King Video Vs. WB…

Concluding this month’s SUPERMANIA special feature on the vintage Laser DIsc releases of the Superman series is the franchise denouement/killer Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. Despite its quaint assessment by Desmond Ryan of The Philadelphia Enquirer as ‘good fun’ (See tagline on US release, third pic down) this final entry proved to be bittersweet …

Thorn Vs. Weintraub…

More 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 …

WHV Vs. Evergreen…

More pristine examples from the SUPERMANIA collection with a Laserdisc double-dip for Richard Lester’s Superman II.  Both these Japanese imports boast the customary fabulous artwork on the covers & gatefold although quite why there should be two separate releases (one under the ‘Ever Green’ banner) escapes me.  Anybody versed in Laserdisc history should feel free …

East Vs. West…

Enjoy this first in a series of posts dedicated to showcasing the various incarnations of the Superman Motion Picture series on Laserdisc.  I was lucky enough to recently acquire a complete set of rare Japanese releases to compliment my small collection of US/UK equivalents. Naturally the Japanese versions (top three pics) reign supreme design-wise with …

‘The Collection’ Pt. 2…

In continuation of this post celebrating the release of one of the first-ever VHS ‘boxsets’, by Warner Bros – shown above are scans of the original cover sleeves of the ‘Superheroes’ collection.  Note the picture error on the Superman II artwork and the quaint yellow boot-tops in the Superman illustration used throughout the set (artist …

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 …