Spider-Man - After he is bitten by a radioactive spider, mild-mannered teenager Peter Parker (Maguire) transforms into Spider-Man and faces the villainous Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe, John Carter).
Spider-Man 2 - Unable to cope with his superhero responsibilities, Parker retires his Spider-Man persona, only to find himself on a collision course with the brilliant-yet-insane Dr. Octopus (Alfred Molina, Frida).
Spider-Man 3 - Parker finds his personal and professional lives imploding; as Parker, his relationship with Mary-Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia) frays under the introduction of the beautiful Gwen Stacy (Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help), and as Spider-Man, he has to combat the Sandman (Thomas Haden Church, Sideways), Venon (Topher Grace, That '70s Show), and the Green Goblin's son, Harry (James Franco, Pineapple Express).
Sony's new Spider-Man Blu-ray/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo packs present each film in their original aspect ratios (1.85:1 for Spider-Man and 2.39:1 for Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3) with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks (a change from the original discs' 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio). The discs also contain the following supplements:
Three audio commentaries:
- Filmmakers and cast: Sam Raimi, Laura Ziskin, Grant Curtis, and Kirsten Dunst
- Visual effects designer and crew: John Dykstra and special effects crew
- Actors: Tobey Maguire and J.K. Simmons
- Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century
- HBO Making of Spider-Man
- Spider-Mania: E! Entertainment Special
Filmmaker profiles: Director Sam Raimi and composer Profile: Danny Elfman
Costume design featurette
Seven additional behind-the-scenes featurettes
Screen tests: Tobey Maguire, J.K. Simmons, and CGI Spider-Man
Costume and makeup tests
Six multi-angle webisodes
- "Hero," performed by Chad Kroeger and featuring Josey Scott
- "What We're All About," performed by Sum 41
New to Blu-ray:
- Spider Sense Trivia Challenge
- The Spider-man Cutting Room
Extended "2.1" cut with optional commentary by producer Laura Ziskin and screenwriter Alvin Sargent
I can't tell you how crazy it makes me when studios don't carry over ALL of the DVD special features, especially for a series as high-profile as Spider-man. Until they get it right, I'm sorry but NO SALE!
When the first two were rereleased as part of the Blu-ray essentials line didn't they originally get announced they would include special features that time too? I am waiting until someone confirms these special features before I get my hopes up.
Also are they only missing the special features for #3 that were on the second disc or did they take out some other ones too? Also these cover art seem like they would work better for the old cartoon series.
The covers are on other web sites and they look TERRIBLE. The covers looks like a 7 year old made them in Microsoft Paint. To accommodate with the lack of special features for 1 and 2 in the last box set, I got multi-disc BD cases and added the DVD special features discs into each movie (SM1 is 3 discs, SM 2 is 3 discs, SM3 is 4 discs). I'm happy with that instead of double-dipping
You know where you can take those UltraViolet Digital Copies?!...( ).............................................................
........................................................................................................^ yep all 3 of them
Maybe SONY should focus on releasing their own catalog titles (Fright Night, As Good As It Gets, ...along with thousands more) and stop passing them off to lesser companies and stop rehashing the same BS that's already released. Granted, I do like the Spider-Man films. But this is so ridiculous how these studios continuously throw the same crap out 2 or 3 times instead of dealing with films that have not been released. What about 'From Here To Eternity' (1953)? 'When A Stranger Calls' (1979&2006)? 'Suddenly, Last Summer' (1959), 'On The Waterfront' (1953)?, 'The Wild One' (1954)?, 'Strait-Jacket' (1964)?
It's just so tiring of seeing the same announcements day in and day out from studios. Re-re-re-re-re-release.
LOL!!!! And I was standing in front of the bare-bones bd editions at my local Wal-Mart, deciding NOT to buy them, thinking they'd get to re-re-re-release the first trilogy (I only have Spider-Man 3, 'cause the others WERE bare-bones)... imagine my lack of surprise when I saw this announcement no less than 15 minutes after... and my horror seeing the horribly disgusting covers...
Disappointing to see after their first rushed release that they still can't get it right. These are all missing from the previous DVDs. Why not make this a 6 disc set? This is only one of the biggest money making trilogies of all time and yet it get treated like this, a cheap 3 disc set. First Mission Impossible trilogy, now this.
Subtitle Fact Track
Still Galleries: Comic Covers, Rogues Gallery, Artists Alley, Loves of Peter Parker
Advertising: Trailer, 11 TV Ads
Subtitle Fact Track
Spidey Sense 2.1 Fact Track/ Behind the Scenes footage
"Interwoven: The Women of Spider-Man" (15 min.)
Webisodes: Costume Design, Comic-Con Q & A, J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson (10 min.)
"Inside Spider-Man 2.1" (15 min.)
"Danny Elfman's Score" multi angle featurette (4 min.)
"With Great Effort Comes Great Recognition" (8 min.)
