Spider-Man Special Edition 2-Disc Set; Widescreen DVD Description
Based on the classic Marvel Comics series, Sam Raimi's SPIDER-MAN deftly details the origin of the web-slinging superhero. When awkward New York City teenager Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) attends a class field trip to a laboratory, he gets bitten by a genetically altered spider while taking photos of his longtime crush, the lovely Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). Soon he discovers this bite has given him remarkable powers--heightened strength, dexterity, and awareness, along with the ability to cling to walls and shoot webs from his wrists. Hoping to win Mary Jane's heart using his new talents, Peter becomes distracted from home life with his doting Aunt May (Rosemary Harris) and Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson), ultimately leading to tragedy--and his new role as the crime-fighting Spider-Man. Meanwhile Harry Osborn (Willem Dafoe), the industrialist father of Peter's friend Norman (James Franco), undergoes a transformation of his own, bringing about the creation of Spider-Man's arch-nemesis: The Green Goblin. In order to save his loved ones--and all of New York City--from the devastating force of the deluded Goblin, Spider-Man must take on the villain in a series of stunning battles.
By staying true to the essence of the comic book, Raimi accomplishes the rare feat of crafting a superhero movie with a real heart. Rather than focusing solely on action and explosions, SPIDER-MAN wisely shines the spotlight on the character of Peter Parker, played with perfect bewilderment by Maguire. The special effects, of course, are dazzling, but they are topped by an excellent cast that also includes the radiant Dunst, the menacing Dafoe, the brooding Franco, and the scene-stealing J.K. Simmons as Peter's tough-talking boss. (Raimi fans will notice cameos by the director's brother, Ted Raimi, and EVIL DEAD series star Bruce Campbell.) The result is a charming and amazingly entertaining film unafraid to combine CGI animation with sincere human emotion.
2-Disc Set Region 1 Keep Case Special Edition Disc 1: SPIDER-MAN - Theatrical Feature, Supplementary Material Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - French Additional Release Material: Alternate Subtitles: 1. Production Notes, Historical Facts Trailers: 1. Original Theatrical Trailer 2. TV Spots Audio Commentary: 1. Sam Raimi - Director, Kirsten Dunst - Star, Laura Ziskin - Producer, Grant Curtis - Co-Producer 2. John Dykstra - Special Effects Designer, Visual Effects Crew Music Video: 1. Sum 41 "What We're All About" 2. Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott "Hero" Interactive Features: Interactive Menus Scene Access Branching Web-i-sodes Text/Photo Galleries: Filmographies Character Files DVD-ROM Features: Weblinks Comic to Feature Comparison Countdown to Spider-Man 2 Record Your Own Commentary Disc 2: Supplementary Material Additional Release Material: Featurette: 1. Director Profile: Sam Raimi (7 mins) 2. Composer Profile: Danny Elfman (7 mins) Documentary: 1. HBO MAKING OF SPIDER-MAN 2. SPIDER-MANIA: An E! Entertainment Special (40 mins) 3. SPIDER-MAN: The Mythology of the 21st Century (Historical - 25 mins) Bonus Footage: 1. Screen Test - Tobey Maguire - Star, J.K. Simmons - Star, CGI Spider-Man 2. Costume and Make-up Tests 3. Outtakes and Gag Reel (3 mins) Interactive Features: Interactive Games: ActiVision PC Game (2 Playable Levels) Text/Photo Galleries: Archives: 1. Spider-Man Comics 2. The Loves of Peter Parker Hints & Tips - ActiVision Spider-Man Game Photo Galleries: 1. Conceptional Art and Production Design Gallery 2. Rogues Gallery 3. Comic Book Artist Gallery DVD-ROM Features: Weblinks: Exclusive Marvel dot.comics ("Blue #1," "Black Cat #1," and "Peter Parker: Return of the Goblin") Spider-Man Visualizer
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