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#21 of 34 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted March 26 2009 - 03:52 AM

I think it is safe to say that there will be no further Superman releases on BD until the franchise is relaunched, rebooted, or rewhatevered.
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#22 of 34 OFFLINE   lukejosephchung

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Posted March 26 2009 - 08:05 AM

Posted ImageBoth versions of "Superman-The Movie" & "Superman II" in a deluxe BD box set with all the extras would be my choice for a Warner cross-promotion with the next theatrical movie in 2010!

#23 of 34 OFFLINE   Brian Borst

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Posted March 26 2009 - 10:00 AM

I think it's really doubtful a new film will be released next year. There hasn't been any information about it. In fact, it's not even sure if it will be a sequel to Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, or a reboot Superman.
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#24 of 34 OFFLINE   Joe_G

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Posted March 26 2009 - 10:26 AM

Yeah, as far as I know, there isn't gonna be a new Superman film for awhile, at least not next year. Last I heard, WB is going back and rebooting the franchise, ala Batman. Did we ever find out why a deluxe Superman box set wasn't released on HD-DVD/Blu-ray? There were plans initially to do it, but it only ended up happening on DVD only.

#25 of 34 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted March 26 2009 - 10:29 AM

I have S:TM, SII: the Donner cut and SR on HD DVD, and see no reason to double dip to BD, since the same encodes for video were used. I don't see the point of Warner going to the well again until the next Superman film comes out.
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#26 of 34 OFFLINE   Dave Moritz

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Posted March 26 2009 - 11:22 AM

The only two versions of Superman & Superman 2 that I own are on HD-DVD. I have sene the big Superman tin that they release awhile back on SD-DVD. And I would have to say that I feel that video transfer on HD-DVD is noticable better that then 06' SD-DVD. I would very much like to see a new transfer for Bluray and lossless audio, especially since the HD-DVD only provided a Dolby Digital Plus track. I would very much like to see a Dolby True HD track on Bluray in the near future.

Also what is going on with WB not releasing Superman 3 & 4? Granted they may not be the strongest films out of the 4 but why not make them available? WB did the same thing with Lethal Weapon by only releasing the first two and then not releasing 3 & 4.

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#27 of 34 OFFLINE   John Stuart

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Posted April 26 2009 - 02:46 PM

Will the original track from SM: The Movie be included this time? Posted Image
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#28 of 34 OFFLINE   Mike_Richardson

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Posted April 27 2009 - 08:32 AM


So they're rebooting a reboot?

[BTW "rebooting" and "reimagining" have become the most over-used cinematic terms of the new century (and I know, I'm guilty as charged too! Posted Image ]

It doesn't sound like a new SUPERMAN is coming for quite likely years to come. I would hope it doesn't take WB that long to bring us the original movies like II and I's theatrical cut on BD.

#29 of 34 OFFLINE   Brian Borst

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Posted April 27 2009 - 09:41 AM

Apparently Warner hasn't decided yet if they do a sequel to 'Returns' or indeed a reboot of the franchise. While I think a reboot is better ('Returns' wasn't well received) Singer promised an action loaded sequel to his film. Of course you could argue that since 'Returns' was a sequel as well he could've put more action into the thing in the first place, but never mind that. But a fresh new start might be better, as long as they don't use Luthor again.
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#30 of 34 OFFLINE   Bryan^H

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Posted April 27 2009 - 03:21 PM

Well, considering Superman Returns had a production budget of 300 million dollars you can't blame the film for breaking even. They could have crafted a film that equals it for half the cost, and the studio would have been plenty satisfied with the profits. I enjoyed Superman Returns when I watched it in the theater. But if someone gave me $20 if I'd watch it again, I'd probably turn down the offer. Absolutely zero rewatchability for me.

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#31 of 34 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted April 27 2009 - 04:17 PM

Of course, that budget figure is based on all the aborted starts in the 90s and their pay-or-play contracts. Kevin Smith, Nic Cage and Tim Burton made an awful lot of money for versions that never got made.
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#32 of 34 OFFLINE   Mike_Richardson

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Posted May 01 2009 - 06:56 AM

Two words: Superman's kid. Nobody but Bryan Singer wanted to see that, and I would pass on a RETURNS sequel simply because I have no interest in seeing that scenario play itself out. I'm sure someone, somewhere liked it, but the great majority of viewers hated that unnecessary addition to the plot. It's like Superman's not interesting by himself, so let's give him some baggage and make him "modern" and "relevant" or something. Either way that soured RETURNS for me. It'd be like Christopher Nolan having Batman be a single dad. No thanks!

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Posted May 01 2009 - 07:26 PM

That was about 90% of what I hated about it. The rest was the clunky pacing of the film.

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#34 of 34 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted May 02 2009 - 05:00 AM

I agree with everything that's been stated about Returns. The movie often felt like a boring, poorly paced, made-for-TV drama series strung together in some sort for a 2.5 hour movie. For the hell of it, I tried watching Returns a second time, but had to turn it off after a bit. If another Superman movie is made, I'd like to see a much different approach and not a weak attempt to semi-copy some of the original movie (and music)....which should just be left alone. Let's see something actually new. They should take a lesson from Nolan in this regard.