Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Gravity 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
RoboCop (Blu-ray)
$5.00
Madagascar: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$34.96
Ender's Game (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Gravity (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Robots / Horton Hears a Who / Rio (Blu-ray)
$16.98
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Turbo (Blu-ray)
$15.79
Mad Max Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Planet Earth | Life (Blu-ray)
$54.99
Despicable Me 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Robin Hood (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Ebiten: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
$40.16
The Birds (Blu-ray)
$13.99
Sleep, My Love (Blu-ray)
$19.43
Forks Over Knives (Blu-ray)
$13.71
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Blu-ray)
$14.99


Releases


 Release calendar
 New releases
 Coming soon
 New covers
 Recently listed

Reviews


 New reviews
 New user reviews

Top lists


 Best movies (all time)

Best movies by year


 2014
 2013
 2012
 2011
 2010
 2009
 2008
 2007
 2006
 2005
 2004
 2003
 2002
 2001
 2000
 1999
 1998
 1997
 1996
 1995
 1994
 1993
 1992
 1991
 1990
 1989
 1988
 1987
 1986
 1985
 1984
 1983
 1982
 1981
 1980
 1979
 1978
 1977
 1976
 1975
 1974
 1973
 1972
 1971
 1970
 1969
 1968
 1967
 1966
 1965

Search


 Search movies


Spiders


2013 | 89 min | PG-13 | 1.85:1

Spiders

Rating


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
6.5
/10
9
ratings.


User reviews


No user reviews yet, post one

Movie appeal

 
Horror100%
Sci-Fi32%

3
fans

178
Blu-ray
collections
0
DVD
collections

Theatrical release date


 08 February, 2013

Country of origin


 United States

Links


 

Overview Preview Cast & crew User reviews News Forum

Screenshots from Spiders 3D Blu-ray

Spiders Preview  

4
 / 10
Preview by Brian Orndorf, February 15, 2013

“Spiders” is a latest attempt to bring the creature feature explosion of the 1950s to the modern age, and the newest example of why the genre should remain in stasis, or perhaps regulated to the intentional ridiculousness of basic cable productions. While giant spiders rampaging around New York City sound like an amusing, potentially thrilling night at the movies, “Spiders” doesn’t have the budget, the talent, or the ingenuity to really explore the potential of the premise. Disappointingly backlot-bound and teeming with halfhearted chase sequences, the effort is stale and repetitive, failing to create a worthy and suitably diverting cinematic panic.



A Soviet satellite from the 1980s has returned to Earth, crashing in the middle of New York City, deep into the subway system. Its cargo is a nest of spiders genetically engineered from alien DNA, with the ability to spin webs that could revolutionize national defense weapons and industrial products. Expecting a normal day at his job as a subway dispatcher, Jason (Patrick Muldoon) instead finds a major mess once the spiders begin taking victims, building a fortress underneath the city, prompting government forces to shut down the area and concoct a viral attack story to keep away the curious. Inadvertently removing the queen egg from the area, passing his findings off to CDC employee, and his estranged wife, Rachel (Christa Campbell), Jason stumbles into a vast conspiracy, discovering a sinister plan that allows the spiders to take the city in an effort to encourage their web production. With his daughter, Emily (Sydney Sweeney), quarantined at home, Jason and Rachel race to retrieve their little girl, only to find an army of spiders blocking their path.

The co-writer/director here is Tibor Takacs, a longstanding television and DTV helmer who’s perhaps best remembered for his work on the 1987 chiller, “The Gate.” “Spiders” isn’t exactly a challenging endeavor for the filmmaker, but there’s a certain sense of fandom behind the work that keeps the feature away from becoming a total disaster. It appears that Takacs really wants to a craft a loving ode to the mutant creature extravaganzas of his youth, likely viewing “Spiders” as his very own “Them!” However, the innocence of such a venture is quickly lost to painful routine, finding the script barely making an effort to liven up the proceedings with unexpected characterizations and chase scenarios. Even the giant spider premise is on the tired side, though its origin story as a satellite science experiment has potential the production isn’t interested in developing beyond the opening five minutes of the movie.



