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June 20 Bryan Singer's Look Up in The Sky : The Amazing Story of Superman


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#1 of 24 oscar_merkx

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Posted April 12 2006 - 07:58 AM

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Superman Returns director Bryan Singer told SCI FI Wire that he decided to produce a feature-length documentary about the Man of Steel while researching the character's past. Excited by what he found, Singer decided to produce Look Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman.

"It was a very elaborate process," Singer said in an interview. "It's comprised of 50 or more interviews. It involved going to archives, researching and tracking down and optioning footage that people have never seen before of early incarnations of Superman."

Look Up in the Sky explores Superman's beginnings in comic books and his early presence in movies, ranging from Max Fleischer cartoon shorts (screened before feature films in movie theaters in the 1940s) to 1951's Superman and the Mole-Men, starring George Reeves, which inspired the first Superman TV series. There's also coverage of the Superman movie revival that began in the 1970s, TV's Lois and Clark and Smallville and footage from Superman Returns.

"I partnered with Kevin Burns to produce this documentary for Warner Brothers," Singer said. "Kevin is an old friend and has produced Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy, Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days and a number of other amazing films and documentaries. I thought it would be a nice thing to have on the air before the movie comes out as a way of getting people in the mood for Superman."

Singer said that he hopes to strike a deal for the documentary to be aired on TV sometime in June, and there's a chance for a limited theatrical release. Look Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman is currently slated for a June 20 release on DVD

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Posted April 12 2006 - 09:24 AM

Sounds interesting and I'm looking forward to Bryan's Superman and all, but wasn't something like this considered a DVD "extra" back in the day. I'll need to check my X-Men, Daredevil and Spiderman DVDs again to make sure, but I seem to remember a history of the film's superhero being included without having to spend $20 on a separate DVD. Of course that was a long time ago and my memory isn't what it was way back then.
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Posted April 12 2006 - 09:26 AM

This sounds cool... as an extra in the Ultimate boxset.
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#4 of 24 DavidPla

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Posted May 10 2006 - 05:40 AM

The trailer is out for the documentary...

http://www.totalecli....43&playerid=65

And a review...

http://www.aint-it-c...ay.cgi?id=23244

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Posted May 10 2006 - 06:07 AM

Ya know, I would give some serious coin to whoever wanted to release Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood as a single disc release. I have no interest in the movie, but that AMC Backstory is absolutely fascinating.

If this is a Ken Burns production, I'll gladly shell out the $ when it hits on June 20. He's done some excellent stuff.

#6 of 24 WillG

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Posted May 10 2006 - 07:41 AM

Are we sure that this is not going to appear in the Ultimate Boxed Set? I can't remember whether or not that question has been officially answered.
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Posted May 10 2006 - 07:54 AM

I thought it was going to be included so I will wait on this... unless there is confirmation one way or the other...

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Posted May 10 2006 - 07:59 AM

Guess, I'll Netflix this one unless I hear confirmation on it's inclusion or not in the boxed set.
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#9 of 24 oscar_merkx

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Posted May 10 2006 - 08:00 AM

don't know if it will be included
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Posted May 10 2006 - 08:05 AM

This is up for preorder at DVD Empire under the title " The Amazing Story of Superman" for $14.99

http://www.dvdempire....tem_id=1117824

Update 5/19 Its now $12.02 at DVD Empire. 20% off list

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Posted May 10 2006 - 08:20 AM

There was a disc like this for "The Matrix' that was sold seperately around the time that Matrix Reloaded was hitting theaters, or announced. I'm sure this Supes disc well find it's way into a boxset.
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#12 of 24 Dave Mack

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Posted May 10 2006 - 08:20 AM

Trailer looks awesome.

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Posted May 10 2006 - 08:22 AM

On the strength of Burn's Star Wars documentary, I wanted to see this Superman doc. However, I really doubt that I'll be buying the box set (since I have no interest in Superman III or IV) so I'm happy that Warner Bros is releasing it separately.

#14 of 24 Mike Williams

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Posted May 10 2006 - 09:05 AM

This is NOT a Ken Burns ("Civil War," "Baseball," "Jazz") documentary. It's a Kevin Burns ("Empire of Dreams") Documentary.

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Posted May 10 2006 - 11:12 AM

Mike, I was just going to post that.
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Posted May 17 2006 - 10:30 AM

here is the dvd cover

http://www.comicscon....5/16/look!.htm
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Posted May 17 2006 - 11:02 AM

Is this DVD going to be part of the Ultimate Superman box this fall? Because I want to see it, but I will hold off if it is going to be part of the set I plan to buy.

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Posted May 17 2006 - 03:19 PM

the superman documentary is going to air on tv: june 12, 2006 on A&E (american tv).

It will be a shorter version then the dvd.. same with the star wars documentary.

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#19 of 24 MarcoBiscotti

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Posted May 17 2006 - 11:21 PM

It's being released by WB so chances are very likely it will be included.

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Posted June 28 2006 - 11:46 AM

is there anyway i can get the best buy 2-disc limited edition besides their website and ebay?

i don't know if anyone noticed this but amazon.com are not letting sellers sell DVDs for new titles.