This 8-disc deluxe set includes all five Superman films to date, along with expanded/director cuts for the first two films, as well as over 20 hours of bonus features, like movie deleted scenes; commentaries; Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman; documentaries and TV specials; the 1940s cartoons; the George Reeves Superman material; and much more.
Films included are:
– Superman The Movie
– Superman The Movie: Expanded Edition
– Superman II Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
– Superman III
– Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
– Superman Returns
Some major reports are coming straight out of Deadline Hollywood this week, and while confirmation of Tom Cruise’s involvement in Mission: Impossible IV may be huge, this particular story may just top it.
A source close to or within Warner Brothers has revealed that the studio has reached out to Christopher Nolan, the director of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, to act as a sort of mentor or “Godfather” on the eventual second attempt to modernize Superman. A few years back, X-Men and X2 director Bryan Singer brought us Superman Returns with Brandon Routh as the iconic hero, but the movie never quite lived up to the hype…both financially and critically. When Nolan took over the Batman franchise for a major reboot (back when studios waited a couple decades first), he brought the characters out of their comic book existence and placed them in our own dark and gritty world.
It’s being reported that Peter Iliff has been brought in to pen a brand new feature film in which the world famous American Gladiators become superheroes. The movie is said to be based on the TV show we’re all familiar with that began in 1988 and recently came back for a short two-season run. No word on if Gladiators like Nitro, Malibu, Zap, Lace, or some of the newer ones like Crush, Wolf, or Titan will actually star in the film, or if they will cast new faces. It will be produced by Scott Mednick.
Iliff isn’t exactly a household name, but the man has brought us some decent titles over the years. He first wrote the popular action movie Point Break (and a possible future sequel called Point Break Indo), which starred a young Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze. He then went on to write Harrison Ford’s Patriot Games, the high school football flick Varsity Blues, and Under Suspicion with Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. Mednick also has an impressive resume of producing jobs that includes Superman Returns, Beerfest, 300, We Are Marshall, and Where the Wild Things Are.
This 14-disc DVD set has all four Christopher Reeve movies — Superman – The Movie, Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV – The Quest for Peace — along with Superman II – The Richard Donner Cut, an expanded version Superman – The Movie, and Bryan Singer’s more recent continuation of the franchise Superman Returns. There’s also bonus materials, plus three extra discs of documentaries and other bonus materials.
Also included in this megaset are all of the 1940s Fleisher cartoons, a mini-reprint of Superman #7 (from 1987), with script and art by John Byrne, and much more.