The Christopher Reeve Superman Collection [DVD videorecording] / Warner Brothers. - Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Warner Home Video, c2006. - 8 videodiscs (493 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. "Based upon the character Superman, appearing in comics and magazines published by D.C. Comics, Inc."--End credits. [Superman: Disc 1] Special features include commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler. [Superman: Disc 2] Special features include commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz, and music-only track. [Superman: Disc 3] Special features include: "Taking Flight," the development of Superman ; "Making Superman," filming the legend ; The magic behind the cape ; screen tests ; restored scenes ; additional music cues. [Superman: Disc 4] Special features include: "The making of Superman: the movie" ; Superman and the Mole-Men ; Fleischer Studios' Superman cartoons. [Superman II: Disc 1] Special features include commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler and a deleted scene. [Superman II: Disc 2] Special features include: "The making of Superman II" ; Superman 50th Anniversary ; "First Flight," the Fleischer Superman series ; Famous Studios' Superman cartoons. [Superman III] Special features include: commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler ; "The making of Superman III" ; deleted scenes. [Superman IV] Special features include commentary by Mark Rosenthal and deleted scenes. Each film is presented in widescreen format, preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition.

Superman [the movie] Superman [the movie] Superman II Superman III Superman IV, the quest for peace (1978, ca. 143 min.) / a Richard Donner film ; (2000, 151 min.) -- (127 min.) -- (125 min.) -- (90 min.).

[Superman] Photographed by Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Stuart Baird ; music by John Williams ; story by Mario Puzo ; screenplay by Mario Puzo ... [et al.] ; produced by Pierre Spengler ; directed by Richard Donner ; an Alexander and Ilya Salkind production ; creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz. [Superman] Photographed by Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Stuart Baird ; music by John Williams ; story by Mario Puzo ; screenplay by Mario Puzo ... [et al.] ; produced by Pierre Spengler ; directed by Richard Donner ; an Alexander and Ilya Salkind production ; creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz. [Superman II] Alexander Salkind presents ; music composed and conducted by Ken Thorne ; original material composed by John Williams ; story by Mario Puzo ; screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, and Leslie Newman ; produced by Pierre Spengler ; directed by Richard Lester ; an Alexander & Ilya Salkind production ; photographed by Geoffrey Unsworth ; director of photography, Bob Paynter ; film editor John Victor-Smith ; an International Film Production Inc. Picture. [Superman II] Alexander Salkind presents ; music composed and conducted by Ken Thorne ; original material composed by John Williams ; story by Mario Puzo ; screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, and Leslie Newman ; produced by Pierre Spengler ; directed by Richard Lester ; an Alexander & Ilya Salkind production ; photographed by Geoffrey Unsworth ; director of photography, Bob Paynter ; film editor John Victor-Smith ; an International Film Production Inc. Picture. [Superman III] Alexander Salkind presents ; music by Ken Thorne ; original songs composed by Giorgio Moroder ; edited by John Victor Smith ; screenplay by David and Leslie Newman ; produced by Pierre Spengler ; directed by Richard Lester ; an Alexander and Ilya Salkind production ; director of photography, Robert Paynter. [Superman III] Alexander Salkind presents ; music by Ken Thorne ; original songs composed by Giorgio Moroder ; edited by John Victor Smith ; screenplay by David and Leslie Newman ; produced by Pierre Spengler ; directed by Richard Lester ; an Alexander and Ilya Salkind production ; director of photography, Robert Paynter. [Superman IV] A Cannon Group, Inc., Golan-Globus production ; a Sidney J. Furie Film ; editor, John Shirley ; director of photography, Ernest Day ; music by John Williams ; music adapted and conducted by Alexander Courage ; story by Christopher Reeve, Lawrence Konner, and Mark Rosenthal ; screenplay by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal ; produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus ; directed by Sidney J. Furie. [Superman IV] A Cannon Group, Inc., Golan-Globus production ; a Sidney J. Furie Film ; editor, John Shirley ; director of photography, Ernest Day ; music by John Williams ; music adapted and conducted by Alexander Courage ; story by Christopher Reeve, Lawrence Konner, and Mark Rosenthal ; screenplay by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal ; produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus ; directed by Sidney J. Furie.

