Spider-Man 2.5 (yes, it's already planned!) (merged)

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  1. MattHR

    MattHR Screenwriter

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    Raimi: Extended Spider-Man 2 Planned
    Author: FRED TOPEL
    videomagazine@hive4media.com
    Posted: June 25, 2004


    Director Sam Raimi said Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is planning an extended cut of Spider-Man 2, to be called Spider-Man 2.5 and to be released on DVD long after the theatrical cut of Spider-Man 2 streets.

    During a press conference, Raimi said he is happy with the theatrical cut, which he estimates was only trimmed by five minutes, but he previewed the sorts of moments that might be reinstated.

    “There’s 10 seconds here that was a nice moment, but it’s a little slow,” Raimi said. “Let’s trim that up to keep the pace going. This is interesting, but it turns out that information in this particular scene is clear. … That’s pretty much the type of things that were cut out.”

    He teased the press with one complete scene featuring actor J.K. Simmons as the Daily Bugle editor that could be included in the extended cut.

    “I don’t want to tell you [about it,” he said. “It’s a surprise.”

    Raimi joked that the idea of doing extended cuts puts pressure on fathers to buy their children every incarnation of a film.

    “I think that their thinking is that once the dad has spent the money to take the family to the movies, and then once the dad has bought the kid the DVD, they can still smell a few more bucks from the dad’s pocket,” he joked.

    Extras planned for the theatrical cut DVD include behind-the-scenes featurettes, trailers, TV spots and more standard bonus features. Raimi was not directly involved in the production of those, but does exert his approval over the material.

    “I do approve these things. I watch all of them, and I say, ‘Please, let’s not incorporate that. It seems too out of character for Spider-Man’ or ‘I don’t think the kids will like this,’” he said. “I usually make some edits and suggestions in each and every piece where I try not to give away too much of the magic unless it’s necessary. But really, it’s put together by other editors and filmmakers.”

    Spider-Man 2 opens theatrically this week.
     
  2. Matt Czyz

    Matt Czyz Supporting Actor

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    Yeah, I'll shell out 20 or so bucks for an extra scene. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight. I hate CTHE.
     
  3. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    will there also be a Spiderman 1.5 cut then ?

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  4. Jeff

    Jeff Supporting Actor

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    Well, after Xmen 1.5 being the exact same movie (I'll never understand that one), some will just assume Spiderman 1.5 is as well.
     
  5. Sam Davatchi

    Sam Davatchi Producer

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    What? They want to add five minutes and they call it 2.5?!!
     
  6. jason:g

    jason:g Stunt Coordinator

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    Maybe it should be called 2+5
     
  7. Jonathan White

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    1.5, 2.5 very lame just call it the Extended Cut.
     
  8. Patrick Soucy

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    Yes, I hate the X-Men 1.5 title, and Spider-Man 2.5 is very lame! [​IMG]

    Call it Director's Cut, Extented Edition, Unrated or whatever, but never change the title of the movie... In a DVD Collection, it's very ugly:

    X-Men 1.5
    X-Men 2
    Spider-Man
    Spider-Man 2.5
    ...
     
  9. Charlie O.

    Charlie O. Supporting Actor

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    Do they acutally change the name on the tilte on screen or is just for the case?
     
  10. Matt Czyz

    Matt Czyz Supporting Actor

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    I'm sure it'll be just on the case.
     
  11. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    It's CTS/Sony... I'm not surprised one bit.

    I really hope they don't purchase MGM, and that Warner gets them instead.
     
  12. Andrew CM

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    It should be Spiderman 2 + 5. 5 stands for the xtra $5 they are going to charge for the version which only contains a worthless 5 extra minutes which is not even worth 5 minutes of my time.

    However, it may contain a 5 minute trailer of Spiderman 3 (or should that be 3.5)?

    This is almost as bad as the Kill Bill fiasco.

    Jeez, it took me 5 minutes to get this off my chest!
     
  13. Charlie O.

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    I wonder what Rami will release more of, Evil Dead 1 or Spiderman 2?
     
  14. Andrew Bunk

    Andrew Bunk Screenwriter

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    So let's see, we'll have:

    Spiderman 2 Widescreen
    Spiderman 2 Full Screen
    Spiderman 2 Superbit
    Spiderman 2 Deluxe
    Spiderman 2.5 Widescreen
    Spiderman 2.5 Full Screen
    Spiderman 2.5 Superbit
    Spiderman 2.5 Deluxe

    Way to go CTHE!
     
  15. Aaryn Chan

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    and

    Spiderman 2 Limited Edition
     
  16. Matthew Marino

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    This may not bother me if they released the theatrical and extended at the same time, but the whole "long after the theatrical cut streets" just gets on my nerves. Smug bastards.
     
  17. TheBat

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    its takes longer to go back and put footage back into the movie then just then showing deleted footage separately.. that is why it takes the lotr EE to come out later.
    common sense to the long wait.
    JACOB
     
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    Good to know Sam is aware of the target demographic when it comes to special features
     
  19. Tiago_J

    Tiago_J Stunt Coordinator

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    Another great quote:

    “I usually make some edits and suggestions in each and every piece where I try not to give away too much of the magic unless it’s necessary . But really, it’s put together by other editors and filmmakers.”

    Man, as a fan, I thought he did a great job with the 1st movie and the 2nd one actually looks even better (and according to the reviews I've read so far, it is) but this quote plain and simply sucks. "(...)try not to give away too much of the magic unless it’s necessary(...)". I wonder if he's een any of the LOTR EE DVD's... Too much of the magic? Sheesh. I actually wonder if he wasn't one of the responsibles for the 1st one's DVD features and for the weak in content documentaries.
     
  20. greg_t

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    Isn't this exactly what New Line did with Lord of the rings Extended editions?
     

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