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  Superman Version II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This period is generally considered to fall between the Golden Age Superman and the Silver age Superman, laying the groundwork for the latter.
Since Superman's writers didn't know how to handle his increased powers, the trend was to have him participate in domestic squabbles and other situations in which his powers could serve little useful purpose.
Initially, Superman's vulnerability to kryptonite is explained as being "due to the fact that the polarity of the electrical contact between the Man of Steel and his native soil has been reversed by the explosion of the planet and the effect of the formerly beneficial kryptonite has become negative."
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 Superman II plot summary
Superman feels the same for Lois, and so they fly off together to his Fortress of Solitude, far to the north and away from any civilization.
Meanwhile, Superman has given up his powers in order to be "mortal" and so be with the woman he loves--when the couple return to civilization, they learn what has happened and so Clark makes the journey back to the north in an attempt to regain his powers so as to do battle with the super-villains.
Clark does regain his powers and is again Superman, setting the stage for a climactic battle in the city of Metropolis as the three super-villains attempt to take their revenge on the son of their jailer, while Superman has to figure out how to end this super-threat to the Earth once and for all.
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 Superman Super Site - Superman II: The Adventure Continues
Superman II is not a sequel in the sense that a sequel is usually made to cash in on the success of its predecessor.
As far as one is able to ascertain the parts of the film that remain from the Donner version are all the scenes with Luthor, the fight in the diner and many of the climactic scenes in the Fortress at the end.
The subsequent Superman films were Superman III (1983) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), the latter made after the Salkinds sold the property due to the flop of III.
www.supermansupersite.com /movie2.html   (1593 words)

  
 DVD Times - Superman II
Superman is released and becomes one of the highest earning movies of all time; the potential cash generation of a sequel forcing the Salkinds into funding the shooting of the remainder of the sequel.
Superman II follows this approach, aiming instead to be a straightforward comic-book style actioner as opposed to a visionary epic.
As a contrast to Superman, Superman II works tremendously, as it uses the original as a form of establishment for characters and thus throws the audience directly into the entertainment seat.
www.dvdtimes.co.uk /content.php?contentid=4941   (1369 words)

  
 Stomp Tokyo Review - Superman II
The indisputable highlight of Superman II is the blowout fight between Superman and the three super-criminals.
Superman purists may cringe a little bit at the portrayal of their favorite superhero in Superman II.
Superman is definitely recognizable as the hero from the comic books, he is pitched against a formidable opponent, and there are plenty of opportunities for super-powered grandstanding.
www.stomptokyo.com /movies/superman-ii.html   (858 words)

  
 Superman II Movie -The 80s Rewind «
Superman II shorthands the prosecution and sentencing and substitutes an off-screen voice-over actor for Brando.
Many Superman fans felt that revenge wasn't Superman's gig and this was far from a fair fight, but the humor of the scene permitted the filmmakers to go super-square for their ending, with Superman flying the flag back to the White House and apologizing to the President.
Superman II is full of holes like that, but they don't detract too much from the overall product, which was highly successful and one of the highest-grossing sequels of all time.
www.fast-rewind.com /supermanii.htm   (4034 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Superman II at Epinions.com
Superman is still super but bad plot holes and the beginning of campy moments stop this film from being perfect.
Superman is still fresh and new to everyone in the world.
Superman does care a lot especially for Lois, and he does the unthinkable by giving up his powers to be with the one he loves.
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 Superman II (1980)
Thus Superman II is an odd mélange of elements that probably should fall flat on its face.
Superman II appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 on this single-sided, dual-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Superman II remains a flawed but fun film, one that often balances comedy and action with romance and drama.
www.dvdmg.com /superman2.shtml   (2176 words)

  
 Superman II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Superman II is the 1980 sequel to the 1978 feature film Superman.
The film begins with a condensed version of the opening of the first film, when the traitorous head of Krypton's military forces, General Zod, and his co-conspirators, the man-hating Ursa and the brutish Non, are convicted of sedition by the Kryptonian elders and banished to the Phantom Zone as punishment for their crimes.
In 2005, several Superman movie fans attempted to bring the film closer to Donner's original vision by creating their own professionally-made video restoration of the "International Cut" and offered free DVDs of it on one of the many Superman fan sites, but their efforts were thwarted by Warner Bros., who are reportedly threatening legal action.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Superman_II   (2635 words)

