Superman Ultimate 14-Disc Collector's Edition

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From http://www.supermanhomepage.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=20&thread_id=3656.

Hey everybody,

I don't know how many of you have heard yet, but sometime in the Fall and before Christmas, Warner Brothers will be releasing a 14 disc DVD set of Superman I - IV, and Superman Returns. Some of the things that will be included in the set are both the Theatrical Version and an Extended Cut of Superman The Movie, as well as the Theatrical and newly edited Donner Cut of Superman II.

Unfortunately, the same can not be said for Superman III or IV. In an online discussion, Warner Brothers stated that they have located all of the deleted footage from Superman IV, and while they are planning to present some of it in a deleted scenes section, they do not plan on including an Extended Cut of the film.

For anyone that isn't aware, the original version of Superman IV, that was shown in Test Screenings, was 134 minutes. However, by the time of it's Official Theatrical Release, the film was trimmed down to 89 minutes, leaving many loose ends. Some of the footage that was removed from the film included: Lex Luthor's first attempt at creating a Nuclear Man, which turned out more like Bizarro; Clark and Lacy's date at a Metropolis nightclub, where Superman encounters and battles the first Nuclear Man; Superman visiting Jeremy's school, and explaining why he can't help rid the Earth of Nuclear Weapons; Extended battle sequences between Superman and Nuclear Man.

In addition to this, Warner Brothers has made no mention of any plans for Superman III. Superman III also has a pretty fair amount of deleted footage, which is sometimes shown in various TV edits. I have actually seen a good deal of this footage, and must say I feel that it improves the film.

Now I realize that Superman III and IV are not regarded as highly as the first two films, and some fans will even say that they don't care for them. However, they are still part of the Superman legacy, and shouldn't be ignored, especially in a 14 disc set. I'm sure that I'm not the only one, who would like to see Extended Cuts of all four films included in this collection.

I wanted to let everyone know that I have recently started a petition, asking Warner Brothers to please include both the original 134 minute version of Superman IV, as it was seen in Test Screenings, and a Special Extended Cut of Superman III in the upcoming DVD Release. I don't know if it will make any difference, but it couldn't hurt, and it's worth a try. I hope to get about 10,000 signatures by the end of August, then sending it to Warner Brothers Home Video Department.

The petition can be viewed and signed at:
http://www.petitiononline.com/smec34/petition.html

Any help spreading the word would be tremendously appreciated. I hope you'll all sign it, and tell everyone you know to do the same. Thanks.

- Mike-El

The goal is 10,000 sigs. Come on, fellow Superman fans!:) http://www.petitiononline.com/smec34/petition.html
 
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Signed.

14 disks of superman? Hell yeah
 

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In hindsight......so glad I didn't sign this.


The Superman Collection is probably the "most watched" DVD set I have next to the Timmverse Collection, and even when I'm in a big Superman mood and have to watch all the films in a row....I don't think I could handle an extended version of Superman III or IV.

Holy **** were they bad. I can barely get thru them as it is.
 

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In hindsight......so glad I didn't sign this.


The Superman Collection is probably the "most watched" DVD set I have next to the Timmverse Collection, and even when I'm in a big Superman mood and have to watch all the films in a row....I don't think I could handle an extended version of Superman III or IV.

Holy **** were they bad. I can barely get thru them as it is.


Agreed even though I signed it, the only stuff I watch in my Superman The Ultimate Collection tin is : Superman 1 (both versions) Superman II (both versions and the extras e.g Look Up In The Sky , the Fleischer Studios cartoons ect...

I just can't bring myself to watch III , IV or Returns , watched the dvds once to make sure they worked but they are just complete **** that I'll never watch those discs again
 

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Of all the special discs in the set...the one thing I was sad to see not included was the "Science of Superman" special they had.

Then I saw the special 2-disc collection of "Superman Returns" had this special as a new feature. I was tempted to buy it just for that.
 

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Of all the special discs in the set...the one thing I was sad to see not included was the "Science of Superman" special they had.

Then I saw the special 2-disc collection of "Superman Returns" had this special as a new feature. I was tempted to buy it just for that.

:lol: :lol:

Your sounding as bad as me with my star wars dvds , slightly diffrent cover or features and I have to buy it
 

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In hindsight......so glad I didn't sign this.


The Superman Collection is probably the "most watched" DVD set I have next to the Timmverse Collection, and even when I'm in a big Superman mood and have to watch all the films in a row....I don't think I could handle an extended version of Superman III or IV.

Holy **** were they bad. I can barely get thru them as it is.

I'd still like to have the extra footage at least as deleted scenes.

Of all the special discs in the set...the one thing I was sad to see not included was the "Science of Superman" special they had.

Yeah, it's too bad they didn't put that on there.
 

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Is this "Ultimate 14-Disc Collector's Edition" that one DVD collection in that silverish metal package?
 

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Is this "Ultimate 14-Disc Collector's Edition" that one DVD collection in that silverish metal package?

that's Superman: The Ultimate Collection and yes that is 14 discs but NOT with the III and IV extras we are talking about
 

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