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


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#1 of 131 OFFLINE   MattHR

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Posted June 25 2004 - 05:45 PM

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 of 131 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted June 25 2004 - 06:00 PM

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

#3 of 131 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted June 25 2004 - 08:50 PM

will there also be a Spiderman 1.5 cut then ?

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#4 of 131 OFFLINE   Jeff

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Posted June 25 2004 - 10:15 PM

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 of 131 OFFLINE   Sam Davatchi

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Posted June 25 2004 - 10:38 PM

What? They want to add five minutes and they call it 2.5?!!

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Posted June 25 2004 - 11:01 PM

Maybe it should be called 2+5

#7 of 131 OFFLINE   Jonathan White

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Posted June 25 2004 - 11:18 PM

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

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Posted June 26 2004 - 05:53 AM

Yes, I hate the X-Men 1.5 title, and Spider-Man 2.5 is very lame! Posted Image

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 of 131 OFFLINE   Charlie O.

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Posted June 26 2004 - 07:59 AM

Do they acutally change the name on the tilte on screen or is just for the case?

#10 of 131 OFFLINE   Matt Czyz

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Posted June 26 2004 - 08:04 AM

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

#11 of 131 OFFLINE   Marc Colella

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Posted June 26 2004 - 09:26 AM

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

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

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Posted June 26 2004 - 10:54 AM

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 of 131 OFFLINE   Charlie O.

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Posted June 26 2004 - 11:38 AM

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

#14 of 131 OFFLINE   Andrew Bunk

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Posted June 26 2004 - 12:41 PM

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!
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#15 of 131 OFFLINE   Aaryn Chan

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Posted June 26 2004 - 05:10 PM

and

Spiderman 2 Limited Edition

#16 of 131 OFFLINE   Matthew Marino

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Posted June 26 2004 - 05:38 PM

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.

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Posted June 26 2004 - 07:00 PM

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.
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Posted June 26 2004 - 09:09 PM

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“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,’”

Good to know Sam is aware of the target demographic when it comes to special features

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Posted June 27 2004 - 11:41 AM

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.

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Posted June 27 2004 - 11:52 AM

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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.


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





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