Adventures of Superman-1st Season

Starring: George Reeves

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Adventures of Superman – Season 1

by Dan Shay on 9/19/2006

The transfer to DVD is excellent. Phyllis Coates did a great job as Lois Lane. The Dolby Digital is good but would have been much better if they had used the two front channels instead of just the front center channel. The supplemental material is good, but there should have been more of it. As a car guy, it was great to see those old Nashes that you just don't see around anymore! It was funny seeing Clark Kent driving the Chrysler convertible and then in another episode it was being driven by criminals. Too much car swapping was going on. Perry White's Buick was a little too old-fashioned for the show, but then again it got driven off a cliff and destroyed. Now that old Nash convertible, did it belong to Clark Kent or Lois Lane? They both seemed to drive it about 50/50. The cave location was overused as with other locations. It seems like Kellogg's, the show owner, could have come up with more money for the background stuff! The filming of the series was done well overall.

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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! The legendary Man of Steel, last survivor of the doomed planet Krypton lives on earth, assuming the secret identity of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet. But with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, he battles for truth and justice as Superman. This is the first Superman TV series! Originally aired in the 1950's, it featured George Reeves as Superman and enjoyed tremendous success during its broadcast. The TV series premise was established a year before its broadcast via the theatrical release of "Superman and The Mole Men" in 1951.Episodes:DVD 11. Superman on Earth2. The Haunted Lighthouse3. The Case of the Talkative Dummy4. The Mystery of the Broken Statues5. The Monkey Mystery6. A Night of TerrorDVD 27. The Birthday Letter8. The Mind Machine9. Rescue10. The Secret of Superman11. No Holds Barred12. The Deserted VillageDVD 313. The Stolen Costume14. Treasure of the Incas15. Double Trouble16. Mystery in Wax17. The Runaway Robot18. Drums of DeathDVD 419. The Evil Three20. Riddle of the Chinese Jade21. The Human Bomb22. Czar of the Underworld23. The Ghost Wolf24. Crime WaveDVD 525. Unknown People part 126. Unknown People part 2System Requirements:Running Time: 662 Min.Format: DVD MOVIE


Studio Warner
SKU 40720632
UPC 012569420021
UPC 14 00012569420021
Format DVD
Release Date 9/9/2014
Rating NR
Classic Television
Vintage TV
Editors Note
Note Containing one of the most instantly recognizable intro sequences to a TV show ("Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!"), THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN was the first attempt to bring the comic book character to television screens. This first season originally aired in 1952, and established great cinematic characters such as Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and of course Clark Kent himself. By day Kent attempts to live an anonymous existence as a reporter for the Daily Planet, but when trouble comes calling, he transforms into Superman, the last survivor from the planet Krypton. ^George Reeves convincingly played Superman throughout the first season of the show, and he returned to play the Man of Steel in all of the subsequent Seasons. Although it soon turned into a laugh-fest, this first series of adventures takes a serious approach to the characters, mirroring later interpretations such as LOIS & CLARK from the 1990s. Hugely popular in its day, this complete collection of episodes from the first season of THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN affords viewers the chance to wallow in some awesome retro TV action.
New York Times "Reeves's a complex, conflicted figure, at least as conflicted about his superstatus as any of the explicitly neurotic Marvel superheroes who came along in the 1960's..." 10/25/2005 p.E4
George Reeves
Cast & Crew
George Reeves - Actor
Jack Larson - Actor
John Hamilton - Actor
Phyllis Coates - Actor
Robert Shayne - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1952
Catalog ID 4200
UPC 00012569420021
Number of Discs 5
Running Time 662 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Pan and Scan (TV Format)  1.33:1 [4:3]
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, English, French, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor Adventures Of Superm
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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