The movie performed poorly at the box
office and failed to impress critics and audiences. Helen Slater,
however, was nominated for a Saturn Award for her strong performance by
the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The film does
contain some expansions on the Superman movie mythology, such as taking
the viewer into the Phantom Zone itself (in the first two Superman
films, it was merely represented by a spinning black pane of glass). The
story uses sorcery (a noted Superman weakness, but less commonly
utilized than kryptonite) as a counter attack on Supergirl to great
Released on video over the years by different companies, the film's
first DVD release was on independent home video company Anchor Bay
Entertainment in 2000 under license from StudioCanal. Warner Bros.
recently acquired the rights to the film and reissued it on DVD late in
2006 to coincide with the reissues on DVD of the other Superman films.
However, even though it is technically part of the same series of films
as the ones produced between 1978 and 1987 with Christopher Reeve, it is
not included in any of Warners' Superman-related 2006 box set DVD
Helen Slater's natural hair color is dark; she dyed
her hair blonde to match the comic book character.
Christopher Reeve was slated to have a cameo as Superman, but bowed out
early on. Director Jeannot Szwarc said in the Superman documentary
"You Will Believe..." that his involvement in this film would have given
the feature higher credibility and he admitted he wished Reeve had made
a contribution to the film's production. Szwarc also said that the film
that was made was not the best of his intentions as he thought a lot of
the magic was lost once Reeve declined. A publicity photo of him
outfitted in Superman's uniform, however, did appear as a poster in
Lucy's and Linda's shared dorm room.
Marc McClure makes his fourth of five appearances in the Superman film
Justice League Unlimited - Season One
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