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Spider-Man 2 Disc Special Edition (Widescreen) (US)

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With great power comes great responsibility
Certificate: PG-13
Running Time: 121 mins
Retail Price: $28.96
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Synopsis:
Directed by Sam Raimi, Spider-Man centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface. He vows to use his abilities to fight crime, coming to understand the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility."

Special Features:
Disc One:
"Weaving The Web:" Subtitled Factoids (Pop On Production Notes and Historical Facts)
Commentary: Sam Raimi (Director), Kirsten Dunst, Laura Ziskin (Producer) & Grant Curtis (Co-Producer)
SFX Commentary: John Dykstra (Special Effects Designer) & Visual Effects Crew
Branching Web-i-sodes
Music Videos: Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott: Hero, Sum 41: What We`re All About
TV Spots
Theatrical Trailers
Filmographies & Character Files
DVD-ROM Features:
Comic/Feature Comparison
Record Your Own Commentary
Countdown To Spider-Man 2
Weblinks

Disc Two:
HBO Making of Spider-Man
Spider-Mania: AN E! Entertainment Special
Director Profile: Sam Rami
Composer Profile: Danny Elfman
Screen Tests: Tobey Maguire, J.K. Simmons & CGI Spider-Man
Costume and Makeup Tests
Gag/Outtake Reel
Conceptual Art & Production Design Gallery
Historical Documentary: Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century
The Spider-Man Comic Archives
Rogues Gallery
The Loves of Peter Parker
Comic Book Artist Gallery
Activision Game: Hints and Tips
DVD-ROM Features:
Activision PC Game, 2 Playable Levels
3 Exclusive Marvel dot.comics: Spider-Man: Blue #1, Black Cat #1, Peter Parker: Return of the Goblin
Spider-Man Visualizer

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital 5.1 French

Subtitle Tracks:
French
English
Spanish
CC: English

Directed By:
Sam Raimi

Written By:



Starring:
Cliff Robertson
James Franco
Kirsten Dunst
Willem Dafoe
Tobey Maguire

Casting By:
Francine Maisler
Lynn Kressel

Soundtrack By:
Jerry Cantrell
Pete Yorn
Corey Taylor
Danny Elfman

Director of Photography:
Don Burgess

Editor:
Bob Murawski
Arthur Coburn

Costume Designer:
James Acheson

Production Designer:
Neil Spisak

Producer:
Laura Ziskin
Steven P. Saeta
Heidi Fugeman
Grant Curtis
Ian Bryce

Executive Producer:
Stan Lee
Avi Arad

Distributor:
Columbia / Tristar

Your Opinions and Comments

7 / 10
Much better than expected,Sam Raimi`s adaptation of the web-slinger is not as dark as Tim Burton`s "BATMAN" and is closer to Richard Donner`s "Superman".Tobey Maguire is an excellent choice to play the title role but two things bothered me about this movie: Why the Green Goblin? There are lots of better bad guys than him and the F/X make spidey look like a video game character.That aside,this is a pretty enjoyable movie.

Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen,this transfer is pretty good.Minor-edge enhancement is noticable along with some film grain.

The Dobly 5.1 track makes for a pretty good listening experience and Danny Elfman`s score sounds terrific.

On Disc 1 you`ll find 2 commentary tracks :one with Raimi,Grant Curtis,Kirsten Dunst ans Laura Ziskin and the other one with the F/X crew.Both are worth while.
Also on this disc are trailers,TV spots,a neat pop-up fact track to watch during the movie,and web-i-sodes.

The second disc is divided into 2 section:1 dedicated to the movie,the other to the Spider-Man legend.The 1st section features some interesting stuff but some stuff is real filler.The 2nd section is far more interesting.

Worth while pick-up.
posted by Adam Morrison on 23/12/2002 17:00