One Classic FIlm…

…Many formats.  The above is just a sample of the huge output WB has released over the last three decades in a fine demonstration of the longevity of this timeless classic.  From the top, Super8 reel, NTSC Laserdisc, Video cassette with feature in widescreen (I remember this being very exciting in 1993, look how far we’ve come!!) and the 2001 Special Edition DVD.  One wonders what can we expect in the years to come beyond Blu-ray?  Superman in 3D? time will tell but ultimately there is no substitute for reliving the experience on the silver screen – Take Flight…!

Happy Birthday…

Please join me in congratulating fellow sitemaster and SuperFan Alexei Lambley-Steel on the one-year anniversary of his fantastic site christopherreeve.co.uk  If you’ve yet to visit I urge you to do so as Alexei is forging quite the collection celebrating Chris’ varied career.  Pictured above is the newest of the masterworks of Sebastian Columbo commissioned for the site.  Enjoy!

The Fall Guy…

Anyone with an interest in the cinema of the last fifty years would no doubt be intrigued to discover what a significant, yet virtually anonymous role one Victor Armstrong has played in some of the most popular films. From humble beginnings showing a natural talent for wrangling horses to doubling for most ‘A’ list action men in the ’80’s and beyond, stuntman extraordinaire Vic’s legacy is ongoing and continues to dazzle audiences the world over. Casually written with no heirs or graces, Vic’s memoir is an unpretentious portrait of the man, straight-talking with a sheer love for his craft. His insights are candid and some of the events (some tinged with tragedy) are never less than compelling. No surprise then, that Vic should be a notable part of the Superman Movie franchise and devotes a chapter to his experiences, from wires snapping on flying rigs to arguments with a star determined to do his own stunts…

Vic made a rare public appearance at this years Memorabilia show in Birmingham only a few weeks ago and it was my intention to attend and get my copy of his book signed – sadly I missed my opportunity to meet him so thank god for my good friend Greg who obtained his autograph for me in a great pic of Vic during filming of Superman: The Movie

From the top, Vic’s auto pic, the book, and screengrabs taken from the Superman DVD documentaries showing Vic in action…