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CTHE Press Release: Spider-Man deluxe edition

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ronald Epstein, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
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    All-New Three-Disc Collector's DVD Release
    of the Comic Book Superhero Action Blockbuster
    Starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and Willem Dafoe

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    SPIDER-MANTM DELUXE EDITION
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    Includes Free Movie Ticket to 2004 Sequel!

    Swinging Onto DVD June 1

    Culver City, CA (March 29, 2004) Gearing up for the highly anticipated theatrical
    sequel this summer, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment spins an exciting new web with the
    must-have SPIDER-MANTM DELUXE EDITION three-disc DVD set packed with never-before-
    seen materials supervised by director Sam Raimi. The special bonus disc includes exclusive
    sneak peek clips from Spider-ManTM 2 and sample levels of the new Spider-ManTM 2
    Activision® videogame. Premiering June 1 at the collectible low price of $24.95 SLP, specially
    marked SPIDER-MANTM DELUXE EDITION DVDs will also include a free movie ticket to see
    Spider-ManTM 2 at participating theaters.

    One of the top-grossing films of all time, Spider-Man was a worldwide movie
    phenomenon taking in more than $403 million at the domestic box-office. Starring Tobey
    Maguire (Seabiscuit), Kirsten Dunst (Mona Lisa Smile), Academy Award nominee Willem
    Dafoe (The Shadow of the Vampire) and James Franco (TV's "James Dean") and directed by
    Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Darkman), Spider-Man was also honored with two Academy Award®
    nominations including Best Visual Effects.

    Based on the popular Marvel comic book adventures, Spider-Man is the legendary story
    of average teenager Peter Parker who is transformed into an extraordinary superhero after being
    accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider. When his beloved uncle is savagely murdered during
    a robbery, young Peter vows to use his powers to avenge his uncle's death. Deeming himself
    "Spider-Man," he sets out to rid crime, bringing him face to face with malevolent super-villain
    "Green Goblin."

    DELUXE EDITION DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
    Disc One
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English & French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
    Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
    Audio Commentary by Director Sam Raimi, Kirsten Dunst, Producer Laura Ziskin and Co-
    Producer Grant Curtis
    SFX Commentary by Special Effects Designer John Dykstra and Visual Effects Crew
    Weaving the Web: Subtitled Factoids (Pop-Up Production Notes and Historical Facts)
    Branching Web-isodes
    Music Videos - Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott "Hero" and Sum 41 "What We're All
    About"
    TV Spots
    Theatrical Trailers
    Filmographies and Character Files
    DVD-ROM: Comic/Feature Comparison; Record Your Own Commentary; Countdown to
    Spider-Man 2; Weblinks

    Disc Two
    HBO "Making of Spider-Man"
    Spider-Mania: An E! Entertainment Special
    Director Profile: Sam Raimi
    Composer Profile - Danny Elfman
    Screen Tests - Tobey Maguire, J.K. Simmons and CGI Spider-Man
    Costume and Makeup Tests
    Gag / Outtake Reel
    Conceptual Art & Production Design Gallery
    Historical Documentary - Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century
    The Spider-Man Comic Archives
    Rogues Gallery
    "The Loves of Peter Parker"
    Comic Book Artist Gallery
    Activision Game: Hints & Tips
    DVD-ROM: Activision PC Game (2 Playable Levels);Three Exclusive Marvel dot.comics:
    Spider-Man™: Return of the Goblin; Blue #1, Black Cat #1 and Peter Parker; Spider-Man
    Visualizer

    Bonus Disc
    Sneak peek footage from the upcoming sequel Spider-Man 2
    Spider-Man 2 teaser trailer
    Two playable levels of the brand new Activision? Spider-Man 2 videogame
    Activision Spider-Man 2 videogame teaser trailer
    Seven more featurettes on the first Spider-Man
    o Costume Design
    o Designing the World of Spider-Man
    o Spider Wrangler
    o Wrestling Match
    o World Unity Festival
    o Oscorp Lab
    o Goblin's Arsenal

    Marketing Support
    Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment will support the release of SPIDER-MANTM
    DELUXE EDITION with several consumer promotional partnerships that tie into the sequel's
    theatrical release, including Burger King, Dr. Pepper, Crest and Activision.


    Rated PG-13
    Color
    Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 121 Minutes
    DVD Catalog # 01381
    UPC Code: 0-43396-01381-0
    Order Date: 04/29/04
    SLP: $24.95 DVD
     
  2. LorenzoL

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    Good thing I never bought the DVD when it was first released. Can't beat getting the first movie on DVD and a movie ticket for the sequel.
     
  3. James Reader

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    What's with all the free tickets? MovieCash pay the theater for the admission, so do these free tickets count towards Box Office takings or not? Are the studios really "paying" to inflate their box office returns?

    We don't have free tickets (not like this anyway, given away with DVDs) in the UK so I'm just curious.
     
  4. Dane Marvin

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    Can't wait; never bought the first one. Great price.
     
  5. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    So disc 1 and disc 2 are completely identical to the existing release??? Thanks, but no thanks... This is just silly.
     
  6. Felix Martinez

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    James, I don't know the answer, but that is a *very* good question!
     
  7. greg_t

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    I'll go with the superbit version for the new transfer and DTS.
     
  8. Matt Pelham

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    I think they count, and I'm pretty sure the studios end up paying for it one way or the other. I see it as more of an incentive to purchase the DVD set, which is a greater profit than a single movie ticket.
     
  9. dannyB

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    Has CTHE confirmed an all-new transfer for the Superbit? Some sites report that, others don't mention the transfer at all.

    I'll be waiting for some reviews to report an actual improvement in A/V quality as well.
     
  10. Sean Bryan

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    This sounds like a nice package for those who didn't already buy the original 2-disc version.

    It is not for me, but I am interested in getting a better image quality if the superbit delivers. Is there a release date set for the superbit?
     
  11. greg_t

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    Same day as the deluxe edition, June 1. According to the other Spiderman thread here, which quotes the CTS press release, the superbit will have a new anamaphoric widescreen transer.
     
  12. Joseph J.D

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    Columbia must think that we are a bunch of morons who will buy the same crap over and over again just for the sake of getting new extras. It is about the film after all....I have it already on the original release so why should I buy another for the same damn transfer and a bunch of crumbs for new extras? These multiple re-releases that the studios keep throwing out to the buying public like yesterday's garbage has got to stop.[​IMG]


    There.....rant over. I feel much better.[​IMG]
     
  13. greg_t

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    Not likley to happen. Multiple releases mean possible multiple sales. It is all about sales.
     
  14. Tony-B

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    Eh. I might get the Superbit one, but forget the deluxe edition. It's basically the same damn DVD as before, but with promotional crap for Spider-Man 2.

    [​IMG] to this stupid release.
     
  15. Rob T

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    Same here. [​IMG]
     

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