The Adventures of Superman - Complete Season 1 (5-DVD)

The Adventures of Superman - Complete Season 1
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Format:  DVD  (5 Discs)
item number:  32X2D
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 11 hours, 2 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: October 18, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1952
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • English: Mono 1.0

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Reeves's a complex, conflicted figure, at least as conflicted about his superstatus as any of the explicitly neurotic Marvel superheroes who came along in the 1960's...
New York Times
Oct 25, 2005

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"The first superhero created for comic books, Superman leaped from radio to television when "The Adventures Of Superman" debuted in 1952. Produced by Robert J. Maxwell (who also produced the radio version) and Bernard Luber (a veteran of Hollywood serials), each first season episode screens like a classic crime movie, where danger and death lurk in the shadows. Working with some of the industry's best character actors, George Reeves plays the Man Of Steel with a genuineness that captivates viewers of all ages. Now enjoy this legendary series as never before, digitally mastered from original film elements, in a soaring Deluxe 5-Disc Set with exciting extras!" -- Allan Asherman, DC Comics Historian

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Containing one of the most instantly recognizable intro sequences to a TV show ("Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!"), THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN was the first attempt to bring the comic book character to television screens. This first season originally aired in 1952, and established great cinematic characters such as Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and of course Clark Kent himself. By day Kent attempts to live an anonymous existence as a reporter for the Daily Planet, but when trouble comes calling, he transforms into Superman, the last survivor from the planet Krypton.

George Reeves convincingly played Superman throughout the first season of the show, and he returned to play the Man of Steel in all of the subsequent Seasons. Although it soon turned into a laugh-fest, this first series of adventures takes a serious approach to the characters, mirroring later interpretations such as LOIS & CLARK from the 1990s. Hugely popular in its day, this complete collection of episodes from the first season of THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN affords viewers the chance to wallow in some awesome retro TV action.


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Adventures of Superman Movie Lover: from Denver, CO US -- March, 17, 2010

It was a real pleasure to watch one of my favorite
TV shows again that I really enjoyed as a young boy. Great memories, even though you know he really didn't fly - what a hero for all mankind. I actually got to see George Reeves in person as a boy, he made a guest appearance of course as SUPERMAN at a function in Hartford, CT. What a neat and humble man.

Adventures of Superman Movie Lover: from east hanover, NJ US -- December, 3, 2005

Put together well.I loved the more serious approach of direction the first year took. Can't wait for the remaining years to come out!

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  • UPC: 012569420021
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65/lbs (approx)
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