SUPERMAN1978.COM ALEXANDER SALKIND PRESENTS MARLON BRANDO GENE HACKMAN SUPERMAN THE MOVIE STARRING CHRISTOPHER REEVE NED BEATTY JACKIE COOPER GLENN FORD TREVOR HOWARD MARGOT KIDDER VALERIE PERRINE MARIA SCHELL TERENCE STAMP PHYLLIS THAXTER SUSANNAH YORK STORY BY MARIO PUZO SCREENPLAY BY MARIO PUZO DAVID NEWMAN LESLIE NEWMAN AND ROBERT BENTON CREATIVE CONSULTANT TOM MANKIEWICZ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GEOFFREY UNSWORTH B.S.C. PRODUCTION DESIGNER JOHN BARRY MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ILYA SALKIND PRODUCED BY PIERRE SPENGLER DIRECTED BY RICHARD DONNER AND ALEXANDER AND ILYA SALKIND PRODUCTION PANAVISION TECHNICOLOR DOLY STEREO IN SELECTED THEATRES RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHT DC COMICS INC. 1978

Alexander Salkind Presents, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, A Richard Donner Film, Superman The Movie, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Margot Kidder, Valerie Perrine,  Maria Schell, Terrence Stamp, Phyllis Thatxter, Susannah York, Jack O'Halloran, Harry Andrews, Sarah Douglas, Marc McClure, Jeff East, Directed By Richard Donner

SUPERMAN1978.COM ALEXANDER SALKIND PRESENTS MARLON BRANDO GENE HACKMAN SUPERMAN THE MOVIE STARRING CHRISTOPHER REEVE NED BEATTY JACKIE COOPER GLENN FORD TREVOR HOWARD MARGOT KIDDER VALERIE PERRINE MARIA SCHELL TERENCE STAMP PHYLLIS THAXTER SUSANNAH YORK STORY BY MARIO PUZO SCREENPLAY BY MARIO PUZO DAVID NEWMAN LESLIE NEWMAN AND ROBERT BENTON CREATIVE CONSULTANT TOM MANKIEWICZ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GEOFFREY UNSWORTH B.S.C. PRODUCTION DESIGNER JOHN BARRY MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ILYA SALKIND PRODUCED BY PIERRE SPENGLER DIRECTED BY RICHARD DONNER AND ALEXANDER AND ILYA SALKIND PRODUCTION PANAVISION TECHNICOLOR DOLY STEREO IN SELECTED THEATRES RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHT DC COMICS INC. 1978 Restored, International, Cut, KCOP, ABC, Extended, 188, Minute, Version,

Superman The Movie: Restored International Cut



"Superman-The Movie" first premiered in over 500 U.S. theaters on December 15, 1978 with a running time of 144 minutes. Since that time, different editions have been released on home video and aired on television with various running times- the longest "official" release to consumers being the expanded 152-minute Special Edition DVD in 2001. However, some television airings around the world have shown an even longer 188 minute edition called "Superman- The Movie: Salkind International Cut", edited by the Salkind's company in the early 80s for worldwide television distribution. Fans rejoiced at seeing extensions and deleted scenes from the film and began discussing the possibility of an official release of a "Superman- The Movie: Restored International Cut" made from those extended televised airings, and over the years several fan attempts to create a watchable version of this epic had failed. The reason for these failures was simple: the quality of these extended network t.v. copies had been far too inferior to any theatrical or current home video release.

For some time Alex Serpa had been discussing restoring the extended version of the film to its original television length of 188 minutes. Alex dabbled for many years trying to find the best possible copies in existence and recently felt he had obtained enough quality footage to begin a restoration attempt on the film officially entitled "Superman-The Movie: Restored International Cut", and he eventually began on the restoration of the film- which included releasing some of his efforts for all to see on youtube.com. Many fans applauded his efforts as he dug deeper into the film's restoration, but to truly have a restored version of the film you must have a quality print to work from.

On or around this same time another restoration attempt on the film was quietly being made by a team named PhineasBg and Nighthawks at OriginalTrilogy.com (primarily known for its "Star Wars" roots). A discussion thread there was being updated with restoration efforts by PhineasBg, and was then being called "Superman- The Movie: The KCOP Cut". Alex paid a visit to the thread, and despite the fact that he was working on the same restoration attempt, he left encouragement and good faith to the editor.

So in early 2009 discussions began on a possible collaboration and merger between the "Restored International Cut" and "KCOP Cut" teams. With this collaboration a quality version of the 188 minute "Superman- The Movie: The Salkind International Cut" can be viewed.

If you have ever seen any version of the extended television broadcasts you will probably appreciate the way it will be presented here: restored frame by frame, Hi-Fi audio track, no commercials, subtitles, fade outs or station ID's, completely uninterrupted and featuring extensive supplemental material never released to home video!

Register on the official message board message forum for further details.

The material featured in "Superman-The Movie: Restored International Cut" is in no way meant to infringe on any motion picture copyright laws, but is solely meant as a dedication to the work featured in the film and its creators.

"Superman-The Movie: Restored International Cut" will not be for sale on-line or at any convention, and is NOT meant to be used for profit-making purposes in any way, shape or form, and should not be used as such. No Blu-ray DVDs will be created from this project as of this date.

Superman1978.com, SupermanII.com, SupermanIII.com, SupermanIV.com, SupergirlTheMovie.com will not be distributing "Superman-The Movie: Restored International Cut".





UPDATE- AUGUST 31, 2009

All of the Krypton, Smallville and Clark treks North scenes have finished video restoration.

UPDATE- SEPTEMBER 14, 2009

Construction of the Fortress of Solitude is completed. Webisode #3 coming soon!

UPDATE- February 27, 2010

Webisode #3 is now available for viewing. Scroll down to watch.

UPDATE- August 30, 2012

The man responsible for the video restoration of the SUPERMAN- THE MOVIE: RESTORED INTERNATIONAL CUT has just received from a fan new versions of the ABC, KCOP, syndicated and other versions of the extended broadcasts of SUPERMAN THE MOVIE. Hopefully these newer arrivals will be used to replace already completed scenes and shots for the finished version of the RIC.





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This cut is being made using these various sources for the film restoration:


Superman- The Movie KCOP Superman The Movie Expanded Edition Superman The Movie 4 Film Favorites Superman The Music














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Restored video, 5.1 audio, restored 8mm version and












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Superman The Movie is available on DVD and Blu-Ray from Warner Home Video.