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The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

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Special Features

  • Commentary with Marc Webb, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach
  • Andrew Garfield & Dr. Jane Aronson for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation
  • The Oscorp Archives - Production Art Gallery
  • Deleted Scenes A Different Fate
  • Stunt Rehearsals: Big Liz Vs Spidey; Davescript; Escape Under Bridge; Live Subway; Lizard Attacks SWAT; Sewer Fight; Spidey Luis Sequence; SWAT Attack - V3

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  • Actors: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott
  • Directors: Marc Webb
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Ultraviolet, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony
  • DVD Release Date: November 9, 2012
  • Digital Copy Expiration Date: December 31, 2017 (Click here for more information)
  • Run Time: 136 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,425 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004LWZWFQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,950 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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469 of 572 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Shultz on November 5, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I read a lot of reviews for this movie before watching it myself. In the end, they all boiled down to a few basic criticisms, which I kept in mind as I made my own appraisal. Here are the major problems people seem to have had with Marc Webb's "Amazing Spider-Man", along with my responses.

1. The reboot was too soon.

This more or less depends on your point of view. True, the last Spidey movie was in 2007, a mere five years ago - more than long enough to warrant another Spider-Man film; not exactly long enough to call for a complete reboot. On the other hand, I think a lot of people would agree that it's been more like eight years since the last GOOD Spider-Man film. I loved Raimi's work with the character, though I do criticize him on some minor points. But in the end, he really dropped the ball with Spider-Man 3, running a lot of good characters into the ground and painting himself into a corner with two hours of very messy plotting. In the end, whether a reboot was necessary per se is a matter of personal preference. But even if you think it wasn't necessary, is it fair to write off the new movie completely as a result? I don't believe it is.

2. We've heard it all before.

Yes and no. This is another interpretation of Spider-Man's origin story. But it's very different from Raimi's first Spider-Man film. More importantly, it's a well-done interpretation. At the heart of this "origin story" is Peter Parker's development from a somewhat geeky, trouble-making teen into a true hero. This transition happened far more quickly in Raimi's first movie, mainly because Maguire's Peter had a more strongly-developed moral compass to begin with.
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57 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Wiz TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 26, 2012
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After watching the first five minutes of The Amazing Spiderman, I knew I was gonna like it; after the first hour (which includes a lot of exposition without being tedious) I actually preferred this one to the Raimi versions mainly cuz I think it possesses an intensity and believability that the previous films lacked.

Marvel seems to be producing more mature, rebooted versions of all their super-hero series and I actually prefer this variation on the Spider Man story as well, especially the disappearance of the pointless Mary Jane obsession (which always made me respect Spidey a little less). I suspect that a more scientifically savvy audience appreciates an ever evolving origins story and I also enjoyed the initial dealing-with-new-superpowers interlude which was very amusing and again just seemed a much more realistic reaction from Peter Parker to his new abilities. Exceptional performances for Peter and Gwen are what truly make this production stand out from every other action-packed big-budget flick out there, not to mention a truly scary and menacing super-villain causing some sequences to play a little like a horror film. The tragic loss of his uncle is intensely emotional making the motivation for becoming a vigilante seem more credible, while the use of fantasy tech to supplement his powers added to this as well. love Martin Sheen as uncle Ben, never been much of a Sally Fields fan but apparently the producers were looking for star power to offset the use of mostly unknowns in the starring roles (which I think was a stroke of brilliance by the way).

The FX action sequences are seamless, gorgeous, captivating and again convincing (hitting on this alot I know but I think it's an essential factor).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tony on January 11, 2014
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It was a decent 3d movie. It also has about 10 minutes behind the scene special features about 3d in 3d.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn on May 3, 2014
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My 9 year old is into Spider-Man, so he wanted to buy this movie on amazon, so I opted for this package and it worked fine. They sent us an email with a code and I went online to schedule us to see Spider-Man 2 (I still had to pay $6 - fandango charges a $2.50 handling fee) We saw Spider-Man 2 today and it was pretty good! We liked it better than the first one. I guess we also get $5 off Spider-Man 2 when it comes into amazon prime, which is good cuz we'll probably get it. REALLY good CGI effects!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Napoli on April 7, 2014
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While this film isn't a magnum opus of Super Hero films, it improves on the Spider Man franchise's previous offerings in spades. While I was apprehensive of Gwen Stacy's selection as Peter's main squeeze in this particular movie, I think it was a wise choice by the studio and writers.

Much is done to distance this movie from the previous offerings, as the plot leaps along through Peter Parker's life and background without feeling rushed.

Most of the parts are well acted, though I have to give kudos to Spider Man, Gwen Stacy and Gwen's father in particular as stand out roles in this film. Gwen's father comes out at the beginning seeming like a character the audience is supposed to dislike because of how him and Peter interact. But you never quite get there and I find myself admiring the steadfast manner of the character.

The pacing works for the film and I think it moves the story along at a relatively reasonable rate. As with most Marvel films, you'll find that the movie follows a relatively well developed formula that involves so much exposition before settling into a faster, action-filled pace towards the end of the movie. The end DID feel a little rushed as the plot struggles to tie off all of the lose ends that are meant to be tied off in short order. But I also think they made an effort to segue into the next movie that makes it work a little bit better.

This is a movie that was made with a sequel in mind, and without trying to shoehorn Spiderman into the Avengers, though he's been one of their headlining members in the comics for some time. I think if Spidey is going to be on the Avengers, the Disney/Marvel writers are trying to grow him up a little before he is.

I think Spider-Man easily stands on it's own among the Marvel films, and for their individual hero films is one of the better movies in the Marvel Film franchises.
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