Adventures of Superman

The Complete First Season
(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Adventures of Superman

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The first television series based on the Man of Steel.
Title: Adventures of Superman
The complete first season
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2005
Edition: Full screen presentation
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (662 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: produced by Robert J. Maxwell and Bernard Luber
Notes: Title from container
Originally produced as 26 episodes for television in 1951, plus the full-length feature film Superman and the mole men later broadcast as the two-part episode The unknown people
Special features: Retrospective documentary "Adventures of Superman : from inkwell to backlot" featuring Jack Larson, Leonard Maltin and others ; 1951 theatrical feature "Superman and the mole men", later to be televised as the 2-part "The unknown people" ; "Pony express days", vintage Warner Bros. historical short starring George Reeves ; commentary on 4 key episodes by Superman chroniclers Gary H. Grossman and Chuck Harter ; original Kellog's cereal commercials
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Contents: Disc 1. Episode 1. Superman on earth
Episode 2. The haunted lighthouse
Episode 3. The talkative dummy
Episode 4. The mystery of the broken statues
Episode 5. The monkey mystery
Episode 6. A night of terror
Disc 2. Episode 7. The birthday letter
Episode 8. The mind machine
Episode 9. Rescue
Episode 10. The secret of Superman
Episode 11. No holds barred
Episode 12. The deserted village
Disc 3. Episode 13. The stolen costume
Episode 14. Treasure of the Incas
Episode 15. Double trouble
Episode 16. Mystery in wax
Episode 17. Runaway robot
Episode 18. Drums of death
Disc 4. Episode 19. The evil three
Episode 20. Riddle of the Chinese jade
Episode 21. The human bomb
Episode 22. Czar of the underworld
Episode 23. The ghost wolf
Episode 24. Crime wave
Disc 5. Episode 25. The unknown people part 1
Episode 26. The unknown people part 2
Special features
Summary: The first television series based on the Man of Steel.
ISBN: 0790798050
Branch Call Number: DVD Action SUPERMAN1
Credits: Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster.
Performers: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jack Larson, John Hamilton, Robert Shayne.
System Details: DVD, region 1, standard version; Dolby Digital mono
Other Language: English dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Superman (Fictitious character) Drama Lane, Lois (Fictitious character) Drama
Genre/Form: Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Superhero television programs
Topical Term: Superman (Fictitious character)
Lane, Lois (Fictitious character)
Publisher No: 4200 Warner Home Video
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Apr 22, 2014
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Superman started out as a comic book, then moved to weekly radio episodes, then to weekly mini-episodes shown in movie theaters, and finally -- where it all comes superbly together -- to TV. Season 1 was originally broadcast in 1951. If you've never seen the first episode, the one where Superman's origins are explained, borrow this DVD just for that! An added bonus? "Superman and the Mole Men", the first full-length Superman movie ever shown in theaters, and designed as a lead-in to draw interest to the TV series. Recommended.


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