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Spider-Man 2.1 (2004)

Tobey Maguire , Kirsten Dunst , Sam Raimi  |  PG-13 |  DVD
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  • Actors: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina
  • Directors: Sam Raimi
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: April 17, 2007
  • Run Time: 127 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (903 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MTFDBA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,456 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Spider-Man 2.1" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Features 8 minutes of new footage, including extended action sequences
  • Sneak Peek of Spider-Man 3
  • Introduction with Avi Arad and Grant Curtis
  • Trivia Track with all-new branched video pieces
  • Inside 2.1 - Featurette on the new cut
  • Viewfinders: The Art of Storyboarding
  • Activision “3” game exclusive trailer & ROM link to demo

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More than a few critics hailed Spider-Man 2 as "the best superhero movie ever," and there's no compelling reason to argue--thanks to a bigger budget, better special effects, and a dynamic, character-driven plot, it's a notch above Spider-Man in terms of emotional depth and rich comic-book sensibility. Ordinary People Oscar-winner Alvin Sargent received screenplay credit, and celebrated author and comic-book expert Michael Chabon worked on the story, but it's director Sam Raimi's affinity for the material that brings Spidey 2 to vivid life. When a fusion experiment goes terribly wrong, a brilliant physicist (Alfred Molina) is turned into Spidey's newest nemesis, the deranged, mechanically tentacled "Doctor Octopus," obsessed with completing his experiment and killing Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) in the process. Even more compelling is Peter Parker's urgent dilemma: continue his burdensome, lonely life of crime-fighting as Spider-Man, or pursue love and happiness with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst)? Molina's outstanding as a tragic villain controlled by his own invention, and the action sequences are nothing less than breathtaking, but the real success of Spider-Man 2 is its sense of priorities. With all of Hollywood's biggest and best toys at his disposal, Raimi and his writers stay true to the Marvel mythology, honoring Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and setting the bar impressively high for the challenge of Spider-Man 3. --Jeff Shannon

On the DVD
Spider-Man 2.1 features eight minutes of new footage incorporated into the movie, including a longer, less-adversarial conversation between Harry and Peter at the birthday party, more from comedian Hal Sparks in the elevator scene, more fighting with Doc Ock, and a goofy appearance by J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man costume. While the new scenes are interesting to watch and add some laughs, they don't justify a second purchase of the movie. The bonus features are new but underwhelming. The commentary track by producer Laura Ziskin and screenwriter Alvin Sargent (there were two different commentaries on the original two-disc Spider-Man 2) is rather dull and only tangentially mentions what we're most interested in--the new scenes. A 12-minute featurette on the second disc does discuss those, while another congratulates the visual-effects crew for their Oscar. Also included: 30 minutes of visual-effects analysis, a multi-angle look at Danny Elfman's score, and a pop-up trivia track. --David Horiuchi

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In Spider-Man 2, the latest installment in the blockbuster Spider-Man series, based on the classic Marvel Comics hero, Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as college student and a superhuman crime fighter. Peter's life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled "Doc Ock." When Doc Ock kidnaps MJ (Kirsten Dunst), Spider-Man must swing back into action as the adventure reaches new heights of unprecedented excitement.

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65 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spider-Man 2 surpasses the original! July 1, 2004
Just when I was about ready to throw in the towel on Hollywood and its univentive sequel/remake/book adaption craze of unoriginal recycling, I sat down to see the second chapter in Sam Raimi's "Spider Man" series. While I enjoyed the first film, it never really drew me in emotionally. It had some real cool action sequences and some interesting special effects but the story was very paint-by-numbers comic book fare. I enjoyed the film's cinematic style, which seemed to me like an homage to the 50's-style of films, but while I wasn't turned off by the the hero's backstory, I was never fully compelled by it either. When I had heard all of the cast members spit the usual studio speech about how the sequel would be even better, I took it very much with a grain of salt. By the time I came out of this movie, however, I was a believer.
"Spider Man 2" takes place two years after the original where Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is struggling with the realization that his superhero alter-ego is alienating him from everyone that he loves. His best friend, Harry (James Franco) is stelling stewing over his father's death at the hands of Spidey and the object of his affections, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) is fed up by Pete's inability to committ to her. If that wasn't bad enough, his commitment to crime fighting has cost him more than a few jobs and he's struggling to pay his rent. On the Spider-Man side of things, he has to deal with a new enemy, Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), a transformed version of Otto Octavius, a brilliant fusion engineer whose expirement ends up killing his wife and subsquently driving him insane. As far as super-villians go, this one's a doosy.
"Spider Man 2" improves on so many aspects of the first film.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A marketing move only April 26, 2007
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We all know how great Spiderman 2 was, it included one of the classic villains from the comic in an excellent adaptation of the original story delivering a movie that was indeed better than the first one. So I will base this review on the extra scenes and the DVD specs and not the movie itself.

Disc 1

This one includes the movie with 8 minutes of bonus footage, this footage is not shown separately as `deleted scenes', instead, the scenes were added to the movie so we can consider this an extended edition of the film.

- Peter's birthday party is extended. Here, we see Peter and Harry going over Harry's issues with Spidey and the death of his father.

- The elevator scene in which Spidey talked about his costume was replaced with another that I personally didn't like, the new one feels awkward and not as spontaneous as the original.

