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Superman III: Deluxe Edition (1983)

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NOTE: This commentary is only on the November 2006 "Deluxe Edition" release. The previous DVD release did not have a commentary track.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Executive producer Ilya Salkind and producer Pierre Spengler Rating:6.6/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on December 13th, 2006:Find all reviews by stuartbannerman
the continuing commenteries of Ilya Salkind.
The problem that i have with them (and its not so much a problem with HIM) is that we have heard so many stories over the years and months about how so and so fell out with Ilya and their role was reduced from Superman III (Margot Kidder) or he fell out with directors (Richard Donner) we have gotten used to those stories and believe them to be true.

In the commenteries by Ilya and Pierre(producer) we hear their side of the story which is different to those we know. So its a case of wondering who to believe.

Noone really stands out as lying but it does make you wonder and makes for a sometimes curious listen as you try to pick holes in stories and annecdotes.

Its yet another decent commentary which goes into why the third film went off on a different tangent than the other films.
Reviewed by Agressor on February 18th, 2008:Find all reviews by Agressor
Like in the other two superman commentaries spends much time defending himself from the accusations that his decisions ruined the Superman franchise, and like the previous reviewer said you dont know who to believe. Ilya does'nt come of as very trustworthy to me though, he continually states that Superman III was a success, and that he abandoned ship before the fourth one was made(the final nail in the coffin)to go make Supergirl, he does'nt mention that Supergirl was just as abyssmal and unsuccesful as Superman IV.

Eather way this commentary was'nt really that good, as the film did'nt suffer from as much controversy as the first two, and is, in fact, not as good, there's not that much to say. He talks about how Richard Pryor got involved, and how he had written the original screenplay that featured brainiac, but the best parts are still the ones directly involving the whole Donner/Fletcher scenario, and, as that is mostly out of the way here, there's not much to recommend it.