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Spider-Man 2 DVD (Widescreen Special Edition) (2005)

Spider-Man 2 DVD (Widescreen Special Edition) (2005)


More than a few critics hailed Spider-Man 2 as "the best superhero movie ever," and there's no compelling reason to argue--thanks to a bigger budget, better special effects, and a dynamic, character-driven plot, it's a notch above Spider-Man in terms of emotional depth and rich comic-book sensibility. Ordinary People Oscar®-winner Alvin Sargent received screenplay credit, and celebrated author and comic-book expert Michael Chabon worked on the story, but it's director Sam Raimi's affinity for the material that brings Spidey 2 to vivid life. When a fusion experiment goes terribly wrong, a brilliant physicist (Alfred Molina) is turned into Spidey's newest nemesis, the deranged, mechanically tentacled "Doctor Octopus," obsessed with completing his experiment and killing Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) in the process. Even more compelling is Peter Parker's urgent dilemma: continue his burdensome, lonely life of crime-fighting as Spider-Man, or pursue love and happiness with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst)? Molina's outstanding as a tragic villain controlled by his own invention, and the action sequences are nothing less than breathtaking, but the real success of Spider-Man 2 is its sense of priorities. With all of Hollywood's biggest and best toys at his disposal, Raimi and his writers stay true to the Marvel mythology, honoring Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and setting the bar impressively high for the challenge of Spider-Man 3. --Jeff Shannon beloved character to the screen, but it places a respectable third. -- Jeff Shannon

Product Details:

  • Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst
  • Director: Sam Raimi
  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Format: Widescreen, Special Edition, Color, Dolby
  • Aspect Ratio(s): 2.40:1
  • Audio Encoding: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Studio: Columbia Tri-Star
  • DVD Release Date: November 30, 2005
  • Run Time: 127
  • DVD Features:
    • Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French
    • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
    • Commentary by director Sam Raimi, actor Tobey Maguire, producer Ani Ahrati, and coproducer Grant Curtis
    • Technical commentary
    • "Spidey Sense 2" pop-up trivia track
    • Blooper reel
    • Four Web-isodes: original online featurettes
    • Train music video: "Ordinary"
    • Disc 2:
    • "Making the Amazing": 12-part documentary
    • "Hero in Crisis": a deeper look into Peter Parker and his personal battles "Ock-umentary: Eight Arms to Hold You"
    • "Interwoven: The Women of Spider-Man"
    • "Enter the Web": groundbreaking multi-angle look behind the scenes
    • Art gallery
    • Behind-the-scenes look at the Activision game
    • Number of discs: 2

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