Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition |
Superman - The Movie/ Superman II/ Superman II - The Richard Donner Cut/ Superman III/ Superman IV - The Quest for Peace/ Superman Returns
Actors: Christopher Reeve, Brandon Routh
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Disc 1: SUPERMAN THE MOVIE 1978 Theatrical Version Disc 2: SUPERMAN THE MOVIE 2000 Expanded Edition Disc 3: SUPERMAN THE MOVIE Archive Disc 4: SUPERMAN Bonus Vault Materials Disc 5: SUPERMAN II 1980/81 Theatrical Version D... more »
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Best Superman Movie Collection Ever. Period
Spilkman | Columbia, MO | 07/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a true fan of Superman, buy this set. I cannot imagine that you will be dissapointed. With 14 discs it is beyond exhaustive and leaves no stone unturned in relation to the Superman films, legacy and mythology. Really, the Superman film series has given audiences all that is right and wrong with making a film based on a beloved comic book hero. We begin with the brilliance of Richard Donner's initial vision and move to the director controversies of the second, arguably equally triumphant, film. We actually get two versions of the first two films, including the Richard Donner cut of Superman II that is quite different from the version filmed by Richard Lester after Donner was removed from the project. From there the next two Superman films are, at best, uneven and chaotic and a sad way to end Christopher Reeve's iconic portrayal of the Man of Steel. Superman Returns and Bryan Singer's take on the character is interesting, and while an improvement on the horrid Superman IV that killed the movie franchise of the most popular character in the world for 19 years, it still lacks something in my opinion. There are more featurettes and making of documentaries that will please the casual fan to the most avid Superman afficianado. There are some excellent full-length documentaries on the creation and evolution of Superman and the making of the Superman films, including all the controversy. There is a nearly three-hour documentary on the making of Singer's Superman, and there is a touching portrait of actor Christopher Reeve. There are some vintage TV specials thrown in on the making of the first three films, and there are lots of deleted scenes, which is interesting to watch especially on the bad films. You can also listen to a lot of commentary on the films from writers, producers and directors. My favorite was from Michael Rosenthal, a screenwriter for Superman IV, who fesses up with refreshing candor about what a mess the film turned out to be (contrast this with the producer Ilya Salkind's commentary on Superman III where he spends a great deal of time trying to convince us that the critically panned, modestly profitable film was really a smashing success). There is much more to the set including all the brilliant vintage Superman cartoons from the 1940s, some WB Superman spoof cartoons with Bugs and Daffy, a live action Superman movie serial that preceded the popular 1950s TV show and a rare, and truly awful television pilot of a Superman spoof that featured little people dressed up in dog costumes (I'm not kidding). Somewhere on one of the DVDs somebody says that without the original Superman movie, the fantastic success of all the other comic book movies that has come since, including Batman and the X-Men, wouldn't have been possible. Really, it's impossible to say, but this wonderful DVD set pulls out all the bells and whistles so that, paraphrasing the marketing pitch from the 1978 film, "You will believe a man can fly.""
Up, Up And Away!!!!!!
ImEzekiel65 | WV USA | 06/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a gold mine for all Superman fans everywhere. Despite the problems this set has been plagued with, it was well worth the wait. Yes, $75 is a bit painful, but think about it this way, you're only paying a little over $5 each per single disc. You won't get a deal like that anywhere.
And the content is top-notch. Reacquaint yourself with a young Christopher Reeve in his heyday, as he bumbles as Clark Kent, yet soars as The Man Of Steel. I had almost forgotten just how iconic these films were. My brother and I saw the first movie waaaaaay back in 1978 (that tells you how old I am), and needless to say, it left an indelible impression on us. But it's only now where I can appreciate it on a different level. Like George Reeves before him, Christopher Reeve had a charm about him which spoke volumes. You couldn't have found a better Superman if you tried (notice the nearly 20-year span in between the two actors). Not just anybody could play this character, but both men ran, I mean, flew away with him, and defined their careers.
And these films have never looked better. All 17 of the Fleischer brothers cartoons from the early '40's are included within this set, and let me tell you, you will cry tears of joy at the beautiful restoration Warner Bros. did on these. (These put the Bosko Video releases to shame. And those were very well done). Other than a few surface scratches, they haven't looked this good since they were originally released. (I'm not THAT old, but I can only imagine the sight of them back then, since they were the first filmed representation of Superman).
I am very well pleased with mine. This whole collection is pure gold. Sadly, for some of this collection's buyers, its become pure Kryptonite. Hopefully everyone will work their problems out, sit back and reconnect with an old friend. You'll forget all about all the money you spent."
You're still on the fence about buying this set? Let me help
Jose Argumedo | Miami, FL USA | 08/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Are you a comic book or a Superman fan?
If yes, then buy this set.
Are you a big DVD collector?
If yes, get this set.
There's no way there's anyone like this. So, buy this set.
This DVD set comes with every Superman movie and even the Superman serials, and some of the Fleshier cartoons. Over 100 hours of features, plus a Superman comic. This all comes in a nice tin that will grab the attention of the room where ever you place it. Trust me, this set is worth the money."
Great set, but the packaging could have been better...
Pavel Popa | 08/01/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was originally very happy with this product and I still kind of am, but this set CANNOT stand the test of time. The tin can dent very easily; almost every time it's shipped it ends up dented. The book-like case for the discs scratches them very easily, and I ended up putting toilet paper behind every disc to stop them from getting scratched. Look Up in the Sky!: The Amazing Story of Superman was so badly scratched when I got it that I could only watch the very beginning and very end. Not happy with this problem. Spend less and get The Christopher Reeve Superman Collection (Superman - The Movie/ Superman II/ Superman III/ Superman IV - The Quest for Peace) instead. It's cheaper, and each film comes with it's own individual case. But hey, it's your money!"