Thorn Vs. Weintraub…

DSC_1925DSC_1926DSC_1922DSC_1923More scarce Japanese imports from the SUPERMANIA collection – highlighting another double dip for Richard Lester’s Superman III.  Though once again beautifully presented  there are some curious artwork inclusions here – notice the stills from Superman: The Movie in the gatefold of the first disc (second pic) and the striking cover for the second (third pic down) utilising a frame of Superman smashing through the shield from the opening of the Superman III teaser trailer.

With a first release by Thorn/EMI seemingly covering all the bases again it seems a mystery why there should be a subsequent one by the Weintraub Corporation.  I know little of Weintraub’s connection with this film, (save for their ugly logo interfering with what otherwise would be a perfectly uniform set on VHS) but it seems they were eschewed for later releases on different formats.  If anybody can clarify Weintraub’s involvement with the Superman series, feel free to leave a comment…

Coming soon, Superman IV