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Superman II

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Unwittingly released from Phantom Zone imprisonment, three super-powered Planet Krypton criminals plan to enslave Earth. At the same time, Superman decides to show a more romantic side of himself to Lois Lane.
Title: Superman II
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006]
Edition: Two-disc special ed., widescreen ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Disc 1: Movie with commentary by executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler; "Superman's soufflé; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer ; Disc 2: Vintage TV specials "The making of 'Superman II'" and "Superman 50th anniversary"; "First flight: the Fleischer Superman series" new featurette; eight 1940s Famous Studios "Superman" cartoons; mastered from Superior Vault Elements: "Japoteurs", "Showdown", "Eleventh hour", "Destruction, Inc.", "The mummy strikes", "Jungle drums", "The underground world" and "Secret agent."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
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Summary: Unwittingly released from Phantom Zone imprisonment, three super-powered Planet Krypton criminals plan to enslave Earth. At the same time, Superman decides to show a more romantic side of himself to Lois Lane.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG
Alternate Title: Superman 2
Superman two
ISBN: 9781419823961
1419823965
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Su
Statement of Responsibility: Alexander Salkind presents an Alexander and Ilya Salkind production ; produced by Pierre Spengler ; story by Mario Puzo ; screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman and Leslie Newman ; directed by Richard Lester
Credits: Music composer, Ken Thorne ; original music composer, John Williams ; production designer, John Barry.
Performers: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Susannah York, Clifton James, E.G. Marshall, Marc McClure, Terence Stamp.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (letterbox) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital stereo., surround, Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer
Other Language: English (Dolby surround 5.1, Dolby stereo.) or French (mono) dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Superman (Fictitious character) Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Superhero films
Superman films
Feature films
Topical Term: Superman (Fictitious character)
Publisher No: 75342 Warner Home Video
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Mar 24, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Picks up where the first film left off, with the arrival of three villains from Superman's home planet. General Zod, Nom and Ursa were exiled to the Phantom Zone, by Jor-el and thus are looking for revenge against his son who is Earth's hero Superman. However, the Man of Steel after proclaiming his love for fellow reporter Lois Lane has given up his powers to be with her. He gets into a fight at a truck stop where he is beaten to a pulp. Realizing that the only way to save Earth, is to regain his powers, Clark returns to the Fortress, and in fact becomes Super once again. The movie's third act is a duel to the death in the city of Metropolis. The villains accompanied by the ever diabolical Lex Luthor take Lois and lead Superman to the Fortress, where he ultimately defeats the three villians and sends Luthor back to prison. Action wise it's even better than the first movie.

Dec 01, 2010
  • Forestdog rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Thank goodness Donner wasn't allowed to finish...

Dec 01, 2010
  • Forestdog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Arguably the best of the Reeve Superman movies!

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