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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Jeannot Szwarc's Supergirl comes to DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and featuring audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1, this release also offers audio commentary by director Jeannot Szwarc and special project consultant Scott Michael Bosco, "The Making of Supergirl" featurette, theatrical

Overview

Jeannot Szwarc's Supergirl comes to DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and featuring audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1, this release also offers audio commentary by director Jeannot Szwarc and special project consultant Scott Michael Bosco, "The Making of Supergirl" featurette, theatrical trailers, television spots, original storyboards, still galleries, poster galleries and biographies.A big-budget spin-off from the series of three successful Superman movies, this film stars Helen Slater as the counterpart to the famous comic-book superhero. Supergirl is Kara, Superman's young cousin. She is sent to Earth is search of a Krypton power source, a lost ring that has been turned into a paperweight. She disguises herself as Linda Lee, a meek high-school student. Peter O'Toole is Zaltar, a mad villain who wants to use the power of the ring to take over the world. Faye Dunaway plays the evil sorceress Selena, who is also plotting to get the gem and uses her incredible powers of black magic in service of her scheme. Linda Lee meets Ethan (Hart Bochner), who is under a spell cast by Selena, which causes him to fall in love with the first person he sees. Selena had intended to use the spell to make Ethan fall in love with her, and she is furious when his affections are directed toward Supergirl. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/2000
UPC:
0013131119794
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:54:00

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
   Extras
      Trailers
         Teaser Trailer
         U.S. Trailer
         International Trailer
         U.K. Trailer
         German Trailer
      TV Spots
         "First Adventure"
         "Heavenly Romance"
         "Secret Mission"
      Commentary
         Commentary with Director Jeannot Szwarc and Special Project Consultant Scott Mic
         Commentary with Director Jeannot Szwarc and Special Project Consultant Scott Mic
      Storyboards
         Flying Ballet
         Two Thugs
         Monster Tractor
         Invisible Monster
         The Vortex
         Final Confrontation
      Still Galleries
         Posters & Artwork
         Helen Slater as Supergirl
         Color Stills
         Black & White Stills
      Talent Bios
         Helen Slater
         Peter O'Toole
         Faye Dunaway
         Jeannot Szwarc
      The Making of Supergirl
   Audio Setup
   THX Optimode
   Play

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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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