Superman returns to Earth after spending five years in space examining his homeworld Krypton. But he finds things have changed while he was gone, and he must once again prove himself important to the world.
Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
After a power source for the community of Krypton survivors is accidentally whisked to earth, Kara-El, cousin to Superman and niece to Jor-El, chooses to go to earth to find it, and bring it back. Upon her arrival, she becomes just a powerful and Super as her cousin, but encounters dangerous battles and unexpected obstacles when a mean spirited woman who practices rituals of the occult takes the power source for herself, and uses it to cause destruction and attempt zenith human status.Written by
The original movie poster shows Supergirl flying past the Statue of Liberty (which is not only holding her torch in the wrong hand but is facing away from New York Bay) with the lower Manhattan skyline, highlighted by the World Trade Center Twin Towers, visible in the background. No scenes in the movie are set in "Metropolis", which New York stood in for in the Superman movies. See more »
Inside the girl's bathroom, when the red-haired girl comes running in with her friend, the towel is lying messy on the sink and a second later it's neatly folded. See more »
In the end credits Argo City is kept in view until the last minute. See more »
There were U.K. prints of the film, which ran slightly shorter than the commonly seen European cut. This version is officially known as the "Shorter U.K. Cut" (as printed on the film reel sides) and were manufactured directly from Rank Film Laboratories. This version, which runs roughly 121 minutes, is for the most part identical to the 124 minute version, with slight edits that were made to the U.S. version sewn in. The prints begin with the 'Thorn EMI" logo. Among the included cuts are:
The shorter scene with Selena arriving home and meeting with Bianca, as in the U.S. version.
The shorter scene where Nigel talks to Selena about the Omegahedron, as in the U.S. version.
The 'Monster Tractor" scene is the shortened U.S. version
The moment where Supergirl is caught by the dorm manager (who is drunk) is missing, as in the U.S. version.
The dialogue when Bianca suggests that Selena call upon Nigel for help is missing, as in the U.S. version.
-The End Credits are time sped up, cutting their time by 1/3 of the other versions (including the U.S. credits). It's most notable as portions of Jerry Goldsmith's end title are missing, and remaining segments are over-layered to cover the truncation. See more »
Supergirl is a fine film that has been unjustly overlooked in the years. For those expecting a straight Superman clone with a girl instead of a grown man, then it was probably a shock to have so many fantasy elements in the mix. Granted a man flying and stopping bullets is very fantastical, but his villains were always very grounded on earth. Lex Luthor anyone? So when it was announced that Superman's cousin would be getting her own movie, I'm sure everyone had their own preconceived notion of what it would be like. The fact that Supergirl is up against a witch and battles demons may have been too much of a stretch for most. Hopefully, the film finally gets its due now that it is out on DVD since it really isn't a bad movie. Helen Slater brings a wide eyed innocence to the role. Some have called Kara a half-wit but that is not true. She is merely a sheltered girl who has never seen the world and when she does get to she has trouble interacting with it. Peter O'Toole is his usual wonderful self as the founder of Argo City and Kara's mentor. Faye Dunaway does a fine job as well as the sorceress. Indeed most of the cast do just fine. The only real downer is Hart Bochner as love interest than. This guy should never have been let even near a movie set. Ouch! Still, Supergirl is good clean fun. Trivia buffs can watch for Matt Frewer in a small role as a lascivious truck driver.
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