Original Spider-Man Trilogy Coming Back to Blu-Ray

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  1. Spider-Man

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    Marvel.com posted this up earlier today:

    I am actually looking forward to some of these releases, especially the new editions of Spider-Man 1 and 2 which were barebones on their original Blu-ray releases.

    My big issue with these releases is the terrible, terrible cover art. Check it out:

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  2. Michael24

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    Wow! That truly is some of the worst cover art I've ever seen. I'm actually shocked! Unless these are "final art not finalized" previews. I definitely would like to have the first movie, but I'll wait for blu-ray.com or dvdbeaver.com to post screen caps so I can see if it's actually worth buying.
     
  3. Gregatron

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    I already have these movies on Blu-ray. So if that is the final box art, I'll just put the new discs in the old cases.
     
  4. Pepperidge

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    Oh wow, Raimi's doing a commentary on Spider-Man 3? Never thought I'd watch that movie again, but this might be incentive enough. Of course, they still aren't including those fabled 16 minutes of deleted footage.
     
  5. the greenman

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    I would much rather see a trilogy boxset with the Spectacular Spider-Man included.
     
  6. rggkjg1

    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    i'm going to be skipping over these releases for the older boxset. i'm hoping it will drop in price, but i have a feeling it wont since that's a boxset and these are individual releases (doesn't say if they're doing a new box). i already have the "new" blu-ray bonus features on my dvds, so i'll be perfectly ok with owning the older bare bones spider-man 1-3 blu-ray discs in the boxset. the god awful cover art also makes my decision to pass in favor of the older discs easier.

    although, i have a few questions. the blu-ray.com review of the older boxset says you need "the appropriate firmware" to watch spider-man 2.1 (i dont have it on dvd). what firmware do i need and how do i know if i already have it? also, are the film transfers going to be cleaned up/enhanced/ect to look better than the older releases or will they be the same?

    i honestly wouldnt mind owning these upcoming releases either, but i'd rather have them in a boxset and not individual releases. looks like i'll be going with the older boxset unless they announce they'll be putting these new ones together in one set.
     
  7. James Harvey

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    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has provided a closer look at the cover artwork and the full press release announcing these new Spider-Man titles. Continue below for more.



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    SPIDER-MAN™, SPIDER-MAN 2, SPIDER-MAN 3

    On Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ June 12th Featuring New Collectable O-Ring Packaging

    Each Title Includes A Free Movie Ticket Offer* and A Sneak Peek of The Amazing Spider-Man in Theaters July 3rd

    Spider-Man Includes New Bonus Features
    “Spider Sense Trivia Challenge” and “The Spider-Man Cutting Room”​
    Just in time for this summer’s highly anticipated release of The Amazing Spider-Man, in theaters July 3, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is re-releasing SPIDER-MAN™, SPIDER-MAN 2 and SPIDER-MAN 3 on Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ on June 12th. Each edition includes new, collectable O-Ring packaging, as well as a code for owners to enter at a movie ticket redemption site (www.sonymoviecash.com/ASM), where they can see a sneak peek of The Amazing Spider-Man and print their free movie ticket offer*. The SPIDER-MAN Blu-ray™ includes two never-before-seen bonus features “Spider Sense Over Movie Trivia Game” and “The Spider-Man Cutting Room.” The SPIDER-MAN 2 Blu-ray™ includes both previously released theatrical and extended versions of the film, with additional footage and fight sequences not seen in theaters.

    UltraViolet™ is included on each edition, allowing owners of the Blu-ray™ to add the films to their Digital Right Library, enabling them to download or instantly stream the film.

    The critically-acclaimed trilogy based on the Marvel Comics characters, which boast a combined worldwide box office gross of almost $2.5 billion, stars Tobey Maguire (Seabiscuit, The Great Gatsby) as Peter Parker (alias Spider-Man), Kirsten Dunst (Meloncolia) as Mary Jane Watson, and James Franco (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) as Harry Osborn. All three releases are directed by Sam Rami (Evil Dead trilogy). The series also features spectacular villains, with Willem Dafoe (The Boondock Saints) as Green Goblin/Norman Osborn in SPIDER-MAN, Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code) as Doc Ock/Dr. Otto Octavius in SPIDER-MAN 2, and Thomas Haden Church (Easy A, Sideways) as Sandman/Flint Marko and Topher Grace (Predators) as Venom / Eddie Brock in SPIDER-MAN 3.

