Warner Announces Donner's SUPERMAN 40th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray Release

Superman 1978 Blu-ray 40th Anniversary

Superman is turning 40 and to celebrate the Man of Steel's birthday, Warner Bros. have announced that it is giving the Richard Donner classic 1978 film Superman a brand new 4K blu-ray treatment that will be available for purchase on November 6th in the form of an Ultra-HD Blu-ray combo and digital pack.

 

"Academy Award winners Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman head an all-star cast in the fantastic, action-packed film that made Christopher Reeve an international star playing the greatest superhero of all time. From the doomed planet of Krypton, two parents launch a spaceship carrying their infant son to earth. Here he grows up to become Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet. But with powers and abilities far beyond those of ordinary men, he battles for truth and justice as Superman."


Based on the DC superhero characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster the 1978 film that instantly launched Christopher Reeve's career was directed by Richard Donner and starred Academy Award® winner Marlon Brando as Jor-El, Academy Award® winner Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor, the late Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, and, of course, the late Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman.

The film was nominated for three academy awards, including one for best special effects, Best Music (Original Score) and Best Sound, The film was also recently inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

Superman 1978 Blu-ray 40th Anniversary

Yes, the film is that important so it should come as no surprise that Warner wants to commemorate the film's anniversary with a special release that will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Superman will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

Special features will include:

  • DOLBY VISION HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
  • Audio Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind
  • The Making of Superman: The Movie - 1978 TV Special
  • Superman and the Mole-Men
  • Cartoons
  • TV Spots and Trailers
  • Optional English SDH, Latin Spanish, and Parisian French subtitles for the main feature

Film Synopsis: Academy Award winners Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman head an all-star cast in the fantastic, action-packed film that made Christopher Reeve an international star playing the greatest superhero of all time. From the doomed planet of Krypton, two parents launch a spaceship carrying their infant son to earth. Here he grows up to become Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet. But with powers and abilities far beyond those of ordinary men, he battles for truth and justice as Superman.

Superman 1978 Blu-ray 40th Anniversary

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