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Spider-Man 2

Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) steps back into his Spider-man suit in this sequel, when he gets tangled up with the evil Dr. Octopus (Alfred Molina). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 127
Theater Release: 29 Jun 2004
Video Release: 12 Jun 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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In Superman, Clark Kent is a mild mannered reporter who conceals his superhero identity. Between his stints as Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire portrayed a down-and-out jockey who gets a chance to make a comeback in Seabiscuit.

Home Video Extra Features

Blu-ray Notes: Spider-Man 2

Release Date: 12 June 2012

Spider-Man 2 releases to Blu-ray (with UV Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Extended “2.1” cut with optional commentary by producer Laura Ziskin and screenwriter Alvin Sargent

- Two theatrical version commentaries: - Cast and crew & technical commentary

- Twelve-part Making the Amazing featurette

- Hero in Crisis behind-the-scenes featurette

- Ock-Umentary Featurette behind-the-scenes featurette

- Five-part visual effects breakdown

- Blooper reel

DVD Notes: Spider-Man 2.1: 2-Disc Extended Cut

DVD Release Date: 17 April 2007

Coming to DVD just weeks before the theatrical release of Spider-Man 3, this All New 2-Disc Extended Cut known as Spider-Man 2.1 offers eight minutes of new footage and extended action sequences, as well as a web full of other bonus extras. Producer Laura Ziskin and screenwriter Alvin Sargent provide an audio commentary. A trivia track with integrated pop-ups takes you to on the set during key scenes. Featurettes include Inside 2.1, VFX Breakdowns (an in-depth look at the visual effects of the movie), With Great Effort Comes Great Recognition, and Multi-Angle (Danny Elfman’s Score). Of course, there is also a sneak peek at Spider-Man 3. Audio tracks of this unrated edition are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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