Warner Home Video continues to celebrate the "Year of Superman" with the release November 28th of the "Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition," day and date with the DVD debut of the "Superman Returns Special Edition," as well as the previously announced "Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut" and "The Christopher Reeve Superman Collection."
The "Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition" will include all six films in the Superman theatrical franchise - "Superman Returns Special Edition," "Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut," "Superman: The Movie 4-Disc Special Edition," "Superman II 2-Disc Special Edition," "Superman III" and "Superman IV" Deluxe Editions - will come loaded with more than 20 hours of bonus features.
Three bonus discs will include the previous-released "Look Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman" and - exclusive to this collection - "You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman," a feature length documentary, plus Bryan Singer’s video journals chronicling the making of "Superman Returns."
The 14-Disc set will be packaged in a collectible keepsake tin which holds the set inside lenticular packaging, along with a reproduction of the comic book Superman issue #7, a Superman overview booklet and a mail-in offer for five Superman theatrical movie posters.
The "Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition" will carry a Suggested Retail Price of $99.92, but should be heavily discounted. Expect to pay as little as seventy dollars.
More details on the films included in this set can be found in our previous coverage of "The Christopher Reeve Superman Collection."
As for "Superman Returns"... this year's summer box office hit will also be available separately in a 2-Disc Special Edition (the same one that's included in the Ultimate Collection). The Suggested Retail Price will be $34.99, with the expected "street price" around twenty dollars.
Disc One will contain the feature film itself and Disc Two will have all the bonus features: deleted scenes, trailers, two featurettes: "Requiem for Krypton: Making Superman Returns" and "Resurrecting Jor-El" and a trailer for the Electronic Arts game.
And if you'd just like to buy the film alone, you'll be able to get "Superman Returns" in a a standard single disc edition (in either widescreen or full screen) for a Suggested Retail Price of $28.98 (and a "street price" of about $16.00).
In "Superman Returns," the Man of Steel comes back to Earth after a mysterious absence of several years. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life.
[Previously: Reel Deal for Man of Steel]