Superman II (1981)
Front Cover Actor
Gene Hackman Lex Luthor
Christopher Reeve Superman/Clark Kent
Margot Kidder Lois Lane
Ned Beatty Otis
Jackie Cooper Perry White
Sarah Douglas Ursa
Jack O'Halloran Non
Valerie Perrine Eve Teschmacher
Susannah York Lara
Clifton James Sheriff
Terence Stamp Gen. Zod
Roger Brierley
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Fantasy; Sci-Fi; Action
Director Richard Lester; Richard Donner; Gene Hackman
Producer Pierre Spengler
Writer Jerry Siegel; Joe Shuster
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 2 hr 7 mins
Country UK
Color Color
Director Richard Lester (A Hard Day's Night) took over the franchise with this first sequel in the series, though the film doesn't look much like his usual stylish work. (Superman III is far more Lesteresque.) Still, there is a lot to like about this movie, which finds Superman grappling with the conflict between his responsibilities as Earth's savior and his own needs of the heart. Choosing the latter, he gives up his powers to be with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), but the timing is awful: three renegades from his home planet, Krypton, are smashing up the White House, aided by the mocking Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman). The film isn't nearly as ambitious as its predecessor, but the accent on relationships over special effects (not that there aren't plenty of them) is very satisfying. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1406
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/27/04
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 085391112020
Release Date 5/1/01
Subtitles English; French; Portuguese; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen