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Spider-Man Blu-rays in June

With a new Spider-man movie coming to cinemas this Summer it's no surprise that Sony will re-release the three Sam Raimi helmed features on Blu-ray around the same time. Indeed they've been announced for US release on 12th June 2012 but what makes these re-releases more notable than most is that now Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 will be available on Blu-ray with all of the old DVD extras intact (the old Blu-ray releases had none of the DVD extras).

The first film even has some new extras thrown in for good measure, while all three will be packaged in new collectible O-Ring sleeves. There is also a free movie ticket offer for US residents, and ultraviolet digital copies for all three films.

To confuse matters however it's worth noting that the new release of Spider-Man 3 is actually missing the second disc of extras found on the old release. So there's both good and bad news for these re-releases.

Features are outlined below...

Spider-Man

  • 1080P Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD MA and English Stereo
  • French (Canadian), Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish & Thai DD5.1
  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, Chinese (Mandarin Simplified), Chinese (Mandarin Traditional), French (Canadian), French (Parisian), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin Am), Thai
  • NEW - “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?
  • NEW - “The Spider-man Cutting Room” - Create and share your own video using clips and music from the movie!
  • New collectible O-Ring packaging
  • 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

Spider-Man 2
  • Includes Theatrical and Extended 2.1 versions of the film
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD MA and English Stereo
  • French (Canadian), Spanish & Portuguese (Brazil) DD5.1
  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French (Canadian & Parisian), Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
  • New collectible O-Ring packaging
  • 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

Spider-Man 3
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD & English 5.1 PCM (Uncompressed)
  • French (Canadian), Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish & Thai DD5.1
  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin Traditional), French (Parisian), Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin Am), Thai
  • New collectible O-Ring packaging
  • 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

Eagle eyed viewers may notice that Spider-Man 3 AV specs and extra content is identical to the main feature disc of the existing release, so it's fair to assume the transfer will be unchanged.

Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 - along with the newly added extras - also feature new DTS-HD MA tracks and it would be reasonable to assume they'll feature new transfers as well.

This however is not confirmed, and neither is the region coding which the rear covers list as Region All for Spider-Man and Region A locked for the sequels.

UK releases with the same new cover-art designs will arrive a week later on 18 June 2012 and offer the same extras. The only differences are the Audio and Subtitle options and that all three films are listed on the rear covers as Region All (once again not confirmed and subject to change).

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Last updated: 18/04/2018 08:49:49

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