Main Content

Superman: 5 Film Collection [5 Discs] [DVD]

This five-pack of films about the beloved comic-book superhero Superman includes Superman the Movie, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and Superman Returns.
$17.99

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Cardmember Offers

    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (88 out of 89)

    Special Features


    • Superman the Movie features:
    • Commentary by director Richard Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz
    • Music-only audio track
    • Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut features:
    • Introduction by director Richard Donner
    • Commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz
    • Superman II: Restoring the Vision featurette
    • Deleted scenes
    • Superman III features:
    • Commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler
    • The making of Superman III [1983 TV special]
    • Additional scenes
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace features:
    • Commentary by co-screenwriter Mark Rosenthal
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Superman III
    In a major departure from the tone of the preceding two Superman adventure films, this mix of vile deeds and fantasy heroics drops the "S" out of cosmic and goes for comic instead. Right at the starting gate, Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor) and a subsequent slapstick sequence upstage (Christopher Reeves again), who later develops an identity crisis. Gorman, newly trained as a computer whiz, starts working for a conglomerate run by the corporate nemesis Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn), intent on world domination. Gorman is sent to Superman's small town of Smallville to wipe out Columbia's coffee crop by fiddling with the computer side of a weather satellite. Clark Kent is in town for his class reunion, leading Superman to clash with Gorman, which in turn, leads Gorman to develop a hybrid red Kryptonite. Unwittingly, since Gorman's wits are always in doubt, the Red Kryptonite causes Superman to split into a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde schizophrenia -- but in two separate bodies. As the evil Superman swaggers around town, megalomaniac Ross Webster has other tricks in mind -- and in one of the more memorable action scenes (interspersed with a video game sequence), Superman is chased through the Grand Canyon by a fast-flying, very determined missile. Lana Lang (Annette O'Toole) is on hand for romantic interest (Margot Kidder only appears briefly -- she was growing tired of Lois Lane). ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
    Reconstructed using archival film and sound elements long thought to be extinct, this special cut of Superman II pieces together unseen footage shot by Richard Donner in order to present the most comprehensive version of what was to be the original cut of the blockbuster sequel. As initially planned, the first two films were to be filmed back-to-back using the same sets and actors to save on production costs. However, with a budget escalating out of control and Warner Bros. breathing down the producers' necks, the decision was made to drop any further filming on the sequel in order to finish the first movie and usher it into theaters. Of course, the first Superman was a wild success, so then it was just a matter of ramping up production again, though this time, Donner was not asked back. Instead, producers went with Richard Lester, who had served them well with his Three Musketeers films. Decisions were made to drop most of the key scenes that were already in the can, including all of the footage featuring Marlon Brando as Jor-El, the Man of Steel's father. After completion, the sequel found much success in theatrical and home-video box-office returns, though that didn't stop die-hard fans from speculating what Donner's cut would have looked like. Once the Internet was spawned, Warner Bros. saw interest grow more and more for this alternate version, even prompting the company to send cease and desist letters to individuals who had posted a re-edit of the film using deleted footage taken from an alternate TV version from the U.K. With the release of Superman Returns, the company saw this as a chance to finally deliver what people had wanted for years and enlisted Michael Thau to oversee the restoration process. Under the tutelage of Donner's notes, scripts, storyboards, and the director himself, the new version was delivered to home audiences in 2006, thereby not only giving people a look into what could have been, but giving a director an unprecedented chance to realize a vision long thought lost in the annals of movie history. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Superman Returns
    The Man of Steel returns to the big screen with this continuation of the icon's film legacy that picks up after the events of the first two Christopher Reeve films. Some time has passed since the events of Superman II and the world has gotten used to life without Superman (Brandon Routh) ever since his puzzling disappearance years earlier. Upon his return, he finds a Metropolis that doesn't need him anymore, while Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has moved on with another young suitor Richard White (James Marsden) in the meantime. As the hero begins to tackle the fact that life on Earth has continued without him, he is forced to face his old arch-nemesis Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) and restore the life that was once his. Directed by Bryan Singer from a script by the writing team of X-Men 2, Superman Returns marks a return to the screen for the man in tights, whose production history has seen many failed attempts including a famous near-miss from Tim Burton and Kevin Smith with Nicolas Cage in the lead role, along with another from director McG and writer J.J. Abrams (Lost). Singer eventually won the prestigious gig when he pitched the idea to not tackle the origin story again, but continue with director Richard Donner's original vision. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Superman: The Movie
    Richard Donner's big-budget blockbuster Superman: The Movie is an immensely entertaining recounting of the origin of the famous comic book character. Opening on Krypton (where Marlon Brando plays Superman's father), the film follows the Man of Steel (Christopher Reeve) as he's sent to Earth where he develops his alter-ego Clark Kent and is raised by a Midwestern family. In no time, the movie has run through his teenage years, and Clark gets a job at the Daily Planet, where he is a news reporter. It's there that he falls in love with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who is already in love with Superman. But the love story is quickly sidetracked once the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) launches a diabolical plan to conquer the world and kill Superman. Superman: The Movie is filled with action, special effects and a surprising amount of humor. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
    Superman (Christopher Reeve) tries to save the world from nuclear destruction at the hands of Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) in this action film featuring the man of steel. In a speech to the United Nations, Superman declares he will rid the world of all nuclear weapons. Arch-villain Luthor emerges from prison obsessed with killing Superman and creates an adversary known as Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow). The two engage in a fight to the finish in various landmarks on Earth before taking their battle into outer space. When Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) invites both Superman and Clark Kent to a double-date dinner, Superman's powers are tested so that both men can be present. Jackie Cooper plays the gruff veteran newspaper editor Perry White, with Marc McClure as Jimmy Olsen. Sam Wanamaker plays tabloid tycoon David Warfield, the millionaire who buys the Daily Planet. Mariel Hemmingway is Warfield's daughter Lacy, Clark Kent's date at Lois' luxury apartment. This is the least interesting of the four Superman movies starring Christopher Reeve. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Christopher Reeve
      Christopher Reeve - Clark Kent/Superman
    • Richard Pryor
      Richard Pryor - Gus Gorman
    • Jackie Cooper
      Jackie Cooper - Perry White
    • Marc McClure
      Marc McClure - Jimmy Olsen
    • Annette O'Toole
      Annette O'Toole - Lana Lang



