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Spider Man - Limited Edition Collector's Gift Set

Spider Man - Limited Edition Collector's Gift Set


For devoted fans and nonfans alike, Spider-Man offers nothing less--and nothing more--than what you'd expect from a superhero blockbuster. Having proven his comic-book savvy with the original Darkman, director Sam Raimi brings ample energy and enthusiasm to Spidey's origin story, nicely establishing high-school nebbish Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) as a brainy outcast who reacts with appropriate euphoria--and well-tempered maturity--when a "super-spider" bite transforms him into the amazingly agile, web-shooting Spider-Man. That's all well and good, and so is Kirsten Dunst as Parker's girl-next-door sweetheart. Where Spider-Man falls short is in its hyperactive CGI action sequences, which play like a video game instead of the gravity-defying exploits of a flesh-and-blood superhero. Willem Dafoe is perfectly cast as Spidey's schizoid nemesis, the Green Goblin, and the movie's a lot of fun overall. It's no match for Superman and Batman in bringing a 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 (US and Canada only) PLEASE NOTE: Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players.
  • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Box set, Dolby
    Rated: PG-13
  • Studio: Columbia Tri-Star

DVD Features:

  • TV spot(s)
  • Gift Set includes:
    • Spider-Man widescreen 2-disc DVD
    • Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels DVD
    • Collectible reprint of Amazing Fantasy #15, which introduced the Spider-Man character
    • Collectible senitype featuring a film cel from the movie personally selected by the director with this comments
    • Limited edition off-set lithograph reproduction by John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr. (Spider-Man artists)
  • Spider-Man DVD includes:
    • Commentary by director Sam Raimi, Kirsten Dunst, producer Laura Ziskin, and co-producer Grant Curtis
    • SFX commentary by special effects designer John Dykstra and visual effects crew
    • "Weaving the Web": subtitled pop-on production notes and historical facts
    • Branching web-isodes
    • Music videos: Hero (Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott), What We're All About (Sum 41)
    • TV spots
    • Filmographies and character files
    • HBO Making of Spider-Man
    • Spider-Mania, an E! Entertainment Special
    • Director profile: Sam Raimi
    • Composer profile: Danny Elfman
    • Screen tests for Tobey Maguire, J.K. Simmons, and CGI Spider-Man
    • Costume and makeup tests
    • Gag/outtake reel
    • Conceptual art and production design gallery
    • Comic book artist pin-up gallery
    • "Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century" historical documentary
    • The Spider-Man Comic Book Archives
    • Rogues Gallery
    • The Loves of Peter Parker
    • Activision game hints and tips
    • DVD-ROM features
    • Widescreen anamorphic format
    • Number of discs: 2

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