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Superman: The Movie [Blu-ray]

Christopher Reeve , Margot Kidder , Richard Donner    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)
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Richard Donner's 1978 epic about the Man of Steel showed how a film about a superhero could be a moving and romantic experience even for people who long ago gave up comic books. Beginning on the icy planet Krypton, the story follows the baby Kal-El, whose rocket ship lands in Smallville, Kansas. He is found there by a childless couple and raised as the shy Clark Kent (the young Kent is played by Jeff East). The film is perhaps most touching in these sequences, with expanses of wheat fields blowing in the wind and with a young man who can't figure out what part in destiny his great powers are meant to play. The second half, with Reeve taking over as Clark/Superman, is bustling, enchanting (the scene in which Superman flies girlfriend Lois Lane--played by Margot Kidder--through the night sky is great date material), and funny, thanks largely to Gene Hackman's sardonic portrayal of nemesis Lex Luthor. --Tom Keogh

Special Features

Only the initial movie has been remixed and restored for this collection, and it features eight minutes of footage that was originally shown on television broadcasts in the 1980s. Also included are interviews made some 20 years after the original film, and screen tests from Reeve and Kidder--and other Lois Lanes such as Anne Archer and Stockard Channing who didn't make the final cut. --Doug Thomas

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy Customer... April 1 2010
To be honest, I have had every rendition of this movie available to me for home viewing, so this was to not put too much of a fine point on it, not really a necessary purchase. Nevertheless, It was my birthday and I was kinda feeling a bit down, so I went to the store and searched the Blu-ray section for some movies I might have missed. Then, what should my wondering eyes behold? SUPERMAN THE MOVIE on Blu-ray DVD! I thought, what the heck! Now the price was fairly decent, and there was a few extras on the disc. I watched that night after work, and found that the movie seemed kinda different with the added clarity and better sound, it was like a whole new movie. Now I know this movie pretty much backwards and forwards, but when a new format makes a old movie seem like new, that kind of purchase makes you sad day a bit happier. I recommend this movie for Superman fans and people like classic movies. Nuff said.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I understand that many people who like this movie regard it as a classic, and they grew up on it. Heck, their kids probably grew up on it too. However for me it was quite different. I first saw this movie when I was about 8 I belive, and it didn't manage to keep my interest, and I fell asleep. I didn't remember any of it, until I decided to rent it a month or two ago on DVD. I had low expectations due to my boring memories of it and the fact that it was made in 1978. My low expectations were justified. This movie doesn't stand up to modern comic book flicks like Spider-Man and X-Men. Christopher Reeve plays Superman, who, unfortunately, is wearing tights, wich are, to put it delicately, tight. Perhaps too tight in some spots. Margot Kidder plays Lois Lane, howerver her performance comes across as "flakey". One might go as far as to use the word "dingbat". Gane Hackman play Supeman's arch nemesis, Lex Luthor. Unfortunately, I found his character to be the worst of all (second to Ned Beatty's "Otis"). It is impossible to take him seriousely. He does not come across as dangerouse, powerful, or even threataning. Hackman more or less plays him like a big joke. Perhaps I'm spoiled by the animated Superman cartoon from the 90's and the new show "Smallville" on The WB, but Hackman's Lex just doesn't work for me. Casting issues aside, the movie has a rather weak story. Basically it's written to accomidate as many special effects as possible. Rather than the special effects working for the story, the story works for the special effects. The story is very simple, obviousely geared towards kids, and when Superman uses his powers, it's almost always just to show off the special effect. Read more ›
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2.0 out of 5 stars Far from the best in the series June 25 2001
Okay-- let's face it, "Superman" is not the best, and certainly not the most consistent, franchise in movie history. The second film in the series, "Superman II", is a classic comic book movie-- superior in every way, shape, and form to the original. How rare is that??