    New to the SPIDER-MAN Blu-ray:
    -“Spider Sense Trivia Challenge” - Rise to the ultimate web-slinging challenge as you test your SPIDER-MAN movie knowledge in this over feature trivia game. Do you have the spider sense to achieve the highest score?
    -“The Spider-man Cutting Room” - Create and share your own video using clips and music from the movie!
    -New collectible O-Ring packaging

    SPIDER-MAN Blu-ray Bonus Features Also Include:
    -Filmmakers and Cast Commentary Sam Raimi, Laura Ziskin, Grant Curtis, and Kirsten Dunst
    -Visual Effects Designer & Crew Commentary John Dykstra & Special Effects Crew
    -Tobey Maguire and J.K. Simmons Commentary
    -“Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century”
    -HBO Making of Spider-Man
    -“Spider-Mania” an E! Entertainment Special
    -Director Profile: Sam Raimi
    -Composer Profile: Danny Elfman
    -Costume Design Featurette
    -Seven Behind The Scenes of Spider-Man Featurettes
    -Screen Tests with Tobey Maguire, J.K. Simmons, and CGI Spider-Man
    -Costume and Makeup Tests
    -Gag/Outtake Reel
    -Six Muti-angle Webisodes
    -Music Video: “Hero” performed by Chad Kroeger and featuring Josey Scott. Performed by Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, Saliva vocalist Josey Scott, Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, and Theory Of A Dead Man guitarist Tyler Connolly
    -Music Video: “What We're All About” performed by Sum 41

    New to the SPIDER-MAN 2 Blu-ray:
    -New collectible O-Ring packaging

    SPIDER-MAN 2 Blu-ray Bonus Features Also Include:
    -Commentary with cast and crew (Theatrical Version)
    -Technical commentary (Theatrical Version)
    -Commentary with Producer Laura Ziskin and Screen Writer Alvin Sargent (Extended Version)
    -Blooper Reel
    -12 Part Making of - Making the Amazing Featurette
    -Hero in Crisis Featurette
    -Ock-Umentary Featurette
    -Five-Part Visual Effects Breakdown

    New to the SPIDER-MAN 3 Blu-ray:
    -New collectible O-Ring packaging

    SPIDER-MAN 3 Blu-ray Bonus Features Also Include:
    -Commentary with Director and Cast
    -Filmmaker Commentary
    -Bloopers
    -Concept Gallery: Sketches
    -Concept Gallery: Paintings
    -Concept Gallery: Sculptures
    -Photo Gallery: Special Effects
    -Photo Gallery: Director and Cast
    -Music Video: “Signal Fire” by Snow Patrol

    SPIDER-MAN has a run time of approximately 121 minutes and is rated PG-13 for stylized violence and action. SPIDER-MAN 2: Theatrical version has a run time of approximate 127 minutes and is rated PG-13 for stylized action violence. Extended version SPIDER-MAN 2.1 has a run time of approximate 136 minutes and is NOT RATED. SPIDER-MAN 3 has a run time of approximate 139 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence.

    *Up to $10 at participating theaters.

    MARVEL, and all Marvel characters including the Spider-Man character ™ & ©2012 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
     
  8. rggkjg1

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    what's an "o-ring" package?
     
  9. defunctzombie

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    ...Are they seriously going with THAT as a cover image? Blech. Clashing colors and overly simplified artwork.
     
  10. Michael24

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    I love how they have big silver numbers on the covers, too, as if we couldn't tell the second and third films just from the titles being Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. LOL!!!
     
  11. Spider-Man

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    It is another way to say slipcase.

    I do hope this means the cover art under these slipcases could be something else. I am still amazed this cover art was approved given just how sloppy it all looks.
     
  12. Stu

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    Given how I've already double dipped on the original Spider-Man and 2 on DVD and then again on all 3 for the blu-rays and they've added nothing to the discs beyond terrible, terrible cover art and a cheap plug for the Amazing movie, I won't be buying these.

    It's been 10 years and we still haven't seen the deleted scenes from Spider-Man with Jameson or the Chris Tucker and (much needed) extended Sandman scenes from Spider-Man 3.

    Very, very poor Sony.
     
  13. the greenman

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    Are their that many deleted scenes from SpiderMan 3? Do you know anymore about them?
     
  14. MortalKombat2007

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    The cover design looks like something used for bootleg.
     

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