CTHE Press Release: SPIDER-MAN new animated compilation

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Three All-New Compilations Each Featuring Three Adventures
    from the Popular Sony Pictures Television Series

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    "The Mutant Menace," "High Voltage Villains" and "The Ultimate Face-Off"
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    Available to Collect on DVD and Video June 1

    Culver City, CA (March 25, 2004) - Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment spins an
    exciting web with the brand-new "best of" volumes from Sony Pictures Television's cutting-
    edge CGI animated series SPIDER-MAN which aired on MTV. Debuting June 1 along with the
    Spider-Man Deluxe Edition and Spider-Man Superbit DVD releases from Columbia TriStar
    Home Entertainment, SPIDER-MAN will be available in three individually packaged single-disc
    OFF - each featuring three action-packed episodes, priced to collect at $14.95 SLP each. These
    titles will also be available on video at $14.94 SLP each.

    The legendary Marvel - comic book story of one of the coolest superheroes ever to
    climb into a pair of tights gets a fresh and groundbreaking new look with incredible CG-
    animation and advanced cinematic effects in SPIDER-MAN. Featuring the voices of Neil Patrick
    Harris (Starship Troopers, TVs "Doogie Howser, M.D."), Ian Ziering (TVs "Beverly Hills
    90210") and singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, the series was highlighted by special guest stars
    including rocker Rob Zombie, rapper Eve, Kathy Griffin (TVs "Suddenly Susan"), Gina Gershon
    (Showgirls), John C. McGinley (TVs "Scrubs") and Keith Carradine (Kill Bill Vol. 1).

    When a nasty bite by a genetically altered spider endows teenager Peter Parker with
    miraculous, arachnid-like powers, his death-defying heroism wins him admiration from those in
    need. But being a superhero has its drawbacks - especially when you're a freshmen in college!
    Struggling to lead a normal life even as he juggles academics, work, love and various forces of
    super-villains and relentless criminals, Peter meets the challenge by exercising his superheroic
    powers for the good of all to save mankind from evil.

    Episodes featured on THE MUTANT MENACE include:

    Tight Squeeze
    Three ex-KGB agents take a group of people hostage, including Peter and his new crush Indy. Their
    simple demand is they want Spider-Man! Peter will need to use his cunning and cleverness to figure
    out a way to appease the agents without revealing his alter ego.

    Law of the Jungle
    Peter's professor, Doc Connors, injects himself with reptilian DNA, which slowly changes him into
    the angry, vengeful lizard. As the serum affects Doc Connors' brain, Spider-Man must stop his
    beloved professor as he begins seeking revenge on those who have harmed him - including Harry!

    Sword of Shikata
    The master martial artist/swordswoman Shikata, is sent to capture Spider-Man for a wealthy man's
    collection of rare animals. Shikata determines that Spider-Man is too noble a foe to simply capture
    and they must fight to the death!

    Episodes featured on HIGH VOLTAGE VILLAINS include:

    The Party
    Peter Parker's nerdy high-school friend Max is hazed in a deadly fraternity prank that turns him into
    Electro, a high-voltage villain that threatens the campus. Only Spider-Man can stop him from exacting
    his revenge on the students.

    When Sparks Fly
    Electro returns. This time he wants to zap Sally and make her just like him so the two of them can be
    together. Can Spider-Man arrive in time or will Sally be changed forever?

    Keeping Secrets
    Spider-Man is out to catch Talon, a female thief who's behind a series of high-risk robberies in the city.
    Things get complicated when Spidey learns Talon's true identity--she's his best friend Harry's new

    Episodes featured on THE ULTIMATE FACE-OFF include:

    Spider-Man Dis-Sabled
    Peter covers a press conference and inadvertently videotapes incriminating evidence against Silver
    Sable, an Eastern European assassin for hire. Now she will stop at nothing - including killing Mary
    Jane and Harry - to get the tape back.

    Mind Games Part 1
    The Gaines Twins, a brother and sister with uncanny mental powers, escape from an armored transport
    convoy, but Spider-Man apprehends them by overcoming their brain blasts with his own superhuman
    will-power. Later, just as Spider-Man reveals to MJ that he's really Peter Parker, Kraven the Hunter
    confronts Spider-Man. As payback for the years he spent in jail, Kraven attacks MJ with one of his
    poison darts. Spider-Man rushes to her side too late, as her life slowly slips away. Now, Peter is out for

    Mind Games Part 2
    Spider-Man realizes that the diabolical Gaines Twins have brain-blasted him into believing MJ has died at
    the hands of Kraven the Hunter. He corners the Twins--but things take a turn for the worse when they
    once again use their mental powers to trick Spider-Man. This time Indy is mortally wounded. Will guilt
    cause Peter to hang up his Spider-Man suit forever?

    Digitally Mastered Audio
    Mastered in High Definition
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS)
    Theatrical Trailers
    Episode Selections

    TV Rating: PGV (Parental Guidance, Moderate Violence)
    Color / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 63 Minutes
    Mutant Menace DVD Catalog #05451 / UPC Code: 0-43396-05451-6
    VHS Catalog # 05868 / UPC Code: 0-43396-05868-2
    High Voltage Villains DVD Catalog #05460 / UPC Code: 0-43396-05460-8
    VHS Catalog # 05870 / UPC Code: 0-43396-05870-5
    Ultimate Face-Off DVD Catalog #05464 / UPC Code: 0-43396-05464-6
    VHS Catalog # 05880 / UPC Code: 0-43396-05880-4
    DVD Order Date: 04/29/04
    DVD SLP: $14.95 each / VHS SLP: $14.94
  2. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

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    so these are just a repackage of the mtv version that is already available in entirety for about $20.

    plus shouldnt this be in the tv on dvd section? [​IMG]
  3. Rolando

    Rolando Screenwriter

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    this the same as the season 1 avaliable? what is this series? when did it come out?
  4. MarcoBiscotti

    MarcoBiscotti Producer

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    Why would anyone want more of crappy cgi Spider-Man when we still don't have the 90's series or Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends on DVD...

  5. Bill Williams

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    Good grief! Talk about a chintzy reissue - doing three individual releases of three episodes each from the series' first season, when you can get all 13 episodes of the first season on a 2-disc set, with quite a number of bonus features, at an affordable price. Who in the blue h--- does Columbia Tri-Star think they're fooling? Not me.

    Sorry Columbia Tri-Star, you've really fumbled the ball this time.
  6. David_Blackwell

    David_Blackwell Screenwriter

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    I wonder why they need to do best of releases of a 2 disc animated series release they did back in Jan 2004. The 2 disc set is great, and I think Columbia shouldn't have opted for a best of.

    I'm scratching my head of over why they need to do three best of releases when the complete first season is available for $29.95 SRP and most places offering the 2 disc season set for under $25. I mean the 2 disc release is cheap enough without having to resort to "best of" releases.

    However, I think it would be better to reduce the price of the animated series 2 disc set to 19.95 SRP (or 24.95 SRP) to cash in on the Spider-Man 2 frenzy instead of releasing "best of" DVDs.

    Be Seeing you,
    David Blackwell
  7. Eric F

    Eric F Screenwriter

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    Just release the Fox 90's series in season sets please!

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