Superman Anthology (UK BD) in June

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1978-2006 on 13th June 2011. This 8-disc set includes Superman The Movie (theatrical & expanded cuts), Superman II (theatrical & The Richard Donner Cut), Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and Superman Returns, all for the first time with DTS-HD Master Audio. Also on the discs is over 20 hours of bonus features, spanning everything from feature-length documentaries (You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman, Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman) to George Reeves in Superman and the Mole-Men, the complete Fleischer/Famous Studios 1940s Superman cartoons, filmmaker commentaries, rare TV pilot, featurettes, archival footage and much, much more.

Extras are outlined below…

Disc 1 - Superman: The Movie, Original Theatrical

  • Commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler (Original Theatrical Version)
  • The Making of Superman: The Movie [1978 TV special]
  • Superman and the Mole-Men [1951 feature]
  • Warner Bros. Cartoons
    • Super-Rabbit [1943 WB cartoon]
    • Snafuperman [1944 WB cartoon]
    • Stupor Duck [1956 WB cartoon]
  • Trailers

Disc 2 - Superman: The Movie, Expanded Edition
  • Commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz (Extended Version)
  • Taking Flight: The Development of Superman
  • Making Superman: Filming the Legend
  • The Magic Behind the Cape
  • Screen Tests
    • Superman
    • Lois Lane with Optional Commentary
    • Ursa
  • A Selection of Restored Scenes
  • Additional Music Cues
    • Main Titles
    • Alternate Main Titles
    • The Council’s Decision
    • The Krypton Quake
    • More Mugger/Introducing Otis
    • Air Force One
    • Can You Read My Mind (Pop Version)
  • Music Only Track (Donner Cut)

Disc 3 - Superman II, Original Theatrical
  • Commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler (Original Theatrical Version)
  • The Making of Superman II [1980 TV special]
  • Deleted Scene
  • First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series
  • Fleischer Studios’ Superman
    • Superman
    • The Mechanical Monsters
    • Billion Dollar Limited
    • The Arctic Giant
    • The Bulleteers
    • The Magnetic Telescope
    • Electric Earthquake
    • Volcano
    • Terror on the Midway
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 4 - Superman II - The Richard Donner Cut
  • Commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz (Donner Cut)
  • Introduction by Richard Donner
  • Superman II: Restoring the Vision
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Famous Studios’ Superman
    • Japoteurs
    • Showdown
    • Eleventh Hour
    • Destruction, Inc
    • The Mummy Strikes
    • Jungle Drums
    • The Underground World
    • Secret Agent

Disc 5 - Superman III Theatrical Version
  • Commentary by Iilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler
  • The Making of Superman III (1983 TV Special)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 6 - Superman IV The Quest For Peace Theatrical Version
  • Commentary by Mark Rosenthal
  • Superman 50th Anniversary Special (1988 TV Special)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 7 - Superman Returns
  • Requiem for Krypton: Making Superman Returns
    • Pt. 1 Secret Origins and First Issues: Crystallizing Superman
    • Pt. 2 The Crystal Method: Designing Superman
    • Pt. 3 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman on the Farm
    • Pt. 4 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman in the City
    • Pt. 5 An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman- Superman in Peril
    • Pt. 6 The Joy of Lex: Menacing Superman
    • Pt. 7 He’s Always Around: Wrapping Superman
  • Resurrecting Jor-El
  • Deleted Scenes including the never-before-seen original opening to Superman Returns
  • Bryan Singer’s Journals – Video production journals
  • Trailers

Disc 8 - Additional Bonus Material
  • Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman [Hi-Def]
  • You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman
    • Pt. 1- Origin
    • Pt. 2- Vision
    • Pt. 3- Ascent
    • Pt. 4- Crisis
    • Pt. 5- Redemption
  • The Science of Superman [Hi-Def]
  • The Mythology of Superman
  • The Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve
  • The Adventures of Superpup [1958 TV pilot]

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