Supergirl the Movie to Get a Blu-Ray/DVD Release on July 24th


Warner Archive officially announced that the Supergirl movie starring Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway and Peter O’Toole is arriving on a Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack on July 24th, and only exclusively on the Warner Archive site. The Blu-Ray is the International Cut and the first time the movie has been released on HD. The DVD is the rare Director’s Cut, which contain a more fleshed out story.

This isn’t the first time the two versions have gotten exclusives releases, in 2000 Anchor Bay released the International Cut featuring a Commentary track by the director Jeannot Szwarc and moderator Scott Michael Bosco as well as a Making of Documentary produced in 1984 by the Salkinds and more.  In 2002 Anchor Bay Limited Edition set with both cuts with the same bonus features. They released the Director’s Cut as a bare bones release as well.

In 2006, Warner Bros released the Theatrical Cut on DVD with an edited version of the commentary, since it was recorded for the International Cut from Anchor Bay, and a “Legend of Superman Mosaic” montage, this release was due to the hype for Superman Returns release.

Supergirl makes the distinction of being the first female fronted comic book film and with it connecting to the Christopher Reeve films, the first connected spin-off film too.

This new release from Warner Archives only specifies that both cuts are included but doesn’t specify the bonus material. I did ask them to clarify if there are bonus material and they revealed the special features are the same as the 2 Disc DVD Limited Edition set from Anchor Bay, here is the complete listing. Curiously they’re calling the Director’s Cut the Extended Cut.

Warner Archive later clarified that the “Extended Cut” is actually the “Director’s Cut”

Pre-order your copy now at Warner Archive.

Eric Curto
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