  
 "Superman II" 2.0 - Jul 21, 2006 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A reconstructed version of 1980's Superman II, largely featuring footage shot and ditched nearly 30 years ago, including 15 minutes worth of Marlon Brando espousing fatherly advice from "Kryp-tin," will be released on DVD on Nov. 28, Warner Home Video announced Friday.
Donner was shooting Superman II along with 1978's Superman: The Movie when, as Warners delicately put it, "creative differences...became irreconcilable." Translation: Donner was fired--after he finished Superman, but before he finished Superman II.
The Superman II that subsequently opened in theaters, played on TV, got issued on video, and reissued on DVD is credited to A Hard Day's Night's Richard Lester, who reshot, reworked and finished the movie.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,19563,00.html?fdnews   (633 words)

  
 Superman News
Several of you have sent me a link to this PDF preview of the new Superman comic written by Richard Donner, the director who was unkindly booted from Superman II.
Kate Bosworth reportedly says the end of her relationship with fellow actor Orlando Bloom was the result of Hollywood's purported Superman curse.
The long lusted after Richard Donner cut of Superman II is finally coming, Warner Brothers officially announced its impending release on DVD this week.
www.topix.net /movies/superman   (698 words)

  
 Superman the movies
Superman II The story of Superman vs the evil kryptonians who Jor-el had exiled to the phantom Zone.
During my childhood I thought of Superman II as the best because of the action sequences and special effects, but over all I think the original has just a little more soul.
The first Superman movie in my humble opinion was probably the best movie ever made, at the least the most spectacular, and it makes it hard to watch Superman IV with an open mind without expecting to much from it.
www.supermantv.net /superman/movie.htm   (790 words)

  
 UGO Superman Hub - Superman Movies - SUPERMAN.UGO.COM
This is the film Superman fans have been waiting for since the release of Superman II 26 years ago.
Superman II has the best story of the entire series and the most thrilling climactic battle ever envisioned for the movie screen up until that time.
UGO's Superman Hub is an unofficial fansite designed for devotees of Superman and is not affiliated with or licensed by Warner Brothers or DC Comics.
superman.ugo.com /movies/default.asp   (692 words)

  
 Donner's Superman II
Only when there was a great need to focus on the first film so as to finish it in time for its release date was the work on Superman II set aside.
Subsequent production difficulties found Donner no longer a part of the Superman team, and after his departure, many scenes for Superman II were rewritten and even some of those that were not were nonetheless reshot under the new director.
The purpose of this section is to present the clearest possible view of Donner's vision for Superman II: the Adventure Continues.
superman.rossiters.com /s2_main.html   (248 words)

  
 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut is a 2006 film that is a re-edit of the 1980 film Superman II.
The version of Superman II that was released combined Donner footage shot in 1977 with Lester footage shot in 1979.
Despite this, critics have noted that Superman II remains a remarkably coherent and entertaining film, and Lester’s direction of the love relationship between Lois Lane and Superman, was applauded by critics who stated that they had not seen this side of Richard Lester’s direction prior to this.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Superman_II:_The_Richard_Donner_Cut   (6232 words)

  
 Superman II : Whose Sequel is it anyway?
Those familiar with the filming of Superman II are already aware that some of the scenes were filmed by Richard Donner (uncredited) in 1977 while others were filmed by Richard Lester in 1979 and early 1980.
Fortunately, the 1979 revised shooting script for Superman II contains scene-by-scene descriptions, tagging those which were already filmed in 1977, and those which were new to film in 1979.
After the premiere of SUPERMAN, Donner was waiting to complete SUPERMAN II, probably for release in December 1979.
www.supermancinema.co.uk /superman2/real_s2/analysis/index.htm   (884 words)

  
 DVDCC.COM: Superman Ii DVD REVIEW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In Superman II, three villains that Superman's father sentenced to life in the “Phantom Zone” during the first film, escape and put their superpowers up to no good on earth.
Unfortunately, Superman has chosen this moment to deprive himself of his superpowers to settle down with Lois (the concept of Kryptonian/Terran copulation is problematic at best).
Well Superman and Superman II were supposed to be filmed together.
www.dvdcc.com /review.php?superman2   (864 words)

  
 Superman Super Site
Being Superman is the childhood fantasy of every little boy and girl (they of course want to be Supergirl).
The original 1948 serial starring Kirk Alyn follows Superman fighting an unlikely villain in the Spider Lady (Carol Forman) and her gang of standard-issue thugs--middle-aged crooks in suits, ties and fedoras who are constantly slugging Jimmy and kidnapping Lois.
12/12 Sarah Douglas, Ursa in Superman and Superman II, born in 1952.
www.supermansupersite.com   (487 words)

