Superman Anthology on Blu-rayWith the theatrical releases of several major superhero films including Thor, Captain America, and The Green Lantern, 2011 is shaping up to be the year of the superhero.  And making sure to not miss out on the action, Warner Bros just announced the release of Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006) on sparkling Blu-ray. So, for the first time ever, fans will be able to own one super-entertaining Blu-ray collection with all four original theatrical Superman films starring Christopher Reeve (available for the first time in high def), Superman Returns, and the two alternate versions of Superman I and Superman II.

We hinted back in January of the big Superman blu-ray news, but now it is official. Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006) on Blu-ray includes all six versions of the films in the original Superman theatrical franchise -- Superman: The Movie – Original Theatrical, Superman:  The Movie – Expanded Edition, Superman II – Original Theatrical, Superman II – The Richard Donner Cut, Superman III – Original Theatrical, Superman IV – Original Theatrical, plus Superman Returns.

The Collection also contains 20 hours of bonus features including the never-before-seen original opening to Superman Returns. Also contained are two documentaries in hi-definition, Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman and The Science of Superman, as well as You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman, deleted scenes, and much more. Fan-boys and technophiles will especially appreciate that all of the Superman films are being released with English DTS-HD-MA soundtrack for superior sound quality. Also included is Movie Cash good for a ticket to Green Lantern, which hits theaters on June 17.  The suggested retail price for the eight-disc blu-ray collection is $129.95.

Watch the new trailer for Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006) on Blu-ray below: