.

29th January 2006 15:31  #19

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Ugh.  I hate it when they make my limited editions worthless.  I'm surprised that there is any "demand" for Supergirl to be re-released.

29th January 2006 18:15  #20

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
You would be surprised what Anchor Bay's Limited Edition of "Supergirl" can get on Ebay. I sold mine for around $40 a year or so ago. But that film is so difficult to watch that I can only see picking it up as part of the Superman Anthology Warner is likely putting together.

4th February 2006 13:16  #21

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Here's an update on the upcoming SE Superman discs...
Courtesy of dvdtown.com

Warner Bros. will release a 14 DVD "Superman: Ultimate Collectors Edition" box close to the theatrical release of the new "Superman Returns" movie.

Details are still limited but the box will include a special cut of Superman II done by director Ricard Donner which was replaced late in the films original production. This new cut will include between 20% and 40% of new footage shown for the first time in this new box.

Also of interest the box will be released at the same time on the upcoming HD-DVD format.

4th February 2006 13:53  #22

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Here's more...

in addition to the first four Superman films, the box set is also expected to contain Supergirl, and this years Summer blockbuster, Superman Returns. The set is due for release in November.

So yes, you can expect releases on both DVD and HD-DVD with Blu-Ray also likely to make an appearance.

5th February 2006 20:21  #23

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
If Donner shot 70% of his version of Superman II will Warner Brother fill the missing gaps (the 30%) with Donner Footage?

6th February 2006 17:57  #24

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
If Donner shot 70% of his version of Superman II will Warner Brother fill the missing gaps (the 30%) with Lester Footage?
I saw the fan made RIC DVD of "Superman II" I hope that all of that footage somehow ends up in some form on the DVD!  In fact I would like all the footage that Donner and Lester had shot! I love thsat is what Sony did with Close Encounters. All the footage ever shown was on the DVD.  If the footage you wanted to see wasn't in the "New Edition" it was put in the DVD EXTRA SECTION UNDER "DELETED FOOTAGE" I HOPE Warner Brothers does this with "Superman II"

6th April 2006 14:28  #25

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Any more new on this?  

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