Superman Redeemed

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Superman Redeemed
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Original Release Date:
1983/1987
Original Running Time:
215
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
93
Time Cut:
122
Brief Synopsis:
The two stories of Superman III and Superman IV have been edited together into one trimmed and improved tale.
Intention:
Most of what made both films cringeworthy has been removed. The two stories have been edited together into one tale that tells of Clark’s return to Smallville, a nuclear crisis that jump-starts the arms race, Superman trying to disarm the world, and Luthor’s scheme to destroy Superman.
Release Information:
DVD
Cuts and Additions:
* All of Gus Gorman, Ross Webster & co. are cut from Superman III
* All of Lacy & David Warfield, most of Lenny Luthor, Lois, Jimmy & Perry are cut from Superman IV. Most bad FX are cut from Superman IV.
* Deleted getaway scene in the Warden’s car from Superman II get Lex out of prison, while giving screen time to Otis and Miss Tessmacher once again.
* Paris sequence from Superman II serves as a lynchpin for bridging the Smallville plot to the Nuclear Disarmament plot.
* Opening credits are a custom creation by ADM set to Williams’ Concert March and using Oxford Scientific footage as the background plate.
Cover art by ADigitalMan (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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(Updated: May 23, 2022)
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Thanks, A Digital Man, for a great edit and a homage to Reeve's version of superman. It's been a long, long time since I saw part IV and part III had both good and bad areas, so the combo of these stories was a difficult task. It worked stupendously. I loved the new plot and I'm blown away at what you accomplished. Bravo!

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9.3
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This is quite simply the best that could be salvaged from some extremely uneven movies. The fact that it all holds together as a narrative is remarkable, but A Digital Man managed to pull it off. This will be what I use from now on whenever I want to show someone the highlights of Reeve's post Donner films.

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9.1
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A tremendous bit of alchemy, this is exactly what fan-editing is all about. Somehow smashing together the best parts of the worst Reeve Superman movies has yielded this excellent new climax to the series (get outta here, Superman Returns!). Others have covered the seamless melding of the Nuclear Man plot with the hallucinatory meltdown of Clark/Superman in the junkyard, but needless to say, it enhances everything all around, and provides a welcome insight into the character through pure action -- which should be the goal of every superhero movie!

And, blasphemous as it may sound, I've always been a Clark/Lana guy, so to have Clark end up with his childhood sweetheart (played to perfection by Annette O'Toole) at the close of this series (after his disastrous brief relationship with Lois in the second film) feels organic, earned, touching and like a full circle to this entire franchise. And the arc that Superman goes through in this movie, both in his personal and global struggles, feels completely fitting and like he has acheived the wisdom that his hologram father unsuccessfully tried to impart in the first iflm.

As an edit that's nearly a decade and a half old, there are some technical glitches to be sure: scene transitions flicker and glitch a bit, there's inconsistency between the quality of scenes from time to time, and the battle on the moon still looks painfully fake, all of which seem like problems that could be alleviated by a fresh pass by ADM or another gifted editor. But regardless of technical quibbles, "Redeemed" now has a permanent place in my collection behind Superman The Movie "Up, Up and Away Edition" and Superman II "The Expanded Richard Donner Cut" as the tight, consistent trilogy that Christopher Reeve's flawless Superman portrayal undoubtedly deserves.

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As someone who hasn't watched 3 or 4, I came in with no bias.
I thought that the fact ADigitalMan edited 2 movies together it would be noticeable. It was actually the opposite. The 2 movies worked together seamlessly. I had to search up what parts he took from both movies to understand what he edited. Overall, pretty good edit. I recommend it to anyone who wants to rewatch the Christopher Reeve movies.

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9.6
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As someone who has always liked Superman III and Superman IV, I had to write about how much I enjoyed this fanedit. The way this edit was able to weld the stories of III and IV together into such a plausible and enjoyable story is absolutely fantastic. Using Paris as a segue between Smallville and the events of SIV even makes both events seem more significant, given that all the silly slapstick is removed. The version I found was a bit jittery visually, and I'd love to find a perfect copy but for now, this version has officially found a place on the shelf beside the other movies.

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