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Web of 'Spider-Man' Releases Coming to Video Market

3 Aug, 2007 By: Billy Gil

The top box office title of the year, Spider-Man 3, lands Oct. 30 on home video in numerous formats and configurations from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Versions include a single-disc DVD, a two-disc special edition DVD, a UMD, a three-pack DVD with Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 in collectible O-Ring packaging, a two-disc Blu-ray Disc edition and the “Spider-Man High Definition Trilogy” with all three films on Blu-ray Disc. All discs prebook Sept. 27.

The Spider-Man 3 single-disc DVD ($27.99) comes with bloopers; photo galleries; a Snow Patrol music video; commentary with director Sam Raimi and cast members Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace and Bryce Dallas Howard; and a commentary with producers Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad and Grant Curtis, editor Bob Murawski, and special effects supervisor Scott Stokdyk. The two-disc special edition DVD ($36.95) and two-disc Blu-ray ($49.95) include everything on the single-disc, plus a bonus disc with 11 featurettes, mostly on creating the film.

Both Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Disc in a four-disc trilogy pack ($98.95), with Spider-Man on disc one, Spider-Man 2 and 2.1 (with bonus scenes added into the film) on disc two, and Spider-Man 3 and its bonus features on discs three and four. The Spider-Man 3 UMD is available at $28.97.

Spider-Man 3 grossed more than $888 million worldwide theatrically, setting the record for biggest three-day total in box-office history ($151 million), biggest single day gross ($59.8 million), and the No. 1 worldwide opening ($231 million) for 2007.

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