[Superman] Marlon Brando (Jor-El), Gene Hackman (Lex Luthor), Christopher Reeve (Superman/Clark Kent), Ned Beatty (Otis), Jackie Cooper (Perry White), Glenn Ford (Jonathan "Pa" Kent), Trevor Howard (1st Elder), Margot Kidder (Lois Lane), Jack O'Halloran (Non), Valerie Perrine (Eve Teschmacher), Maria Schell (Vond-Ah), Terence Stamp (General Zod), Phyllis Thaxter (Martha "Ma" Kent), Susannah York (Lara), Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen), Sarah Douglas (Ursa). [Superman II] Gene Hackman (Lex Luthor), Christopher Reeve (Superman/Clark Kent), Ned Beatty (Otis), Jackie Cooper (Perry White), Sarah Douglas (Ursa), Margot Kidder (Lois Lane), Jack O'Halloran (Non), Valerie Perrine (Eve Teschmacher), Susannah York (Lara), Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen), and Terence Stamp (General Zod). [Superman III] Christopher Reeve (Superman/Clark Kent), Richard Pryor (Gus Gorman), Jackie Cooper (Perry White), Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen), Annette O'Toole (Lana Lang), Annie Ross (Vera), Pamela Stephenson (Lorelei), Robert Vaughn (Ross Webster), and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane). [Superman IV] Christopher Reeve (Superman/Clark Kent), Gene Hackman (Lex Luthor), Jackie Cooper (Perry White), Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen), Jon Cryer (Lenny), Sam Wanamaker (David Warfield), Mark Pillow (Nuclear Man), Mariel Hemingway (Lacy Warfield), and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane).

[Superman] Scientist Jor-El builds a spaceship to send his infant son, Kal-El, away from the doomed alien planet of Krypton. The child lands on Earth where he is discovered by farmers, Jonathan and Martha Kent, who raise him as their son and name him Clark. As he grows, Clark discovers he has superhuman abilities and vows to protect his adopted homeworld. Clark maintains his secret identity as a newspaper reporter in the city of Metropolis, but helps mankind under the legendary guise of Superman, the man of steel. [Superman II] After three Kryptonian criminals escape imprisonment from the Phantom Zone, they discover they have superhuman abilities that rival those of Superman. Led by General Zod, the trio head to Earth where they plan to enslave the planet with the help of Lex Luthor. Meanwhile, the man of steel must make the difficult decision to live a mortal life as Clark Kent or retain his powers as Superman and remain the Earth's protector. [Superman III] A wealthy businessman manipulates a genius, Gus Gorman, who attempts to defeat Superman through a combination of computer technology and red Kryptonite. However, the use of the red Kryptonite yields unexpected results and Superman is forced to face his greatest enemy, himself. [Superman IV] Lex Luthor returns with his latest creation, Nuclear Man, and attempts to foil Superman's plan for world nuclear disarmament.

MPAA Rating: PG.


DVD, encoded for region 1; Dolby Digital Surround 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround Stereo, Stereo and Mono.


Soundtrack in English or dubbed in French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish ; closed-captioned.

1419823957 (Superman) 9781419823954 (Superman) 1419823965 (Superman II) 9781419823961 (Superman II) 1419841556 (Superman III) 9781419841552 (Superman III) 1419841564 (Superman IV) 9781419841569 (Superman IV) 1419835297 (set) 9781419835292 (set)


Superman (Fictitious character)--Drama.
Lane, Lois (Fictitious character)--Drama.
Superman films.


Feature films.
Superhero films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

PN1995.9.S77 / C47 2006

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