Man of Steel

Henry Cavill  Actor Amy Adams  Actor Michael Shannon  Actor Diane Lane  Actor Russell Crowe  Actor

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MPAA Rating: PG13
Contains:Profanity,Sci-Fi Violence

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Man of Steel

Theatrical Release Date: 2013 06 14 (USA - 3D) / 2013 06 14 (USA)

UPC: 883929248001

Studio: Warner Home Video

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:[Profanity, Sci-Fi Violence]

Summary: Superman flies back onto the big screen in this Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen), produced by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), and featuring a screenplay by David Goyer (Blade, The Dark Knight). As the planet of Krypton crumbles, General Zod (Michael Shannon) stages a coup as concerned leader Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his wife send their infant son Kal-El to a distant world called Earth. While the young child travels through space with an object containing the DNA of his home planet, General Zod and his cohorts are sentenced to an eternity in a black-hole prison. Named Clark and raised by kindly farmers Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha Kent (Diane Lane), young Kal-El lives in fear of what might happen should his neighbors learn about his extraterrestrial origins, eventually exploring the world in search of himself. In time, Clark's travels take him to a frozen tundra, where the American government has discovered an 18,000-year-old anomaly buried deep in the ice. Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane (Amy Adams) has just come to investigate when, after venturing out with her camera, she has a profound encounter with Clark. Convinced that his presence on Earth is proof of life on other planets, Lois finds her attempt to publish the story thwarted by her boss Perry White (Laurence Fishburne), who rejects it outright. Later, the airwaves are hijacked by General Zod, who threatens to obliterate the human race if they fail to hand over Kal-El within 24 hours. Forced to embrace his otherworldly origins for the first time in his life, Clark Kent dons the special suit from Krypton and prepares to take a stand against an enemy far more powerful than any he's ever known. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Category: Fantasy

Features: Strong characters, legendary roles
The cast reveals what it means to carry on the tradition of Superman
All-out action
Taking super hero action to spectacular heights of realism

Man of Steel

Format: DVD

Release Date: 11/12/2013

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1

Runtime: 143 Minutes

Sides: 2

Number of Discs: 2

Language(s) English,French,Spanish

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Man of Steel
1. Scene 1 [11:16]
2. Scene 2 [8:44]
3. Scene 3 [10:07]
4. Scene 4 [9:11]
5. Scene 5 [9:35]
6. Scene 6 [10:05]
7. Scene 7 [9:53]
8. Scene 8 [2:02]
9. Scene 9 [6:33]
10. Scene 10 [11:00]
11. Scene 11 [12:10]
12. Scene 12 [10:07]
13. Scene 13 [9:57]
14. Scene 14 [9:19]
15. Scene 15 [2:36]

