Supergirl

Supergirl

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Director: Jeannot Szwarc, Faye Dunaway, Helen Slater, Peter O'Toole

Cast: Jeannot Szwarc, Faye Dunaway, Helen Slater, Peter O'Toole

     
 

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Supergirl is a really bad movie, so it's only fitting that the special features on its 2000 DVD release from Anchor Bay are just as hard to sit through. The first failing is a common one: to get to the special chapter, audio, and sound features, viewers have to quickly press the menu key, or the opening credits will just start rolling. Within the special

Overview

Supergirl is a really bad movie, so it's only fitting that the special features on its 2000 DVD release from Anchor Bay are just as hard to sit through. The first failing is a common one: to get to the special chapter, audio, and sound features, viewers have to quickly press the menu key, or the opening credits will just start rolling. Within the special features, everything is in soft, 1980s comic book-style fonts and colors. The pictures are all cartoon drawings, which can be an eyesore. Trailers are offered in four different languages (good) and three TV spots are included, but the storyboards are lousy and the still set shots will seem boring and repetitious to anyone other than diehard Faye Dunaway fans or adolescent boys who can't get enough of Helen Slater in a short skirt. The talent bios are interesting, though they beg the question of why Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, and Mia Farrow felt the need to add this film to their resumes. The "Supergirl: The Making of the Movie" featurette is well-edited and is actually more entertaining than the movie. Viewers also get Dolby Digital 5.1 or Dolby Surround options and painless, though boring, chapter selection options. This DVD has been discontinued, so it could be considered a collector's item, but where other DVDs offer a lot of neat stuff, Supergirl on DVD just offers a lot of stuff.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/2000
UPC:
0013131110999
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
4:22:00

Special Features

Disc 1: International version; Widescreen presentation [2.35:1] enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Audio commentary with director Jeannot Szwarc and special project consultant Scott Michael Bosco; Featurette: "The Making of Supergirl"; U.S. and foreign theatrical trailers; U.S. television spots; Original storyboards; Still and poster galleries; Talent bios; Dsic 2: Director's cut; Never-before-seen 138-minute version; Widescreen presentation [2.35:1] enhanced for 16x9 TVs; 16-page, full-color bonus booklet

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Faye Dunaway Selena
Helen Slater Kara/Linda Lee
Peter O'Toole Zaltar
Peter Cook Nigel
Brenda Vaccaro Bianca
Mia Farrow Alura
Simon Ward Zor-El
Marc McClure Jimmy Olsen
Hart Bochner Ethan
Maureen Teefy Lucy Lane
David Healy Mr. Danvers
Sandra Dickinson Pretty Young Lady
Robyn Mandell Myra
Jenifer Landor Muffy
Diana Ricardo Mrs. Murray
Nancy Lippold Billy Jo
Sonya Leite Betsy
Virginia Greig Jodie
Nancy Wood Nancy
Gay Baynes Actor
David Graham Actor
Kelly Hunter Actor
Sandy Martin Selena's Astral Image
April Olrich Actor
Orla Pederson Actor
Kevin Scott Actor
James Snell Actor
Russell Sommers Actor
Ron Travis Actor
Martha Parsey Actor
Karen Hale Actor
Beulah Hughes Actor
Jane Sumner Actor
Elaine Ives-Cameron Actor
Fred Lee Own Actor
Erick Ray Evans Actor
Zoot Money Actor
Matt Frewer Truck Driver
Bill McAllister Truck Driver
Sally Cranfield Argonian Teacher
Keith Edwards Lucy's Friend
Bradley Lavelle Lucy's Friend
Glory Annen Midvale Protester

