Superman: The Last Son Of Krypton
Rearranged STM opening credtis to begin after krypton explodes & then continue the movie after that
Cut Clark running along side train in smallville
Cut Otis & police on train tracks
Cut all scenes with Lex Luthor after Clark & Lois leave her apartment. The scene cuts straight to Clark at the daily planet hearing Lex Luthor’s call
Movie stays as is until we get to Superman stoping the missile, where I replace is with perfection to the S2 donner cut version of the film with Superman throwing the missile into space & freeing Zod. then cuts straight to the second missile hitting california & movie continues as normal
Superman saves the day & Lois doesn’t die in this version
once Superman takes Lex & Ottis to jail we cut straight to Perry in Planet looking at newspaper from S2 donner cut
HERE’S WHERE WE CUT TO A MIX OF S2 ORIGINAL & S2 DONNER CUT SCENE BY SCENE:
Cut Clark saying Lois what have you done when Lois falls out of window. It’s not Chris & that’s obvious. ( donner cut )
Lex & Ottis in jail talking about the little black box ( donner cut )
Zod & Co on moon ( donner cut )
Lex & Otis escape from jail ( Donner Cut )
Lois & Clark check into Motel & see thier room ( Lester Cut )
Lex & Miss Teschmacher go to Fortress ( Donner Cut )
Cut Miss Teshmacher flushing the toilet in fortress ( Donner Cut )
Lois & Clark at niagra falls/ Superman saves kid ( Donner Cut )
Zod & Co land on earth ( Donner Cut )
Clark trips over pink bear & Lois finds out Clark is Superman ( Lester Cut )
Ursa Burns snake with heat vision ( Donner Cut )
Superman & Lois fly to fortress ( Donner Cut )
Zod & Co confront 2 police officers ( Donner Cut )
Superman & Lois having dinner in fortress ( Donner Cut )
Military attack Zod & Co in small town ( Donner Cut )
Lois & Superman have sex before he loses his power ( Donner Cut )
Superman relinquiches his power with Jor El being present ( Donner Cut )
Zod & Co attack the white house ( Donner Cut )
Clark get beat up in diner ( Donner Cut )
Lex offering his services to Zod & Co in white house ( Donner Cut )
Superman gets power back from Jor El ( Donner Cut )
Zod & Co infiltrate the Daily Planet ( Donner Cut )
General, would you care to step outside ( Lester Cut )
Superman flies to building & lands ( Donner Cut )
I’m not a coward zod ( Lester Version )
Metropolis battle ( Donner cut )
Zod & Co return to daily planet to announce thier victory over Superman ( Lester Cut )
Flying to fortress ( Donner cut )
Landing in fortress & fortress battle ( Lester Cut )
Cut the silophane ‘S’ throw from Superman to non ( Lester Cut )
Superman flying away from fortress & talking to Lois about thier relationship ( Donner Cut )
Cut Superman destroying the fortress ( Donner Cut )
Superman gives Lois the Superkiss memory wipe ( Lester Cut )
Superman gets revenge on guy in bar ( Donner Cut )
Superman smiling at camera in space ( Superman the movie version )
Review by latenights — January 20, 2009 @ 3:34 pm
I’m sorry but I have to disagree with the general consensus here. Whereas I like the idea of seeing the first two movies combined into one overarching story (as I understand it this is how the original Mario Puzo screenplay presented the first film) I don’t think this achieves the objective.
Since watching the ADM movie Superman Redeemed, the first fan edit I ever saw, I’ve had a resurgence of interest in the Superman movies. I’ve watched my old VHS of the pre-2001 “Director’s cut”, the DVD of the extended version and even the 3 hour TV version that is doing the rounds. Personally I prefer the original release (with the 143 minute runtime) because the additional scenes added to the 151 minute version don’t really serve the story. My biggest gripe is the conversation Superman has with Jor-El after revealing himself. It makes no sense that Jor-El would need to tell Superman of the need to keep his identity secret when he’s been doing it for the best part of 30 years already. Likewise the scene with Superman approaching Luthor’s lair – we know he’s impervious to all of these elements because he faces them at other points in the film, some even prior to this scene.
For my money Superman: The Movie was a perfect film as it was and although I’d never go so far as to compare Richard Donner’s tinkering to George Lucas’s on the Star Wars franchise, the changes in the extended edition aren’t really improvements. Having seen the full 3 hour edit I have an even greater appreciation of the 143 minute cut (although I’d recommend that anyone who loves the movie track it down just for the sheer joy of it – I honestly felt like a kid again!) So when I watched this version and saw that 45 minutes of the original movie had been cut, but the additional scenes were left in (really, do we need 15 minutes watching the plight of Krypton when we can’t even spend a couple of minutes watching young Clark enjoy his powers or see how the adult Clark so convincingly diverts Lois’s attention from his heroics when she’s robbed at gunpoint?)
I’ve noticed that a lot of fanedits simply exist to reintroduce deleted scenes to the official release of the movie. Okay, not all deleted scenes work when reintroduced but I can understand that a fan might be interested to see how they would have fit and the three hour cut of the original is a perfect example of this – it’s by no means better, but it’s fun. But what the editor has done here is take out the more important and fun elements of the movie and kept in the pointless guff that was cut for good reason. And it really sours the whole experience of watching the first half of the movie knowing that there’s just so much movie gold left out. I just can’t understand why a fan would find any of the scenes that have been cut offensive!
The Superman II side of it I can’t complain about. I far prefer the official Donner cut to the Lester cut, but given that Donner never finished the movie he started off making it is difficult to justify using some of his scenes over Lester’s. This edit addresses some of those issues, but there are so many other versions of Superman II around that having this one presented after the butchered version of the first film doesn’t let it stand as tall as it could. A separate release might fare a lot better.
The biggest problem with this edit is the ambition. The two movies stand as separate entities with their own structure and there is no need to combine them. Although there is no need that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done, but next time can we please keep what made the first movie special so it feels like we’re watching the story of Clark Kent and Superman instead of showing bias towards what was originally left on the cutting room floor?
Not all bad – the editing was done well.
But the movie (compared to the originals) is only a 2/5
Review by JCPRuckus — November 19, 2008 @ 12:22 am
Wow, I haven’t seen any of the Superman movies since I was a kid, and boy are they bad. And sadly these are considered to be the good ones. Kudos to you for trying to make them enjoyable for their own sake, but even with the amount you cut these are still bursting at the seams with camp. Very nice job editing. However, at the end of the day I think I would have been happier with a version that played the camp up instead of down. Sorry to say, but there’s honestly no way to save these films. 3 stars.