Three-hour extended cut of Superman: The Movie is flying to home video!

Not going to lie, I was never a big fan of SUPERMAN '78, and am wary of people who grew up with it calling it "timeless". However, despite my ambivalence towards it, I can't deny that it was a great achievement nonetheless. It pioneered special effects techniques, it gave legitimacy to comic-book films (which were relegated to B-movie serials before this), and it has the best Superman to date in Christopher Reeve (though I still like Henry Cavill a lot).

And now, fans of the original can enjoy a three-hour extended cut! Originally released in February 1982 on ABC for a two-night broadcast, this cut had forty minutes of extra footage, which will now be included in the new home video release! While a lot of this footage has been seen in deleted scene extras and what-not, this will be the first time it will be available on an official release. The Blu-Ray will also have screen tests, documentaries, and Richard Donner’s definitive director’s cut of the film from 2000.

No official release date as of yet, but we'll keep you posted!

Extra Tidbit: So what's everyone's favorite extended/directors cut of a film? Sound off below!
Source: io9



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