- MJ at the shoe store. Mary Jane talks about love and the kiss she got from Spidey with a friend.

- Two fight sequences are extended; in the one in which Dr. Octopus takes aunt May hostage, a new bit in which they both crash into an office through the window and fight inside was added. Also, the train sequence has new bits of Spidey and Dr Octopus fighting while hanging besides the train.

- Jonah Jameson wears the Spiderman suit while the staff looks amazed, a quite silly scene that I understand why it was originally removed.

Bottom-line, the extra 8 minutes do not add anything to the movie; they are tiny bits that were originally removed for a reason. If you are a Spiderman fan and a collector you can get this for a very decent price, if you liked the original and expect to see major changes, the 2.1 version will only disappoint you.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate "Spider-Man" July 2, 2004
"I believe there is a hero in all of us. That keeps us honest. Gives us strength. Makes us noble."
- Aunt May gives her nephew a clue on how to deal with his secret arachnid problem in "Spider-Man 2"

The best comic book movie ever. Ever.

The saga of Peter Parker and his alter ego, Spider-Man, continues as Parker has to deal with losing one of his two jobs, slipping grades (web-swinging at night is not a form of studying), a Russian landlord, Harry Osborn's drunken revenge on Spider-Man, and, worst of all, his life long crush, Mary Jane Watson, announces she's engaged to an astronaut that, adding insult to injury, is the son of J. Jonah Jameson, New York's tighest tight wad, publisher of the cities paper "The Daily Bugle", and Peter's boss. When Peter gives up being Spider-Man (thats after losing his web making abilities from psychological stress), things go from bad to worse as a new nemisis rises in the form of the six-armed mad scientist Otto Octavious.

Man, think you've had a bad day?!

"Spider-Man 2" is easily one of the best sequels made (right up there with "The Godfather II", The Empire Strikes Back", "Aliens", & "Terminator 2"). Sam Raimi's direction is at his best (yeah, that includes "A Simple Plan" & "The Evil Dead" films) and, again takes extreme care of bringing the comic book storyline to life.

The cast is back and is in great form (it was also great to see cameos from Cliff Robertson & Willem Dafoe). You could almost peel the angst & heartache from Peter Parker right off the screen!

The action sequences are instant classics, especially, the bank robbery scene & the subway car battle.

I could go on all day, but, go see this movie - NOW.

Stop reading.

Go. Shoo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best Spider-Man movie ever just got BETTER!
I freaking love this movie the new footage implemented in to it was amazing especially the extended fights they were even better it felt even more... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Stephen Lively Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten years later...
This is absolutely fantastic. This isn't just a sequel that was just as good as the first, it whooped the first movie so hard and it set the bar extremely high for future superhero... Read more
Published 8 days ago by John Steven Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!
GREAT!
Published 11 days ago by Collins' Household
4.0 out of 5 stars not bad at all
it was entertaining to watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
nice to have and keep forever
Published 20 days ago by Miriam
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 Years Later....Still an Amazing Flick. Director's Cut is even...
This past week was the 10th Anniversary of one of the best and greatest Spider-Man movies ever, so in favor of that I decided to get a grab on the 2. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Anthony Marsh Jr
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 23 days ago by Brian Holmes
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Spiderman Film So Far!
Spiderman 2 is, without a doubt, the best Spiderman film that has come out so far. That is not to say that the movie does not have its problems because it does. Read more
Published 28 days ago by mitchell5954
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Spiderman film so far (2014)
The 3 films that have come out since this one all fail to capture what works here. The "Spider-Man No More" storyline that has Peter questioning himself as it seems being... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michael A. Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars siderman 2 4k
Spiderman 2 4k looks great on my Sony 4k TV. If you have a 4k TV, you need to get the mastered in 4k versions. Picture is crystal clear.
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8 Minites!!!!!!!!!!
Sharp as a bowling ball on your spelling, Eric! Why compare LOTR with ASM 2? That's way off line. LOTR had a lot of film shot before cutting it down to a manageable length for theatergoers.

Use spellcheck, kid. It's a Wunderfil Thin..
Apr 17, 2007 by Scotman |  See all 5 posts
Special Features on Blu Ray??
according to theDigitalBits.com:

"Finally this morning, we wanted to update you on a couple of titles we mentioned yesterday: Sony's new single-film "Essential" Blu-ray editions of Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 (due on 11/16). There have been rumors online that both would include... Read More
Sep 26, 2010 by Jake Simprovich |  See all 3 posts
"Unrated"-- anything bad?
The only reason it carries the Unrated tag is most likely because the filmmakers didn't submit to the ratings board (MPAA) for rating.

This is common in re-release DVDs like this, but it doesn't mean there are any "naughty" extras.
Mar 24, 2007 by jaesun13 |  See all 5 posts
$9.99 at Circuit City this week
is it just online? i called the store and it was more. did you get it from a store (the guy i talked to sounded like he didn't really know what was going on).
Apr 29, 2007 by Cory Line |  See all 5 posts
Double the price?
Same question about Labyrnth (CE). Disappointing as I was looking forward to seeing the new features, but as a policy I deleted it from my current list. I think $22 or $24 was a great deal, but 200% increase IS excessive and shouldn't be encouraged.
Apr 28, 2007 by Roger Caldwell |  See all 3 posts
8 minutes? (Deleted Scenes?) Be the first to reply
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