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Spider-Man announced (UPDATED TO INCLUDE COVER ART)

Columbia Tristar have announced the Region 1 release of Spider-Man for 1 November. We're expecting the Region 2 disc to match this release although maybe appearing a couple of weeks later - finger's crossed it'll be available to buy before Christmas...

Full details on the Region 1 release are in the press release below, but to make things easy here's what the discs will consist of:

DISC ONE

Audio: English & French 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish
Subtitled Factoids "Weaving the Web": Pop-On Production Notes & Historical Facts
Commentary: Sam Raimi (director), Laura Ziskin (producer), Kirsten Dunst & Grant Curtis (co-producer)
SFX Commentary: John Dykstra (special effects designer) & Visual Effects Crew
Branching Web-i-sodes (access via Spider-Sense)
Marketing Campaigns: Trailers & TV Spots
Filmographies & Character Files
Music Videos: Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott, "Hero" & Sum 41, "What We're All About"
DVD-ROM: Comic/Feature Comparison; Record Your Own Commentary; Countdown to "Spider-Man 2"; Weblinks

DISC TWO

HBO Making of "Spider-Man"
"Spider-Mania": an E! Entertainment Special
Director Profile: Sam Raimi
Composer Profile: Danny Elfman
Screen Tests: Tobey Maguire, J.K. Simmons & CGI Spider-Man
Costume and Makeup Tests
Gag/Outtake Reel
Conceptual Art & Production Design Gallery
Historical Documentary "Spider-Man:" The Mythology of the 21st Century
The "Spider-Man" Comic Book Archives
Rogues Gallery
The Loves of Peter Parker
Comic Book Artist Pin-Up Gallery
Activision Game: Hints & Tips
DVD-ROM: Activision Game (two playable levels for PC); three exclusive Marvel dot.comics ("Spider-Man:" Blue #1, Black Cat #1, & Peter Parker: Return of the Goblin); "Spider-Man:" Visualizer

And here's the rest of the press release:

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, November 1, audiences will get caught in the web as Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (CTHE) releases the blockbuster box-office hit "Spider-Man"(TM) in its highly anticipated debut on DVD and VHS. The film, which to date has earned $700 million worldwide, $400 million in domestic release, is on track to become the third-highest grossing movie of all time in first release. The blockbuster mega-hit that propelled box office records to dizzying new heights will now capture audiences nationwide with a two-disc DVD set. Creating an extraordinary home entertainment event, "Spider-Man" (available in wide and full screen editions on DVD) features an exclusive web of innovative interactive elements loaded with special never-before-revealed "Spider-Man" factoids and a first look at comic book-to-film comparisons. Also releasing day and date will be a specially-packaged limited-edition Collector's DVD Gift Set, loaded with extra features for the ultimate home viewing experience.

Starring Tobey Maguire ("Wonder Boys," "The Cider House Rules"), Willem Dafoe ("Shadow of the Vampire," "The English Patient") and Kirsten Dunst ("Bring It On," "Jumanji," "Crazy/Beautiful"), the year's hottest film was directed by dedicated "Spider-Man" fan Sam Raimi ("A Simple Plan," "The Gift") and produced by the one-two punch of Laura Ziskin ("As Good As It Gets," "To Die For") and Ian Bryce ("Saving Private Ryan," "Almost Famous").

Benjamin S. Feingold, President, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures' Digital Studios Division, today announced that the summer's biggest theatrical sensation will swing into homes to kick off a blockbuster fourth quarter for CTHE. "We are thrilled to bring the biggest film of the year to people's homes in time for the holidays," said Feingold. "We have taken great care to ensure that the features on the "Spider-Man" DVD and VHS will provide even more excitement than audiences experienced in the theatre by further immersing consumers in Spider-Man's world." Feingold continues, "'Spider-Man' is one of the most beloved superheroes in the world and now consumers can learn even more through some of the DVD features such as an exclusive comic-to-feature comparison, a historical documentary on the character and never-before-revealed factoids."

DVD ADDED VALUE

Loaded with compelling value-added features that will lure consumers to their screens, the two-disc "Spider-Man" DVD set (available in wide and full screen editions) has the elements to be catapulted to the top of the charts during the holiday season and beyond. Consumers will readily recognize the widescreen special edition packaging, which will feature "Spider-Man" scaling the side of a skyscraper; and the full screen special edition packaging, which will feature "Spider-Man" crouching over a skyline. Also available day and date will be a specially-packaged limited-edition Collector's DVD Gift Set featuring the widescreen special edition "Spider-Man" DVD and loaded with extras including a reprint of Marvel Comic's "Amazing Fantasy" #15 in which "Spider-Man" was created; an exclusive collectible drawing by former "Spider-Man" artist John Romita, Sr. and current "Spider-Man" artist John Romita, Jr.; a collectible numbered film cel from the movie; and more.

With a star powered cast headed by Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe and Kirsten Dunst; John Dykstra's cutting edge special effects; a popular soundtrack with music by Aerosmith, Macy Gray, Sum 41 and Danny Elfman; and box office punch, there is no escaping the web of home entertainment fun that "Spider-Man" will spin.




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