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5.0 out of 5 stars The magic of blu ray, February 1, 2009
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This review is from: Spider-Man: The High Definition Trilogy (Spider-Man / Spider-Man 2 / Spider-Man 3) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Anyone looking to purchase this trilogy is already a fan of the SPIDERMAN movies and wants to know how they stand up in the magic of blu ray. We all know that the original SPIDERMAN was an amzing film - a rare treat of exemplary action with superb acting for a change. Tobey Maguire and cast finally brought to the comic action movie acting ability that made the film believable. With Tobey Maguire was born Peter Parker/Spdiderman. We also know that with SPIDERMAN 2 the same cast and crew came together with a film that far surpassed the hugely succesful and critically acclaimed original to be the best in the trilogy. All that was good in the first was raised many notches. SPIDERMAN 3 was still a good film but certainly not a match for 1 and 2. Very enjoyable but a little lackluster in comparison.

Now for the blu ray test. All I can say is AMAZING. The source they are working from on the original is not as superb as the other two which makes the picture quality slightly grainy in its 1080p hd presentation. But this in no means is a bad thing. It is still a very vivid picture with blacks and colors strongly presented. You quickly get used to the slight grain and the film becomes the best presentation you will ever see of it. With SPIDERMAN 2 the caliber raises. All grain is gone and the picture remains crystal clear and vibrant throughout. All fight/action scenes are awesome and the entire film will leave you breathless. SPIDERMAN 3 has a picture of the great quality the same as the second film and it helps immensely to raise the quality of the film itself much higher for you will be in awe watching the richness and awe striking special effects.

With all three films the English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio is of the highest quality. Dialogue is strong and crisp with all speakers in strong, heavy use for action sequences and it seems even the smallest scenes manage to work the rear speakers which is rare. These three films are at their best here and perfectly made for the high standards of blu ray. You cannot imagine how great these films appear in blu ray till you actually see them for yourself. You will never be able to view them another way again.

I do agree that the only flaw with this set is the absence of substantial special features. They do provide the 2nd disc with SPIDERMAN 3 that is all features but do not have it for SPIDERMAN 1 or 2. Having all this would have made the set perfect. So it is not perfect but it still cannot make me lower my 5 star rating for the blu ray presentation of these films is exemplary.

If you are developing a blu ray library and love these films this SPIDERMAN HIGH DEF BLU RAY TRILOGY is a definite must. Highly recommended.
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Initial post: Dec 20, 2011 1:57:14 PM PST
C. C. Pong says:
May i ask is there any chinese subtitles in this version ?
Thanks a lot!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011 4:59:07 PM PST
barry says:
Yes, there are chinese subtitles on all three movies in this blu ray trilogy!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2012 9:59:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 19, 2012 10:00:01 PM PST
SirBrad says:
Peter Parker/Spdiderman??

Posted on Oct 11, 2012 4:14:12 PM PDT
C.S. says:
I would like to comment that though your review is very detailed, which I liked very much. What I didn't noticed until I received the blu-rays this morning was that they are the U.K. versions of the films that are clearly printed on the box cover. Yes, it is the same cover picture as the one displayed, but because of the price I couldn't resist snatching them up quick. I haven't even opened them just because I've heard that the U.K. versions are slightly edited to take out some violent scenes out and bleep language. Now re-reading over the description again it does say import so that is a mistake on my part.
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