Columbia TriStar struck gold with the Spider-Man franchise and is ready to release Spider-Man 2 to DVD this summer. As you can imagine, there are plenty of features and versions to go around.
Two years have passed since the mild-mannered Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with “the gift and the curse” of his powers while balancing his dual identities as the elusive superhero Spider-Man and life as a college student. The relationships Peter holds most dear are now in danger of unraveling as he clashes with the powerful, multi-tentacled villain Doctor Octopus aka “Doc Ock”
No less than four versions of the film will hit in November, a 2-disc special edition available in both anamorphic widescreen or fullscreen a SuperBit version with audio in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS and a special box set. The two disc version will contain an audio commentary with Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, producer Avi Arad and co-producer Grant Curtis, a second technical commentary, a blooper reel, a trivia track, four web-i-sodes, the Ordinary music video, a 12 part documentary “Making the Amazing”, the featurettes “Hero in Crisis,” “Eight Arms to Hold You,” “Interwoven: The Women of Spider-Man” and “Enter the Web”, an art gallery an ad for the video game and weblinks.
On November 30th all the versions will arrive, the 2-disc sets priced at $29.96, the SuperBit version at $26.96 and the box set – containing an art portfolio, a concept to screen portfolio, postcards and a reduced size reprinting of “The Amazing Spider-Man #50” on which the film was loosely based – will cost $49.95.