The extras offer some of the most in-depth access about a production. Longer than the film itself, Requiem for Krypton: Making Superman Returns (SD, 174 min) is a mammoth seven-part, behind-the-scenes feature that takes viewers on the journey from the script to the screen. Singer's reverence to the Donner's first film is baffling, but for those that wanted an intensive look at all aspects at the film's creation, this will satisfy. And if that wasn't enough, Bryan Singer's Video Journals (SD, 82 min) offer direct access to the director during production. Maybe if there had been more of a focus on the film instead of the home video extras, a better product might have been delivered. "Resurrecting Jor-El" (SD, 4 min) looks at how the late Marlon Brando reprised his role. Lastly, there are "Deleted Scenes" (SD, 16 min), including the never-before-seen original opening, and Trailers.
Disc 8 is a Bonus Disc that wraps up the set. Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (HD, 110 min) is a great, thorough retrospective about the character. You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (SD, 89 min) is a five-part look at the Reeve's Superman films and even gets into the troubled final two. From the National Geographic Channel, The Science of Superman (HD, 51 min) is slightly bizarre as it attempts to use real science to explain Superman's powers. "The Mythology of Superman" (SD, 20 min) presents comic-book creators and others offering context to the character. "The Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve" (SD, 18 min) is held in his honor by friends. The Adventures of Superpup (SD, 22 min) is a 1958 TV pilot for a bizarre kids' show with small actors wearing dog masks. One of the craziest things I've ever seen.
If Superman – The Motion Picture Anthology did anything, it made me feel sorry for Superman fans because they have yet to see their character star in a very good movie, but for fans that feel different, this is a great set to have in your own Fortress of Solitude, especially considering all the extras. If you are a fan of a majority of the movies, well worth the upgrade.