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zcbdsm1| Superman - The Movie
english 1978
Director: Richard Donner
Screenplay: Tom Mankiewicz, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, David Newman, Robert Benton, Mario Puzo, Leslie Newman
Cast: Kirk Alyn Vass Anderson Harry Andrews Bill Bailey David Baxt
Genre: Action

Running Time: 151
Aspect Ratio:  2.40:1 (NTSC )
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Features: Scene Access
Making of movie
Studio:  Warner Home Video DVD Region:  1 PG
DVD Release:  Nov 2006 Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
Reviews:  Richard Donner's 1978 epic about the Man of Steel showed how a film about a superhero could be a moving and romantic experience even for people who long ago gave up comic books. Beginning on the icy planet Krypton, the story follows the baby Kal-El, whose rocket ship lands in Smallville, Kansas. He is found there by a childless couple and raised as the shy Clark Kent (the young Kent is played by Jeff East). The film is perhaps most touching in these sequences, with expanses of wheat fields blowing in the wind and with a young man who can't figure out what part in destiny his great powers are meant to play. The second half, with Reeve taking over as Clark/Superman, is bustling, enchanting (the scene in which Superman flies girlfriend Lois Lane--played by Margot Kidder--through the night sky is great date material), and funny, thanks largely to Gene Hackman's sardonic portrayal of nemesis Lex Luthor. --Tom Keogh

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