Superman II-Richard Donner Cut (Blu-ray)

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Studio Warner
SKU 203404477
UPC 085391131045
UPC 14 00085391131045
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 11/28/2006
Classic Fight Scenes
Comic Book
Science Fiction
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Once again mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve), hiding his identity as Superman, must fight for law and order. This time around, a triumvirate of nasty villains from the planet Krypton break free of their dimensional prison and hightail it to Earth, where they enjoy the same superpowers as Superman. Meanwhile, Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) has discovered that Superman and Clark are the same person, so Superman debates whether to give up his abilities to become a normal man and share his life with Lois. ^Richard Lester (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT) originally helmed this sequel, but for this version Richard Donner (LETHAL WEAPON) has made significant re-edits and taken on the mantle of director. Lester's version excluded Marlon Brando's reprisal of his role as Jor-El from the first film, but Donner has scooped these scenes up from the cutting room floor and added them to his edit of the film.
Richard Donner
Marlon Brando
Christopher Reeve
Gene Hackman
Cast & Crew
Christopher Reeve - Actor
Gene Hackman - Actor
Geoffrey Unsworth - Cinematographer
Ilya Salkind - Executive Producer
Jackie Cooper - Actor
John Victor-Smith, et. al. - Editor
Margot Kidder - Actor
Marlon Brando - Actor
Ned Beatty - Actor
Pierre Spengler - Producer
Richard Donner - Director
Robert Paynter - Cinematographer
Terence Stamp - Actor
Tom Mankiewicz, et al. - Writer
Valerie Perrine - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1980
Catalog ID 113104
UPC 00085391131045
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 116 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Rectifying one of Superman's flaws, Superman II offers not just one, but three, effective villains. Each of the criminals from Krypton is as strong as the Man of Steel, and their amorality makes them far more dangerous...Superman acquaints us with the characters and sets up the scenario; Superman II takes the plot threads introduced in the original and resolves them. In my review of Superman, I noted that it is possible to watch and enjoy that film without having seen the sequel. A similar comment can be made regarding Superman II - having viewed its predecessor is not a necessary prerequisite to appreciating the second installment.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Superman II" begins in midstream, and never looks back (aside from a brief recap of the first movie). In many ways, it's a repeat of the last ninety minutes of the first film. It has the same key characters, including archvillain Lex Luthor. It continues the love story of Lois Lane and "Superman", not to mention the strange relationship of Lois and Clark Kent. It features the return of three villains from Krypton, who when last seen were trapped in a one-dimensional plane of light and cast adrift in space. And it continues those remarkable special effects...This movie's most intriguing insight is that "Superman"'s disguise as Clark Kent isn't a matter of looks as much as of mental attitude: Clark is disguised not by his glasses but by his ordinariness.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader ...a big, generous, beautifully crafted piece of entertainment...
Entertainment Weekly It boasts a more consistent tone, better special effects...
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Full of great effects and entertainingly played...

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