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Superman II (Richard Donner Cut) (2006)

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NOTE: This commentary is only available on the November 2006 Richard Donner Cut. The Superman II 2-Disc Special Edition, released at the same time, has a different commentary track.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Richard Donner and creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz Rating:7.2/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Agressor on February 12th, 2008:Find all reviews by Agressor
Richard Donner and Tom Mankiewicz are back and, just as with their commentary for Superman 1 they are in good spirits and seems to enjoy watching and talking about the movie. However, after watching all the documentaries, listening to the two commentaries on the first Superman as well as the second one there is a whole lot of repetition, it's still an enjoyable listen thanks to the two participants' jolly spirits but unfortunately most of the essential and "important" info the give have already been covered somewhere else on the box, sometimes repeatedly.

Also, there are a couple of places where they dont talk for a while here, which, thankfully, we've been spared from in the other commentaries, and, towards the end, Donner spotting which shots he did and did'nt do becomes a bit tiresome.

Still, a nice listen but not as informive or thorough as the other ones in the set. And a bit repetetive.
Reviewed by Kgprophet79 on June 21st, 2013:Find all reviews by Kgprophet79
A somewhat fascinating piece of film history that many people are thankful for having the rare opportunity to compare differing visions of filmmakers on a film. When you hear about an actor or director leaving a project for "creative differences", this commentary will provide some insight into the politics and the difficulty in trying to maintain creative control on a huge film project.

Donner is at the same time being honest about being hurt over being fired, but not being diplomatic as much as you'd expect. It is always a better commentary when the DVD producers pair up cast and/or crew members compared to solo commentaries. They are more lively and are more apt to jog each others' memories.

Because of a bit of an excess of whining, I would only recommend this for Donner fans.