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Superman Returns
Special Edition
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 116 (Jan 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint, Parker Posey, Kal Penn, Sam Huntington & Kevin Spacey

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
There are no supplements on Disc One of this two-disc DVD set. Special features on Disc Two of are super, however, and include the documentary Requiem For Krypton: Making Superman Returns, which is available to watch in individual chapters or in its 174-minute entirety; a four-minute reprisal of Marlon Brando

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Bros
(Catalog Number): 82337
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For some intense action violence
(Retail Price): $34.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 154
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/28/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bryan Singer
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Superman (Routh) Returns to Earth, surprised to find that his old enemy Lex Luthor (Spacey) is out of jail and up to his old tricks. But the Man of Steel gets an even bigger shock when he discovers that not only has his true love, Lois Lane (Bosworth), moved on with her life, but she

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture generally looks good, with accurate fleshtones and adequately resolved details. There are times, however, where the picture looks soft and smeared. Blacks are appropriately deep, and shadow delineation is good. Color fidelity is good, although the color scheme is generally muted. Edge enhancement is noticeable in high-contrast transitions, but is not overly intrusive. (Danny Richelieu)

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