4 THE CHRISTOPHER REEVES COLLECTIONSECTION8 | 16/03/2008 | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer This box-set has all Christopher Reeve's incarnations of the man of steelSUPERMAN 1978.By far the best of the Christoher Reeve movies.The film set a bench mark of all comic book to movies that followed that few could match.A perfect comic book adaption.*****SUPERMAN II 1980This sequel has more action than the first film, but lacks the emotional core that made the original so special, but is a rousing conclusion to the story set up in part one.****SUPERMAN III 1983This is where it started to go wrong, with no Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor there was something seriouse missing in this third outing, even Comic Legend Richard Pryor can not liven up this outing. The film is saved by another strong turn by Reeve and some good action sequences, and also the part where Superman turns bad.But the slapstick comedy is out of place with the previouse two movies and does grate.With it's faults the film is still entertaining.***SUPERMAN IV 1986This is a very poor final outing for Christopher Reeve,The film was a cut budget offering, and you can tell, with it's poor special effects and poor script.You can tell that the film was butchered in the editing process, and there is rumour of the directors cut to surface in the future. But as the film stands it is a insult to the original, even the welcome return of Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor cannot do anything to save this mess.**It's a real shame the series had to end with such a stinker. But if you have to complete your Superman collection this is the cheapest way to do it, but the box-set is let down by a seriouse lack of extra features.If you want to collect the series in style, then save your money and buy the Excellent 7 disc or the superb 9 disc box-set that have all 5 movies including the brilliant SUPERMAN RETURNS, and the Richard Donner version of SUPERMAN II, plus hours of bonus features.As a stand alone box-set it's good value but nothing super!