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Title:
Spider-Man
Author:
Ziskin, Laura.
Edition:
Special edition ; Widescreen version (1.85:1).
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus disc.
Summary:
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ.
General Note:
Based on Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Special features: Disc 1: "Weaving the web": subtitled factoids; commentary by director Sam Raimi, Kirsten Dunst, producer Laura Ziskin & co-producer Grant Curtis; SFX commentary by special effects designer John Dykstra & visual effects crew; branching web-i-sodes; music videos: Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott "Hero" and Sum 41 "What we're all about"; TV spots; theatrical trailer; filmographies & character files; DVD-ROM: comic/feature comparison; record your own commentary; countdown to Spider-Man 2; weblinks.

Special features: Disc 2: HBO making-of Spider-Man; Spider-mania: an E! Entertainment special; director profile: Sam Raimi; composer profile: Danny Elfman; screen tests: Toby Maguire, J.K. Simmons & CGI Spider-Man; costume and make up tests; gag/outtake reel; conceptual art & production design gallery; historical documentary - Spider-Man: the mythology of the 21st century; the Spider-Man comic archives; rouges gallery; the loves of Peter Parker; comic book artists gallery; activision game: hints & tips; DVD-ROM: 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.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; stylized violence and action.
ISBN:
9780767898720
UPC:
043396096615
Format :
DVD

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After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Raimi helms this straight-ahead, big-budget comic book adaptation, which also marks acclaimed young actor Tobey Maguire's first dip into live-action blockbuster filmmaking. Spider-Man follows the template of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko source material, with hero Peter Parker an orphaned, intellectual teen loner living in Queens with his aunt (Rosemary Harris) and uncle (Cliff Robertson), and dreaming of the girl next door, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). On a field trip to a Columbia University lab, Peter is bitten by a genetically altered spider and overnight he gains superhuman strength, agility, and perception. At first, Peter uses his powers for material gain, winning a wrestling match with a purportedly lucrative prize. But when Peter apathetically fails to stop a burglar from robbing the wrestling arena, a tragedy follows that compels him to devote his powers to fighting crime -- as the superhero Spider-Man. When he's not busy fighting crime in a spider suit, Peter moves into an apartment with his best friend, Harry (James Franco), and begins work as a photographer at the Daily Bugle. Meanwhile, his do-gooder alter ego finds a nemesis in the form of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), a super-powered, megalomaniacal villain who happens to be the alter ego of Harry's father, weapons-manufacturing mogul Norman Osborn. Spider-Man was written by the prolific blockbuster scribe David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Panic Room). ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi