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 Posted:   Dec 31, 2017 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I received the 5-disc SUPERMAN (1978-2006) Blu-ray box for Christmas, and I'm wondering if anyone here has info on the deluxe 8-disc set.

The 5-disc box has everything in the 8-disc set except:

- The 188-minute Extended Cut of Sup-1

- The Donner Cut of Sup-2

- The Bonus Disc


Neither box has the 151-min Special Edition of Sup-1, but I have that on DVD, and I have the Donner cut of Sup-2 already.

I'm wondering if I should spring for the 8-disc box. It comes down to the Extended Cut and the Bonus Disc.

- Any thoughts on the Extended cut would be helpful. Thanks to this thread...

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=121420&forumID=1&archive=0

...we have a pretty good rundown of the extra scenes, but I can't decide how bad I want it.

- What is on the Bonus Disc? The 5-disc set has so many extras already, I'm wondering what it could be. Thanks!

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2017 - 10:04 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Del

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 1:15 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

I love the extended (188 min.) cut of Superman: The Movie. Others call it "filler", including Richard Donner. But then again, he calls the 151 min. cut "too long". roll eyes

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   Christian Reiffenrath   (Member)

Thanks to dvdcompare:

Blu-ray ALL America - Warner Home Video
The Superman Motion Picture Anthology
Extras:
DISC ONE
* "Superman" (Theatrical version)
Audio commentary by executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler
"The Making Of Superman: The Movie" documentary (51:50)
"Superman And The Mole-Men" TV episode (58:05)
Cartoons (with 'Play all' option - 19:27):
- "Super-Rabbit" (8:12)
- "Snafuperman" (4:34)
- "Stupor Duck" (6:40)
TV spots and trailers (with 'Play all' option - 4:25):
- TV spot (0:31)
- Teaser trailer (1:14)
- Theatrical trailer (2:40)

DISC TWO
* "Superman" (Expanded Edition)
Audio commentary by director Richard Donner and creative consultant/uncredited screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz
Isolated music score (in Dolby Digital 5.1)
"Taking Flight: The Development Of Superman" documentary (30:14)
"Making Superman: Filming The Legend" documentary (30:41)
"The Magic Behind The Cape" featurette (23:45)
"Screen Tests" featurettes (with 'Play all' option - 22:25):
- "Superman" (9:21)
- "Lois Lane" (with optional audio commentary by casting director Lynn Stalmaster - 10:57)
- "Ursa" (2:06)
Restored scenes (with 'Play all' option - 11:14):
- "Jor-El And The Council" (3:21)
- "Security Council Meeting" (0:28)
- "Baby Kal-El's Starship" (0:08)
- "Young Louis With Parents On Train" (0:19)
- "Mrs. Kent Opens The House" (0:37)
- "Clark And Jimmy" (0:26)
- "Jor-El And Superman" (2:23)
- "Pedestrian And Clark" (0:30)
- "Fire And Ice" (2:42)
- "Hollywood Sign Falls" (0:16)
"Additional Scenes" featurette (3:23)
"Additional Music Cues" soundtrack excerpts (with 'Play all' option - 35:44):
- "Main Titles" (6:08)
- "Alternate Main Titles" (3:49)
- "The Council's Decision" (7:55)
- "The Krypton Quake" (2:25)
- "More Mugger/Introducing Otis" (7:17)
- "Air Force One" (1:25)
- "Chasing Rockets" (3:39)
- "Can You Read My Mind/Pop Version" (3:04)

DISC THREE
* "Superman II" (Theatrical version)
Audio commentary by executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler
"The Making Of Superman II" documentary (52:15)
"Superman’s Soufflé" deleted scene (0:40)
"First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series" featurette (12:55)
"The Fleischer Studios Superman" cartoons (with 'Play all' option - 79:29):
- "Superman" (10:28)
- "The Mechanical Monsters" (11:03)
- "Billion Dollar Limited" (8:36)
- "The Arctic Giant" (8:35)
- "The Bulleteers" (8:02)
- "The Magnetic Telescope" (7:38)
- "Electric Earthquake" (8:43)
- "Volcano" (7:58)
- "Terror On The Midway" (8:21)
Theatrical trailer (2:22)

DISC FOUR
* "Superman II" movie (Richard Donner cut)
Audio commentary by director Richard Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz
"Introduction by director Richard Donner" featurette (1:54)
"Superman II: Restoring The Vision" featurette (13:20)
Deleted scenes (with 'Play all' option - 8:44);
- "Lex And Ms. Teschmacher Head North" (1:06)
- "Lex And Ms. Teschmacher Head South" (1:42)
- "The Villains Enter The Fortress" (1:22)
- "He’s All Yours, Boys" (1:51)
- "Clark And Jimmy" (0:55)
- "Lex’s Getaway" (1:46)
"Famous Studios Superman" cartoons (with 'Play all' option - 67:49):
- "Japoteurs" (9:08)
- "Showdown" (8:22)
- "Eleventh Hour" (8:59)
- "Destruction, Inc." (8:34)
- "The Mummy Strikes" (7:48)
- "Jungle Drums" (9:02)
- "The Underground World" (8:14)
- "Secret Agent" (7:39)

