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For Those Who Want A Richard Donner Re-Cut of Superman II


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#1 of 43 OFFLINE   Tom Brennan

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Posted October 17 2001 - 03:56 PM

In the recent chat with Warner Brothers, I asked a question regarding the possibility of having “Superman II” released in the form of a Richard Donner re-cut.

I ask everyone to take a look at the post I made in Studio and Manufacturer Feedback Section regarding this.

Please click on the below link and vote there. Let your voice be heard!

Thanks

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#2 of 43 OFFLINE   Shane Bass

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Posted October 18 2001 - 12:45 AM

Hey Tom! I completely agree with you on this issue. A Donner edition would be great! I have tried to reply on your topic, but it said that there was an internal server error. I'll keep trying and post a reply in that forum once the server error is gone. Thanks for spearheading this issue for so many of us who would love to see Superman II as it was originally intended!

#3 of 43 OFFLINE   Todd H

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Posted October 18 2001 - 05:35 AM

Count me in. I'd love to see Donner's cut.

#4 of 43 OFFLINE   Brad M

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Posted October 18 2001 - 05:47 AM

Is this something that is even possibe? He did not film an entire version of the movie did he? From what I heard he only filmed certain scenes during filming the first movie. I would like to see it, but wouldn't it be a slap in the face to the guy who directed the movie?
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#5 of 43 OFFLINE   TheBat

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Posted October 18 2001 - 05:55 AM

not really, since most people prefer Richard Donner over Richard lester.. lester is the one who directed Superman 3.

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#6 of 43 OFFLINE   Tom Brennan

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Posted October 18 2001 - 06:22 AM

Brad,

Head over to my petition thread and read for yourself. Richard Donner directed the majority of "Superman II". I urge any of you who are unfamiliar with the production problems of "Superman II" to head over to my petition thread for more info. Superman Cinema provides the most detailed information on "Superman II". You can check it out here:
http://www.deceptions.net/superman/


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#7 of 43 OFFLINE   Ed Vandeweerd

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Posted October 18 2001 - 06:28 AM

Hi
PLease Count me in on the Donner recut of "Superman II" How about a dd 5.1 track as well assuming it exists. I'd buy it!

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#8 of 43 OFFLINE   Tom Brennan

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Posted October 18 2001 - 06:36 AM

Hey guys,

I appreciate the interest, but please follow my link to the petition thread and voice your interest there.

This thread exists mainly to let you guys know that the petition exists in the Studio and Manufacturer Feedback Section.

I would like to keep this thread mainly as a gateway to the petition as well as for off topic (non petition) "Superman II" discussion. Please feel free to post here, but just make sure you voice your opinion in the petition thread as well, that is most important.

Warner will be reading the petition in the Studio and Manufacturer Feedback section, and every vote counts!

Just follow the link below and let your voice be heard!

Thanks,

Tom

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#9 of 43 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted October 18 2001 - 08:08 AM

I would really like to see Donner's vision of the movie. Perhaps they can do a re-edit with Lester's permission to combine both their cuts into one.

One thing though...isn't the existing S II 85% of Donner's original filming with only a small percent of Lester footage?

#10 of 43 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted October 18 2001 - 08:46 AM

Donner's version would be interesting, if only to point up that Lester's contributions probably made it a more entertaining movie, unlike the bloated and tedious Superman I. I'd frankly rather have a restored Superman II than a Donner version or the beat-up version that WB churned out.

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#11 of 43 OFFLINE   Tom Brennan

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Posted October 18 2001 - 10:14 AM

Well, you are certainly in the minority Mark. But you are entitled to your opinion.

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#12 of 43 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted October 18 2001 - 10:21 AM

I would love to see Donner's SUPERMAN II,especially the Marlon Brando footage. I think it would make a very good film(I love SUPERMAN II regardless of it's flaws) into a great film.

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Posted October 18 2001 - 10:28 AM

Mark:

I think if you read what happened on superman 2.. you would understand it much better. did ever see the tv version.. they added a bunch of footage.. including alot more of Donner;s.

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#14 of 43 OFFLINE   Brad M

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Posted October 18 2001 - 01:59 PM

Wow. That's some cool information. I knew he had filmed some but that was wild. I agree with the "small" town. It looked pretty bad. Thanks for pointing all that out.
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#15 of 43 OFFLINE   Brian W.

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Posted October 18 2001 - 02:03 PM

I've been trying to post a reply in the "vote" thread, but all I get is a server error. A restoration of Richard Donner's vision would be a dream come true for me.

Yes, in some ways, "Superman II" is more enteraining than the original film, but it is also less stylish, less well-crafted, less mature, more hokey, and just plain silly at times. You've got intellectual verbal humor (Superman) versus cheap slapstick (Superman II and III). I'll take the former any day.

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#16 of 43 OFFLINE   Gilbert Galindo

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Posted October 18 2001 - 02:42 PM

Count me in buddy. I think Warner should have made this a Special DVD as well. I think Superman 2 is just as good as part one. The DVD for part 2 is crap.

#17 of 43 OFFLINE   Gui A

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Posted October 18 2001 - 04:00 PM

Try this link:
http://207.173.159.2...rd Donn er Re-C ut+of+Superman+II+

#18 of 43 OFFLINE   Derek Miner

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Posted October 18 2001 - 04:19 PM

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not really, since most people prefer Richard Donner over Richard lester.. lester is the one who directed Superman 3.

I hated Superman 3 as well, but doesn't the guy who directed A Hard Day's Night - arguably one of the best films of all-time - deserve a tad bit of respect?

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Posted October 18 2001 - 04:36 PM

but it seems that Richard Lester has no respect for Superman unlike Richard Donner..

If superman the movie had failed.. Donner says that the salkinds probably would of made him finish making superman 2.

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#20 of 43 OFFLINE   Tom Brennan

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Posted October 18 2001 - 06:35 PM

If anyone is having trouble posting to the official petition thread, try this link:
http://207.173.159.2...TML/003753.html

Tom

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