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    Originally posted by UDStyle
    Just the first 3 minutes of it is incredible.. and thats just the opening credits.
    Absolutely. The start of the movie is breathtaking. I get goosebumps when I hear the opening score and the camera pans over the landscape of Krypton. It's truly inspiring.

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    Also the actors who played Ma and Pa Kent were wonderful,Gleen Ford as Jhonathan Kent...there is one line that almost breaks my heart,when Clark is about to leave North and
    his mother tells him, "Remember us Son.Always remember"

    My I want to cry with that scene!!!I think that Jeff East (Young Clark Kent) played the part well,although we never heard his voice,it was Cristopher Reeve s voice everytime young CK spoke!

    About Lex Luthor....although we know that Lex Luthor is an evil guy,he is more funny in this movie.It seems that Gene Hackman
    enjoyed being Luthor,but maybe the writers of the film thought that it was a nice idea to turn Lex evil and campy at the same time...and the scenes of the Fortress of Solitude forming,awesome!

    A couple of years ago WB realesed the soundtrack complete in 2 discs...oh that music is so wonderful!!

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    When Clark Kent first changed out of his business suit into the Superman costume I thought "that is the way Superman should look" and Reeve looked terrific. That scene and the music are what made it for me.

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    Ah that is also a terrific scene,and what about Lois Lane s reaction when Supes is saving her from the helicopter?

    Supermanont worry miss.I got you.
    Lois Lane:You got me???Who s got you???

    Have you seen the expanded edition DVD???

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    Haven't seen the expanded edition DVD, does it have scenes that add significantly? I am asking as I am now building my DVD library and with certain movies, if the have additional material (LOR is the best example), then I might buy something. But, yes, I did like Lois' reactions to Superman.

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    Expanded Edition

    Originally posted by SteveS
    Haven't seen the expanded edition DVD, does it have scenes that add significantly? I am asking as I am now building my DVD library and with certain movies, if the have additional material (LOR is the best example), then I might buy something. But, yes, I did like Lois' reactions to Superman.
    Actually,when the Superman movies came out on DVD for the first time circa 2001,the expanded edition was realised with that set,it was the only edition that had additional footage and a proper
    remastering.The DVD had 2 discs,one with interviews and the other with the movie.There are several good additional scenes,
    such as:

    1.-More dialogue between Jor El and Superman at the Fortress of Solitude.
    2.-More scenes on Krypton (The council sending a guardian looking for Jor El and some alternate dialogue)
    3.-Lois Lane watching young Clark Kent running faster than the train she was
    4.-A powerful scene in which Superman goes to Lex Luthor s liar and Lex uses several methods to test Superman s powers
    5.-A longer scene at the Kent farm in the morning with Martha looking for Clark
    6.-After Superman s first night in Metropolis,more reactions to the
    news reports on TV in which a man tells Clark "That would be the day when a guy can fly" and Clark says, "You ll be surprised"
    7.-The Hollywood sign falls off after Lex sends his missile to the
    San Andreas Fault causing a big earthquake.
    8.-Superman rescues Miss Teschmacher after Lex decides to kill her. (Scene available on disc 2 only)
    9.-A romantic scene between Lex and Miss Teschmacher when Lex is playing the piano (scene available on disc 2 only)
    10.-Otis feeds Lex s animals while he plays "My beautiful baby" on the piano (scene available on disc 2 only).

    While most of the scenes mentioned above where incorporated into the DVD Expanded Edition,some of them where inserted on disc 2.Wonder why they didnt added those scenes as well....
    The Expanded Edition is different than the original theatrical version which is no longer available.

    The original version was available on VHS tape only and never made it to DVD format.Maybe the original version would be available with the new 14 disc Superman Movie DVD set coming later this year in another disc,not many people have seen the
    original version.

    The new DVD version of Superman the Movie was remastered with new sound.It was the only film of the Superman series which had a good treatment.The other films were realised as the
    original theatrical editions.

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    Excellent, thanks for the information, I may add it to my collection.

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    I'd say it's well worth it just for the extra scenes in the FOS with Jor-El. In it you see Superman getting advice from him, and it shows he isn't completely confident as a superhero yet.

