SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE Three-Hour Extended Cut Is Finally Coming To Blu-ray This October

SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE Three-Hour Extended Cut Is Finally Coming To Blu-ray This October

As we await any news on a potential Man of Steel sequel, the Warner Archive Collection has announced that the three-hour extended cut of Superman: The Movie will finally be coming to Blu-ray next month!

Thirty-five years after Superman: The Movie - The Extended Cut made its debut on television, it looks like Warner Bros. is finally ready to release the special cut on home video for the first time ever.

Warner Archive Collection announced earlier this week that the extended cut will make its way to Blu-ray at the beginning of next month on October 3. Pre-orders are currently up at the WB Shop.

At the time of broadcast, on February 8, 1982, the extended cut of the film was an unprecedented extension, adding nearly forty minutes of never-before-seen footage to the classic superhero film. The new scenes included more action scenes with Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel, more Smallville scenes with teenage Clark Kent, more time on Krypton with Jor-El, new Lex Luthor scenes, and more. These new scenes were accompanied by an expanded version of John Williams' iconic score.

Check out the full list of special features for the upcoming two-film collection below:


SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - EXTENDED CUT & SPECIAL EDITION 2-FILM COLLECTION (1978, 2000)

Run Time:
  • 188 Minutes - EXTENDED CUT (NEW 2017 1080p HD MASTER)
  • 151 Minutes - SPECIAL EDITION

Subtitles:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • English SDH

DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English (EXTENDED CUT)
DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 (SPECIAL EDITION)

  • English, DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1
  • French, DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1
  • Spanish

ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.40:1, 16x9 LETTERBOX
COLOR
2-BD 50

Special Features (on Superman The Special Edition Disc):

  • Commentary by Director Richard Donner and Creative Consultant Tom Mankiewicz
  • 3 Documentaries
    • Taking Flight: The Development of Superman
    • Making Superman: Filming the Legend
    • The Magic Behind the Cape
  • Screen Tests
  • Restored Scenes
  • Additional Scenes
  • Additional Music Cues
  • Music-Only Track
Decades before blockbuster Extended Cuts were common, Superman proved a true “Man of Tomorrow.” Superman: The Movie received an ahead-of-its-time makeover for its television premiere – nearly 40 more minutes of story, creating a two-night television event. Audiences had already been swept off their feet by Christopher Reeve’s Last Son of Krypton, and now there was more to enjoy. Unseen in decades, this version is paired here with Richard Donner’s definitive vision of his film, the Special Edition Director’s Cut (2000), to create a supersized celebration of Metropolis’ favorite son that preserves the director’s intent while feeding superfan demands.


 
Richard Donner's big-budget blockbuster Superman: The Movie is an immensely entertaining recounting of the origin of the famous comic book character. Opening on Krypton (where Marlon Brando plays Superman's father), the film follows the Man of Steel (Christopher Reeve) as he's sent to Earth where he develops his alter-ego Clark Kent and is raised by a Midwestern family. In no time, the movie has run through his teenage years, and Clark gets a job at the Daily Planet, where he is a news reporter. It's there that he falls in love with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who is already in love with Superman. But the love story is quickly sidetracked once the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) launches a diabolical plan to conquer the world and kill Superman. Superman: The Movie is filled with action, special effects and a surprising amount of humor.

Superman: The Movie features:
Director: Richard Donner
Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman
Marlon Brando as Jor-El
Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor
Margot Kidder as Lois Lane
Jackie Cooper as Perry White
Glenn Ford as Jonathan Kent
Phyllis Thaxter as Martha Kent
Marc McClure as Jimmy Olsen
Susannah York as Lara
Terence Stamp as General Zod
Jack O'Halloran as Non
Sarah Douglas as Ursa
Valerie Perrine as Eve Teschmacher
Ned Beatty as Otis
Maria Schell as Vond-Ah
Trevor Howard as First Elder
Harry Andrews as Second Elder

Superman: The Movie - The Extended Cut hits Blu-ray on October 3
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