The Adventures of Superman: The Complete 5th and 6th Seasons - In Color [5 Discs] [DVD]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 15)

Special Features


  • Superman's Pal: Jimmy Olsen - Jack Larson celebrates his series character along with co-star Noel Neill and author/historians Jim Beaver, Gary Grossman, Michael J. Hayde and Jan Anderson
  • Subtitles: Français & Español (episodes only)

Synopsis


Having filmed its fourth season within the hallowed walls of the old Chaplin Studios, The Adventures of Superman moved into new quarters at the ZIV studios (formerly Eagle-Lion) for its fifth season on the air. Going along for the ride were, of course, the series' popular stars: George Reeves as Clark Kent/Superman, Noel Neill as Lois Lane, Jack Larson as Jimmy Olsen, John Hamilton as Perry White, and Robert Shayne as Inspector Henderson. Perhaps inevitably, a bit of creative ennui was setting in as the series entered its fifth year. Phlegmatic episodes like "Tin Hero", "Close Shave" and "Mister Zero" (derided by many fans as the series' most ridiculous entry) are hardly representative of the best that Superman has to offer. On the plus side, Season Five yields such laudatory efforts as "The Phoney Alibi" and "Whatever Goes Up", both featuring Philips Tead as the eccentric Professor Pepperwinkle; "Peril in Paris", wherein Robert Shayne inexplicably drops his familiar "Inspector Henderson" guise to play a French police captain, replete with a broad Pepe Le Pew accent; and "Disappearing Lois", which if nothing else offers the amazing spectacle of Noel Neill flirting outrageously with ubiquitous Superman bad guy Ben Welden! ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew


  • George Reeves - Superman/Clark Kent
  • Jack Larson - Jimmy Olsen
  • John Hamilton - Perry White
  • Robert Shayne - Insp. William Henderson
  • Phyllis Coates - Lois Lane




Overall customer rating

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100%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun for all ages.

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    Orangeman
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    I loved the Superman series as a kid (that was when the original episodes were first broadcast). The first few seasons were in black and white but by the 5th and 6th years they were in glorious color. This DVD includes all of the episodes and a very interesting interview with Jack Larson (Jimmy Olson) who recently passed away. I remember many of the story lines. The stories vary from very imaginative and entertaining to kind of lame but overall they are great fun. One element I noticed is the level of humor is more noticeable in these episodes and there is a lot more smiling and friendly banter between the characters. George Reeves' Clark Kent is much more relaxed and clearly enjoying himself than in the earlier seasons. The major complaint is many of the scenes contain washed out color. Otherwise the sound is great and it makes a good choice for those of us who grew up watching the amazing adventures of Superman.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Complete your Collection

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    BeachGirl
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    Growing up in the 50s seeing superman come to life around a 10" screen was amazing at the time. The first 2 seasons have twice as many episodes but some of the story lines were super weak. When they went to color, it was only broadcast in the New York area, the story lines improved but i did know that at the time. It was nice to relive the childhood memory's. Back then TV stations did not broadcast all day and night. Stations would go off the air and a test pattern would be on the screen to fine tune your antenna. So you would be outside playing and would hear the music and the "The Adventures of Superman" announcer and we would all come running.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superman in color is great

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    LaryDee2
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    I grew up watching the original Superman with George Reeves and watching these shows brings back many fond childhood memories. Now my 5 yr. old twin grandsons are into Superman - Halloween costumes and all. I bought them a copy to watch also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SUPERMAN IN COLOR WOW!

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    STEPHEN1
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    THE LAST TWO SEASONS OF SUPERMAN ARE NOT BAD,THE SIXTH SEASON THE LAST IS LOTS OF FUN WITH SUPERMAN TAKING ON ATOM BOMBS,MELTING INTO WALLS,CIRCUS FREAKS,AND SO ON,WELL WORTH 10 BUCKS AND IN COLOR TOO WOW!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great classic tv

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    unclejoe2
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    this good old classic superman is worth the price. i think if you seen this version of superman when you were a kid, you"ll enjoy it again 30 to 40 years later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superman for the family

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    FrayedEnz
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    This is Superman for the entire family. No intense moments for the little ones so enjoy it together as a group.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    up up and away

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    razorback65
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    grew up with the original hero. Like going back in time. now to find the other seasons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Timeless Superman

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    Karen
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    Fabulous TV series. Too young to have seen it originally. Very much enjoying it now.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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