    One scene not mentioned is the extended version of his trip to Earth. You actually see the supervillans drifting by at one point. It's a small addition, but cool none the less.

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    You are absolutely right!

    Originally posted by Antithesis
    I'd say it's well worth it just for the extra scenes in the FOS with Jor-El. In it you see Superman getting advice from him, and it shows he isn't completely confident as a superhero yet.

    One scene not mentioned is the extended version of his trip to Earth. You actually see the supervillans drifting by at one point. It's a small addition, but cool none the less.
    You are right about that scene I forgot!Yes,after Jor El sends
    Kal El to Earth you can see the Phanton Zone and the villians trapped drifting in space...I liked that scene as well...

    In the scene where Superman is with Jor El,hi isnt sure as to
    why he must be Clark Kent!

    By the way if Krypton exploded,couldnt the force of the explosion
    destroyed the Phantom Zone?

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    I loved how they set up Zod, Non, and Ursa's appearance in Superman II in the beginning of Superman I. You could tell they had some foresight. I also think it's cool how they were able to use Marlon Brando's likeness and voice in Superman Returns, even though he's dead and buried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroesUnlimited View Post
    I loved how they set up Zod, Non, and Ursa's appearance in Superman II in the beginning of Superman I. You could tell they had some foresight. I also think it's cool how they were able to use Marlon Brando's likeness and voice in Superman Returns, even though he's dead and buried.
    It wasn't about foresight. They originally intended on it being one big epic movie.

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    My favourite film ever. Its weird casue when I bought it on DVD when it came out and it said expanded edition. I couldnt actually remember what wasnt in it when I saw it originally as it had been along time since I'd watched it at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backward Galaxy View Post
    It wasn't about foresight. They originally intended on it being one big epic movie.
    Superman I and II together in one big movie? Like a 4 hour film? I never knew that. I'm glad they decided against it.

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    Finally got around to rewatch it, for the first time in ages. Been planning to rewatch Superman I-IV + Supergirl and Superman Returns for a while, but something kept coming in the way.

    Don't think a lot of people know this, but this film was actually an independant film (look it up). Warner Brothers was merely the distributor.

    Think the film still holds up and is a great film. A problem I have with most current films in this genre, is that they're mostly okay to good. I wouldn't call them great movies (this goes for both Marvel and DC). Assuming I buy the DVD or Blu-ray, I'll probably just listen to the commentary or check out the special features once (the film itself I've probably already seen at the movie theatre), then it ends up on the shelf. Have no real urge to watch them again.

    This isn't just a great superhero movie, but a great movie period. They've clearly put a lot of thought into it. You know, Lex doesn't just have some huge underground lair, that you're left wondering how he could've possibly built that. Instead they have his base of operations be an abandoned subway station, which makes it more believable. All he would've had to have done is clean it up a bit, set up a concealed entrence, bring in some furniture and equipment. He didn't build this place himself. Then there's thing like with Martha. When Clark is about to leave, they include a scene between him and Martha, where he makes it clear that he's made arrangements for her. He's not just abandoning her. Upon arriving to Metropolis, they have him mention Martha again, to ensure the audience that he hasn't forgotten about her. These two things are things I don't think many contemporary films would consider.

    The film opens with the set up for the sequel. However, I'm okay with this, as they had gone into production on both films at the same time. It wasn't like today, when films try to set up a bunch of stuff for sequels (which may never happen, if the film flops).

    Luthor's plan wouldn't work. Not the part about nuking and destroying California, but his real estate plans. Nuking California would make him to most hunted man on the planet. He wouldn't be able to profit on it. However, I don't think that part would've had to work. That he thinks that he can just destroy the west coast and people would happily purchase his new west coast, says more about what kind of person Lex is (and his plan does place millions of lives in danger).

    Not too fond of the reversing of time. If he can do that, then he can undo anything bad that happens. And there are no direct consequences to his actions. When Clark, on Smallville, changed time to save Lana's life, he instantly had to pay a price for it with Jonathan dying. He learned the first time not to mess with the timeline. When he changed the timeline a second time, due to an extreme emergency, he acknowledged that he'll have to pay a price for what he's done. Never get that feeling with this Superman.

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