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Superman: Doomsday [DVD] [2007]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (309 out of 324)

    Special Features


    • Comprehensive documentary Requiem and Rebirth: Superman Lives!, about how the DC Comics team decided Superman's fate
    • Commentary by producer Bruce Timm, writer Duane Capizzi, voice director Andrea Romano and executive producer Gregory Noveck
    • Exclusive sneak peek at DC universe's Justice League: The New Frontier
    • Behind the Voice featurette
    • Superman' Last Stand challenge

    Synopsis


    Superman: Doomsday
    Inspired by the best-selling DC comic The Death of Superman, the animated feature Superman: Doomsday finds the Man of Steel locked in mortal combat with an intergalactic serial killer named Doomsday. Never before have two rivals of such equal footing squared off in a duel to the death that could determine the fate of an entire planet. Will Superman summon the strength needed to save Metropolis by making the ultimate sacrifice, or could it be that the denizens of this bustling city are about to witness the demise of the greatest protector they ever had? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Adam Baldwin
      Adam Baldwin - Superman
    • Anne Heche
      Anne Heche - Lois Lane
    • James Marsters
      James Marsters - Lex Luthor
    • John DiMaggio
      John DiMaggio - Toyman
    • Tom Kenny
      Tom Kenny



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    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 324 reviews

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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not for the comic book fans

      Posted
      Sixshot

      When the Doomsday story arc began on the comics, many were excited to see how it developed. What made the story arc so interesting was how it began so simply and developed so complexly into a single menace that threatens Superman's very existence and life. So when it came to that battle at Metropolis, Superman made his last stand there to make sure he does whatever it takes to take Doomsday out. . The animated adaption doesn't follow the story arc from the comic book version at all. Only a few key elements from the comic version made it into this movie. While I question as to how Doomsday first appeared and arrived on Earth, some things are needed to simplified. Sadly, historical elements regarding Doomsday itself were left out completely. It's understandable that it needs to be omitted, since the historical part were written afterwards and was written separately from the mainline story arc. Another piece that adapted well was Doomsday's utter brutality upon encountering any life form. There are maybe one or two parts that were over-the-top but still at least within Doomsday's character. . One disappointing factor was how simplistic the story approached the Doomsday vs Superman match-up. It did not take long for Superman to get right into the action of battling Doomsday and even less time for the street fight to end. And how it all ended was just as horrible as how the entire adapted story was written. . The entire movie is composed of two parts. Superman vs Doomsday and the Return of Superman... or Supermen. Neither of which followed any memorable elements from the comic book version. While it's understandable that the Return arc would have complicated and extended the movie more, it would have been a whole lot better as a movie experience had it been done that way. . This movie overall is a poor adaption of the comic version. A lot of key and crucial elements were missing and including a certain character as part of the story made it worse. I say... stay away from this DVD. It's not worth your money. You'll get better entertainment out of reading the comic version, of which there is a trade paperback release out there. Ask your local comic book store about it and buy the copy if available.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      OK, but not spectacular

      Posted
      mandinka99

      I bought this product because I am a Superman fan. I also bought the last Superman TV series which used to show on the WB network. Before buying this product I read the reviews of others and would have to agree with those who said that the voice casting should have been the same people who were cast in the WB animated series. This inconsistent casting was the thing that most detracted from my enjoyment of the story. I wasn't too impressed with way Superman was drawn in this DVD, but that was a minor annoyance. I also agree with those who said that the Doomsday villain was not fleshed out enough. I think if the producers had stuck with the story that was in the graphic novel, the DVD would have been better. Since the producers went all out to include a special feature on the original "Death of Superman" story that appeared in the comics, it seems logical to translate all of that onto the DVD story. In fairness, though, this version did have some interesting plot twists that allowed it hold my attention. I just wasn't left with a "gee whiz" feeling when the end credits ran. DC, if you're listening, ... you missed a golden opportunity! You could have done the graphic novel story as a mini-series of DVDS released over a period of months. I would have gladly bought 'em all! Also DC .... (if you're listening) Don't You think it's way past due for a series on the Green Lantern Corps?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Okay, but fast moving

