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Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

Old 09-26-18, 01:27 AM
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Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18








Superman will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99 SRP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features. Fans can also own Superman in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on November 6th.

SYNOPSIS
Academy Award winners Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman head an all-star cast in the fantastic, action-packed film that made Christopher Reeve an international star playing the greatest superhero of all time. From the doomed planet of Krypton, two parents launch a spaceship carrying their infant son to earth. Here he grows up to become Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet. But with powers and abilities far beyond those of ordinary men, he battles for truth and justice as Superman.

Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Elements
Superman Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special feature:

Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind
Superman Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:

Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind
The Making of Superman: The Movie 1978 TV Special
Superman and the Mole-Men
Cartoons
TV Spots and Trailers

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On November 6th, Superman 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

Purchase yours from WBshop.com, or grab the “Superman: The Movie” (4K UHD) + 80th Anniversary Flying Superman Pop! Vinyl Figure (Specialty Series Limited Edition Exclusive) Set.
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Old 09-26-18, 01:35 AM
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

Looks like the only reason to get this would be for the 4K transfer for the theatrical version.

It's actually missing some extras from the original DVD/BD most notably the multi-part Taking Flight documentary hosted by Mark McClure from 2000. It's also missing the expanded Special Edition cut. The Special Edition cut actually has Dick Donner's commentary.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

Yep, guess I'll be holing onto the blu set - and the tin DVD set….and now this one.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

Like the Matrix, Die Hard, and other recent 4K releases ... I'm just waiting for the full sets at this point.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

supposedly the Dolby Digital (lossy) track on the UHD is the 'test' 5.1 (split surround) sound mix that wound up on one 70mm print during it's premier theatrical engagement.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

Originally Posted by DthRdrX View Post
Like the Matrix, Die Hard, and other recent 4K releases ... I'm just waiting for the full sets at this point.
I really don’t see them doing any 4K work on Superman III and IV. I highly doubt those will ever hit UHD.

But bring on Superman II to UHD.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

I'm skeptical how well this movie's photography will translate to 4k HDR. It was shot with a lot of gauzy mist filters and diffusion effects.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

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I really don’t see them doing any 4K work on Superman III and IV. I highly doubt those will ever hit UHD.

But bring on Superman II to UHD.
Sure they will. Eventually they will be doing 4K scans of everything in their vault. The superhero stuff will eventually be on the new streaming site.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

Which no one will buy into. This DC streaming site will be a hell of a hard sell, save for the fanboy base.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

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I really don’t see them doing any 4K work on Superman III and IV. I highly doubt those will ever hit UHD.

But bring on Superman II to UHD.
I'd be pessimistic about individual releases for sure, but I can imagine Warner issuing a big collection, scoring a double dip from anyone who already bought the first film and effectively holding II hostage to force purchases for the rest. (I wouldn't give that great odds either, though.)
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

Personally I believe a 4k of Superman II is likely. But like the original movie, just the theatrical version (with minimal extras) as the first individual release.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

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Which no one will buy into. This DC streaming site will be a hell of a hard sell, save for the fanboy base.
Opinion stated as fact.

Studios will create 4K scans of their franchise content for archival use if not anything else. They have always done that.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

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I'd be pessimistic about individual releases for sure, but I can imagine Warner issuing a big collection, scoring a double dip from anyone who already bought the first film and effectively holding II hostage to force purchases for the rest. (I wouldn't give that great odds either, though.)
4K scans are fairly cheap to do today compared to 5 years ago.

It will probably go the same way DVD and BD went. More popular releases individually sold, then box set(s) wuith sequels, and finally cheaper separate budget releases when the format production costs are much less.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

So the only commentary they release now is with Salkind? Fuck that guy.

The old release had Donner and Mankiewicz. The real heroes who created this great film.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

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So the only commentary they release now is with Salkind? Fuck that guy.

The old release had Donner and Mankiewicz. The real heroes who created this great film.
They have to save something for the 45th Anniversary box set with all four films.
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

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So the only commentary they release now is with Salkind? Fuck that guy.

The old release had Donner and Mankiewicz. The real heroes who created this great film.
That's because the Donner commentary was on the 2000 expanded cut, not the theatrical cut
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

Sounds like the UHD is a winner, and a spectacular Atmos soundtrack to boot.

https://www.avsforum.com/superman-mo...lu-ray-review/
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Re: Superman: The Movie -- 40th Anniversary Edition -- 4K UHD -- 11/6/18

Another review

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Super...216211/#Review
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