"Enter the Web" multi-angle featurette (14 min.)
"Train - Ordinary" Music Video
Still Gallery: Alex Ross Original Sketches from Intro
"Re-Imagining The Goblin" (11 min.)
"Covered in Black: Creating Venom" (16 min.)
"Grains of Sand: Building Sandman" (13 min.)
"Hanging On...Gwen Stacy and the Collapsing Floor" (10 min.)
"Fighting, Flying, and Driving: The Stunts" (19 min.)
"Cleveland: The Chase on Euclid Avenue" (7 min.)
"Tangled Web - The Love Triangles of Spider-Man 3" (9 min.)
"Wall of Water" (7 min.)
"Inside The Editing Room" (4 min.)
"The Science of Sound" (16 min.)
"New York - From Rooftops To Backstreets" (13 min.)
"Cleveland - The Chase on Euclid Ave" (7 min.)
Marketing: Teaser, 3 Trailers, 8 TV Spots
I already got the Trilogy on January of last year for $29. Then I got 3 disc cases for each movie, and made Blu-ray/DVD combos for each (since I already had the DVDs of each movie). For Part 3, I just included the Movie disc for the DVD, since the Special Features were already included. So there's no point in me double-dipping here.
Sony should've done it right the first time. And the new covers...horrible! Looks like someone put it together in 2 minutes on Microsoft Paint. Too little, too late...
I was thinking the same thing, ever since read about some of the deleted material for Spider-Man 3 I hoped we would see a 3.1 release. As I have all the dvds with the special features and I go the bluray set I'm happy with what I've got. An extended Spider-Man 3 is what I'm interested in owning.
Ditto on being interested in an extended cut of Spidey 3, especially if Raimi is involved. Otherwise the only way I'd replace my existing BDs is if the film presentations themselves were significantly improved. Not to suggest I feel there is a dire need for such, but I could care less about the extras for these particular films. And the inclusion of UV dcopies actually makes me "not" want to buy the set. The UV dcopy thing needs to go the way of HD DVD, and fast!
This release is kind of pointless for me because I simply bought the Blu-rays for the picture and audio quality upgrade and still kept my DVDs for all the extras. What I do not understand is why not just port over all the special features from the DVDs? It is not like Sony can not afford the extra cost to do something like that. I know the audio will be better, but the question I have is will the picture quality be better?
I've got the set they released before, so unless these are new transfers I'll pass. Was disappointed that the old version lacked features for the first two movies, but I'm not double dipping for the sake of extras alone.
This is not Columbia/Tri-Star who is triple dipping. It is Sony, they took over Columbia/Tri-Star in like 2006 it was very notice able, trailers stopped being included as special features and edited versions of trailers they call "previews" started playing before the menu. it was all very disappointing.
But i really with they would in include the WTC teaser trailer, that would have been nice. but Sony rarely includes any trailers unless they are they are for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which had everything but bloopers as extras, that was a great release by Sony, too bad they dont dot that with every movie.
I've never upgraded any from dvd so I guess I'll get all 3. Plus I've got a $50 Reward Zone Cert. that I can use on them. They have them all on bestbuy's website for preorder for $14.99 each. Add Sherlock Holmes: Book of Shadows & pay almost nothing + get 3 movie tickets. Can't beat that.
Hate that cover art. Hopefully, those are just temporary.
I have these movies already, through the "High Definition Trilogy" box set, but being a huge fan of these movies, I was very disappointed that the original special features weren't included for Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, so I'll probably go ahead and grab these.
Sony, Columbia, Tri-Star...who cares? "Potato" - "Potat-oe"!
Either way, the studio is trying to take advantage of a "new" franchise by re-releasing a "new" BD set, hoping that the average consumer won't notice it! While I agree that Sony (Columbia, Tri-Star, etc) is taking advantage of the "average" consumer's stupidity, it is down-right disrespectful that they (as well as other studios - I'm talking to you, Universal!) leave out extras from the previous DVD and BD releases because they are too lazy to either secure the rights or simply port over the extras on a disc that they advertise as having more space than DVD.
I was hesitant to switch from DVDs to Blu-rays because I was afraid this would happen to too many of my favorite movies (::cough:: - The Thing)!
Thankfully, only a few studios have quadruple-dipped some of the movies I've bought three to four times over again! I have no intention of being suckered into Spider-Man again. Twice is enough, Sony!
Sony, after seeing the covers, I have to ask you one thing: are you on drugs? Quit, it's not good for you. You should start meditating tomorrow morning and simply use some poster arts, you know, what really rocks instead of creeping off buyers to pick this one up?
The first thing I think of when I read the word "O-ring" is a sphincter. And that also comes to mind about this box set. Movie companies like to make money in disturbing ways.
I dunno if I'll double dip, even if this set has some extras. Cuz I have the DVD versions too, see!
The movies aren't THAT amazing, like they should be.