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Superman: 4 Film Favorites (Superman The Movie / Superman II / Superman III / Superman IV The Quest for Peace)
Superman 4 Film Favorites
Superman The Movie / Superman II / Superman III / Superman IV The Quest for Peace
Actor: Christopher Reeve
Genres: Action & Adventure
UR     2008     8hr 15min

Titles include: Superman, Superman II, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace


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Movie Details

Actor: Christopher Reeve
Genres: Action & Adventure
Sub-Genres: Superheroes
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/14/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 8hr 15min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

"Superman 4 Film Favorites" Collection
Susan A. Knoud | New Jersey | 01/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a 2-disc set that includes the four Superman films starring Christopher Reeve.

Superman has a commentary by the producer and exec. producer, along with theatrical trailers and tv spots.

Superman II has a commentary by the producer and exec. producer, a theatrical trailer, and "Superman's Souffle" deleted scene

Superman III has another commentary by the producer and exec. producer, vintage tv special "The Making of Superman III", additional scenes, and theatrical trailer.

Superman IV has commentary by co-screenwriter Mark Rosenthal, additional scenes and thaetrical trailer."
Superman (4 Film Favorites): A Treasure Trove for New Fans
Hound Dog | Boise, ID, USA | 12/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those who still don't believe that a man can fly, this four-DVD pack provides a wonderful opportunity for children of any age who haven't yet discovered the timeless magic of the late Christopher Reeve's performance as the legendary Man of Steel.

The four films (I-1978, II-1981, III-1983, and IV-1987) are presented here double-sided (I/II) and (III/IV) in their theatrical release form. Each movie will features a trailer and a producer's commentary, in addition to a few extra goodies (i.e. tv commercials, a "Superman III" documentary, and some deleted scenes). Perhaps the best deleted scene is from "Superman II," offering a rare glimpse inside the Fortress of Solitude as Lois gently offers Superman a few baking tips. Its amusing romantic context is much appreciated as an added attraction.

In terms of rating the film with their extras:

"Superman: The Movie": *****
"Superman II": **** 1/2
"Superman III": ***
"Superman IV: The Quest for Peace": ** 1/2

Overall: **** (plus an additional * for the generously low cost)."
Superman 4 film favorites
Jamie L. Petroski | Kansas, currently in Kuwait | 03/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Nowhere are you going to get a better deal than on this here. You get all the Superman films that starred the late Christopher Reeve in one collection that is more than 1/2 off the standard collection price. The only downfall is being only on 2 discs and being double sided. That is why I only give it a 4 star rating. Don't let that deter you from buying this great item though because it is a great collection still and at the price of 13.99 it's a must have. Just have to be a little extra careful handling the discs."
The Theatrical Legacy of Christopher Reeve (claps and boos)
R.A. McKenzie | New York | 05/20/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The good news, for a very good price, you get the first four "Superman" movies starring Christopher Reeve, in their original theatrical cuts.

The bad news, in addition to the excellent 1st film and solid 2nd movie, you're also gonna get stuck with the disappointing 3rd movie and the godawful 4th movie.

Furthermore, you don't get the 2006 Richard Donner Cut of "Superman II" that dug up older footage to reassemble the movie as close to the intended version as they could. Also, completists won't get "Superman Returns", although that's a pretty inexpensive DVD to grab these days.

In case you care, I think "Superman: The Movie" (1978) is a marvelous piece of entertainment, that only suffers from being a little too long (trimming 10 minutes down to a 2hr-10min picture would've made everything tighter, I think).

The 1980 version of "Superman II", to be fair, was very good for its time. However, the sillier elements are made worse since we found out over time that there was another version that was mostly finished before the producers fired Richard Donner (director of the 1st movie). Still, the second movie retains a lot of the fun and character that made "Superman" so much fun to begin with.

I will always enjoy "Superman III" (1983) as a comedy, but to quote my brother, Superman is a guest star in his own movie. After finishing and reshooting "Superman II", Richard Lester was hired to deliver this third outing. I'm afraid that although there are some fine elements to it (Clark Kent visits Smallville, and later becomes an evil doppelganger), the movie can't possibly be taken seriously. I enjoy the movie, but admit that it's not really a Superman feature.

In fact, "Superman IV: The Quest For Peace" (1987), as dreadful as it is, is more of a Superman movie than the 3rd movie. However, due to the well-documented troubles in production, this 4th movie is a catastrophe. This whole mess is filled with a non-sensical plot, silly scenes, ridiculous villains, and literally impossible action sequences (wait till the evil Nuclear Man kidnaps the damsel in the Moon!). Aside from a good scene here and there, the best way to enjoy this one is to create a drinking game around it...... and I don't drink.

We can all be grateful to Warner Bros. for letting Superman be treated with the great balance of seriousness and adventure so that future superhero stories could be later released as feature films. But we can also condemn Warner Bros. for letting an iconic character be so poorly handled. I dunno, half of this 4-disc sert is good, the other is a letdown. Flip a coin, I guess.

"Superman: The Movie" (1978) = 9.0 / 10
"Superman II" (1980) = 7.0 / 10
"Superman III" (1983) = 5.5 / 10
"Superman IV: The Quest For Peace" (1987) = 2.0 / 10"