Warner Archive has announced the extended cut of Superman: The Movie is set to arrive later this year along with the special edition of the film in a 2-film Blu-ray collection.
The extended cut which clocks in at 188 minutes comes packed with extras including commentary from director Richard Donner, three documentaries, screen tests, as well as restored and deleted scenes, and more.
You can check out the full list of special features along with the official description of the 2-film collection and the cover art below.
SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE – EXTENDED CUT & SPECIAL EDITION 2-FILM COLLECTION (1978, 2000)
188 Minutes – EXTENDED CUT (NEW 2017 1080p HD MASTER)
151 Minutes – SPECIAL EDITION
Subtitles: Spanish, French, English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English (EXTENDED CUT)
DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 – English, DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1 – French, DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1 – Spanish
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.40:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
Special Features (on Superman The Special Edition Disc):
Commentary by Director Richard Donner and Creative Consultant Tom Mankiewicz;
3 Documentaries Taking Flight: The Development of Superman, Making Superman: Filming the Legend and The Magic Behind the Cape;
Additional Music Cues;
Decades before blockbuster Extended Cuts were common, Superman proved a true “Man of Tomorrow.” Superman: The Movie received an ahead-of-its-time makeover for its television premiere – nearly 40 more minutes of story, creating a two-night television event. Audiences had already been swept off their feet by Christopher Reeve’s Last Son of Krypton, and now there was more to enjoy. Unseen in decades, this version is paired here with Richard Donner’s definitive vision of his film, the Special Edition Director’s Cut (2000), to create a supersized celebration of Metropolis’ favorite son that preserves the director’s intent while feeding superfan demands.
The film stars Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Hower, Terence Stamp, and Marlon Brando.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the Blu-ray release of the extended cut of Superman: The Movie as we learn it.
5 Things We Want To See From Superman When He Returns In ‘Justice League’
The DC Extended Universe is having a massive year with the overwhelming success of Wonder Woman and the immense hype for the release of Justice League. The upcoming superhero team-up epic is what Warner Bros. has been building towards for the past few years and it is the first time we will the see the League assembled on the big screen. It echoes similarly to when The Avengers first teamed up 5 years ago. Justice League is going to be a huge event with several iconic DC heroes, but the character that most people are waiting to see is the Man of Steel himself, Superman.
At the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Superman makes the choice to sacrifice himself. With him currently being gone and set to make his return in Justice League, there are things that fans would like to see from Kal-El. Henry Cavill’s Superman has so far been the most divisive DCEU character. There are a lot of things that need to be embraced and altered when he returns so that he feels like the Superman from the comics that fans have been clamouring for ever since his debut in Man of Steel.
Here are 5 things we want to see from Superman when he returns in Justice League. Click Next to continue.