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Interesting Superman 1 - V (?) compilation

      Posted
      Comicboy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This DVD contains the "2000 Expanded Edition" of Superman The Movie - which was only shown on TV a few times. Some of the extended scenes are interesting and some are unnecessary. The DVD is numbered "2" so I assume the original film is "1" in another set. There is commentary by Donner and consultant Tom Mankiewicz. Also there is a "music-only track." Superman II is the "Richard Donner" cut that were shot during the first film as they were trying to shoot 2 films at once without anyone knowing. The producers were a bit sneaky but were found out. This has the first screen test of Chris Reeve and Margot Kidder doing the rooftop scene prior to Superman flying Lois. Reeve has not bulked up and looks like a tall but non muscular Clark. Special features include Donner introduction, commentary, a short called "Restoring the Vision," and deleted scenes. Superman III and IV are the poor cousins to I and II but the discs have producer commentary, making of 3 and deleted scenes. Then we have Superman Returns which needs a review all by itself. Parts of it are grand and parts are almost distasteful and director Bryan Singer just made poor decisions of casting and ends up basically retelling the Lex Luthor land-grab disaster story from the first film. Why couldn't he use another villain or explain Superman's extended disappearance due to an extraterrestrial villain? No special features. I think it is sad WB has done such a poor job recently with their premiere comic character in films.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A New Superman

      Posted
      JamesH
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Movie falls in line with the historical Superman legend, however it appears a little dark from what I expected. It tends to "rewrite" my original understanding of the "Man of Steel" from the decades of previous movies, comic books, and television series. This Superman is less "Americanized" in my point of view, but nonetheless pursues the ideal in his attempt to do what is good and right regardless of circumstances. Without revealing the plot, I can say that the movie posseses all the characteristics of a good superhero movie with excellent special effects that magnify the intense emotional burden borne by all beings possessing such power. Seeing no other recourse, in the end, the hero does what he has to do.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great reasonably priced for nostalgic viewing set

      Posted
      BigMonch
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Bought these to revisit the older films for a good price. If you have a blu ray player it is almost impossible to distinguish these standard dvd versions from a blu ray when your player upscales them for you. I didn't want to spend extra on blu ray but wanted to have the older classics on hand for the occasional view. Loved the first two films as a kid and am head deep in the current DCEU rollout as I love the DC characters despite the critics seeming to be in collusion to poison its success. I am hoping to pick up the classic Wonder Woman series in a similar combined set for a good price too!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Super Collection

      Posted
      0bv10us
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      As pointed out to me at check out it doesn't have the newest Superman movie. However Superman I & 2 never looked so good and these films really make since together as a bundle because Superman Returns was done in the same spirit as the originals having many nods to the originals including borrowed lines. It was fun to relive these classics; Gene Hackman is Lex Luthor!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Superman Times 5

      Posted
      LinkSysStockholder
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      It is nice to have a good old fashion DVD sometimes, based on a time when things were simplier and life before Marvel Comics took over the cinema. All Five Movies represent an accurate depiction of the movie that was shown in the movie theatre, with the exception of II, because the movie here is the Donner cut, which is longer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Still a Classic

      Posted
      FastFreddy77
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      The five disc set is a phenomenal buy for any Superman fan. I mainly bought the set for 1 and 2 and the criminally underrated Superman Returns. Even though the special effects of the earlier installments do not hold up compared to today's CGI effects, both Donner and Singer's versions show a much more nuanced Man of Steel than the updated version.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Loved the first one

      Posted
      Meows
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The first one is by far the best. Christopher Reeves is wonderful as Clark Kent/Superman. The others are forgettable. The 5th film isn't really bad. Brandon Routh does an ok job as Superman, but he doesn't really make the part his own. He copies Reeves performance to much to really make his mark as the Man of Steel.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I was looking for the original and got more

      Posted
      tflorb
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I've been looking for the original Superman and just happened to stumble across this set. I would have preferred to have had it on Blu-ray, but as a 5 movie Superman set for $11 you just can't beat the price. I'm reviewing the set and not the other Superman movies...which were not that great...Just Sayin'

      I would recommend this to a friend



    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.