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La-La Land Records Reveals “Superman II + III – Expanded Archival Collection” Track List, Cover Art

La-La Land Records has provided The World’s Finest with a first look at the track list for its forthcoming three-disc Superman II + Superman III – Expanded Archival Collection soundtrack release. The soundtrack – featuring music composed and conducted by Ken Thorne, from original material composed by John Williams – includes over three hours of material. The three-CD set will be released by La-La Land Records at www.lalalandrecords.com on October 23rd at 12noon PST. Superman II + Superman III – Expanded Archival Collection is Limited Edition of 3000 units. Also pictured here is the clamshell jewel case front cover image, as well as the booklet’s front and back cover images. Continue below for the track list breakdown.

Superman II + Superman III – Expanded Archival Collection

DISC 1
Superman II (1980)
Music Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne
From Original Material Composed by John Williams

1. Preface / Villains in the Zone / Main Title March 8:23
2. Superman to Paris / Lois Climbs Tower 2:49
3. Walkie Talkies / Gelignite Bangs / Superman Saves Lift 2:10
4. Lift Into Space – Releasing the Villains 1:36
5. Orange Juice / Prison Intro / My Little Black Box 1:51
6. Ursa Flies Over Moon / Spacecraft Wrecked / Moon to Earth 4:05
7. Lex Escapes 2:07
8. Sleeping Arrangements / Relaxing at Niagara / Looks Familiar / Superman Saves Boy 3:33
9. Lex and Miss Teschmacher to Fortress / Lex Plans Partnership 2:39
10. Suspecting Lois Takes the Plunge / Clark Fumbles Rescue / Villains Land by Lake 3:37
11. Clark Exposed as Superman 3:13
12. Sheriff and Duane Meet Villains / Lovers Fly North 2:24
13. Daddy’s Rise and Fall / Flight for Flowers / East Houston Battle 3:06
14. Lovers at Dinner Table / Zod Meets General 1:38
15. Mother’s Advice 1:52
16. To Bed – Mt. Rushmore – Sweet Dreams 1:35
17. President Kneels Before Zod 1:55
18. Fight in Diner 1:06
19. TV President Resigns – Clark to Fortress 2:44
20. Return of the Green Crystal / Bored Zod 2:19
21. Non Wrecks Office 1:30
22. Aerial Battle / Zod Throws Slab / Superman Saves Spire 4:52
23. Superman Saves Petrol Tanker / Superman Battles Zod / Superman Flies Off 4:31
Disc 1 Total Time: 63:35

DISC 2

1. Villains Take Lex and Lois to Fortress / School Games 3:14
2. Superman Pulls Big Switch / Superman Triumphs Over Villains 1:59
3. Sad Return 1:41
4. Lois Forgets 1:49
5. Happy Lois Back to Normal / Superman Replaces Stars and Stripes / End Title March 5:38

Total Superman II Score Time: 79:56 

DISC 2 (Continued)

Source Music and Songs from the Superman films
Music by John Williams, Ken Thorne and Giorgio Moroder

Superman: The Movie (1978)
6. Can You Read My Mind (Instrumental No. 1) 3:11
7. Sunday Meeting 1:30
8. Kansas High School 1:47
9. Kansas Kids 1:30
10. Late Night Country Music 0:53
11. Luthor’s Luau 2:50
12. Lois’ Pad 1:17
13. Desert Riff 0:23
14. Lois Car Radio 1:56
15. Kids on the Bus 1:31
16. Can You Read My Mind (Instrumental No. 2) 2:55
Total Time: 19:43

Superman II (1980)
17. Honeymoon Hotel 3:17
18. Country & Western 2:12
19. East Houston Café 2:16
20. Car Radio for Ride Back 1:00
21. Diner Jukebox No. 1 2:19
22. Diner Jukebox No. 2 2:20
Total Time: 13:25

Superman III (1983)
23. Colombian Storm Intro 1:10
24. Olympic Parade 0:28
25. Après Ski 1:06
26. Rock On (Marshall Crenshaw) 3:45
27. No See, No Cry (Chaka Khan) 3:20
28. They Won’t Get Me (Roger Miller) 3:22
29. Love Theme (Helen St. John) 3:18
30. Main Title March (Giorgio Moroder) 4:17
Total Time: 20:46
Total source music and songs time: 53:55
Disc 2 Total Time: 68:16 

DISC 3
Superman III (1983)
Music Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne
Original Superman Themes by John Williams

1. Main Title (The Streets of Metropolis) 5:31
2. Gus On Computer After the Cents 1:08
3. Saving the Factory – The Acid Test 6:15
4. Payday for Gus / School Gym – Earth Angel / Vulcan 1:39
5. Lana and Clark in Cornfield / Clark Rescues Ricky 2:29
6. Gus Shows the Booze / Gus Finds a Way 1:21
7. Montage 3:12
8. Colombian Storm 1:32
9. Kryptonite / Gus Down Building / Searching for Kryptonite 2:18
10. Lana and Clark on Telephone / Kryptonite Sting / Superman Affected by Kryptonite / Superman Too Late 1:50
11. Tower of Pisa / What Will It Do for Me 2:00
12. Superman and Lorelei on Statue / Superman Ruins Tanker 2:22
13. Boxes in Canyon / Drunken Superman 3:24
14. The Two Faces of Superman 2:54
15. The Struggle Within 2:29
16. The Final Victory 2:19
17. Preparing Balloons / Superman Coming / Computer 3:04
18. Rockets / Video Games / Big Missile 3:15
19. Superman Confronts Ross / Computer Takes Over / Gus Fights Ross 2:16
20. The Computer Comes Alive / Superman Leaves Computer Cave 2:35
21. Metal Vera / Computer Blows Up 2:57
22. Gus Flying With Superman 1:22
23. Diamond Sting / Thank You Superman / Superman Gus /
Clark Gives Lana Diamond Ring 1:43
24. End Credits 4:29

Total Superman III Score Time: 64:21

ADDITIONAL MUSIC

25. Pay Day for Gus [Alternate] 0:49
26. Main Title (The Streets of Metropolis) [Alternate] 5:29

Disc 3 Total Time: 70:41
Total Three-Disc Time: 3:24:32

The three-disc Superman II + Superman III – Expanded Archival Collection collection will be released by La-La Land Records on October 23rd, 2018 at 12noon PST. The 3000 unit limited edition title will be available directly from the La-La Land Records website. For additional information on this release, and other La-La Land Records titles, check out the label’s website.

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“The Death Of Superman” Coming August 7, 2018 To 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, July 24 To Digital HD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that The Death of Superman will arrive August 7, 2018 on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, and July 24, 2018 to Digital HD. The Death of Superman finds the Man of Steel in a fight to the finish when he becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage of destruction. Full press details for the animated feature are below, as well as its theatrical trailer.

THE MAN OF STEEL FACES HIS MOST FORMIDABLE FOE IN AN ALL-NEW ANIMATED FILM FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC ENTERTAINMENT
THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN
COMING AUGUST 7, 2018 TO
ULTRA HD BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY COMBO PACK AND DVD

The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth – hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League – in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman, part of the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting July 24, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD August 7, 2018.

The Death of Superman will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP), Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set ($39.99 SRP), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), as well as on Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray™ disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set includes a collectible Superman figurine; the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray Combo Pack™ include a digital version of the film.

The Death of SupermanThe Death of Superman ultimately finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage of destruction.

As the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, Superman Doomsday told an abridged version of The Death Of Superman, DC Comics’ landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon. But with a runtime of 75 minutes, the film focused on a core, singular storyline. The new, animated The Death of Superman, the first of a two-part film experience that will conclude with Reign of the Supermen in early 2019, restores many of the moments and characters that fans hold dear to their hearts.

The all-star cast is led by Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The potent trio is joined by the DC Universe Movies’ returning voices of the Justice League: Jason O’Mara (The Man in High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, ABC’s upcoming The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash.

Producer Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) co-directs The Death of Superman with Jake Castorena (Justice League Action) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights). Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay, Justice League Dark).

The Death of Superman Enhanced Content
Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Deluxe Gift Set, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital
-The Death of Superman: The Brawl That Topped Them All (Featurette) – Experience the battle between Superman and Doomsday like never before as creators of the iconic comic and the new film explore the nuances of “The Greatest Fight” with the help of a martial arts expert.
-A Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie, Reign of the Supermen – An exciting look at the next film in the two-part saga that brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.
-From the DC Comics Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 1” – After eliminating Imperiex, Brainiac 5 takes over his army and plans to take over the universe. With Superman thought to be dead, the other Legionnaires must stop him before it is too late!
-From the DC Comics Vault: Legion of Superheroes, “Dark Victory: Part 2” – The Legion faces Imperiex in a final battle, while a traitor lurks in their midst.

DVD
A Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie, Reign of the Supermen – An exciting look at the next film in the two-part saga that brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.

MARKETING SUPPORT
The Death of Superman will be supported by a national online, promotional, and publicity campaign.

BASICS
Street Date: August 7, 2018
Order Due Date: July 3, 2018
Run Time: 72 minutes
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
Blu-ray Combo Price: $24.98 SRP
Blu-Ray Deluxe Gift Set; $39.99
4K UHD Combo Price: $39.99 SRP
Languages: English

The Death of Superman The Death of Superman

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes and Wacky Races for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for the upcoming DC Universe. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and Digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

Click here for more images from the upcoming DC Universe Movie title. The Death of Superman will hit Digital starting July 24, 2018 and will then be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 7, 2018. Stay tuned for further updates on The Death of Superman right here at The World’s Finest.

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“The Death of Superman” Preview Image From Upcoming Animated Movie

A preview image from the upcoming The Death of Superman animated movie is featured on the iTunes Extras page for the Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated feature. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will hit April 10, 2018 to Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD, and March 27, 2018 to Digital HD. No official details for The Death of Superman have been released as of yet, but that is expected to change in the coming weeks. Early details – including a trailer, cast, creative team and release date – are expected to be announced shortly. Until then, continue below for a first look at the upcoming DC Universe Movie title. Click on the images for a closer look.

The Death of Superman

The Death of Superman

Please note the above images were taken by The World’s Finest and not released officially by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Based on the designs featured in the image, the animated movie looks to be in continuity with the DC Universe Movie titles inspired by the recent DC Comics “The New 52” reboot. The Death of Superman is the first of a two movies adapting the classic Death of Superman saga, with the second installment – The Reign of the Superman – set for release in early 2019.

More details are forthcoming, so stayed right here at The World’s Finest for more on The Death of Superman, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie following Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, in the coming weeks. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will hit Digital starting March 27, 2018 and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018. Both digital and physical releases of Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay will feature a preview of The Death of Superman.

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