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Superman Returns Blu-ray

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Dolby Digital Audio Warner Bros. | 2006 | 154 min | Rated PG-13 | Nov 28, 2006

Superman Returns (Blu-ray)
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Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

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English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

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Superman Returns

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Superman Returns Blu-ray features mediocre video and decent audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

He's back. A hero for our millennium. And not a moment too soon, because during the five years Superman sought his home planet, things changed on his adopted planet. Nations moved on without him. Lois Lane now has a son, a fiancÚ and a Pulitzer for "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman." And Lex Luthor has a plan that will destroy billions of lives. And the thrills - from a sky-grapple with a tumbling jumbo jet to a continent-convulsing showdown - redefine Wow. "I'm always around," Superman tells Lois. You'll be glad he is.

For more about Superman Returns and the Superman Returns Blu-ray release, see Superman Returns Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Parker Posey, Frank Langella
Director: Bryan Singer

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Superman Returns Blu-ray, Video Quality

  2.5 of 5

Ouch. Minted for a 2006 release (when Blu-ray had first emerged from Sony's primordial ooze), Superman Returns' 1080p/VC-1 transfer has lost whatever luster it may have once had. Singer and cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel's amber-drenched palette remains fairly strong and stable, but inconsistent contrast leveling and dull, muddy skintones continually flatten the image. Dimensionality and detail is hit or miss as well. At times, Routh's pores take center stage... at others, his face looks as if it's been crafted from clay. Likewise, a thrilling high altitude rescue is undermined by soft edges and indistinct textures; an odd development considering the film was shot using the latest and greatest high definition cameras. Moreover, scenes aboard Luthor's war-yacht (or whatever you want to call it) are lifeless, rooftop rendezvous resemble murky bowls of brown gumbo, and underwater sequences exhibit some of the worst artifacting, banding, and source noise I've ever encountered. And that's only the tip of the growing Kryptonian land mass. From a reckless application of noise reduction to a who's who of digital discrepancies, the picture is a mess from beginning to end. As it stands, only a handful of third-act confrontations between Supes and Lex manage to leave a long-lasting impression.

I have no doubt some of the presentation's unsightly misfortunes can be traced to Singer and Sigel's intentions -- overbearing shadows, impenetrable delineation, and limited depth among them -- but it's quite clear that Superman Returns is in desperate need of a fresh restoration; a sharp transfer that will give its iconic hero the sort of stunning Blu-ray homecoming he deserves.


Superman Returns Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

When Superman Returns first arrived on home video in 2006, Warner (at that point struggling to provide comparable sonic experiences between the HD DVD and Blu-ray releases of their films) produced two distinctly different audio mixes: a rousing, lossless Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround track for the HD DVD version, and a generally satisfying 640kbps Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track for the Blu-ray version. While both releases bested their DVD counterparts, the HD DVD's TrueHD track was much more impressive, leaving many a Blu fiend salivating for a taste of lossless goodness all their own. As it turned out, Warner had been cataloging their fans' complaints. In 2008 (some two years later), the studio issued a re-release of the Blu-ray edition that offered not one, but two high-quality audio options: an uncompressed PCM 5.1 surround track and the same TrueHD mix that originally debuted on the 2006 HD DVD.

It's a cinch to identify which Blu-ray release of Superman Returns you're holding in your hand. Not only does the tech spec box on the rear coverart clearly outline the disc's audio tracks, the ISBN and UPC codes are different as well. The lesser edition is associated with ISBN# 1-4198-4481-4 and UPC code 012569829657, and the superior re-release is stamped with ISBN# 1-4198-6004-6 and UPC code 085391177913. So unless you left your glasses at home, it shouldn't be difficult to discern. Just be careful if purchasing a used disc from Amazon or eBay -- make sure the seller has outlined exactly which version of the film they're selling. Not everyone is as honest as you and I.

Anyway, I digress. While Warner's 2008 re-release is definitely the disc fans will want to make sure is in their collection, the original release nevertheless offers a decent Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track that holds up fairly well, even in the shadow of its beefy big brother. Dialogue is a bit chunkier, but remains clean, clear, and intelligible throughout. Even though action-oriented scenes tend to overwhelm the soundscape, they rarely trample on any crucial lines. LFE support is solid (particularly considering the lossy nature of the mix) and dynamics deliver some relatively powerful punches. My only sizable complaint is that the rear speakers, despite being active throughout the film, lack the clarity and resolve of the high-end tracks featured on the 2008 reissue. Interior acoustics aren't nearly as convincing, ambience is a bit more sparse, and directionality isn't quite as striking. Granted, everything about the track lined up with my expectations for a 640kbps mix, but it's the unfortunate underling in this little arena. Fans and audiophiles looking to purchase Superman Returns should double check their shopping carts and skip this lesser edition altogether.


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