The HD-DVD for Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut finally arrived in my mailbox yesterday from Blockbuster. I have been waiting to see this cut of the film for years, and was excited to know it was finally being release on DVD and HD-DVD. Of course I opted for the HD-DVD version since it will be the highest quality version available.
First of all, this film is a lot better than the original Superman II. Of course there are still many cheesey spots, but that's ok. :) Maybe if this was the version released III and IV wouldn't have been so horrible. There is a ton more Brando as Jor-El (if only someone would have told him how to say Krypton) and that's a good thing. There is a lot more interaction between Clark and Lois, and there is even more Miss Teschmacher. There is plenty of new footage, and many new lines worked into the movie. I'm definately going to watch it again, and probably not ever watch the Lester released version again.