Instead of screen energy, we have a harassed, desperate dad as our lead character, with a teary wife at his side and a precocious 12-year-old daughter to save. There’s a demented Russian scientist guiding the progress of spider development, driven mad by his desire to possess their bounty of super-silk. And there’s an army standing in the way, with Col. Jenkins (William Hope) as the architect of faux hysteria, attempting to clear out NYC so the titular creatures can continue their development and make way for the rise of a potential queen. Everyone is a cliche (with banal dialogue to chew), inhabited by mediocre, over-botoxed actors who can’t sell the chaos of the moment with their limited gifts, contributing to an oddly unenthusiastic atmosphere for a picture about an outbreak of king-sized spiders. The formulaic approach is unnecessary, but it’s all Takacs can dream up, sucking excitement out of the endeavor.

Granted, the director doesn’t have much to work with here. “Spiders” tends to reuse the same NYC backlot set repeatedly, not to mention numerous visits to familiar subway stations and offices. It looks as though the production had to make due with a single location, but even basic efforts of set redressing tend to fall through in the second half of the picture, while weariness of the same view for the citywide epidemic quickly develops. “Spiders” isn’t quite the cheap-o film traditionally found on SyFy, with passable, keep-one-eye-closed-to-accept CGI for the creepy crawlies. Nevertheless, the feature has a limited-coin sag that’s difficult to ignore, extending to the chase sequences, which tend to bleed into a singular design of spider pursuit, with the encounters staged in dimly lit warehouses, dimly lit subway tunnels, and a dimly lit toy store. “Spiders” pretty much exhausts its imagination in the first act, which is the exact opposite approach this genre tends to take.



That “Spiders” isn’t a total disaster is shocking. There are a few scenes that work, and an overall introduction of danger that’s faintly promising. However, the predictability of it all grinds the movie to a halt, with Takacs fearful of taking a risk with a film that could use as much surprise as it can carry.

Starring: Patrick Muldoon, Christa Campbell (I), William Hope
Director: Tibor Takács

» See full cast & crew


Spiders, Forum Discussions



Topic
Replies
Last post
Movies with large spiders! 25 Aug 10, 2010
Spiders 3D (2013) 13 Jan 14, 2013


Have you seen this movie?



Rate and write your own review

 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Mallrats
2. Scanners
3. Frozen
4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
5. Ride Along
6. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
7. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: V...
8. Gravity 3D
9. Ender's Game
10. Touch of Evil
11. Double Indemnity
12. The Jungle Book
13. The Big Chill
14. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
15. RoboCop

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. The Raid 2
3. Oculus
4. RoboCop
5. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
6. Noah
7. Frozen
8. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
9. The Grand Budapest Hotel
10. The LEGO Movie
11. Draft Day
12. Thor: The Dark World
13. Rio 2
14. Under the Skin
15. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  The Pirate Fairy
4.  Gravity
5.  RoboCop
6.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
7.  Gravity 3D
8.  Rocky: Heavyweight Collection
9.  Ender's Game
10.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  The Lego Movie
2.  Space Battleship Yamato: Movie
3.  The Lego Movie
4.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
5.  Lone Survivor
6.  The Monuments Men
7.  Noah
8.  Veronica Mars: The Movie
9.  True Detective: The Complete First ...
10.  I, Frankenstein 3D
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen
$19.96, Save 56%
2.  The Pirate Fairy
$19.96, Save 46%
3.  Gravity
$12.99, Save 64%
4.  RoboCop
$5.00, Save 75%
5.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
$12.99, Save 68%
6.  Gravity 3D
$19.99, Save 56%
7.  Ender's Game
$13.00, Save 67%
8.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
$17.99, Save 55%
9.  Despicable Me 2
$14.99, Save 50%
10.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
$19.99, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Gravity 3D

 United States


$44.95 $19.99





RoboCop

 United States


$19.99 $5.00





Madagascar: The Complete Collection

 United States


$39.99 $34.96





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices