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Superman The Movie: The movie that makes a legend come to life. You know the story. The planet Krypton is doomed. Only one man, Jor-El, knows it and rockets his infant son to refuge on a distant world called Earth. As Jor-El´s son grows to manhood, he learns he possesses super-powers he must hide from ordinary mortals around him. It takes a big movie to contain the considerable talents of Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Glen Ford, Margot Kidder, Valerie Perrine and at its heart, the most human portrayal of the Man of Steel, Christopher Reeve. Superman, an Academy Award winner (1978) for special achievement in visual effects, is more than big enough. Directed by Richard Donner, Superman: The Movie makes us believe this epic story all over again.
Superman II: A nuclear explosion in outer space has freed rebel General Zod and his evil cohorts from their captivity in a fragment of Kryptonite. Having been banished from Krypton for their treachery against Jor-El they now plot revenge on his son - Superman. Arch villian Lex Luthor offers his services to Zod, meanwhile Lois Lane has discovered Clark Kent´s identity. Will Superman surrender his superhuman powers to marry her or will he save the city of Metropolis? Original cast members from Superman create a blend of thrills, humour and humanity that makes this sequel great fun for the whole family.
Superman III: After Superman: The Movie's epic storytelling and Superman II's awesome battles, how could the first two hits be topped? In Superman III, meet Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor), a half-witted computer programming natural. For him a keyboard is a weapon and Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his life. Christopher Reeve reprises his most beloved role, deepening his character's human side as Clark Kent reunites with an old flame (Annette O'Toole) at a Smallville High class reunion. And when Superman becomes his own worst enemy after Kryptonite exposure, Reeve pulls off both roles with dazzling conviction. Incredible visual effects abound - but above all it has heart, heroism and high-flying humor. All in superabundance, of course.
Superman IV: Christopher Reeve not only dons the hero's cape for the fourth time in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace but also helped develop the film's provocative theme: nuclear disarmament. "For me, it's the most personal of the entire series," Reeve says. "It directly reflects what Superman should be, and should be doing." Superman does a lot this time around. To make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, archvillain Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow). The two foes clash in an explosive extravaganza that sees Superman save the Statue of Liberty, plug a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna and rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China. Your quest for superheroic excitement is over!
- Audio commentary by director RIchard Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz
- 10 added scenes
- 3 special effects documentaries: 'the Magic Behind The Cape' (23 minutes), 'Making Of Superman: Filming The Legend' (30 mins), 'Taking Flight: The Development of Superman' (30 mins)
- Screen tests with commentary by casting director Lynn Stalmaster
- TV spot
- Additional music cues
- Storyboard to screen (DVD rom only)
- Interactive menus
- Scene selection
- Theatrical trailer
- Superman IV: The Quest For Peace:
- Theatrical trailer
- Actors Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Susannah York, Trevor Howard, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Richard Pryor, Robert Vaughn, Jackie Cooper & Mark Pillow
- Director Richard Donner, Richard Lester & Sidney J. Furie
- Certificate PG
- Year 1978 ; 1980 ; 1983 ; 1987
- Screen Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic
- Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1)
- Duration 6 hours 50 minutes (approx)