This is a slight reworking of my “Fourth Option” edit, only I’ve restored Superman wrecking the fortress of solitude, and slightly tweeked the meeting with Lois at the Daily Planet straight afterwards.
However, this won’t be going up on FE.org, because I’ve decided to make use of a truly remarkable peice of work by Youtuber APrideProduction, who’s appreciation for the two biggest game-changers in modern culture of the 70s have resulted in the meteoric marriage that is Superman V: Battle of the Death Star
The moment I wrapped seeing this, I knew precisely what the hook would be for my latest edit…Superman saving the Earth from the evil Empire opens the movie rather than a reprise of the first film or a bomb in Paris, and as such it is the destruction of the Death Star that ends up freeing Zod and company from The Phantom Zone!
You’ll have to forgive me for retaining APP’s watermark on the BFTDS footage, but I didn’t want to remove it and treat the new footage as if it were my own thing, it would not be fair to the original owner. This way you know exactly where it comes from.