Thursday, 18 July 2013

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Review

Superman II: The Richard Donner 

Release Date: 28th November 2006 - USA

Production Companies
Warner Bros. Pictures

Genre: Action

Rating: PG

Runtime: 115 minutes

Plot Summary
Unwittingly released from
Phantom Zone imprisonment,
three super-powered
Kryptonian criminals plan
to enslave Earth - just when
Superman decides to show
a more romantic side to
Lois Lane.

Christopher Reeve - Clark Kent/
Kal El/Superman
Margot Kidder - Lois Lane
Terence Stamp - General Zod
Gene Hackman - Lex Luthor
Marlon Brando - Jor-El
Sarah Douglas - Ursa
Jack O'Halloran - Non
Jackie Cooper - Perry White
Marc McClure - Jimmy Olsen
E.G. Marshall - The President
Valerie Perrine - Eve Teschmacher
Ned Beatty - Otis

Directors - Richard Donner and
Richard Lester (Uncredited)
Based on Characters - Jerry
Siegel and Joe Shuster
Screenplay - Mario Puzo and
David & Leslie Newman
Producer - Pierre Spengler
Film Editor/Producer - Michael
Thau (2006 Reconstruction)
Creative Consultant/Screenplay
(Uncredited) - Tom Mankewicz
Production Designer - John Barry
Additional Production Design -
Peter Murton
Costume Designer - Yvonne
Blake & Sue Yelland
Cinematography - Robert Paytner &
Geoffrey Unsworth
Stunt Coordinators - Vic Armstrong,
Alf Joint & Paul Weston
Visual Effects Supervisor - Anthony Max Irvins
(2006 Reconstruction)
Director of Special Effects - Colin Chilvers
Director of Miniature Effects & Additional
Flying Sequences - Derek Meddings
Supervisor of Optical & Visual Effects -
Roy Field
Film Editors - Stuart Baird &
John Victor-Smith
Music - John Williams
Additional Music - Ken Thorne

A troubled production but a turbulent old year that in the middle of its operation of SUPERMAN II we fans of the Man of Steel we'll never forget, a fight with the original director Richard Donner and two producers had began with who's style they began choose over and so Donner left the film incomplete ironically and was replaced by an inexperienced director named Richard Lester who finished SUPERMAN II, re-filmed it and stoned it into a less satisfying product that in the past, I once watched the sequel a long time ago. Fortunately, years later for now, I finally went and began seeing the director's cut available on free online that contained extra footage and in a confound way it proceeds to improve the second instalment of its quality. Restoring more to Donner's vision are lost scenes that featured Marlon Brando as Superman's dad and builds up the father/son arc that needs to be done up from scratch to finish. Perhaps even more untimely that some of Lester's proportions that were presented on the second instalment were no longer in the film as it is to say they are removed.

I don't know what am I finish about the Donner Cut of SUPERMAN II, then again... the new ending was never new and a bit desperate. I finally recognised that this recent cut helped to persuade some audiences that it will be the only great director's cut anyone ever saw.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


  1. I have been wanting to see this cut for a while now, I just need to buy I suppose.


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