Woohoo! Here comes "The Aventures of Superman" to DVD

The complete first season of the 1950s TV series, plus bonuses, will be out Oct. 18, reports TV Shows on DVD.

According to the site, extras on the five-disk set include:

  • Superman and the Mole Men theatrical movie (Reeves and Coates' first team-up)
  • Featurette: "From Inkwell to Backlot" retrospective
  • Vintage George Reeves short
  • Original Kellogg's Cereal TV spots
  • Commentary Tracks by Super-Experts (details to be announced)

And here's the official spiel from Warner Home Video:

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! The legendary Man of Steel, last survivor of the doomed planet Krypton lives on earth, assuming the secret identity of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for the Metropolis Daily Planet. But with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, he battles for truth and justice as Superman. This is the first Superman TV series! Originally aired in the 1950's, it featured George Reeves as Superman and enjoyed tremendous success during its broadcast. The TV series premise was established a year before its broadcast via the theatrical release of "Superman and The Mole Men" in 1951.

Disc 1

"Superman on Earth"
"The Haunted Lighthouse"
"The Case of the Talkative Dummy"
"The Mystery of the Broken Statues"
"The Monkey Mystery"
"A Night of Terror"

Disc 2
"The Birthday Letter"
"The Mind Machine"
"The Secret of Superman"
"No Holds Barred"
"The Deserted Village"

Disc 3
"The Stolen Costume"
"Treasure of the Incas"
"Double Trouble"
"Mystery in Wax"
"The Runaway Robot"
"Drums of Death"

Disc 4
"The Evil Three"
"Riddle of the Chinese Jade"
"The Human Bomb"
"Czar of the Underworld"
"The Ghost Wolf"
"Crime Wave"

Disc 5
"Unknown People, Part 1"
"Unknown People, Part 2"

This makes me very, very happy.

You can pre-order the set now from Amazon.

For more on the original TV Superman, George Reeves, see Dial B for Blog's excellent post today.

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