Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 will get separate Blu-ray releases on November 16. The two films had previously only been available as part of the Spider-Man: The High Definition Trilogy box-set released in 2007. Unfortunately, the discs for Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 included in the box-set did not contain any of the extensive special features that had previously been available on DVD. While special features have not yet been announced for Spider-Man 2, it seems pretty safe to assume the new edition will contain the special features previously missing in the box set.
Special features for Spider-Man include:
Filmmakers and cast commentary
Visual effects designer and crew commentary
Tobey Maguire and J.K. Simmons commentary
Spider Sense Trivia Challenge: Test your Spider-Man movie knowledge in this over feature trivia game (BD-exclusive)
Historical Documentary – Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century
HBO Making of Spider-Man
“Spider-Mania,” an E! Entertainment Special
Director Profile: Sam Raimi
Composer Profile: Danny Elfman
Behind the Scenes of Spider-Man: documentaries, featurettes, filmmaker profiles and more
Hero music video from Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott
What We’re All About music video from Sum 41
The Spider-man Cutting Room: Create your own video using clips and music from the movie and share it via BD-Live
movieIQ: connects you to access real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie
I’ve been looking forward to revisiting the Spider-Man trilogy and it looks like November will be a perfect time to do so. Plus, I’ll once again get to see the music video for Hero, the Chad Kroeger theme song to Spider-Man that played ad nauseum in the summer of 2001. Aww, memories.
Robert Saucedo is an avid movie watcher with seriously poor sleeping habits. The Mikey from Life cereal of film fans, Robert will watch just about anything — good, bad or ugly. He has written about film for newspapers, radio and online for the last 10 years. This has taken a toll on his sanity — of that you can be sure. Follow him on Twitter at @robsaucedo2500.