Classic comic book adaptation “Superman” is coming to 4K disc in November
The first Superman movie really set the bar by which all other comic book adaptations have been measured, and now it’s getting a 4K release, based on a brand new 4K scan from the Theatrical Cut’s original negative.
This new remaster will be on both 4K (complete with Dolby Atmos) and Blu-ray – full details are below.
There is a Blu-ray set also coming that will included the Special Edition and Extended Cut.
No word yet on a steelbook for either release.
Pre-order 4K: Zavvi | HMV
Pre-order Special Edition & Extended Version Blu-ray: Zavvi | HMV
A box-office smash, an Academy Award-winner and a fan favourite since it first flew into theaters, Superman: The Movie assembles a cast and creative contingent as only a big movie can. As its heart (and for three sequels) is Christopher Reeve’s intelligent, affectionate portrayal of a most human Man of Steel. Reeve, Marlon Brando (Jor-El), Gene Hackman (Lex Luthor) and Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) give performances that fuel the film’s aura of legend. Watching Superman isn’t just like being a kid again. It’s better. Includes theatrical version on both 4K and remastered Blu-Ray Disc.
- Commentary by Director Richard Donner and Creative Consultant Tom Mankiewicz
- Taking Flight: The Development of Superman
- Making Superman: Filming the Legend
- Screen Tests
- Music-Only track
- Theatrical Trailers and TV Spot.
why not? It’s a great film and deserves a 4K release. I hope they do 2 too.
Joseph Molnar yes it’s great but honestly the resolution is prob good enough on bluray. Save ur money.
Jordan Hoover please, the movie was shot in 70mm, there’s plenty of resolution that can be displayed with a good 4K transfer..
Ok well enjoy.
Jordan Hoover Well I won’t know that till I buy it. HALLOWEEN and GREASE, not released in the same year look amazing on 4K BD so I’m hoping this will too.
Joseph Molnar it’s newly restored from a new 4K scan of the camera negative. I’d expect it to shit all over the current blu-ray
Always the best way ?
Donner’s cut + Extended cut..?
The theatrical IS the 4K version. The others are on regular BD.
Joseph Molnar thank you. So that’s the 2 disc content? 4k theatrical + blu-ray from Warner Archive with the other 2 cuts?
Looks like 4K Theatrical, with DC (and maybe Theatrical) on Blu-ray. No 3 hr TV version in this edition.
Original info provided by Warners was incorrect
I hope we get news of a US release soon. I don’t see why we wouldn’t.