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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Swings to Disc Nov. 9

4 Sep, 2012 By: John Latchem

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Friday, Nov. 9, for the home video debut of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer), the film stars Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as Peter Parker, and recounts how he gained his superpowers after being bitten by a radioactive spider, and must use his gifts to track down the a misguided scientist (Rhys Ifans) who turns himself into a giant lizard. Emma Stone (The Help) stars as love-interest Gwen Stacey, with Denis Leary as her father, the police captain. Sally Field and Martin Sheen star as Peter’s Aunt May and Uncle Ben.

The film has grossed about $260 million at the U.S. box office and more than $735 million worldwide.

The superhero reboot will arrive on DVD ($30.99), a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($40.99) and a four-disc 3D combo pack ($55.99). All versions include access to a digital copy through UltraViolet. A limited edition gift set ($95.99) that includes the 3D combo pack and figurines of Spider-Man and the Lizard also will be available.

DVD extras include commentary, deleted scenes, stunt rehearsal footage and “The Oscorp Archives — Production Art Gallery.” The Blu-ray adds to this a second-screen app, pre-visualization sequences and 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes documentaries. The 3D edition includes “3D 101 with Director Marc Webb” and a 3D image progression reel.

About the Author: John Latchem

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