The Royal Premiere of Superman: The Movie (1978)

A big thank you to Youtube user Oliver Harper who found this rare VHS footage recorded from the BBC in 1978. Film reviewer Barry Norman previews Superman: The Movie and later reviews it in a series of clips that also segues into several scenes from the UK premiere of the film, attended by Her Royal Highness, the Queen and her 18-year-old son, Prince Andrew.

Barry Norman’s brief review of the film is particularly interesting here, singling out Reeve as “gratifyingly good” and “built like a brick outhouse”!

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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