Jason Buchanan

Superman returned in 2006, but now seven years later, it feels like he is truly back in Man of Steel -- an exciting series reboot that pays homage to the past without becoming a slave to it, successfully paving the way for a new franchise with its solid script, strong cast, and next-level action. Indeed, you can almost hear director Zack Snyder straining to atone for Bryan Singer's shortcomings in the last hour or so of godlike grappling, but while that kinetic stretch is almost physically straining to watch (perhaps best viewed at half-speed on Blu-ray at a later date), there's enough innovation in David S. Goyer's screenplay to make one of the comic world's most iconic figures feel fresh and colorful.
As the planet of Krypton crumbles, General Zod (Michael Shannon) stages a coup as concerned leader Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his wife send their infant son Kal-El to a distant world called Earth. While the young child travels through space with an object containing the DNA of his home planet, General Zod and his cohorts are sentenced to an eternity in a black-hole prison. Named Clark and raised by Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha Kent (Diane Lane), young Kal-El lives in fear of what might happen should his neighbors learn about his extraterrestrial origins, eventually exploring the world in search of himself. In time, Clark's travels take him to a frozen tundra, where the American government has discovered an 18,000-year-old anomaly buried deep in the ice. Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane (Amy Adams) has just come to investigate when, after venturing out with her camera, she has a profound encounter with Clark. Convinced that his presence on Earth is proof of life on other planets, Lois finds her attempt to publish the story thwarted by her boss Perry White (Laurence Fishburne), who rejects it outright. Later, the airwaves are hijacked by General Zod, who threatens to obliterate the human race if they fail to hand over Kal-El within 24 hours. Forced to embrace his otherworldly origins for the first time in his life, Clark Kent dons the special suit from Krypton and prepares to take a stand against an enemy far more powerful than any he's ever known.
When Man of Steel co-producer Christopher Nolan lit the fuse on his Batman trilogy in Batman Begins, one of the smartest moves he made was to give moviegoers a memorable origin story combined with a thrilling first adventure. In many ways, it felt like two great films crammed into one, and the same can be said for Man of Steel. Though Goyer has the sole screenwriting credit on this movie, he worked alongside Nolan to develop the story just as they did in The Dark Knight trilogy. In some ways, it can be said that Nolan brings out the best in the man responsible for directing Blade: Trinity and penning Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, but it's Goyer's creativity in creating a time-hopping collage of Clark Kent's turbulent early youth and soul-searching young adulthood -- as well as occasional liberties taken with the source material -- that make Man of Steel feel like a reinvention, rather than just another obligatory rehash. From offering a detailed picture of Krypton's downfall to following young Clark as he struggles to reconcile his role on Earth, Goyer's script (at times literally) allows us to see the world through the eyes of a benevolent alien who's destined for greatness, occasionally dropping in such anomalies as a new story behind the suit and a new family history to separate itself from the 1978 Richard Donner film. Later, when General Zod comes to planet Earth searching for Kal-El, the origin-story threads converge into a conflict that allow Goyer and Snyder to really cut free.
Yes, for anyone who may have begun to feel as if the director known for his visual excess had been holding back while we watched young Clark save a busload of kids or bond with wise old Pa Kent, it can be said that once Zod crosses the line, Snyder spares no expense to make his action sequences as innovative and involved as his fans expect. Like that memorable first moment when Sam Raimi let us swing through the streets of Manhattan with Spider-Man, the feeling we get when Superman is soaring through the streets of Metropolis at full speed, with danger lurking around every corner, is one of sheer cinematic exhilaration. Under Snyder's direction, each punch landed by Superman and his foes has the impact of a speeding semi, and though his continual zooming can feel gimmicky at times, his joy in showing the impossible radiates from the screen. Likewise, as Goyer slyly serves up a mechanical secondary villain that's a by-product of the first, Snyder takes the opportunity to indulge in some joyously over-the-top hero-versus-machine conflict that would have been difficult to accomplish back when Christopher Reeve donned the suit. When tankers are launched like javelins, we're treated to precisely the kind of outlandish comic-book action that Singer's version so sorely lacked.