  
 Superman CINEMA
In 2001 work began on a fan film project for "Superman II." The ultimate goal was to raise awareness about the lost footage from that film, and hopefully convince anyone with influence that the work of original "Superman II" director Richard Donner should see the light of day.
If you have no idea about the long odd history of this film, please refer to the Superman II section.
The hope was to recut the film to make it feel more like Donner's "Superman The Movie." Before work could seriously begin, the extended TV broadcasts needed to be acquired to include some of those great Donner moments that didn't make it into the theatrical cut.
www.supermancinema.co.uk /superman2/real_s2/ric/default.asp   (686 words)

  
 Superman II (1980)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
There are two versions of the film "Superman II." One is the vision of acclaimed director Richard Donner, full of color flourishes, and camera work by the late Geoffrey Unsworth.
Simply titles "Superman II", the Richard Lester version is full of clumsy comedy, amateur plotting, and is nowhere near as affective as the Donner version.
Because of budget problems and deadline, the producers could not finish the re-shoot and "Superman II", and had to fill the gaps with Donner footage from the vault, making "Superman II" confusing and abstruce, and that is what made "Superman II" an atavistic failure.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0081573   (1062 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Superman II [1980]: DVD: Christopher Reeve,Jack O'Halloran,Richard Lester,Ned Beatty,Margot Kidder,Gene ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Superman II is perhaps the only decent attempt at realistically adapting a super hero to the big-screen.
However, Superman II is a clear exception to the rule that super hero movies cannot be well-photographed, have a half-decent storyline and be genuinely riveting for their audiences.
Superman II thus stands as a classic of its kind (albeit because no other such movie in this genre comes close), so Sam Raimi, look no further for references as to how to make a great super hero flick.
www.amazon.co.uk /Superman-II-Christopher-Reeve/dp/B00005MHN9   (1552 words)

  
 THE COMPLETE SUPERMAN DVD COLLECTION
Wresting the reins to half-shot Superman II from Donner's hands, Lester, an American expat with the decidedly British sensibilities of his adopted homeland, dandifies the original's fragile tone.
Their sped-up lunacy characterizes many an action sequence from II and Superman III (a sole Lester effort), sans the obvious joy he associated with said band.
Superman III works better and almost well when Pryor is off camera, and this is the instalment in which Reeve really gets to shine as he essays Superman's evil alter ego.
www.filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/supermancollection.htm   (1475 words)

  
 Superman II: Restored International Cut
Tim, I am curious as to which version of superman 2 was originally released in the U S twenty odd years ago because by what I am reading on the supermanhomepage you, as in the U S, got what has become known to the world as superman 2.
I have a good memory for detail when it comes to things I like which most definetly means superman movies and the movie I saw on the big screen back in early 80's is not the one I have on VHS in my bedroom(the dvd player is in the loungeroom).
In Superman II, she helps lex escape and goes to the fortress of solitude in the baloon with him and then we never see her again.
www.supermantv.net /messageboard/article134.htm   (1091 words)

  
 superman II - The CHUD.COM Message Boards
I wish Warners had given the same treatment to Superman II as they did to the first installment and as bad as Superman IV was, I always harboured a secret desire to see the full length version, including Supes and Nuclear mans whacky escapades in the nightclub!!
Superman II is a cool as hell flick, although I prefer the first one.
Reeve really is Superman - he projects the whole "Big Blue Boy Scout" vibe that is such a prevalent part of the character, although I think that Kent could be a trifle less of a weeny.
www.chud.com /forums/showthread.php?p=797194   (718 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Superman II: DVD: Gene Hackman,Margot Kidder,Christopher Reeve,Richard Donner,Ned Beatty,Roger ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Superman, meanwhile, is in love with Lois Lane, who finds out who he really is. Lex Luthor escapes from prison and is determined to destroy Superman by joining forces with the three criminals.
The original plan was to have Superman I end with a cliffhanger: The nuclear missile that Lex Luthor set for Hackensack New Jersey, which Superman diverted into outer space, explodes, shattering the Phantom Zone and setting the three Kryptonian criminals free.
As sequences for Superman II were filmed as much as two years apart from each other, there are glaring continuity problems in the film.
www.amazon.com /Superman-II-Gene-Hackman/dp/B000059XUI   (1752 words)

  
 Superman II mistakes, goofs and bloopers
Other: In the beginning, when Superman is flying to the Eiffel Tower, the last scene that shows him flying towards the tower, you can see the wire Christopher Reeve was attached to as he swoops down.
When Superman arrives to save her, there is suddenly a LOT more distance from the elevator to the ground than there was just a moment before.
At the beginning of the first Superman film General Zod's hair looks as if it has been blow-dried, but all through Superman II he looks like he uses wet-look gel.
www.moviemistakes.com /film1246   (917 words)

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