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  • Actors: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris
  • Directors: Sam Raimi
  • Producers: Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch, English, Hindi
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Aug. 2009
  • Run Time: 127 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002C4I12Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,595 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In SPIDER-MAN 2, the latest installment in the blockbuster Spider-Man series, based on the classicMarvel Comics hero, Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as college student and a superhuman crime fighter. Peter's life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled "Doc Ock." When Doc Ock kidnaps MJ (Kirsten Dunst), Spider-Man must swing back into action as the adventure reaches new heights of unprecedented excitement.

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More than a few critics hailed Spider-Man 2 as "the best superhero movie ever," and there's no compelling reason to argue--thanks to a bigger budget, better special effects, and a dynamic, character-driven plot, it's a notch above Spider-Man in terms of emotional depth and rich comic-book sensibility. Ordinary People Oscar-winner Alvin Sargent received screenplay credit, and celebrated author and comic-book expert Michael Chabon worked on the story, but it's director Sam Raimi's affinity for the material that brings Spidey 2 to vivid life. When a fusion experiment goes terribly wrong, a brilliant physicist (Alfred Molina) is turned into Spidey's newest nemesis, the deranged, mechanically tentacled "Doctor Octopus," obsessed with completing his experiment and killing Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) in the process. Even more compelling is Peter Parker's urgent dilemma: continue his burdensome, lonely life of crime-fighting as Spider-Man, or pursue love and happiness with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst)? Molina's outstanding as a tragic villain controlled by his own invention, and the action sequences are nothing less than breathtaking, but the real success of Spider-Man 2 is its sense of priorities. With all of Hollywood's biggest and best toys at his disposal, Raimi and his writers stay true to the Marvel mythology, honouring Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and setting the bar impressively high for the challenge of Spider-Man 3. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Faye on 10 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
Spider-man 2 was great but is it really worth buying the movie again for 8 minutes of new footage when you can easily watch it on youtube? For 5 pounds I'd say it is worth it. The new scenes are:

-Extended conversation with Peter and MJ in the backyard
-Extended part of Peter delivering the pizzas to that woman.
-Extended conversation between Peter and Otto Octavius
-Elevator sequence is different
-Doc Ock and Spidey crash into an office while fighting on the side of the building
-Scene with MJ and her friend, where MJ explains why she's marrying John
-Scene which shows Jonah Jameson trying on the Spider-Man suit
-Added stuff to the train fight like Ock holding Spidey down the side of the train, making him smack his head off sign posts.

There's more but those were just some examples. Spider-man 2 is a very good film and I would definitely get Spider-man 2.1. This used to be about 12 pounds and now it's only 5! Grab yourself a bargain.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 100 REVIEWER on 9 May 2014
Format: DVD
Spider-Man 2.1 (DVD).

Product Info.
Format: PAL
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Dubbed: French, Spanish, German, Italian
Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
Region: 2
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
Number of discs: 2
Classification: PG
Studio: Sony Pictures
Running Time: 130 minutes

Special Features.
- 8+ mins extra footage – edited by Sam Raimi
- Sneak peak of SM3 with introduction by Avi Arad & Grant Curtis
- Audio Commentary with Laura Ziskin
- Trivia Track with all-new branched video pieces
- New Bonus Disc: - Inside 2.1 - Featurette on the new cut - Villains of Spider-Man 3 - Viewfinders: The Art of Storyboarding - VFX Breakdowns - Multi-Angle Music

Cast.
Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson
James Franco as Harry Osborn
Alfred Molina as Dr. Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus
Rosemary Harris as May Parker
J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson
Donna Murphy as Rosalie Octavius
Daniel Gillies as John Jameson
Dylan Baker as Dr. Curt Connors
Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn / Green Goblin
Mageina Tovah as Ursula Ditkovich

Trivia.
1)This extended cut restores several additional scenes which are listed below.

1)A different elevator scene.
2)Longer scene when Peter delivers the Pizza to the woman.
3)A new scene showing J.Jonah Jameson dressed as Spider-Man.
4)An extended fight sequence with Spider-Man & Doctor Octopus as they crash into an office fighting one another during there first battle on the side of a building.
5)A longer conversation between Peter & Otto.
6)Mary Jane explaining to her friend why she has decided to marry J.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Mccaffrey on 30 April 2012
Format: DVD
...And still one of the best comic adaptations of all time.
Sam Raimi went all out for 2004s Spiderman 2 giving us a memorable villain, improved dialogue, action scenes yet to be topped(The train scene....Wow) and expert direction.
Very few sequels are this good, and even to this day Spiderman 2 is one of the finest Marvel movies ever.
Raimi is so much more confident and improves upon the first in almost every way, without ever pushing things too far, and using CGI much better this time round - to improve the film, never distract you from the film. A more than worthy sequel and the one to raise the bar for the genre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Kerr VINE VOICE on 19 Nov. 2006
Format: DVD
"I am Spiderman no longer," claims Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) in Spiderman 2, the epic sequal to the block buster hit. This time Spiderman faces off against Dr Occ, while at the same time wrestling with himself trying to come to terms with the decisions he has made in life. Decisions that have pushed his loved ones further away. Especially his now debt ridden aunt who now lives alone, and his long time dream girl Mary Jane, who is heading down her own seperate and distant path attempting to survive live in the big city. Spiderman 2 is set two years after the first, and like the first it combines a solid plot, sound acting, and stunning special effects to deliver a truly amazing and specticular film. The plot develops slight slow, but I promise that when things really get going, you will be on the edge of your seat. The most memorible scene for me, is the showdown on the train towards the end. As with the first film there are some really intresting special features. In summary Spiderman 2 makes a great family film and would make a great addition to any dvd collection.
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57 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Jason Hart on 17 Oct. 2004
Format: DVD
Before Spider-Man was created in the early 60's, super heroes tended to be a step down from gods (and some actually WERE gods). They were powerful, morally upright, and unwaivering in their convictions. In other words, it was fun to follow their adventures, but they were a bit hard to relate to.
Stan Lee changed all of that when he created Spider-Man. He decided to make a hero who was an unpopular, nerdy kid who just happened to get stuck with powers he wasn't even sure he wanted. He had everyday problems like dealing with bullies, being uncomfortable around that cute girl he likes, and feeling left out in general. And who hasn't had experiences like these at some point in their life?
I've seen some great comic book adaptations that really got down to the core of a character (Batman), and I've seen movies that simply made me cringe and wonder how they could have been so far off the mark (Daredevil, anyone?). As far as capturing the true essence of it's title character, this movie tops them all.
In a lot of ways, this is THE Spider-Man story. This is Peter Parker's struggle to decide just who he is and what his resposibility is to the world, his family, and himself. And it's not an easy decision to make.
It's been beaten to death a bit by now, but it all boils down to what Uncle Ben told Peter: "With great power comes great responsibility." And Peter rages against this logic for the entire movie. Should he live for himself, enjoy his life, and ignore the powers he's been given? Or should he put the needs of others before his own, essentially sacrificing his personal happiness in lieu of the satisfaction and knowledge that he's made a difference in the world?
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