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Superman Box set cut in 1/2

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26th July 2006 20:52  #1

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Superman Box set cut in 1/2
I am a little mad at the fact the "Superset" is cut in 1/2. (From 14 DVD's to 8DVD'S)  However by watching the 3 clips (Donner CLips) on the net I hope THE DVD has the scene where Lois jumps out window re-scored. It has no music in it until shoe jumps.  Also look at Urs head it looks too large for her body

26th July 2006 22:28  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Superman Box set cut in 1/2
stanton heck wrote: I am a little mad at the fact the "Superset" is cut in 1/2. (From 14 DVD's to 8DVD'S)  However by watching the 3 clips (Donner CLips) on the net I hope THE DVD has the scene where Lois jumps out window re-scored. It has no music in it until shoe jumps.  Also look at Urs head it looks too large for her bodyLast time I checked, 14 cutted into half was 7...

26th July 2006 23:27  #3

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Last time I checked it was 'cut' not 'cutted' Wink

26th July 2006 23:52  #4

P O Hara Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Ireland Posts: 93
Semantics people, semantics....lets not quibble over semantics LOL

26th July 2006 23:59  #5

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I agree with the sentiment of the thread. I think the superman box is going to bomb. I was happy when I thought I was going to get so much more, but now that it's been revealed that the Donner Cut of 2 will be separate anyway, I think many will just settle for that. I think I will anyhow.

27th July 2006 19:23  #6

Trap Door Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 250
Superman Cinema now says that the 14 disc set is still on the cards but no details released yet. Hummm....

10th August 2006 6:29  #7

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
August 9, 2006: Superman DVDs Available for Pre-Order
   
  While no official announcement has been forthcoming from Warner Home Video as yet, a number of Superman DVDs have been listed as available to pre-order from various online outlets.
"Superman Returns" is available to pre-order in the U.K. from Play.com, who have listed both a single disc and a two-disc release scheduled to be released on December 4th.

A spokesperson for Play.com tells us, "Release dates are provided by our suppliers and, although they are correct to the best of our knowledge, they are subject to change because stock for the item may become available earlier or later than originally expected. Whenever we're notified of such a change we will update our website as soon as we can."

Australian fans can also pre-order "Superman Returns" from EzyDVD, who say the DVD will be released on December 6th.

No bonus materials or extras have been listed as yet.

 Play.com has also listed "Superman II: The Donner Cut" available for pre-order with a release date of November 20th, with the following details:

Features the Richard Donner Cut
Never before seen beginning
Never before seen resolution with 15 minutes of restored footage
Vintage TV specials
  To celebrate the recent release of Superman Returns this fantastic new 3 disc Special Edition of Superman 2 features the Richard Donner Cut which includes the film as it was originally conceived and intended to be filmed, a never before seen beginning and a never before seen resolution with 15 minutes of restored footage!


They've also listed "Superman: The Ultimate Collector's Boxed Set 13 Disc" to be released on December 4th, (although it is not yet available to pre-order) with the following details:
Superman:
Features both the 1978 original cut and the 2001 extended edition
Commentary from Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz
Archival footage
Additional scenes
Screen test
Superman II:
Features the Richard Donner Cut
Never before seen beginning
Never before seen resolution with 15 minutes of restored footage
Vintage TV specials
Superman II, III & Returns Special Features TBC
This 13 disc monolith of a box set brings together Superman new and old in one fantastic boxed set. Featuring awesome special editions of the original four films plus the 2 disc version of Superman Returns this is the ultimate compendium for the true Superman fan.

The boxed set comprises:

1. Superman: The Movie - 4 Disc Special Edition
2. Superman II - 3 Disc Special Edition
3. Superman III - 2 Disc Deluxe Edition
4. Superman IV - 2 Disc Deluxe Edition
5. Superman Returns - 2 Disc Edition


From the Superman Homepage ( http://supermanhomepage.com/news.php ). Artwork for the Donner Cut is the same, but with a fire effect over "Metropolis" to make it seem like it's burning.

17th August 2006 15:45  #8

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Hi guys. I found the FULL details of Each Superman SE's.

Here you go..

Details of New Warner Superman Releases...

Superman II Three-Disc Special Edition


Original 1980 Theatrical Version by Richard Lester

Unwittingly released from Phantom Zone imprisonment, three super-powered Kryptonian criminals (Terence Stamp, Sarah Douglas and Jack O’Halloran) plan to enslave Earth – just when Superman (Christopher Reeve) decides to show a more romantic side to Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). Gene Hackman (as Lex Luthor) also returns from the first film and with a top supporting cast, witty Richard Lester direction and visuals that astound and delight, Superman II saves the day any day you watch it.

Disc One:
Movie with commentary by executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler
Soundtrack in Dolby Digital 5.1
Theatrical trailer

Disc Two:
Vintage TV specials The Making of Superman II and Superman 50th Anniversary
New featurette First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series
Eight Famous Studios Superman cartoons mastered from superior vault elements:
Japoteurs
Showdown
Eleventh Hour
Destruction, Inc.
The Mummy Strikes
Jungle Drums
The Underground World
Secret Agent

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (Presented on Disc 3)

Superman II will delight fans who, for years, have been imploring Warner Home Video via voluminous numbers of petitions, letters, phone calls and e-mails to release the Donner cut. In fact, Donner had already shot most of the Superman II footage during Superman: The Movie. But as production on the sequel continued, creative differences between the director and the film’s producers became irreconcilable and Donner left the project. Although Richard Lester was hired to finish production, he chose to make major changes to the film, leaving only vestiges of Donner’s original vision and concepts in the version of Superman II that was ultimately released to theatres.

