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Superman

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    87
    from 4 reviewers
  • Superman
    1978
    143 min
    PG
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Richard Donner

    Actors: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty

    Plot: An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

    Disc Release Date: 6 November 2018

    • Video
      87
    • Audio
      91
    • Extra
      75
    • Movie
      87

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • Superman The Movie was shot using Panavision cameras on 35mm film. This 2018 UHD release was made using the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution and has been utilised for this Ultra...

    • Audio
      90
    • There are two English tracks to choose from, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 5.1. The Atmos track is engaging and quite aggressive in its treatment of the surround channels, for example the opening credits...

    • Extra
      60
    • All the extras are previously available and spread over both the 4K disc and the included Blu-ray. UHD DiscTheatrical Version of the filmAudio Commentary – With executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer...

    • Movie
      80
    • Superman The Movie has a lot to answer for. Until 1978, Superman was just that, a ‘super man’. Oh, he had ‘super powers’; faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall...

    • Total
      90
    • The significance of Superman cannot be understated; it created an icon for its lead actor who simply was the character, so much so that in many peoples' eyes, Christopher Reeves is still superman. The...

    Blu-ray.com review by Michael Reuben
    • Video
      80
    • Warner's 2160p, HEVC/H.265-encoded UHD of Superman: The Movie has been derived from anew 4K scan of the original camera negative performed by Warner's MPI facility and followedby extensive cleanup, color...

    • Audio
      90
    • Warner continues its tradition of stupid disc authoring with Superman: The Movie, a practice Ihave already discussed at length in reviews of the two Matrix sequels. I will not repeat thatdiscussion here,...

    • Extra
      70
    • The extras appear on the standard Blu-ray, and they are identical to those listed under "Disc 1" inKen Brown's Anthology review. The commentary also appears on the 4K disc, but none of the other extras...

    • Movie
      80
    • Still Flying After Eighty YearsI began my Death of Superman review by asking how many times Warner and DC Comics couldget away with killing off the Man of Steel. An equally valid question is how many times...

    • Total
      80
    • Ever since Warner announced it, I have questioned whether Superman: The Movie was a goodchoice for UHD, especially in a year when the studio's catalog releases in 4K have been solimited. The disc is likely...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The classic superhero movie saves Ultra HD from disaster, powered by a splendid and highly dynamic HEVC H.265 encode, making it, hands down, the best the film has ever looked on any home video format....

    • Audio
      100
    • It's not a bird! It's not a plane! It's a sensational, out of this world Dolby Atmos soundtrack that fixes some of the issues of its DTS-HD MA counterpart. Reportedly, the sound design is a brand-new remix...

    • Extra
      60
    • Only the commentary track is shared between the Ultra HD disc and the Blu-ray, which ports over the same assortment of bonus features found on the 2011 anthology set.Audio Commentary: Though recorded separately,...

    • Movie
      90
    • For most of the 20th Century, Superman has played a distinctive role in American history, symbolizing the ideals the nation has so valiantly stood for. Since his inception during the 1930s Depression era,...

    • Total
      90
    • Since his inception during the Depression-era, Superman has played a unique cultural role in American history. The fictional comic book hero has conveniently occupied the collective consciousness and imagination...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      92
    • This isn’t a problem and shouldn’t be seen as such. This is a fantasy film that strives to recreate the look and feel of director Richard Donner’s vision...

    • Audio
      100
    • The film is loaded with atmospherics, off screen cues and discrete sound effects that when applied using the freedom of object-based placement adds an enriching layer to the soundtrack. This is noticeable...

    • Extra
      60
    • Disc 1: Superman: The Movie Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Superman: The Movie Blu-ray • Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind • The Making of Superman: The Movie 1978 TV Special • Superman and the...

    • Movie
      100
    • I grew up reading comics and have always been a fan of fantasy/adventure stories. I have loved Superman since I was little but my introduction to him wasn’t through comic books. It was through the medium...

    • Total
      88
    • Watching it again isn’t just like being a kid again. It’s better...