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Format: DVD
Sku: 202985115
UPC: 012569821255
UPC 14: 00012569821255

"[1950] ...well acted all around, with Kirk Alyn a very appealing Superman...  Dave Sindelar, Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings

Editor's Note
Superman has appeared in more incarnations than almost anyone can name, but his first on-screen appearance was in this set of serials from 1948 and 1950. Kirk Alyn played the beloved superhero in SUPERMAN and ATOM MAN VS. SUPERMAN. Also included is a documentary about the making of the serial.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, French, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/9/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 518 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1948
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 82125
Video UPC UPC: 00012569821255
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 4

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Carol Forman
Video Cast Info Kirk Alyn
Video Cast Info Lyle Talbot
Video Cast Info Noel Neill
Video Cast Info Tommy Bond
Video Cast Info Spencer Gordon Bennet - [Both] Director
Video Cast Info Thomas Carr - [1948] Director

Professional Reviews

Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings 8 of 10
[1948] I don't mind the use of animation for the flying sequences; though it may seem jarring at first, it does add action and interesting movement to those sequences. I like the first several episodes the best, as they deal with the origins of Superman and his joining the reporting team of the Daily Planet. I also like the fact that using a stock group of well-known characters gives us a greater variety of performances among the secondary characters than is usually found in serials...However, there are certain disappointments; the Spider Lady is as dull a serial villain as any I've known (despite her slinky black dress); Carol Forman doesn't appear to be having any fun with the role, and came across as if she'd much rather be home painting her toenails. - Dave Sindelar

Ozus' World Movie Reviews 9 of 10
[1948] One of the best of the cliffhanger serials (if not, indeed, the best); it shows all 15-chapters that used to play before the double-features on Saturday matinees back in the day. It's action-packed as codirected by Spencer Gordon Bennet and Thomas Carr and scripted from a team of writers who based it on the Superman radio shows (which were based on the Action comic book series). Former B-film star Kirk Alyn is an engaging and athletic Superman; he came before George Reeves and Christopher Reeve to set the standard for the role...A fun serial film that gives one a chance to look back at a more innocent time, where there was a gee-whiz innocence to that age that might seem refreshing to some. - Dennis Schwartz

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