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Writers:
Jerry Siegel (characters) &
Joe Shuster (characters) ...
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Release Date:
28 November 2006 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
As Originally Conceived and Intended
Plot:
Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
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User Reviews:
The power of DVD - Supe is back! See more (126 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Gene Hackman ... Lex Luthor (archive footage)

Christopher Reeve ... Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman (archive footage)

Marlon Brando ... Jor-El (archive footage)

Ned Beatty ... Otis (archive footage)

Jackie Cooper ... Perry White (archive footage)

Sarah Douglas ... Ursa (archive footage)

Margot Kidder ... Lois Lane (archive footage)

Jack O'Halloran ... Non (archive footage)

Valerie Perrine ... Eve Teschmacher (archive footage)

Clifton James ... Sheriff (archive footage)

E.G. Marshall ... The President (archive footage)

Marc McClure ... Jimmy Olsen (archive footage)

Terence Stamp ... General Zod (archive footage)

John Ratzenberger ... Controller #1 (archive footage)

Shane Rimmer ... Controller #2 (archive footage)
John Morton ... Nate (archive footage)
Jim Dowdall ... Boris (archive footage) (as Jim Dowdell)

Angus MacInnes ... Prison Warder (archive footage) (as Angus McInnes)

Antony Sher ... Bell Boy (archive footage)
Elva Mai Hoover ... Mother (archive footage) (as Elva May Hoover)
Hadley Kay ... Jason (archive footage)
Todd Woodcroft ... Father (archive footage)

Gordon Rollings ... Fisherman (archive footage)
Peter Whitman ... Deputy (archive footage)

Richard LeParmentier ... Reporter (archive footage) (as Richard Parmentier)
Don Fellows ... General (archive footage)

Michael Shannon ... President's Aide (archive footage) (as Michael J. Shannon)
Tony Sibbald ... Presidental Imposter (archive footage)
Tommy Duggan ... Diner Owner (archive footage)
Pamela Mandell ... Waitress (archive footage)
Pepper Martin ... Rocky (archive footage)

Eugene Lipinski ... Newsvendor (archive footage)
Cleon Spencer ... Kid #1 (archive footage)
Carl Parris ... Kid #2 (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Austin Majors ... Ranch Boy (voice)
Aaron Smolinski ... Baby Kal-El (archive footage)

Directed by
Richard Donner 
Richard Lester (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Jerry Siegel (characters) &
Joe Shuster (characters)

Mario Puzo (story)

Mario Puzo (screenplay) &
David Newman (screenplay) &
Leslie Newman (screenplay)

Tom Mankiewicz  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Derek Hoffman .... co-producer
Ilya Salkind .... executive producer
Pierre Spengler .... producer
Michael Thau .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Robert Paynter 
Geoffrey Unsworth 
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Baird 
Michael Thau 
John Victor-Smith 
 
Production Management
Michael Crawford .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Denis Rich .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Melissa A. Corns .... assistant sound editor (as Melissa Corns)
Cameron Frankley .... sound designer
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor (as Randall Kelley)
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer
Ai-Ling Lee .... sound effects editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Chris Trent .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer (as Greg Watkins)
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Avitabile .... digital compositor
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor
Derek Bird .... digital compositor
Kevin R. Browne .... digital artist
Chad Buehler .... digital compositor
Cyntia Büll .... digital compositor (as Cyntia Buell)
Michael Collins .... digital compositor
Mark S. Driscoll .... CEO: LOOK! Effects (as Mark Driscoll)
Mark S. Driscoll .... president: LOOK! Effects (as Mark Driscoll)
Marc Fisher .... digital effects artist (director's cut)
Jenny Foster .... visual effects producer
Michelle Herrin .... digital artist
Anthony 'Max' Ivins .... visual effects supervisor (as Max Ivins)
Christopher Ivins .... compositor
Michael Kaelin .... digital compositor
Michael Kennen .... digital compositor
Danny S. Kim .... visual effects art director (as Danny Kim)
Cornelia Magas .... digital compositor
Felix Ojeda .... digital compositor (as Felix Ojeda III)
Rob Ozaeta .... Flame artist (as Robb Ozaeta)
Rebecca Ramsey .... visual effects executive producer: Look Effects
Gabriel Sanchez .... Flame artist
Clay Sparks .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunt rigger
Brian Christensen .... stunt rigger
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunt coordinator
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurice Gillett .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Marc Fisher .... finishing editor
Christine Vasquez .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Jay Duerr .... music editor
Eric Tomlinson .... score mixer
Eric Tomlinson .... score recordist
 
Other crew
Matt Faulkner .... title designer: main titles
Suzanne Friedline .... adr voice match
Tom Mankiewicz .... creative consultant
 
Thanks
Jack Dubnicek .... special thanks
Warren Farnes .... thanks (2006 reconstruction)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut" - USA (promotional title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for sequences of action violence, some language and brief mild sensuality
Runtime:
USA:115 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The actress playing Lois Lane using the typewriter during the end scene is not Margot Kidder. The ending that was written but never filmed had Lois Lane die at the Fortress of Solitude which in turn caused Superman to reverse time. The typewriter scene was shot in 2006 specifically for the restoration and had an uncredited actress stand in for Lois.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Clark and Lois are talking while she is getting dressed after her shower in their hotel room, shots with only Clark show him with slicked down hair and wearing glasses with smaller lenses, whereas two-shots with Lois and Clark show him with large-lenses and bushy hair.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Jor-El:I ask you now to pronounce judgment on those accused. On this... this mindless aberration, whose only means of expression are wanton violence and destruction; on the woman Ursa, whose perversions and unreasoning hatred of all mankind have threatened even the children of the planet Krypton; finally, General Zod. Chief architect of this intended revolution and author of this insidious plot to establish a new order amongst us...
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FAQ

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Why was Richard Donner fired from directing the original cut of Superman II?
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42 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
The power of DVD - Supe is back!, 24 November 2006
Author: Lee Bolton from Manchester, UK

I, like many others have been waiting for this cut to come along. I got the DVD yesterday and expected a film with missing holes, missing scene title cards and un-easy editing due to the footage used.

What people forget is that Richard Lester's version was pretty hot in 1980 minus a bloke getting blown around while on the phone in the heat of a battle.

Well ... I was shocked, and I clapped at the end. Superman II now feels like a different film. The new scenes are very good (and just show what Chris Reeve could do - what a wonderful actor he really was), Marlon Brando scenes are superb to watch, new music cues - from Superman one, lots of new funny scenes, and new special effects that don't look out of date in what is supposed to be a 1980 film. Gene Hackman's part seems more fleshed out here than before - witness the Fortress of Solitude crystal scenes. lovely and funny.

This shows the power of DVD and show special it is. This cut simply could not have been made. You will find that some of the new edits jump from scene to scene in a flash - that because we already know the film from Richard Lester's version. Watch this like is was new and you would love it more. You, if you are a Superman fan, will fall in love with the new opening scene with a new look at the Phantom zone capture (new camera angles you see) and get this - new credit sequence up to the standard of the original supe adventure.

So it really like a fantastic new look at a old film. You could point out the faults in lines dubbed or the odd bit of tinkering even the ending but this really is a new Chris Reeve film you though could never have been made. Bonus.

Masterful piece of reimaging - Superman is back

Lee

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