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5.0 out of 5 stars Should you double dip? Yes you should!, 23 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Superman Returns [Blu-ray] [2006] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Superman Returns has to be one of the most under-appreciated films of recent years.

While some may criticise elements of the story or the characterisation of some characters or even the leisurely pace of the film NOBODY can deny that Superman Returns is a visually sumptuous and thrilling work of cinema. (By the way those who thought that there wasn't enough action in the film or that we didn't see enough of Superman's powers must have missed the part where Superman throws a small CONTINENT into space).

This BD version really does blow the DVD version out of the water. The gorgeous palette is superbly presented here in all its subtleties with Superman's costume looking particularly rich and vivid. The blacks are far richer and deeper without a trace of grain (which is good considering this film has quite a few pivotal space / night sequences.

Sound is also sublime and while I haven't got the best surround sound setup I did notice a marked improvement in clarity and texture of the sound as opposed to the DVD version.

I bought this film as part of the amazing 13 disc Superman Collector's Tin and have found this a more than worthy double dip. If you're half the Superman fan that I am, then you will too!
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Initial post: 14 Jul 2010 11:12:54 BDT
Iain West says:
The film isn't as good as you say and the casting is very poor, the audio and picture quality transfers at the same rate as the dvd does. This bluray is that much of an embarrassment I gave it to one of my mates as I couldn't bring myself to have a film which has been re-mastered into Bluray only to find the end result is the dvd is more enjoyable to watch and equal in overall quality. Warner bros should sack the team responsible for this bluray as it is a complete waste of time and resources. For those of you reading this please don't use this bluray to show what your ps3 can do as it will embarrass you more than anything else. If you want to show them what an older film looks like when transferred from DVD to bluray try showing them Armageddon, Independance Day or The Day After Tomorrow and you will realise how crap the audio and picture quality of superman returns actually is.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2010 20:38:27 BDT
Robert Allen says:
You have bored us all to death in your own review, why are you so arrogant that you have to waste our time and do it all over again - get a life !

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2010 19:28:09 BDT
Ok thanks for the counterargument Iain. It may be that you're more technically proficient than me and so you see flaws that my layman's eye misses. I do, however have to say that i own both the Blu Ray and the DVD and having seen both sequentially (not all the way through, I'm not that sad!) I really don't know how you can say that the BD isn't a clear setp up!

As for the miscasting, I'd be interesred to hear who you think was so bad and who you'd replace them with!

As for Armageddon, Independence Day or The Day After Tomorrow. I won't be showing any of those to my mates. Great transfers they may be but truly terrible films nonetheless :)

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Mar 2011 01:58:25 BDT
D. Lench says:
I Can't understand how someone could say this film is no good as i remember when i first hired it when it came out
and me and my dad really enjoyed it very much

very good acting and an excelent story line too

what amazes me is that when there is a great film then people say the reverse and when there is a pile of crap movie then they say the complete opposite too

it will be good i'm sure when they do the next superman movie which will be soon
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