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Superman 2: The Booshman Cut


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by Booshman
What is it about? This combines footage of Superman II & Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.

original film name: Superman II, Superman II The Richard Donner Cut
film studio name: Salkind/WB
Date Original Film Was Released: 12 04 1980
and 11 28 2006
Date Edit Was Released: 11 JAN 2007
Original Runtime: 242 min
New Runtime: 103 min
Amount of time Cut/Added:139 minutes cut
Cuts removed/added/extended:

* Here's the scene order:
* Donner cut recap (with a few of the poorer effects shots of the PZ removed) and I cut straight from the PZ drifting in space to SM chasing the rocket.
* Credits from STM intercut with Donner cut for a few credits + earth approach at the end.
* Daily planet intro from Donner cut. No Lois jumping out the window.
* Lex in prison from the donner cut
* Moon sequence as in Donner cut with control room trimmed slightly.
* Lex escapes from prison as in Donner cut.
* Arrival at Niagra Falls as in Donner cut.
* Lex in the fortress from the Donner cut. Cut from outside to "its fantastic". Toilet joke also removed. Fade from Lex's monologue about the villains into Lex Heads South deleted scene.
* Niagra Falls rescue from Donner cut up till the boy falls then Lester for the superior music. A lot of trimmed dialogue also.
* Villains land from Donner cut. "such a strange surface" line removed.
* Lois jumps in the river. Some dialogue trimmed.
* Ursa burns the snake. As in Donner cut but without her being bitten, she picks it up, throws it down and burns it.
* Pink bear. Some dialogue trimmed.
* East Houston cops face the villans from the Donner cut. "Holy skunk sweat" removed. Zod takes the gun of the cop a super speed, no floating gun. Superman flies Lois to the FOS from Donner cut, Superman shows Lois the green crystal. Lois' reactions and bad dialogue
* East Housten battle from Donner cut.
* Superman and lois have dinner. Lois' bad dialogue trimmed again.
* Zods "your lands" speech from donner cut, with fall of washington monument.
* Depowering scene from Donner cut intercut with Lois reactions from Lester (recoloured where needed). Lois painted out for distance shots of Brando.
* Sound from Lester used during depowering leading into Lesters "just say you love me".
* Whitehouse attack from Donner cut. Bullet hits added. Lester sound used in the oval room. Ursa "ribbons" dialogue removed.
* Dons Diner from Donner cut.
* Lex makes deal with the villains. Starts with Lex at the door, dialogue of Zod being bored cut.
* Repowering starts with lesters up until crystal is found where Lois left it, then Donner footage.
* Villans attack the DP from Donner cut until SM turns up then Lester/ Donner Comination. "care to step outside" is used.
* Metropolis battle. Donner/Lester Combo. Lester score restored in some places. Reaction shots are all Donner.
* Villains go back to the DP as in Donner cut.
* Villains fly to the FOS from Donner cut.
* Villains enter the Fortress deleted scene. With bad effect replaced.
* Villains in the fortress as in Donner cut with Lester score restored from the hand crush. Sweat patch also painted out.
* Superman and Lois talk outside the FOS. Destruction of the FOS removed.
* SM and Lois talk on the balcony as in the Donner cut.
* Revenge on the Diner bully.
* Flag scene. With fountain fixed.
* Flyby and credits from Donner cut.

DVD - Features:

1. 103 min. NTSC
2. static menu

Video and Audio Information:

* Video Attributes:
* Video compression mode: MPEG-2
* TV system: 625/50 (PAL)
* Aspect Ratio: 16:9
* Display Mode: Only Letterbox
* Source picture resolution: 720x576 (625/50)
* Frame Rate: 25.00
* Source picture letterboxed: Not letterboxed
* Bitrate: 0.29Mbps
* Audio Attributes:
* Audio Coding mode: Dolby Digital
* Sampling Rate: 48kHz
* Audio application mode: Not specified
* Number of Audio channels: 6
* Bitrate: 448 Kbps
* Number of Audio streams: 1

Conceptual improvements/advancements of edit over original:

The idea is to bring the best possible Superman 2 movie to the audience.

The deleted scenes I used have had as much dirt removed as possible and been
recoloured .
Although Lois still realizes Clark is SM very early on,through the editing I
have done she doesn't give the game away too quick and it is SM arrival at
Niagra Falls that gives her the confidence to bet her life on her hunch. I
also think Lois nowing Supermans identity at the works very well.


* This was released both as PAL and NTSC

Time needed for the edition: 3 days
persons involved: 1


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