Now, nearly thirty years later, Warner Home Video is honoured to grant the wishes of countless Superman fans. With this DVD release, Richard Donner has become the first director in history to be able to complete a film he left during production with nearly all his footage “in the can.” Adding back a substantial amount of that unused footage, the director has seen his original vision restored and brought to fruition.

Most notably, the “Donner cut” restores the Marlon Brando role, filmed for, but not included in the final theatrical release version of Superman II. The legendary Brando’s performance as Jor-El has finally been restored in key scenes that amplify Superman lore and deepen the profound relationship between father and son.

With so many other changes, large and small, including a variety of Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) schemes to unmask Clark Kent as Superman, this Superman II will prove to be an eye-opening experience and an important addition to film history.

DVD Special Features:
All new introduction by director Richard Donner
Commentary by director Richard Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz
New featurette Superman II: Restoring the Vision
Additional scenes


Superman: The Movie (1978/2001) Four-Disc Special Edition


A box-office smash, an Academy Award winner and a fan favourite since it first flew into theatres in December 1978, Superman: The Movie assembles a cast and creative contingent as only a big movie can. At its heart (just as in three sequels) is Christopher Reeve’s intelligent, affectionate portrayal of a most human Man of Steel. Watching Superman again isn’t just like being a kid again. It’s better.

The movie’s legacy soared even higher when director Richard Donner revisited this beloved adventure 22 years later and integrated eight minutes into the film. Enjoy more footage of the Krypton Council, a glimpse of stars of prior Superman incarnations, more of Jor-El underscoring his son’s purpose on Earth and an extended sequence inside Lex Luthor’s gauntlet of doom. Reeve, Marlon Brando (Jor-El), Gene Hackman (Luthor) and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) give indelible performances that fuel the film’s aura of legend.

Disc One:
Original 1978 theatrical version with soundtrack in Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary by producer Pierre Spengler and executive producer Ilya Salkind
Theatrical trailers
TV spot

Disc Two:
2000 expanded edition movie with commentary by director Richard Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz
Music-only audio track

Disc Three:
Three documentaries:
Taking Flight: The Development of Superman
Making Superman: Filming the Legend
The Magic Behind the Cape
Restored scenes
Screen tests
Audio-only bonus: additional music cues

Disc Four:
Vintage TV special The Making of Superman: The Movie
1951 Movie Superman and the Mole-Men, starring George Reeves
Nine 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
Terror on the Midway


The Christopher Reeve Superman Collection


Includes all of the above discs plus:

Superman III Deluxe Edition (1983)

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 old flame Lana Lang (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 skill. Incredible visual effects abound – but above all it has heart, heroism and high-flying humor. All in superabundance.

DVD Special Features:
Commentary by executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler
Vintage TV special The Making of Superman III
Additional scenes
Theatrical trailer

Superman IV The Quest For Peace

Christopher Reeve not only dons the title hero’s cape for the fourth time but also helped develop the movie’s provocative theme: nuclear disarmament. “For me, it’s the most personal of the entire series,” Reeve said. “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, 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.

DVD Special Features:
Commentary by screenwriter Mark Rosenthal
Additional scenes
Theatrical trailer



Posted by Dave Foster on 16-08-2006 11:10 (3576 views)

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17th August 2006 17:52  #9

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
It should be noted that Mark copied details of the Region Two box set.

17th August 2006 19:21  #10

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Mark Lim wrote:
Christopher Reeve not only dons the title hero’s cape for the fourth time but also ...  rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China.


Yes... by stareing at it.  This is one of the reasons that this is the only Superman movie I have not yet felt compelled to add to my collection.  I have a lot of Superman related DVDs, but this one is just not good for so many reasons.  

17th August 2006 19:26  #11

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Yeah, I'll be sticking with my current boxset then. I mean, if this is R2, R1 can't be that much better can it? Looks like the only additions to my library will be "Returns" and "Donner" (which will probably only be 2 discs over here). Only problem there, no re-score...

I love how Warner is "honoured" and feels "...the film will be an important addition to film hostory."

Oh and apologies for not giving the full details last week.

18th August 2006 3:04  #12

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Aren't they all going to be the same across all regions? Warner can't do this to us by giving different regions different sets of features??

18th August 2006 3:43  #13

Trap Door Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 250
Why only 1 discs of 3 and 4 on the Reeve's box set?

This 13 box set sounds iffy to me still.

18th August 2006 5:07  #14

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
It probably sounds iffy because it's not happening.

18th August 2006 16:44  #15

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I think I will just buy "The Donner Cut of Superman II" and waite to see if there is news on a Big Box set.  

18th August 2006 16:44  #16

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I think I will just buy "The Donner Cut of Superman II" and waite to see if there is news on a Big Box set.  

18th August 2006 19:12  #17

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Mark Lim wrote: Aren't they all going to be the same across all regions? Warner can't do this to us by giving different regions different sets of features??

Why not? More money from the Die Hards.

We should all wait and see. These aren't "official" yet so it may change and we all may be getting the Royal Treatment... Probably not, but hey, one can dream can't they?

What I'm getting at is, it may seem dysmal now, and it probably will be, but we should wait and see before declaring "I won't buy it" (Like I did in my previous post), it MAY all work out.

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