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EAN-139780790761084   EAN-13 barcode 9780790761084
Product NameComplete Superman Collection
LanguageEnglish
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ B000059Z8L
Price New69.09 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used3.54 US Dollars    (curriencies)
RatingPG - Parental Guidance Suggested
IMDbNot on IMDb
Run Time496 minutes
Aspect Ratio2.35:1
CastChristopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Richard Pryor
Run Time496 minutes
Width6 inches    (convert)
Height2.25 inches    (convert)
Length7.75 inches    (convert)
Weight85 hundredths pounds    (convert)
BindingDvd
FormatAnamorphic, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Run Time496 minutes
Long DescriptionWith great aplomb--and the tag line "You'll Believe a Man Can Fly"--DC Comics' Superman met with movie magic in 1978. The film featured Oscar-winning flying effects, John Williams's soaring music, and an innovative title sequence, and audiences ate it up, along with its thrilling sequel. Director Richard Donner's casting of the then-unknown Christopher Reeve couldn't have been better--the towering Reeve fit the suit and cape masterfully, but his real weapon was making the bumbling Clark Kent into an endearing leading man instead of the dry counterpoint to the Man of Steel that Kent had been in earlier film versions. Although most critics lean toward Richard Lester's Superman II (1980) as the series high point, which offered an endearing love story between the Man of Steel and Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), Donner's first film also deserves just praise in setting the old-fashioned cornball tone for the series and providing Superman's backstory from planet Krypton (featuring a high-priced Marlon Brando as Superman's father). The last two sequels lose much of the magic: 1983's Superman III seems to have been produced only to showcase red-hot comic Richard Pryor as a computer hack turned supervillain, and Reeve himself came up with the story line for 1987's Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, a silly attempt to impart a meaningful message of nuclear disarmament. Throughout the films, the supporting cast is first-rate, with old pros like Valerie Perrine, Jackie Cooper, and Ned Beatty having a grand old time. Even better are the villains, especially Terence Stamp as General Zod and Gene Hackman in his lightest, funniest work ever as Lex Luthor. --Doug Thomas
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