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Title Superman [videorecording] : the theatrical serials collection / DC Comics ; Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Sam Katzman.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    SUP  v.1    Available
 GDL Central Library DVD    SUP  v.2    Available
 GDL Central Library DVD    SUP  v.3    Available
 GDL Central Library DVD    SUP  v.4    Available
Description 4 videodiscs (518 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster.
Originally released in 1948 and 1950.
Contains 30 episodes from the complete theatrical serials.
Special features: Disc 4: Saturdays with Superman: Noel Neill and historians Bob Burns, Donald Glut, Gary Grossman, Jim Harmon and Jan Henderson recall the making of these 2 serial adventures; Look, up in the sky! The amazing story of Superman: excerpt from the new documentary produced by Bryan Singer and Kevin Burns.
Contents Superman / adaptation by George H. Plympton and Joseph F. Poland ; screenplay by Arthur Hoerl, Lewis Clay and Royal Cole ; directed by Spencer Bennet and Thomas Carr -- Atom Man vs. Superman / screenplay by George H. Plympton, Joseph F. Poland and David Mathews ; directed by Spencer Bennet.
Disc 1: Superman comes to Earth ; Depths of the Earth ; The reducer ray ; Man of steel ; A job for Superman! ; Superman in danger! ; Into the electric furnace! ; Superman to the rescue ; Irresistible force! ; Between two fires -- Disc 2: Superman's dilemma ; Blast in the depth ; Hurled to destruction ; Superman at bay ; The payoff -- Disc 3: Superman flies again ; Atom Man appears! ; Ablaze in the sky! ; Superman meets Atom Man! ; Atom Man tricks Superman ; Atom Man's challenge ; At the mercy of Atom Man! ; Into the empty doom! ; Superman crashes through -- Disc 4: Atom Man's heat ray ; Luthor's strategy ; Atom Man strikes! ; Atom Man's flying saucers ; Rocket of Vengeance ; Superman saves the universe.
Cast Superman: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Tommy Bond, Carol Forman.
Atom Man vs. Superman: Kirk Alyn, Lyle Talbot, Noel Neill, Tommy Bond.
Summary The 15-chapter Superman (1948) spans our hero's first arrival on Earth to his alter-ego role as reporter Clark Kent of the Daily Planet through his battle with sinister Spider Lady and her relativity reducer ray. Then in the 15-part Atom Man vs. Superman (1950), our hero faces the dawn of the nuclear age. Lex Luthor seems to be behind the UFO and A-bomb that imperils Metropolis.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language English dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Subject Superman (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Metropolis (Imaginary place) -- Drama.
Good and evil -- Drama.
Delitos -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Film serials
Superhero films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Katzman, Sam, 1901-1973.
Plympton, George H.
Poland, Joseph F.
Hoerl, Arthur, 1892-1968.
Clay, Lewis.
Cole, Royal.
Bennet, Spencer Gordon, 1893-1987.
Carr, Thomas, 1907-1997.
Mathews, David, (Screenwriter.
Alyn, Kirk.
Neill, Noel.
Bond, Tommy, 1926-2005.
Forman, Carol.
Talbot, Lyle.
Siegel, Jerry, 1914-1996.
Shuster, Joe.
DC Comics, Inc.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Superman (Motion picture : 1948)
Superman (Motion picture : 1950)
Atom Man vs. Superman.
ISBN 1419836013
Standard No. 012569821255
Music No. 82125 Warner Home Video

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