This first Superduperman is too LONG!! It is also very short on STORY. All the stuff on Krypton with Superman's parents, the baby Superman's voyage to Earth, the teenage Superman-- all this stuff could have been told so much quicker. The early scenes with Clark Kent and Margot Kidder at the Daily Planet are cute, but beyond that, there isn't much going on in this movie. Lex Luthor wants to blow up the California coast, Superduperman has to stop it. And the ending?? Well, I don't want to spoil anything for people who haven't seen it, but suffice it to say that I don't believe anyone can literally turn back the clock.
As for the DVD, yes its a lavish package (the screen tests are particularly fun). But there are better movies that deserve this deluxe treatment far more. Richard Donner is a good director, but I bet he's had bowel movements more interesting than this overall bland film. Rent part II and save yourself the gas pains.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I realize that what i'm about to say is going to be considered sacreligious to all you S-Man fans,but DVD does nothing to hide the fact that "Superman the Movie",and the rest of the series have not aged well.I loved them when i was young,but now,even with the enhanced sound,and fairly decent DVD transfer,there is nothing appealing about the man in tights.I tried to enjoy it with the same youthful wonderment i did as a child,but i soon realized there's times when you can't go back.I did'nt even finish watching it,that's how boring and outdated everything felt.If you are a fan,you probably pre-ordered the original,or the collection the day it was announced,but i would caution the undecided to maybe rent them first,to see if the magic is still there.You'll be glad you did.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Illogical plot spoils Superman The Movie. March 30 2001
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I remember going to see this movie in 1978.You could feel the anticipation and excitement in the audience just before the first flying scene.You can believe a man can fly,but can you believe the illogical plot?Lex Luther(Gene Hackman)is going to create new beachfront property by separating California from the rest of the USA with nuclear weapons and Superman reverses time by reversing the rotation of the Earth(come again??).This movie has superb production values and good performances,but is let down by a ridiculous and campy plot and villian.If it had stuck to a serious plot,like Star Wars,it would have done much better.An over-rated film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
AWESOME, i am very very very happy with this
Published 1 day ago by Randy Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Still a Great Movie & Bluray Looks Best
I bought this on Amazon for about $12. You really have to search for it because there are many versions and the prices vary a lot. Read more
Published 6 months ago by From the Musician's Pen
1.0 out of 5 stars Movie format wrong
The movie was NOT NCTS but was PAL and my machine couldn't read it. The package cover said NCTS. I didn't try to exchange it fearing the same would happen again.
Greg Gordon
Published 8 months ago by Greg Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray Superman is the way to go
I had it on vhs, on dvd and now on Blu-ray and this is by far the best version to watch
Published 9 months ago by OMAR SIRHAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Kid-friendly Superman!!
We have a 3 yr old bson who was suddenly wanting everything Superman. The local video store recommended this movie as being fairly 'benign' and suitable for little ones so we... Read more
Published 10 months ago by JM
2.0 out of 5 stars Ne correspond pas à la description du produit
Malgré le fait que le film soit titré en français, seule la langue anglaise est disponible. Il y a des sous-titre en français. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Stefanie Boutin
4.0 out of 5 stars Superman: The Movie
Superman: The Movie is the best of the Superman movies and Christopher Reeve will always be "Superman" Great villains played by Gene Hackman and Ned Beatty and who else could be... Read more
Published on Aug. 7 2011 by litgo
4.0 out of 5 stars You'll believe a man can fly!
This movie was simply made for High Definition. The blue, cloud speckled sky through which Superman soars, the delicate wind swept grain fields of Clark Kent's youth. Read more
Published on Oct. 9 2007 by Joseph Kayne
5.0 out of 5 stars technically and artistically brilliant (plus loads of great extras)
considering this movie was made in the late 1970's,it is a remarkable
achievement.technically,it is nearly flawless,in my opinion. Read more
Published on Sept. 18 2007 by falcon
5.0 out of 5 stars I certainly believed that Christopher Reeve was Superman
As soon as I heard that Christopher Reeve died the first thing that came to my mind was my favorite scene in "Superman. Read more
Published on Oct. 15 2004 by Lawrance M. Bernabo
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