Technical Credits
Jeannot Szwarc Director
Terry Ackland-Snow Art Director
Derek Ball Sound/Sound Designer
Ann Brodie Makeup
Timothy Burrill Producer
Malcolm Cooke Editor
John Evans Special Effects Supervisor
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Robin Gregory Sound/Sound Designer
Lee C. Harman Makeup
Toni Howard Casting
Alan Hume Cinematographer
Howard Jones Songwriter
Richard MacDonald Production Designer
Derek Meddings Special Effects
David Odell Screenwriter
Emma Porteous Costumes/Costume Designer
Ilya Salkind Executive Producer
Alexander Salkind Producer
Pierre Spengler Producer
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Peter Young Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selections
1. Program Start/Main Titles [2:38]
2. Argo City [6:52]
3. The Adventure Begins [5:08]
4. Flying Ballet [1:08]
5. Selena's Funhouse [:16]
6. Night Flight [3:10]
7. Party for the Minions [1:28]
8. Meet Linda Lee [4:13]
9. Class Struggles [4:20]
10. Hunting the Omegahedron [2:56]
11. Love Potion [11:15]
12. Monster Tractor [1:11]
13. Power of Shadow [11:34]
14. Super Showdown [8:01]
15. Rescue [13:41]
16. "I'm his cousin" [3:01]
17. Selena's Fortress [5:17]
18. The Phantom Zone [4:26]
19. Conquest [2:57]
20. Friends in Need [2:42]
21. Maelstrom [1:18]
22. Final Confrontation [7:13]
23. Mission Accomplished [5:04]
24. End Credits [6:10]
Side #2 -- Director's Cut
0. Chapter Selections
1. Program Start/Main Titles [2:38]
2. Argo City [6:52]
3. The Adventure Begins [5:08]
4. Flying Ballet [1:08]
5. Selena's Funhouse [:16]
6. Night Flight [3:10]
7. Party for the Minions [1:28]
8. Meet Linda Lee [4:13]
9. Class Struggles [4:20]
10. Hunting the Omegahedron [2:56]
11. Love Potion [11:15]
12. Monster Tractor [1:11]
13. Power of Shadow [11:34]
14. Super Showdown [8:01]
15. Rescue [13:41]
16. "I'm his cousin" [3:01]
17. Selena's Fortress [5:17]
18. The Phantom Zone [4:26]
19. Conquest [2:57]
20. Friends in Need [2:42]
21. Maelstrom [1:18]
22. Final Confrontation [7:13]
23. Mission Accomplished [5:04]
24. End Credits [6:10]

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Supergirl 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember flipping through the channels as a wee little guy and SUPERGIRL was on. I was kind of turned off by it, I was more of a SUPERMAN guy. However, when I recently purchased the SUPERGIRL widescreen collector's edition, I kicked myself for not giving it a chance earlier. It was absolute good fun to watch as SUPERGIRL (portrayed by Helen Slater in her big-screen debut) leaves her Kryptonian rock of a planet (Argo City) behind and shoots straight to Earth to recover the Omegahedron, a life source for her planet that was accidentally shot out to space. In the process, Selena (Faye Dunaway, in her silliest role as a black magic sorceress-in-training) gets dibs on the Pokeball-resembled Omegahedron when it lands a little too conveniently into her cheese dip while out on a picnic. From here on, Selena literally takes the ball and runs, bent on the aspect of world domination with her newfound toy. Meanwhile, the innocent Supergirl seems as if she's ignoring the fact that her planet could shrivel up and die in a few days if the Omegahedron isn't recovered soon. Instead, she enrolls in an all-girls' school and learns the way of an Earthling life in which seems to take quite some time; nevermind the fact that the last survivors of Krypton could die while she's out prancing around on Earth. The REAL fun begins once Selena detects Supergirl's threatening presence and steals her newfound Earthling man, Ethan, leading to a nasty catfight involving the natural power of the good against the evils of black magic. To accompany this wonderfully silly adventure is Jerry Goldsmith's astounding score for the film, which practically makes up for the film's absurdity and crazy dialogue. Kudos to Goldsmith for creating a unique theme for SUPERGIRL without having to borrow from John Williams' score for the original SUPERMAN. I have watched SUPERGIRL a total of 6 times since I bought it and regardless of its wackiness, it still appeals to me as a great film for the young at heart, like me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember seeing this movie when I was little and still to this day it is great. It is a cool movie and it is part of my superman dvd series collection. I love this movie.
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