76 of 84 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2012
I'm not going to do a traditional review for this set: it looks great, it sounds great, it's dirt-cheap, and that's pretty much all you need to know. Other reviews will go into more detail about these things.
What I AM going to do here is clear up a bit of confustion regarding the special features and whatnot. While the backs of the individual Blu-ray cases seem to list all of the extras, they are NOT complete and do not mention several of the extras that are actually on the discs. The reviews on here listing the features are just taken from the backs of the boxes, so hopefully this will make everything clear. So, without further ado, here's the full list. (All special features are from the original 2-disc DVDs unless stated otherwise.)
Spider Sense Trivia Challenge (Blu-ray exclusive)
Spider-Man Cutting Room (Blu-ray exclusive)
Commentary by Filmmakers and Cast
Commentary by Visual Effects Designer and Crew
Commentary by Tobey Maguire and J.K. Simmons (previously only available on the Region 1 "Superbit" DVD release, making it the first time this commentary has been released in Europe)
Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century documentary
HBO Making of Spider-Man
"Spider-Mania" - an E! Entertainment Special
Director & Composer Profiles
Behind the Scenes of Spider-Man (7 featurettes previously only available on the 3-disc Deluxe Edition DVD from 2004)
Webisodes (previously only available via multi-angle branching on the original DVD; they are presented here as separate features)
Gags & Outtakes
Original Theatrical Trailer
SPIDER-MAN 2 / SPIDER-MAN 2.1 (original availability of extras in parenthesis)
Commentary by Cast & Crew (2)
Technical Commentary (2)
Commentary by Laura Ziskin & Alvin Sargent (2.1)
Blooper Reels (2)
Hero in Crisis featurette (2)
Ock-Umentary - 8 Arms to Hold You featurette (2)
Making the Amazing - A 12 Part Documentary (2)
VFX Breakdowns (2.1)
Commentary with Director & Cast
Music Video "Signal Fire" by Snow Patrol
SO WHAT'S MISSING?
Even though this set contains more extras than at first glance, it still doesn't contain everything from the DVDs, so you may want to hang on to those if you already have them.
The first film by far fares the best in terms of retention of extras, and both of the features it loses are pretty disposeable:
"Weaving the Web" Trivia Track
Peter Parker's Darkroom: Photo Gallery
SPIDER-MAN 2 / SPIDER-MAN 2.1
Spider-Man 2.1 takes a big hit in the extras department, with most of its features MIA, plus a few strange omissions from the original Spider-Man 2 release:
Interwoven: The Women of Spider-Man featurette (2) [considering the other two featurettes from SM2 were included, this is a particularly glaring omission]
Spidey Sense 2 Trivia Track (2 and 2.1)
"Enter the Web" multi-angle feature (2)
Theatrical Trailer (2)
Photo Gallery (2)
Inside 2.1 documentary (2.1)
With Great Effort Comes Great Recognition featurette (2.1)
Villains of Spider-Man 3 Featurette (2.1)
Multi-Angle Score (2.1)
Spider-Man 3 Sneak Peek featurette (2.1)
The biggest loss from the DVDs and the previous Blu-ray trilogy set from 2007 is the bonus disc of Spider-Man 3, which contains the majority of that film's extras, which leaves the one in this set pretty sparse in the bonuses department (though this is sort-of made up for by the inclusion of extras on the other 2 films unlike the 2007 trilogy). I'm not going to list all of the features that aren't on here, since I'd just be listing the contents of the second disc; suffice to say it's a lot. The first disc even says "Feature Disc" when you boot it up, and the disc itself reads "Feature Film"; obviously Disc 1 of the 2-disc set has just been stuck in a new case without its other half.
However, if you're desperate to have all of the special features on Blu-ray, you can now get the original release of SM3 for around 2 quid used, so it's really not a big deal. You can even physically place the "hinge" from the old case in the new one so that your shiny new Spider-Man 3 Blu-ray is a complete 2-disc set once again and give the spare movie disc/case to a friend, like I did.
IN THE END...
I was tempted to knock a star off of this review for the pointless exclusion of the Spider-Man 3 bonus disc, but for this price, and the host of new-to-Blu extras for the first two films, it's hard to complain. If you're an extras nut then it'll literally cost you pennies to get that disc separately if you so desire.
Three great films, one great price, if you have a Blu-ray player and you like Spider-Man then this is a no-brainer. I hope you found this review helpful.
194 of 223 people found the following review helpful
on 15 September 2007
Coded for all regions (A, B and C)
1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen
English Dolby True HD 5.1 Surround
English Audio Description Track 5.1
Czech, Hungarian and Russian DD5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, English HOH, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
Spider-Man 2 - Also includes Spider-Man 2.1 which features 8 minutes of additional footage.
1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
English Dolby True HD 5.1 Surround
English Audio Description Track 2.0
Czech and Polish (VO) DD5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, English HOH, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Polish, Romanian, Slovene, Turkish
2-Disc Special Edition release of Spider-Man 3 include...
Disc 1: Main Feature
English PCM 5.1 (Uncompressed)
English Dolby True HD 5.1 Surround (Lossless)
English Audio Description Track
Czech, Hungarian, Russian and Polish DD5.1 Surround
Subtitles (Main Feature): English, English HOH, Dutch, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish
Subtitles (Extras): English and Dutch (including commentaries), Greek
Commentary with Director & Cast
Photo Gallery: Sketches
Photo Gallery: Paintings
Photo Gallery: Sculptures
Photo Gallery: Special Effects
Photo Gallery: Director & Cast
Music Video: Snow Patrol - Signal Fire
Disc 2: Extra Features
Easter Egg: Scoring the Blooper Reel
Easter Egg 2: Grant Curtis ADR Session
Featurette: Grains of Sand - Building Sandman
Featurette: Re-imagining the Goblin
Featurette: Covered in Black - Creating Venom
Featurette: Hanging On... Gwen Stacy & the Collapsing Floor
Featurette: Fighting, Flying & Driving - The Stunts
Featurette: Tangled Web - The Love Triangles of Spider-Man 3
Featurette: Wall of Water: The Big Dump
Featurette: Inside the Editing Room
Featurette: The Science of Sound
Featurette: On Location New York - From Rooftops to Backstreets
Featurette: On Location Cleveland - The Chase on Euclid Avenue
TV Spots Around the World: Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy, Chile, Russia, Brazil, UK
Spider-Man 3 Trailers
on 3 June 2011
Wow, what an amazing trilogy, it has action, adventure, family fun, and is actually quite funny in parts. This trilogy is especially amazing in Blu-Ray high definition as you see spiderman in a crystal clear image and the sound is perfect. As a huge Marvel comics fan, these adaptions of the comics are a very bold and impressive attempt, i think they could of gone into more depth with the story and the villians and maybe had a little more spiderman a little less peter parker but hey, they were still amazing.
Spider-man: the first of the movies has a really amazing kick off story, completely accurate to the comics and the actors pull it off superb, green goblin is portrayed brilliantly and willam dafoe is spot on with his acting.
Spider-man 2: the second, considered the strongest in my opinion, features doctor octopus as the villian, probably the most well known villian in the spiderman universe, it kind of slows down a little in the middle about a life dilemma of peter and if he should be spiderman and gets a bit dull, but the ending fight makes up for it and its deffo a 5/5
Spder-man 3: spiderman 3 the worst of the trilogy, is entertaining but seems to be too much going on at once, first harry appears as the new green goblin, then the sandman, then venom right near the end then peter has a life dilemma yet again and its just all too confusing, all tho i think the end confrontation is the best of the three films.
all in all this trilogy is amazing and you should buy it right away