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Superman: The Movie (Special Edition)

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Richard Donner

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Plot Summary

A box-office smash, an Academy Award winner* and a fan favorite since it first flew into theatres in December 1978, Superman: The Movie assembles a cast and creative contingent as only a big movie can. At its heart (just as in three sequels) is Christopher Reeve's intelligent, affectionate portrayal of a most human Man of Steel. Watching Superman again isn't just like being a kid again. It's better. The movie's legacy soared even higher when director Richard Donner revisited this beloved adventure 22 years later and integrated eight minutes into the film. Enjoy more footage of the Krypton Council, a glimpse of stars of prior Superman incarnations, more of Jor-El underscoring his son's purpose on Earth andan extended sequence inside Lex Luthor's gauntlet of doom. Reeve, Marlon Brando (Jor-El), Gene Hackman (Luthor) and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) give indelible performances that fuel the film's aura of legend. Looks like a swell night for flying. Why not come along?

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 45
  • Fresh: 40
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 7.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Superman II is a marvelous toy. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Let's face it, times change, and Superman and friend have sweetly embraced the spirit of the '80s as well as each other. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Apr 12, 2013

Fresh: A solid, classy, cannily constructed piece of entertainment which gets down to action almost immediately. – Variety Staff, Variety, Apr 12, 2013

Fresh: Superman II begins in midstream, and never looks back... – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Christopher Reeve is and always shall be SUPERMAN

If anyone could be Superman. It is Christopher Reeve, he fits the part perfectly as the shy yet great reporter Clark Kent, Kal-El last sone of Krypton, and Superman, Earths savior from the forces of evil. Superman is a world known icon and is permently set in stone as the best Superhero of all time. Though, the only Superman movies I enjoyed is the 1st two superman movies that had christopher reeve, it would be swell if itunes can put the richard donner cut of superman 2 because i know there must be thousands of people around the world who would want to see the movie it was suppose to be by donner. The richard lester one was great still. But i was not happy that they took out Marlon Brando Jor El from the movie and just showed the mother in the recaps and son to mother talks. And the kiss that alters and erase memories is not really a Superman power. Though the flag carrying superman to the white house was Patriotic but i would see the donner version instead because it has everyone that has an important part in the 1st one in the second movie.

Now we only now must wait for Bryan Singer to continue where he left with from Superman Returns... Cause we need Superman now more than ever.

Amazing (First Review)

Thank you, iTunes! Now where's Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut?

Where The Heck is The Donner Cut of Superman II

This was the best version and probably the best out of all the Superman movies.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2014

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