Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)

Reconstructed using archival film and sound elements long thought to be extinct, this special cut of Superman II pieces together unseen footage shot by Richard Donner in order to present the most comprehensive version of what was to be the… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 28, 2006
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83%



Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This edit primarily contains restored footage of Marlon Brando as Jor-El, but given its erratic pacing and occasional lulls, I still prefer the version shown in theaters back in '81.

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David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

It's pretty darn nice - provided you can keep it in your head that this is a rough sketch of a movie and not a final, perfect version.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

A would-be victim of its own London After Midnight-esque mystique

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

The fascinating curiosity that's worth watching, but the theatrical edition remains the more defining take on 'Superman's' sequel.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Is it a better film? Not particularly -- it's a different film, and an interesting film.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The new Director's Cut does improve upon the general blood-and-mayhem approach of the theatrical version, making the story more serious and more dramatic. (SD-DVD Edition)

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Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com

This version of Superman II is a triumph of intention, sending the imagination soaring again over this new angle on a very old question mark.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Like so many other director's cuts, it is finally more of an appendix than a complete work: they really did just fine the first time around.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut is a very entertaining picture as director Richard Donner originally intended. Now I never really was into Superman, and… More
Spencer S.
I believe this is the best of the Superman movies, but that may only be because of his chemistry with Margot Kidder.
Mike S
Just as good as the original, if not better yet. More action, more fun and more interesting villains. Special effects-wise, it's awfully dated, but I… More
Robert C
A slightly less homogonized version of the film. A little grittier, a little more violent, a lot less of the cheesy sight gags and silly sound effects that (in… More
Dean McKenna
Director Richard Donner's version cut made me little confused, rough around a couple of edges and didn't make sense in the story as well as I really… More
Anthony Lawrie
...Its interesting, obviously unfinished in places but would love it if it was made properly. Is it better than what was brought out? I don't think so but… More

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