David Koepp, Sam Raimi, Danny Elfman, Stan Lee, 1922-, Steve Ditko

DVD - 2002

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.

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Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment c2002.
Widescreen special ed. (1.85:1)
Item Description
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 trailers; 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: Tobey 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; rogues gallery; the loves of Peter Parker; comic book artist 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.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (DVD)(121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Dolby Digital 5.1.
MPAA rating: PG-13; stylized violence and action.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Don Burgess ; editors, Bob Murawski, Arthur Coburn ; music, Danny Elfman ; production designer, Neil Spisak ; costume designer, James Acheson ; visual effects designer, John Dykstra.
Other Authors
David Koepp (-), Sam Raimi, Danny Elfman, Stan Lee, 1922-, Steve Ditko
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Directed by Sam Raimi, Spider-Man centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface. He vows to use his abilities t"o fight crime and battle the evil Green Goblin. Bonus material on this 2xDVD set includes commentary by cast and crew, special effects commentary, music videos, theatrical trailers, gag and outtakes, ""HBO Making-of Spider-Man,"" profile on Raimi,"! Entertainment Special: Spider-Mania,"" screen tests, historical documentary, and tons more.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and develops spider-like abilities.