Superman (1978) - 4 Discs - 1978 Theatrical & 2000 Expanded Cuts of the Film - Commentary with producer Pierre Sprengler & Executive Producer Ilya Salkind - Commentary with Director Richard Donner & Creative Consultant Tom Mankiewicz - Trailer / TV Spots - Music Only Audio Tracks - Three Documentaries: Taking Flight: The Development of Superman, Making Superman: Filming the Legend, & The Magic Behind the Cape - Restored Scenes - SCreen tests - Vintage TV Special - The Making of Superman The Movie - 1951 George Reeve Film 'Superman and the Mole-Male' - 9 Fleischer Studio Superman Cartoons
Superman II - 2-Disc Set - Commentary with Executive Producer Ilya Salkind & Producer Pierre Spengler - Trailer - Vinatage TV Speicals 'The Making of Superman II' & 'Superman 50th Anniv' - 'First Flight' Featurette - 8 additional Fleischer Studio Superman Cartoons
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut - Commentary with Director Richard Donner & Consultant Tom Mankiewicz - 'Superman II: Resorting The Vision' Featurette - Additional Scenes
Superman III - Commentary with Producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler - Vintage TV Special - The Making of Superman III - Additional Scenes - Trailer
Superman IV - Commentary with screenwriter Mark Rosenthal - Additional Scenes - Trailer
Superman Returns (2006) - 2 Disc - Deleted Scenes - 3 Hours of Documentaries including: 'Making SUperman Returns: From script to Screen,' 'Designing Superman,' 'The Joy of Lex: Behind the Scenes with Kevin Spacey,' & "How Filmmakers Recreated Jor-El' - Trailer
Additional Discs - 'You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman' - 'Look up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman' - Bryan Singer's Video Journal for 'Superman Returns'
Additional Goodies - Reproduction of Superman Comic # 7 - Superman Overview booklet - Mail-in offer for 5 Superman Movie Posters
Boxed sets of movies have become pointless because they'll just put out another one a year or two later making it a waste of cash. Look at the STAR TREK movie boxed sets or the LORD OF THE RINGS boxed sets or the STAR WARS boxed sets and it kinda just makes you wanna fucking kill the marketing people for fucking with your head everytime some asshole wants a new private jet or some shit.
The thing with a box set of this magnitude is that it's infinitely easier to draw a line under any more purchases once you have something as definitive-looking as this. It's like the LOTR movies-sure, I'd like to see the new documentaries on those limited editions. But I have my twelve-disc box set, and that's as exhaustive as I need it to be. So I'll be buying this set. While I'm sure the WB can come up with more stuff to put on a future release, I doubt it would improve on this loaded set THAT much.
To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow
Yeesh. If I want my Superman fix, I'll just get I, II and Returns. III and IV were so bad that even Warner Brothers said, when setting the continuity for Returns, "We'll make I and II part of this new Superman's past, and pretend III and IV never happened."
Sorry I'm right up to the deadline. I had this mostly done all weekend and kinda procrastinated and kinda procrastinated and....well, here we are about 90 minutes from Tuesday. Still, we made it! Tally: