Superman: The Movie “Feed The Babies” Extended Edition
- A far cry from the holy grail that would be a fully anamorphic restored KCOP cut, this merely gives us two more scenes in the film
(about 3:15 to the runtime of the 2001 Expanded Edition.). Richard
Donner noted in his 2001 interview with IGNFF about the forthcoming
Expanded Edition that he was particularly looking forward to the
reinsertion of “Ned Beatty feeding those things underground.” Well,
they didn’t show up in the actual 2001 Expanded Edition, but they were
included as a supplement on the DVD. So I’ve put the two scenes with
this tiny subplot back in. It greatly captures more of Lex’s twisted
mind, and it bridges the gap between Superman flying away from the
desert differently.This V.2 also uses the 1978 mix in almost every scene from the theatrical cut, with the 2001 mix downmixed in all the deleted or restored scenes. The result is a truer sound for the purists. 2001 mix is provided for comparison. There is also a music-only track featuring John Williams legendary score.
Review by Captain Khajiit — July 21, 2011 @ 12:51 am
Adigitalman achieved his intention perfectly with this extended edition. Personally, I feel the 1978 theatrical version was perfect as it was, but ADM did fans a great service when he made this edit. The picture quality is first rate, the presentation is fine, the extra material is seamlessly integrated, and there are three audio options to choose from, which shows that a great deal of effort was put into this. You can’t rally ask for more than that.
10 out of 10
Review by joebshmoe — February 13, 2009 @ 11:33 pm
Ok, so this isn’t an epic edit or anything, but definitely a fun addition to the original. It gets my vote! 5/5