DISC FIVE
* "Superman III"
Audio commentary by executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler
"The Making Of Superman III" documentary (49:08)
Deleted scenes (with 'Play all' option - 19:43):
- "Save My Baby!" (0:47)
- "To The Rescue" (1:28)
- "Making Up" (0:29)
- "Going To See The Boss" (1:14)
- "Matching The Plan" (1:39)
- "The Con" (3:24)
- "Rooftop Ski Resort" (7:43)
- "Boss Wants This To Go" (0:30)
- "Superman Honored" (0:26)
- "Gus’ Speech" (0:28)
- "Hanging Up On Brad" (1:32)
Theatrical trailer (3:11)

DISC SIX
* "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace"
Audio commentary by screenwriter Mark Rosenthal
"Superman 50th Anniversary" documentary (48:10)
Deleted scenes (with 'Play all' option - 31:02):
- "Clark’s Morning" (1:25)
- "Jeremy’s Letter" (0:32)
- "Superman’s Visit" (1:09)
- "Nuclear Man’s Prototype" (5:27)
- "Metropolis After Hours" (2:31)
- "Lex Ponders" (1:32)
- "Flying Seaquence (Extended Scene)" (2:35)
- "Battle In Smallville" (2:48)
- "Battle In The U.S.S.R." (1:12)
- "Nuclear Arms Race" (2:08)
- "Superman’s Sickness" (0:59)
- "Red Alert" (5:24)
- "By My Side" (0:19)
- "Clark and Lacey Say Goodbye" (1:02)
- "No Borders" (1:53)
Theatrical trailer (1:26)

DISC SEVEN
* "Superman Returns"
"Requiem For Krypton: Making Superman Returns" documentary (with 'Play all' option - 173:41):
- "Part 1: Secret Origins And First Issues: Crystallizing Superman" (29:15)
- "Part 2: The Crystal Method: Designing Superman" (34:05)
- "Part 3: An Affinity For Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman" (with 'Play all' option - 74:17):
-- "Superman On The Farm" (21:14)
-- "Superman In The City" (37:00)
-- "Superman In Peril" (16:02)
- "Part 4: The Joy Of Lex: Menacing Superman" (21:33)
- "Part 5: He’s Always Around: Wrapping Superman" (14:30)
"Resurrecting Jor-El" featurette (4:00)
"Bryan's Singer's Video Journals" featurettes (with 'Play all' option - 82:00):
- "Hello From Sydney" (1:01)
- "Tamworth Scout" (2:03)
- "Clark Of The Corn" (2:04)
- "Up, Up And Away" (2:19)
- "If You Build It" (2:07)
- "Sure This Is Safe?" (2:17)
- "The Call" (7:28)
- "Extra! Extra!" (2:15)
- "Big Scary, Lit-Up Director's Face" (4:00)
- "To Fly" (2:47)
- "Clark Returns" (2:15)
- "Rattle And Roll" (1:38)
- "Ma Kent: "The Andretti" Of Smallville" (2:08)
- "Wind Up And The Pitch" (1:49)
- "Storyboarded" (2:16)
- "Santa's Grotto" (2:34)
- "Untitled" (2:39)
- "Return Your Tray Tables..." (2:04)
- "Through The Eyes Of Newton Thomas Sigel" (2:40)
- "Love Previs" (3:32)
- "In Graphic Detail" (2:23)
- "20 Hours In San Diego" (6:21)
- "Derailed" (2:45)
- "Stoparazzi" (1:41)
- "Jimmy Meet Jack" (2:27)
- "See Plane" (3:09)
- "Bespoke" (2:58)
- "Outre" (5:27)
- "KR 83.80" (2:40)
Deleted Scenes (HD, with 'Play all' option - 21:27):
- "Return to Krypton" (5:41)
- "The Date" (1:09)
- "Family Photos" (1:50)
- "Crash Landing/X-Ray Vision" (1:40)
- "Old Newspapers" (2:50)
- "Are You Two Dating?" (2:40)
- "Martinis And Wigs" (1:28)
- "I'm Always Right" (1:01)
- "Jimmy The Lush" (0:44)
- "Language Barrier" (0:13)
- "Crystal Feet" (0:24)
- "New Krypton" (0:28)
- "How Wrong wan you Be? (Outtake)" (1:12)
"Trailers" (with 'Play all' option - 3:20):
- Teaser trailer (1:28)
- Theatrical trailer (1:52)

