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Superman the Movie 4K UHD disc release expected 2018 (theatrical?)

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Probably should start a new thread for this, but WB seems to be planning a 4k UHD release for S: TM later this year:

 

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/071018-1130

 

... we’ve been hearing from industry sources that Warner has quietly begun scanning Superman: The Movie in 4K for eventual release on 4K Ultra HD, as this year marks the film’s 40th anniversary (it was released theatrically in early December of 1978). And now we’re starting to hear from retail sources as well that a UHD release is indeed coming. We expect to see the title announced, possibly at Comic-Con, for release sometime in November or December.

 

I wonder which version of the film it will be.

 

Guess I'll have to start planning to acquire a 4k rig.

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1 hour ago, Disco Stu said:

LLL release of the score is sure to be around the same time!

 

I bet that's the plan, yeah. And then it'll get delayed til February. 😂

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Williams with Donner at the lair:

 

CW-STM-Superman-confronts-Luthor-lair-10

 

courtesy: capedwonder.com

 

40 years ago today, 7/11/78: John Williams conducts his first take of the SupermanTheme with the London Symphony Orchestra. Recording continues on the track on July 13th. The track is called Prelude and Main Title (alternate), and can be heard on Superman-The Music. John Williams also records the first version of the Fortress of Solitude music on July 11th, which will not be used in the final film.

 

👍👍👍

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An earlier composition that was re-written and rerecorded when the scene got re-edited.  IIRC the sheet music for it leaked, but we've never heard the recording, if it still exists anywhere

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2 hours ago, Jay said:

An earlier composition that was re-written and rerecorded when the scene got re-edited.  IIRC the sheet music for it leaked, but we've never heard the recording, if it still exists anywhere

 

Hopefully that's something LLL can rectify as part of their year for the books :)

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11 hours ago, JoeinAR said:

Imagine how the colors will pop in 4K. It will still be the most beautifully shot Superman film but now more crisp

No offence, Jo, but...do we want it "more crisp"?  Unsworth never shot it "crisp", he shot it "soft". I'd be happy with it being presented as close to how Unsworth shot it, originally.

 

#makeunrestoredsupermangreatagain

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19 minutes ago, John said:

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Looks like we may have a 40th Anniversary theatrical release date set up for November 25th!

 

https://heroichollywood.com/superman-movie-40th-anniversary/

 

Hoping for Williams iconic score to be tied in with the anniversary release 
(as it should be) Hoping for a stand alone 2 or a 3cd release! That would be nice. 

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22 minutes ago, Amer said:

Looks like we may have a 40th Anniversary theatrical release date set up for November 25th!

 

https://heroichollywood.com/superman-movie-40th-anniversary/

 

Hoping for Williams iconic score to be tied in with the anniversary release 
(as it should be) Hoping for a stand alone 2 or a 3cd release! That would be nice. 

Yes just when I bought the Blue Box a while ago. And they will of course improve the sound quality even further! One for the books I am sure.

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4 minutes ago, Incanus said:

Yes just when I bought the Blue Box a while ago. And they will of course improve the sound quality even further! One for the books I am sure.

 

Yes, I have been requesting a standalone release of the score away from the box set for years. It would another thrill to have this separately with all improvements that can be done by the stakeholders involved.

On 7/13/2018 at 1:36 AM, Jay said:

An earlier composition that was re-written and rerecorded when the scene got re-edited.  IIRC the sheet music for it leaked, but we've never heard the recording, if it still exists anywhere

 

Strangely there is no mention of this in the FSM box set.(i just checked) It would certainly be a new bonus cue that I would welcome.

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