Both versions of comic book sequel “Superman II” are getting a new 4K Steelbook release in April

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On April 17th, you’ll be able to pick up this new 4K steelbook release of Superman II, which will include both the Theatrical and Donner Cuts, along with a ‘flippable’ case, with artwork for each on either side.

Pre-orders will be live around 9am on Monday February 20th for everyone (with no Red Carpet window), so ignore any ‘sold out’ notices before then.

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Theatrical Cut

Unwittingly released from Phantom Zone imprisonment, three superpowered Planet Krypton criminals (Terence Stamp, Sarah Douglas and Jack O’Halloran) plan to enslave Earth – just when Superman (Christopher Reeve) decides to show a more romantic side to Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). Gene Hackman also returns as Lex Luthor in this sequel that features a top supporting cast, witty Richard Lester direction, and visuals that astound and delight.

The Richard Donner Cut

Director Richard Donner began shooting Superman II while concurrently filming Superman: The Movie, though the theatrical version of the film was ultimately directed by Richard Lester. In 2006, Donner’s original unique vision was released for the first time. Jor-El (Marlon Brando in footage cut from the theatrical version) appears in key scenes that amplify Superman lore and deepen the relationship between father and son. Lois Lane plots more schemes to unmask Clark Kent as Superman. With so many changes, large and small, including a different beginning and resolution, this version is an eye-opening alternate experience.

Steelbook Finishes:

  • Spot Gloss on Title Treatment and Superman (front)
  • Spot Gloss on Title Treatment and Superman Logo (reverse)

On Disc Special Features:

  • Introduction by Director Richard Donner
  • Commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz
  • Superman II: Restoring the Vision Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 8 1940s Famous Studios Superman Cartoons:
    • Japoteurs
    • Showdown
    • Eleventh Hour
    • Destruction, Inc.
    • The Mummy Strikes
    • Jungle Drums
    • The Underground World
    • Secret Agent

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