"Supergirl" DVD Synopsis:
When the planet Krypton was destroyed in a cosmic holocaust that claimed its great civilization, Kal-El (known to Earth as Superman) was believed to be the only survivor, until now...
Safely hidden in the void of inner-space is the Kryptonian city of Argo, saved by the scientist Zaltar (Peter O`Toole) and powered by the magical Omegahedron. But now the city`s vital power source has been lost, and only one courageous person can retrieve it! Her name is Kara... on Earth she is known as Supergirl (Helen Slater).
Standing in her way is the evil sorceress Selena (Faye Dunaway) who has taken control of the fantastic power source. With her now super-powered black magic, the villainess is bent upon nothing less than world domination! Can Supergirl retrieve the Omegahedrom before it is too late? Supergirl features an all-star cast: Faye Dunaway, Peter O`Toole, Hart Bochner, Peter Cook, Mia Farrow, Brenda Vaccaro, Simon Ward, and Helen Slater as Supergirl.
This Limited Edition double disc set contains two versions of the film: the International Version containing 10 minutes of footage not seen in the U.S. and presented in Widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; and the Director`s Cut containing 24 minutes of long lost and recently rediscovered footage presented here for the very first time! Adventure soars higher than ever before!
"Supergirl" Tony's Comments:
When "Supergirl" hit cinemas in 1984 it was considered somewhat disappointing. Some critics were unkind in their appraisal but I feel that "Supergirl" is a little bit underrated. The Christopher Reeve "Superman" films set a very high standard so it was inevitable that "Supergirl" would suffer by comparison. For one, Helen Slater was the perfect choice to play the girl of steel and yes, you will believe "a girl can fly". When looked upon today, the film is an enjoyable piece of fluff and what it lacks in story or plot it more than makes up for with excellent special effects. The flying sequences in "Supergirl" are equal if not better than the "Superman" films. Maybe all the film needed was a brief appearance by Supergirl's cousin, the man of steel, certainly this would have brought the two films closer together and I am sure would of lifted "Supergirl" to a new level. Whatever the case maybe "Supergirl" is well worth checking out, even if it is only to get another glimpse of the beautiful Helen Slater at her youthful best.