Whether you're talking about animation or live action, two of the best Superman movies ever made are being released in one big box set. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced 'The Deadh and Return of Superman' Complete Film Collection is coming to 4K UltraHD, Blu-Ray and DVD combo packs on October 1, 2019. The 166 minute story includes both the recent releases of 'The Death of Superman' and 'Reign of the Supermen'. Not familiar with the story? Check out the trailer:
There will be different combo packs available, and will have different extras available. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray DVD Combo Packs both include a digital version of the film, and each gift set will feature 45 minutes of new enhanced content, an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR bonus disc of Superman: Doomsday (first time in 4k) and a dazzling, four-inch figurine of the popular character Steel. Here are the rest of the special features:
The Death and Return of Superman Enhanced Content
Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital
Long Live Superman (Featurette) – Superman is a symbol for hope across the world. Hear the story of how the Man of Tomorrow will always be the hero we need today. Long Live Superman!
The Death of Superman: The Brawl That Topped Them All (Featurette) – Experience the battle between Superman and Doomsday like never before as creators of the iconic comic and the new film explore the nuances of “The Greatest Fight” with the help of a martial arts expert.
Lex Luthor: The Greatest Nemesis (Featurette) – Evil Genius. Archenemy of Superman. Misunderstood hero? This documentary will look at one of the most renowned villains in literature and debate his ethics and motivations throughout his publication history and as the calculated anti-hero of Reign of the Supermen. We’ll also explore how Lex Luthor is emblematic of technology without limit, often demonstrating what effect unbridled power, resources, and influence can have on humanity. We’ll discuss the affinity for storytellers to associate Lex Luthor and with the field of science as they challenge our morals and integrity with real world issues such as cloning and what can happen if science fiction became science reality.
From the DC Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 1”
From the DC Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 2”
From the DC Vault: Superman: The Animated Series, “Heavy Metal”
From the DC Vault: Justice League Unlimited, “Panic in the Sky”
'The Death and Return of Superman' will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
An all-star cast matches its epic scope with Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Bravo’s Play by Play, Stand by Me) as Superman, Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) as Lois Lane and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as Lex Luthor. Other cast members include Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless, 90210) as Aquaman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, and Nyambi Nyambi (Mike & Molly, The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter, Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as Steel, Cameron Monaghan (Gotham) as Superboy, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, and Tony Todd (Candyman) as Darkseid.
Producer Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) co-directs The Death of Superman portion of the combined film with Jake Castorena (Justice League Action) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights). Liu produces and directs the film’s Reign of the Supermen second-half from a script by Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Tim Sheridan (Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost). Amy McKenna (The Death of Superman) is producer, and Alan Burnett (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Justice League Dark).
You can pre-order the digital version on Amazon right now. We will update this post when pre-order links for the physical copies become available:
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