Glad I didn't get the set when it first came out, I almost did, but figured I wouldn't watch three anyway since it's horrible, but I could deal with four since they cleaned it up a bit, but I'm happy just to have 1, 2: Donner Cut, and Returns.
The box is cool though.
... The Master Of Puppets has spoken.
Goodbye León (november 16th, 1993 - june 12th, 2009). You were, are and always will be the best friend I ever had. I will always love you and never forget you. And please, please forgive me.
Thank you for teaching me about love, patience and caring. Rest in Peace, my friend. I hope that wherever it is you are now, you can run and play as much as you want.
According to The Digital Bits website the new Ultimate Superman DVD set (which is again to be released 5/29) will have the following UPC# 085391165262. The old set has the following UPC #012569819122.
The new set will also have an identifying sticker which can be seen here:
Today's the day. The new corrected Ultimate Superman DVD set was released today.
I went to 5 stores (Circuit City, Wal-Mart, Target, Borders, and the local PX) before finding a couple copies at Best Buy. Unfortunately Best Buy was selling it for $99.99 which after tax would come to about $33 more than Amazon. So I just came home and ordered it from there (they have a seperate page for the corrected edition so look for it).
Sweet. Time to get my copy finally... once I get my next paycheck -- d'oh!
Say what you will about Superman III, the junkyard fight and the chemical plant scenes are still awesome.
Chris Reeve acting all evil and jerkwad'ish was awesome. As for the rest of the boxed set, it's pretty good stuff. I could do without the Donner Cut though since after having watched it, I prefer the Richard Lester version. Sure it's goofy but at least it doesn't look as cobbled together and awkward, but the Donner Cut was an admirable attempt to try to piece together Donner's version.
For me the boxed set is basically worth it only for: Superman, Superman II, Superman Returns, and the making of discs with the Donner Superman, Singer's blogs and whatnot, and the disc that has the different interpretations of Superman including the Fleischer cartoons.
Superman the Donner Cut, Superman III, and Superman IV are just entertaining fluff.
I liked the ending where Superman tricks them into having their powers taken away. I suppose that Donner could've had Superman put them back in the Phantom Zone?