Superman (1978) Is FINALLY Getting a 4K Release

It's a bird, it's a plane, IT'S RICHARD DONNER'S 1978 SUPERMAN finally being released on 4K!

We've been waiting FOREVER to see Christopher Reeve's friend from another star in 4K, and it's finally happening this year.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Superman will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR, which expands the color palette and contrast range by uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Superman will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack (5.1 audio mixed from the original 1978 6-track 70mm) remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

We cannot recommend home Dolby enough! It really makes a difference with the high-end 4K releases, like that Christopher Nolan box set[easyazon_link identifier="B077MYFX8K" locale="US" tag="bleedingcoo07-20"]Christopher Nolan 4K Collection (4K Ultra HD) [Blu-ray][/easyazon_link].

Things you can look forward to getting on this new release-

Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Extras:

  • Superman Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special feature:
  • Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind
  • Superman Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:
  • Commentary by Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind
  • The Making of Superman: The Movie 1978 TV Special
  • Superman and the Mole-Men
  • Cartoons
  • TV Spots and Trailers

Superman will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99, which includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features. Fans can also pick up a digital version of the 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers. Both options will be available beginning November 6th, 2018.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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