‘Superman: The Movie’ Extended Cut Set For Blu-Ray Release

Superman The MovieWarner 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

SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE – EXTENDED CUT & SPECIAL EDITION 2-FILM COLLECTION (1978, 2000)
Run Time:
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
COLOR
2-BD 50
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;
Screen Tests;
Restored Scenes;
Additional Scenes;
Additional Music Cues;
Music-Only Track

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’

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Henry Cavill Superman Man of SteelThe 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.

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.

  • nelson

    A must buy for me

  • Christopher Dalton

    Looking forward to the three hour version of Superman-The Movie. Hope the same treatment will be given to both Superman II and Superman III.

  • Daniel

    I’ve seen the three-hour cut on television. There’s a reason all that extra footage was cut from the theatrical version. It’s silly, extraneous, and it slows the film down.

  • Litemakr

    Wow, I’m amazed they are finally releasing this. Fans have been asking for it since the early 80s and it has achieved legendary status. I grew up watching this version on a VHS tape from the original ABC broadcast. It has been around as a bootleg since the 80s, but it will be great to see it in good quality. Yes, some of the footage is slow and pads the film, but there are also lots of worthwhile extra scenes which can’t be found officially anywhere else. Pairing it with the Director’s Cut is the perfect way to release it and make the filmmaker and hardcore fans happy. Maybe they will release the TV version of Superman II next, that has some unique scenes not available elsewhere and is a better overall experience than the Richard Donner Cut. And the full cut of Superman IV, terrible as it is, would be great to have.

    • superturbo

      Same deal here Litemakr. After all the years of tape trading and fan made DVD copies. We never thought this would ever happen. And i definitely want this to happen for Superman II. Imagine seeing Superman flying to France now in widescreen with a 1080p picture? As he overtakes the Concorde, or Non chasing Superman during the metropolis battle with the full picture we should’ve seen during the extended shots. Or the kid on horseback trying to get help and Non kills him with the police siren light on Zod’s orders etc?

      Never thought we’d see this day happen indeed. not ever after the recent fan restored version of the 3 hour STM to boot.

  • superturbo

    Well done Warners, definitely going to order this. Just make sure; Superman II’s extended TV cut is next. And please also make them 5.1. because?…DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English (EXTENDED CUT) isn’t right. One could so easily add the 1978 Theatrical cut’s or 2001 Special Edition’s audio to the majority of the film without any issues. Stereo isn’t cutting it in this day and age.