      Posted
      SupermanX

      I recommend people to buy this movie. Althought it is good there are some very bad stuff in this movie as well. The things are -Spoilers!!!! -The history about Doomsday is about 5 sec. They made way to announce his name. -The fight against Superman start to fast and thats why he dies in about 23min in the movie. -They movie doesn't make alot of stuff about Superman dieing because he comes back in less then 5-7 mins. You dont have time to miss him. They dont even give you time to show you how Metropollis is without him. -The plot is too fast. They make a better scene about how Superman getting recharged rather then Superman deing. -For unknown reason this movie is called Superman Doomsday when in realisty they dont really involve alot about Doomsday. After Doomsday is defeated they dont even give one word about where he is, what happen to him, or even about when he is going to came back to life. -In the Comics I would believe that Superman would lose to Doomsday because Doomsday defeated the JL, and he was shown to beat Superman up. -The fight against Doomsday is weird, and good at the same time. They only make Superman bleed ones while in the comic he was bleeding all over. Which was why it was believeable. -There are no JL members. -End Spoilers!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways it's great to watch. I do recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This Combo Pack Celebrate a Great Superman Story.

      Posted
      TheLineOfSight
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      DC has started releasing these Combo Packs that feature a Graphic Novel of a great classic DC comic book story bundled with a Blu-ray and DVD of the official DC animated adaption of that story. The one I bought was the Death of Superman. Back in the day, this comic book story made national news and ended up being one of the best selling graphic novels of all time. Its an amazing story of how Superman fights and falls defending the world against Doomsday, an unstoppable monster basically designed to destroy Superman. Its a great read. The movie version doesn't capture the epicness as well but the animation is great and serves as a brief and fun tribute to one of the best comic stories ever told. I look forward to picking up with combo packs which feature other popular characters like Batman and Wonder Woman.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Woest Superman Movie Ever

      Posted
      mikeg55

      I just got done watching this, the worst of all the DC Animated films. Badly drawn. Lois's chin comes to a point. Superman's face has very odd lines. The animation looks to be several steps down from what you may be used to from Justice League/The Batman/Legion of Superheroes. The makers have an odd fascination with showing terrified children. The violence is over the top and very inappropriate. I know it's PG-13 but kids are going to watch it and there are like several grisly murders that happen just "off camera". You know they were thinking how much can we get away with and still be PG-13. Parents beware. Definitely not for kids. Right to lifers beware. This wins hands down for the most death ever in a DC project. And if you liked the comic, forget this. Veers off and never looks back. It could have been so much better if they stayed true to the source material. Just trash.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best Superman stories of all time!

      Posted
      Geminidog7
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      It's easy to see why this is the highest selling comic in history (I think it is anyway). I was trying to collect this whole series a few years back after I won the first full appearance of Doomsday at an auction. It's a great story line and the DVD doesn't follow the reign of the Supermen arc but doesn't just leave him dead at the end either (this is from the 90's so it shouldn't be a spoiler that he isn't still dead from that event). Instead it's a new truncated version of that arc. This is probably for the best; I tried to explain the story to my date for Batman vs. Superman, and later to my parents after they saw it (none of them comic readers) and I thought their heads were going to explode. This is a safe version for newbies to comics lol!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great animation and storytelling

      Posted
      davidc630

      I really enjoyed watching this movie. It's definitely better than the Marvel movies. DC really needed this. This is what they should have done for the Superman Returns movie in my opinion. This is the Death and Return of Superman comics abbreviated and adapted for the screen. I would have like to have seen the 4 Supermen that appeared after his death but they went with a different direction that worked somewhat. Definitely some great battle sequences here. It's good to see the original animated series team back working on this. Although, I really didn't like how they drew Superman's face. The voice talent is great. I takes some getting used to for Lois Lane but it works at the end. Definitely pick this up if you're a fan of the animated series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Very disappointing Superman movie

      Posted
      AltOp

      I was so pumped for this movie. I own the entire original comic series, but I also understand that most movies need to stray from the original literature for the sake of time and presentation. I'm also a big fan of Adam Baldwin (voice of Superman), so i was willing to cut this one a lot of slack. The end result was really bad. The script was painful (I know it's a cartoon aimed at kids, but even they would pick this out), but even worse than that was Doomsday was little more than a cameo in the SUPERMAN VS. DOOMSDAY MOVIE! If you thought you were getting a Death of Superman movie, you will be sorely disappointed.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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