With his sturdy jaw and solid frame, Henry Cavill wears the cape well. More importantly, he succeeds in making this rambling version of Clark Kent his own not only because he sports a beard, but because he completely personifies the character whose true father saw him as a bridge between two worlds. Yet his terrestrial father's influence is equally important here: Cavill reflects Pa Kent's wisdom in Clark's measured character and actions, allowing us to see just how the character develops the faith in humanity that's central to Superman's motivations. Amy Adams strikes the perfect balance between tough and vulnerable as Lois; Diane Lane and Kevin Costner make Ma and Pa Kent as earnest and likeable as ever; Russell Crowe perfectly embodies the hope and principles that guide his son's path in life; and Michael Shannon's Zod is a compelling monster whose lack of free will makes him all the more terrifying (especially when sporting his striking, vaguely H.R. Giger-esque body armor). The only main player who feels wasted onscreen is Laurence Fishburne as Perry White. Though White does get a few character beats here, save for one impressive speech, Fishburne doesn't have much to work with.
Perhaps one of the most brave and unusual aspects of Man of Steel is the fact that by the time the credits roll, there seems to be a world of possibilities for the future. Unlike the final scene of Batman Begins, in which we see the Joker card and know what's coming next, Man of Steel ends with Lois Lane welcoming Clark Kent to the Daily Planet with a sly play on words. Sure, we may still see the familiar shine of Lex Luthor's bald head in the inevitable sequel, but for just that one moment, when Clark dons his glasses and flashes Lois that confident smile, it feels like the future is wide open. If the trio of Nolan, Goyer, and Snyder are a part of the franchise going forward, perhaps this incarnation of the character will soar to even greater cinematic heights than the one played by the late, great Christopher Reeve, whose legacy was ultimately marred by some seriously shoddy sequels. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast and Crew: David S. Goyer  Screenwriter 
Jon Peters  Executive Producer 
Lloyd Phillips  Executive Producer 
Charles Roven  Producer 
Hans Zimmer  Composer (Music Score) 
Christopher Nolan  Producer 
Emma Thomas  Producer 
Zack Snyder  Director 
Deborah Snyder  Producer 
Thomas Tull  Executive Producer 
Henry Cavill  Actor 
Amy Adams  Actor 
Michael Shannon  Actor 
Diane Lane  Actor 
Russell Crowe  Actor 
Antje Traue  Actor 
Harry J. Lennix  Actor 
Richard Schiff  Actor 
Christopher Meloni  Actor 
Kevin Costner  Actor 
Ayelet Zurer  Actor 
Laurence Fishburne  Actor 
Dylan Sprayberry  Actor 
Cooper Timberline  Actor 
Richard Cetrone  Actor 
Mackenzie Gray  Actor 
Julian Richings  Actor 
Mary Black  Actor 
Samantha Jo  Actor 
Michael Kelly  Actor 
Rebecca Buller  Actor 
Christina Wren  Actor 
David Lewis  Actor 
Tahmoh Penikett  Actor 
Doug Abrahams  Actor 
Brad Kelly  Actor 
David Paetkau  Actor 
Elizabeth Thai  Actor 
Ian Rozylo  Actor 
Alessandro Juliani  Actor 
Kwesi Ameyaw  Actor 
Mike Dopud  Actor 
Jack Foley  Actor 
Jadin Gould  Actor 
Robert Gerdisch  Actor 
Ryan Mitchell  Actor 
Alexa Gengelbach  Actor 
Caroline Thomas  Actor 
Stephanie Song  Actor 
Coburn Goss  Actor 
Lesley Bevan  Actor 
Chad Krowchuk  Actor 
Ian Tracey  Actor 
Carmen Lavigne  Actor 
Howard Siegel  Actor 
Heidi Kettenring  Actor 
Justin Butler  Actor 
Jacqueline Scislowski  Actor 
Daniel Coonley  Actor 
Sally Elting  Actor 
Joseph Cranford  Actor 
Clint Carleton  Actor 
Mark Gibbon  Actor 
Stuart Ambrose  Actor 
Tom Nagel  Actor 
Jackson Berlin  Actor 
George Canyon  Actor 
Kyle Riefsnyder  Actor 
Aaron Smolinski  Actor 
Carla Gugino  Actor 
Bruce Bohne  Actor 
Rowen Kahn  Actor 
Robert Moloney  Actor 
Sean Campbell  Actor 
Aaron Pearl  Actor 
Rebecca Spence  Actor 
Joe Minoso  Actor 
Brian King  Actor 
Madison Moran  Actor 
Gabe Darley  Actor 
Bridgett Newton  Actor 
Revard Dufresne  Actor 
Apollonia Vanova  Actor 
Dan Aho  Actor 
Ronald W. Gibbs  Actor 
Christopher Palermo  Actor 
Edmundo Raul Sanchez  Actor 
Nicolas W. VonZill  Actor 
Allison Crowe  Actor 
Nick Touchie  Actor 
Eileen Touchie  Actor 
Malcolm Scott  Actor 

Country: USA