Official Superman Returns DVD Announcement

Warner Home Video this morning send out the official press release on the Superman Returns DVD (cover artwork can be found below the press release):

“Loaded with digital dazzle … ‘Superman’ returns with a bang.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Pure exhilaration … It’s beyond Super. It’s Superb.” Richard Corliss, Time

The fight for truth and justice continues when Superman Returns soars onto DVD November 28th from Warner Home Video. Superman Returns delivers an epic story, spectacular special effects, and exhilarating action that will leave you breathless. Directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men I & II, Usual Suspects), Superman Returns features powerful performances from newcomer Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush, Beyond the Sea) and two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, Usual Suspects).

The Two-Disc Special Edition is filled with over three hours of bonus features, including more than ten revealing additional scenes with characters and plotlines never before seen and a “Resurrecting Jor-El” featurette. A multi-part, nearly 3-hour documentary, “Requiem for Krypton: Making Superman Returns” takes you on an in-depth, behind the scenes journey of the making of this momentous film with visionary director Singer and crew. Viewers will experience what it was actually like to be part of the production on location in Australia. The documentary uncovers the secrets behind some of the most astonishing, effects-laden scenes in the film, including the shuttle accident, the Metropolis disaster and the formation of New Krypton. The Two-Disc Special Edition comes encased in collectible, embossed, gold foil o-sleeve packaging.

Superman Returns marks a day-and-date release for HD and Blu-ray. The HD version will be an HD DVD Combo Disc (High Definition DVD on one side and SD DVD on the other side) with the film in MLP audio and all special features on the HD side and film only on the standard DVD side. The Blu-ray version offers the film and all special features.

Warner Home Video HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, as well as extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color and beautifully crisp sound. The new formats also provide a higher level of interactivity, with instant access to extra features via a seamless menu-bar where viewers can enjoy features without leaving or interrupting the film.

Superman Returns will be available at $28.98 SRP in both widescreen and full frame formats. The Special Edition will be available in widescreen format for $34.99 SRP. The HD Combo will be available at $39.99 SRP and the Blu-ray version will be available at $34.99 SRP.

SYNOPSIS

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world’s most beloved Super Heroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman (Brandon Routh) faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth), has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman’s bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.

DVD ELEMENTS

The Single Disc version of Superman Returns contains the theatrical version of the film.

The Two-Disc Special Edition contains the theatrical version of the film on Disc 1 and over three hours of special features on Disc 2, including:

– Additional Scenes

— The Date: Ma Kent plays a game with her new man

— Family Photos: Clark reminisces over family photos

— Crash Landing/X-Ray Vision: Clark discovers he can fly and he

has x-ray vision

— Old Newspapers: Clark realizes what happened while he was gone

— Are You Two Dating?: Clark discovers his mother is dating

— Martinis and Wigs: Lex and Kitty bicker

— I’m Always Right: Once again, Lex is right

— Jimmy the Lush: Jimmy and Clark discuss Lois at the bar

— Language Barrier: Japanese talkshow makes fun of Superman

— Crystal Feet: Having a bad day

— New Krypton: Lois names the new planet

— Easter Egg: Lex Luthor’s “Wrong” Montage

– “Requiem for Krypton: Making Superman Returns” multi-part

documentary

— Secret Origins and First Issues: Crystallizing Superman

— The Crystal Method: Designing Superman

— An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman

— Superman on the Farm

— Superman in the City

— Superman in Peril

— The Joy of Lex: Menacing Superman

— He’s Always Around: Wrapping Superman

– “Resurrecting Jor-El” Featurette

— 3D rendering of Marlon Brando’s face for the Fortress of

Solitude scene

BASICS

PRODUCT SRP

Single disc Amaray (WS) $28.98

Single disc Amaray (FS) $28.98

2-disc Special Edition (WS) $34.99

HD-DVD Combo Disc (30/9) $39.99

Blu-ray Disc (50) $34.99

Street Date: November 28, 2006

Languages: English, Spanish

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Running time: 157 minutes

Rating: PG-13 (for some intense action violence)

DLBY/SURR

CREDITS

Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, presents a Jon Peters Production in association with Bad Hat Harry Productions, a Bryan Singer film, Superman Returns, starring newcomer Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth (Beyond the Sea, Blue Crush), James Marsden (X2: X-Men United, The Notebook), Frank Langella (HBO’s Unscripted), Academy Award winner Eva Marie Saint (North By Northwest), Parker Posey (Best in Show), Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Sam Huntington (Detroit Rock City), and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey (Beyond the Sea, American Beauty, The Usual Suspects). Directed by Bryan Singer (X2: X-Men United, X-Men, The Usual Suspects), the film is produced by Jon Peters, Bryan Singer and Gilbert Adler. The executive producer is Chris Lee. The screenplay is by Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris, and the story is by Bryan Singer & Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris. The director of photography is Newton Thomas Sigel A.S.C.; the production designer is Guy Hendrix Dyas; the film is edited by John Ottman and Elliot Graham; the costume designer is Louise Mingenbach; and the music is by John Ottman. The film is based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics.

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Source: Warner Home Video