‘Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology’ Coming to DVD & Blu-Ray

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s…a definitive blu-ray collection of Superman movies?

2011 is a year filled to the brim with superhero cinema and the folks over at Warner Home Video think that now is the perfect time to roll out the most comprehensive high-definition collection of Superman films of all time. Combining all four movies with Christopher Reeve and 2006’s reboot-ish Superman Returns, this set promises to be the ultimate collection of Superman’s first cinematic era.

Boasting both Donner extended cuts of the first two films and over 20 hours of special features, this release is as stacked as could possibly be. There is a lot of similarity in this Blu-Ray’s feature list and the Ultimate Collector’s DVD set that came out in 2006, however, several of the key features have been converted to HD, including the Donner cuts and the wonderful Look, Up in the Sky! documentary.

A full list of features and the Blu-Ray anthology’s trailer can be found after the jump.

Even though the previous DVD collection shared most of the same special features, this set still should be a must own for any fan of these films. Just the opportunity to own the two Donner cuts in high definition makes it worth the price of admission.

Total cost for this anthology? A whopping $129.95. But looking at these features, it may just be worth it. Take a look at those below, and you can pick up the collection on June 7th.

Disc #1

Superman: The Movie, Original Theatrical

Commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler (Original Theatrical Version)

The Making of Superman: The Movie [1978 TV special]

Superman and the Mole-Men [1951 feature]

Warner Bros. Cartoons

Trailers

Disc #2

Superman: The Movie, Expanded Edition

Commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz (Extended Version)

Taking Flight: The Development of Superman

Making Superman: Filming the Legend

The Magic Behind the Cape

Screen Tests

A Selection of Restored Scenes

Additional Music CuesMusic Only Track (Donner Cut)

Disc #3

Superman II, Original Theatrical

Commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler (Original Theatrical Version)

The Making of Superman II [1980 TV special]

Deleted Scene

First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series

Fleischer Studios’ Superman Cartoons

Theatrical Trailer

Disc #4

Superman II – The Richard Donner Cut

Commentary by Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz (Donner Cut)

Introduction by Richard Donner

Superman II: Restoring the Vision

Deleted Scenes

Famous Studios’ Superman

Disc #5

Superman III Theatrical Version

Commentary by Iilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler

The Making of Superman III (1983 TV Special)

Deleted Scenes

Theatrical Trailer

Disc #6

Superman IV The Quest For Peace Theatrical Version

Commentary by Mark Rosenthal

Superman 50th Anniversary Special (1988 TV Special)

Deleted Scenes

Theatrical Trailer

Disc #7

Superman Returns

Requiem for Krypton: Making Superman Returns

Resurrecting Jor-El

Deleted Scenes including the never-before-seen original opening to Superman Returns

Bryan Singer’s Journals – Video production journals

Trailers

Disc #8: Additional Bonus Material

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman [Hi-Def]

You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman

The Science of Superman [Hi-Def]

The Mythology of Superman

The Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve

The Adventures of Superpup [1958 TV pilot]

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