Bryan Singer talks Superman Returns DVD before it hits theaters

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  1. oscar_merkx

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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1002614570

    Did he do anything special during production to generate material for Warner Home Video to use when "Superman" ultimately is released in DVD? "We've done a few things," Singer replied. "We've done these really wonderful web logs, which have allowed fans to get on the Internet. They're on SupermanReturns. com and BlueTights.net, which have enabled fans to sort of have an eye into the production. They're kind of whimsical and fun and some of that documented material will be on the DVD. There's something I like about making-of experiences that are little movies in themselves. I think there's a kind of theater that happens during the making of a film that if it's portrayed correctly can be really interesting -- like 'Hearts of Darkness,' the making of 'Apocalypse Now.' It's sort of a scary version of that. So there will be a lot of that (making-of) material.

    "I think we're going to something called 'The In-Movie Experience' where you'll be able to be watching the movie and then instantly go to making-of footage. It's sort of the next evolution in running commentaries. Instead of just hearing the filmmakers or the actors talk over the scenes you'll be able to leap in and experience the making of the scenes and experience what we call 'B Roll.' You'll be able to leap to it right in the middle of watching the movie. My hope is that people experience the movie first and then go back and do this not do (it first). I don't know about the first release of the DVD, but there's a sequence I cut from the movie, a pretty significant sequence, and that sequence will appear at some point on (a DVD edition of the movie). It's kind of a fun look into Superman's journey off the Earth (into space that) I didn't use it in the movie. It might be on the DVD. I haven't decided yet."
     
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    What smells in here?


    Oh yeah, double dip!
     
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    For what it's worth, Jeffrey Wells -- of all people -- saw the film at a press screening last night, and loved it:

    http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/archi...w_superman.php

    He's under "press embargo" from writing/releasing a formal review until June 28, but if someone like Wells can be this impressed, it bodes quite well for the film.

    One quote in particular (boldface text his):


    If this film clicks, I strongly suspect I'll be waiting out the initial DVD release, but Singer's always been a fairly classy bloke about giving us a "heads-up" long in advance of an eventual double-dip.
     
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    Warner isn't really the Double Dipers-for-no-reason-at-all-but-to-make-money
    so i think we will get this edition in the 14 disc DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray-relesee that is coming in November
     
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    Daniel-M, that sounds good to me!
     
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    here is some info

    http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stori...6/11/index.htm

    Narrated by Kevin Spacey, who plays Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, the one-hour, 50-minute documentary takes viewers from Superman's very first incarnation -- as a bald bad guy with mind powers -- through the new movie. It details events in comic books, animation, film, television and merchandising, and how real-life events impacted the character's direction.

    there are also various links
     
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    Considering the dubious allegations about him going into the editing bay wrecked from partying, I kind of doubt the entire report.
     
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    ^Not to mention the claim that Lara will appear via CG. Which they apparently completed in a vacuum so total that no one anywhere ever caught wind of it.

    The whole article smells like internet-nerd-reporting at its "finest".
     
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    Especially given how the company who did the Marlon Brando effects got to release a promo reel before the movie even came out....
     
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    wow 10 mill on a sequence that was cut.

    I've seen entire movies that had a sub-10 mill budget.

    These overblown budgets are getting out of hand.
     
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    That is an EXCELLENT point. I think Clerks II has a production budget of like $5 million. Granted, it probably won't make much more than $20-30 million at the B.O., but it just shows how ridiculously out of hand movies like Superman Returns are when it comes to blowing money.
     
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    But I have a big screen! And to reserve that most-wanted extra for the infinitesimal audience of IMAX goers is cruel.
     
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    Why doesn't he just come out and say it: it'll be on v2.5 when they DO incorporate all the cut scenes. Double Dip!

    -paul
     
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    I think Singer will use the Return to Krypton sequence in the sequel of Superman Returns (since Warner Bros. will be reining in the budget on him for the sequel, there's $10 million found right there with the otherwise cut sequence from Supreman Returns).
     

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