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Hi all,

Several reliable sources are reporting that Warner Brothers will be rescanning camera negatives from all 104 episodes of the Adventures Of Superman and releasing the show on Blu-ray next year.
This will prove to be a costly venture as some negatives aren’t in the best of shape, but Warners is committed to releasing this classic show on Blu-ray.
This is great news for fans of this series and long overdue.

John
 

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Hi all,

Several reliable sources are reporting that Warner Brothers will be rescanning camera negatives from all 104 episodes of the Adventures Of Superman and releasing the show on Blu-ray next year.
This will prove to be a costly venture as some negatives aren’t in the best of shape, but Warners is committed to releasing this classic show on Blu-ray.
This is great news for fans of this series and long overdue.

John
Just reported the same thing in the b&w thread. Fantastic news if it pans out!
 

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Fantastic News !! :emoji_thumbsup: :banana:
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I wonder what they will do with The Stolen Costume episode since the DVD has a 16mm print of this episode. A few other episodes from season 1 on the DVD's have slightly shorter than average run times but I'm not sure if they're edited or not. For example, The Mind Machine and Crime Wave both run under 25 minutes on the DVD.

From season 2, episodes appear to be uncut on the DVD's except for My Friend Superman and Around The World With Superman.

From the color seasons, 3-6, all episodes appear to be uncut on the DVD's except for The Superman Silver Mine.

Will be curious to know if the blu rays will correct some or all of these issues.
 

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Hope it happens. It's no doubt a steep hill to climb though. Adventures of Superman is the oldest show I have in my collection (but not the oldest movie), with many episodes being more than 70s years old. I seriously doubt the people who made these ever thought they'd still be looked at 70 years hence!
 

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I seriously doubt the people who made these ever thought they'd still be looked at 70 years hence!

I imagine Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster never imagined that a copy of Action Comics #1 that they created in 1938 would go in auction 86 years later for $6M. Hell, even if they imagined that Superman stories would still be told 86 years later, they probably never imagined that there would be people still reading the original 1930s stories 86 years later.

 

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I hope this turns out to be true. It would be great to see these in good quality so I could get my Grandmother a set as this series was one of her favorites growing up. To the point that she still references it when ever modern Superman stuff makes it into her awareness.
 

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To the point that she still references it when ever modern Superman stuff makes it into her awareness.
I was a kid when the first Superman movie came out, and I can remember my sixth grade teacher telling us that we’d probably always consider Christopher Reeve to be the definitive Superman, but for her and people her age, it would always be George Reeves. As I recall, she loved the movie nevertheless. (And she was right about considering Chris Reeve definitive.)
 

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I was a kid when the first Superman movie came out, and I can remember my sixth grade teacher telling us that we’d probably always consider Christopher Reeve to be the definitive Superman, but for her and people her age, it would always be George Reeves. As I recall, she loved the movie nevertheless. (And she was right about considering Chris Reeve definitive.)
I agree with your teacher (I was 23 in 1978). For my age group George Reeves is the definitive Superman. And I place Christopher Reeve solidly in a very tight 2nd. I only have minor issues with Superman the Movie and they are very minor. It still gives me a thrill the first time we see Superman fly.
 
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Great news. I hope Warner Brothers does have the elements to episodes like The Stolen Costumes that were cut on the dvd release. It'll be great to see these in pristine b/w and color.

I'm working my way for the second time through the dvds. Never anticipated a possible upgrade. As a kid I watched it on WGN on Saturday mornings. Then in the 80's it was one of the first shows I taped on my beta vcr. I have fond memories of watching it at 5:00am Sunday mornings in the 80's.
 

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All we had was Dean Cain.

Teri Hatcher as Lois made up for it, though.
Dean Cain is a solid 3rd in my book. I like him as both Clark and Superman. Hatcher is my 2nd favorite Lois, behind Phyllis Coats. Noel Neill is in 3rd place for me. She's good in the role but is more the "damsel in distress" type than the stronger type I associate with the character.
 

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I agree with your teacher (I was 23 in 1978). For my age group George Reeves is the definitive Superman. And I place Christopher Reeve solidly in a very tight 2nd. I only have minor issues with Superman the Movie and they are very minor. It still gives me a thrill the first time we see Superman fly.

You and I are almost the same age (I was 22 when the Superman the Movie came out). I loved the old George Reeves show when I was a kid. I even thought it really looked like he was flying. However, Adventures of Superman is yet another show I loved as a kid that does not hold up for the adult version of me. The plots are very mundane, the acting suffers because of the quickie approach to filming the show, and Superman's woolen costume looks lame. I do hope this comes out on Blu-ray for those of you that love it, but the 1978 version is tops for me.
 

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I was 9 when I saw Superman the Movie. It looked so incredible after all those years of watching George Reeves fly on wires.

I still love it. The best superhero origin story ever on the big screen. And it’s pretty much flawlessly cast (perhaps with the exception of Jeff East as Clark - I never bought that he grew up into Christopher Reeve). Margot Kidder is still the definitive Lois in my book.
 

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