This is a hard review to write as I wouldn't want to spoil what is contained within the Richard Donner cut of the film.
His cut of the film is the one that was never really made - he was sacked after shooting most of the footage for this film, during production of the first Superman film.Richard Lester took over and re-shot scenes and changed the feel of the film, and is the one that we all saw at the cinemas.
So, what to make of the 'lost' Donner picture.Well, it is fair to say that you shouldn't expect a highly polished film.It has been patched together with archive footage, and in one particular scene, a screen test!
But that is not to take anything away from it.You certainly get the feeling that the Donner Cut is the continuation from Superman the Movie.The themes from that film are developed, whereas the Lester film seems to stand apart from it.
As other people have mentioned Marlon Brando is in this film, and this certainly belongs in this film.When you see it, i believe you will prefer his role, to the sequence in the Lester version.Donner's cut seems much more grandiose, and emotional than Lester's version.
However, that is not to criticise Lester's film.I love both films - they are both good for different reasons.Lester's is definitely better produced, and finished off - but then it would be, as he was employed to finish it!Donner's is probably the true vision, though flawed in many aspects.
What i would suggest is that you make your own mind up!The price of this pack on Amazon is brilliant and you can't go wrong.The Donner cut is only going to be really relevant if you love Superman, or are a real film buff.But, for this price i would say BUY IT!You get more value for money in this pack than most newly released dvd's, 2 very different films, and some great extras!
What more could anyone ask for?