DISC EIGHT
"Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman" documentary (HD - 110:30)
"You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman" documentary (89:24)
"The Science of Superman: National Geographic Channel special" documentary (HD - 51:01)
"The Mythology of Superman" featurette (19:34)
"The Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve" featurette (18:00)
"The Adventures Of Superpup" TV pilot (21:34)
Subtitles:
Theatrical Version: Danish, English HoH, Finnish, French, German HoH, Italian HoH, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (Latin), Swedish
Expanded Edition: Danish, English HoH, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (Latin)
Aspect Ratio:
2.40:1
Picture Format:
1080p 24fps AVC MPEG-4
Soundtrack(s):
Theatrical Version
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Surround
Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Portuguese Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Spanish (Castilian) Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Spanish (Latin) Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Expanded Edition
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
German Dolby Digital 5.1
Italian Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish (Castilian) Dolby Digital 5.1
Case type:
Special Case
Notes:
Packaged in a digi-pack.
The bonus disc includes optional English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin (Traditional), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Castilian), and Spanish (Latin) subtitles.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 1:43 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

It doesn't sound like that 188 minute cut is included in the 8-disc set. The 151 minute cut is though...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

It doesn't sound like that 188 minute cut is included in the 8-disc set. The 151 minute cut is though...


No the 188 minutes version is only available through warner archive. The 151 minutes version along with extras is also included in this bluray set

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Not to get sidetracked from the original Superman, but where can one still get the theatrical version of Superman II on Blu-Ray???

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Ah, so I had it wrong. The 8-disc set has the Expanded Edition (151 min), not the Extended Cut (188 min). So in order to have absolutely everything, I would have to buy the 8-disc set plus the separate Extended Cut release.

It comes down to special features (on the Donner-II disc and Disc 8) versus the 188-minute TV version.

I'm leaning toward the Extended Cut. That giant, kitchen-sink TV version seems more important. In TV terms, it's a full-blown mini-series.

Thank you, Christian R. for the Super Info.

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Not to get sidetracked from the original Superman, but where can one still get the theatrical version of Superman II on Blu-Ray???


The 5-disk box set I just got has it.

https://www.amazon.com/Superman-Complete-Collection-1978-2006-Blu-ray/dp/B009CSWBZS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514818622&sr=8-1&keywords=superman+5+film+collection+blu-ray

At the moment it's only $25, but like a lot of goodies on Amazon, it fluctuates up and down like crazy. At this price, to get so much on Blu-ray including the theatrical S-II, I would grab it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Not to get sidetracked from the original Superman, but where can one still get the theatrical version of Superman II on Blu-Ray???


The 5-disk box set I just got has it.

https://www.amazon.com/Superman-Complete-Collection-1978-2006-Blu-ray/dp/B009CSWBZS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514818622&sr=8-1&keywords=superman+5+film+collection+blu-ray

At the moment it's only $25, but like a lot of goodies on Amazon, it fluctuates up and down like crazy. At this price, to get so much on Blu-ray including the theatrical S-II, I would grab it.


Wow. So that's still in print, and not an older title you bought second hand? If so, I'll look into getting it. Thanks... smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Wow. So that's still in print, and not an older title you bought second hand? If so, I'll look into getting it. Thanks... smile


It's new. It ships from England, but it's region-free and plays fine on my U.S. machine. For the money, this is a steal.

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2018 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Are Valerie Perrine's Playboy pictorials included as a special feature?

http://sports.mearsonlineauctions.com/ItemImages/000073/69665a_lg.jpeg

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2018 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

My copy of the Extended Cut arrived today:

https://www.amazon.com/Superman-Movie-Extended-Special-Collection/dp/B075TDZV1P/

Naturally I'm at work and don't know when I'll be able to schedule a proper viewing. The thing to do is make it a two-night event, like it was in its original broadcast.

I assume the 188-minute Extended Cut is framed for 16x9, and thus it's really a modern re-creation of the TV print.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2018 - 8:24 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Are Valerie Perrine's Playboy pictorials included as a special feature?

http://sports.mearsonlineauctions.com/ItemImages/000073/69665a_lg.jpeg


Buy SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE.
Better than the mag

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2018 - 9:40 PM   
 By:   razorback64   (Member)

In the review of the Blu-Ray extended TV edition on Blu-ray.com.

'For many years, it was assumed that the Salkinds' Extended Cut existed only in the form of a pan-and-scan 1.33:1 standard definition video master prepared for broadcast. But then one of those surprise discoveries occurred that sometimes happens in a massive archive like Warner's: a complete film source of the Extended Cut in Superman's original widescreen aspect ratio. (More on that in the "Video" section below.) After a substantial restoration effort, this long-sought-after version of the film is being released on Blu-ray by the Warner Archive Collection, paired with a copy of Richard Donner's Special Edition. The Special Edition is the remastered disc first seen in the 2011 Superman Motion '

Full review here:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Superman-The-Movie-Blu-ray/189338/#Review

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2018 - 2:26 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

My copy of the Extended Cut arrived today:

https://www.amazon.com/Superman-Movie-Extended-Special-Collection/dp/B075TDZV1P/

Naturally I'm at work and don't know when I'll be able to schedule a proper viewing. The thing to do is make it a two-night event, like it was in its original broadcast.


If I recall correctly, the break comes just when Superman flies up to grab Lois from falling from the helicopter. smile

 
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