Spider-Man: WS Special Edition (2002)


Peter Parker (Toby Maguire) is your seemingly average high-school geek. He chases the bus to school every morning, gets beat up in class, and is just a tad too overly polite. He lives at home with his Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson) and Aunt May (Rosemary Harris), who are two of the sweetest elderly people you could ever meet. Sure, you kind of feel sorry for this teenager until you look out the window in his upstairs bedroom and see the view of hot redhead Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). Peter has been in love with Mary Jane ever since he was 4 years old, even though she hardly knows he exists.

A school field trip to a science exhibit forever changes Peter's life. The exhibit is about spiders, and there are dozens of different live species on display, including that of some genetically-charged breeds. When Mary Jane notices one of these high-breed spiders is missing, the incident is quickly shrugged off. As Peter Parker finds an excuse to take some cleavage-posed pictures of Mary Jane, Peter is bitten on the hand by...you guessed it...the missing spider.

Life suddenly changes for Peter Parker. He finds that he is much quicker, more agile, and his senses are greatly enhanced. He can sniff out danger moments before it happens. He doesn't quite understand what is happening to him at first until a fight with the school's bully. Peter Parker discovers he has new powers. He can jump very high and climb walls with little effort. The only thing he has to master is how to effectively shoot a synthetic web from his wrists.

Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe) is working on a human enhancer product for the military. The product has failed initial testing, but Osborn must get it right or face his company being shut down. When Osborn offers himself to become a guinea pig to the experiment, he is strapped on a table and inserted in a chamber filled with the enhancer product. But things go terribly wrong in the lab. Osborn suddenly becomes victim to the product's horrible side-effects that make him violent and insane.

Ultimately, Peter Parker and Norman Osborn choose their own paths. Peter becomes Spider-Man, using his super powers for goodness. Osborn, now totally insane, becomes The Green Goblin.

DVD Features...

Scene Access, Audio Commentary, Trailers, Deleted Scenes, 'Making Of' Documentary, Production Notes, Interactive Game, Music Videos, DVD-ROM Content, Closed Captioned, 2-Disc Set, Gag Reel, Screen Tests

Easter Eggs...

EASTER EGG #1 (Comic Book Movie Stills): On the first disc, go to 'Special Features' then 'Character Files'. There will be movie credits for Tobey, Kirsten, Willem, J.K - Jonah H, Rosemary - Aunt May, and Cliff - Uncle Ben. Click on one of the pictures to see their film credits. From there you have the option of going back to the list of those 6 actors, going forward to see more credits or back in case you missed one or something. Each actor has 2 pages with their film credits on it. Half on one page, the rest on the others. The following works for everyone except for Cliff's (Uncle Ben) film credit:

On the second page of any of the remaining 5 actors, you press up on your remote and the actor's name on top gets circled. Click on that and the info on their character comes out. From there you can see occupation, age, height, first appearance. The cool thing is that the images shown next to the info is a comic book picture of a scene from the movie. Such as one of them is M.J kissing Petter at the cemetary, or Goblin smashing into JJ office. There aren't many, and some are so close up they can be from an actual comic.

EASTER EGG #2 (CGI Bloopers & Gag Reel): If you put in the first disc, the one with the film itself (not the Extras disc), and you click on 'Commentaries' then you will see a picture of Harry Osborn (James Franco) on the left-hand side of the screen. If you click on the picture of Harry a new screen appears called something like "CGI Bloopers & Gag Reel".

Start this sucker up and you will first see the CGI clip of Peter Parker running over the rooftops as you see in the film, but this time he's chasing the pills as you would see in a Pac-Man game! Next up, you get to see a clip of Spidey climbing a wall - but this time it's only his hands climbing the wall - nothing else, no body, arms - nada! And finally there's a clip showing the CGI Spider-Man & Green Goblin doing aerobics... we repeat, aerobics! Sorry, that's too funny. The animated clip shows things like the skeleton of the Green Goblin model and more.

EASTER EGG #3 (Todd McFarlane Interview): In the second disk go to the DVD-ROM feature and press the UP arrow and a Spidey icon will appear. Click there and you've got an exclusive interview with Todd McFarlane talking about how Spidey makes his webs. Thats all from here.

EASTER EGG #4 (Rogue's Gallery Full Screen): On disc 2, go to the evolution of spider-man, then choose the rogue's gallery. Go to Electro, at the menu button (spidey logo) press down, you'll highlight a spidey sillhouette. Select it and you'll get the full screen version of the 3D Electro. It works also for Venom and Scorpion.

EASTER EGG #5 (History of the Sinister Six): Insert disc two (the special features disk), go to the comic section of the DVD, choose the "evolution of spider-man" option, then go to "rogues gallery". Once you are there, at the top you will see a picture of Spidey with his spidey sense tingling. Press up until his spidey sense highlights, push play and you will get a page on "the sinister six" with information and 3D photos.

EASTER EGG #6 (John Romita & John Romita Jr. Feature): Insert disc 2, select the "Web of Spider-Man" option, and then "The Evolution of Spider-Man". Once in this menu, select "Artists Gallery" and press the RIGHT button. The words "The Romitas" will appear at the upper right corner of the screen. Select them, and check out a nice video feature on the Romitas (John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr.).

EASTER EGG #7 (Comic Book Movie Covers): On the second disc select the "Comic Book Artist Gallery" from the "Artist Gallery" section. As you browse the gallery, look for the one done by Terry Dodson (it's a black and white drawing). Highlight the camera that is used for navigating and press up. You'll see Terry Dodson's signature on the spider-man drawing. Press there and you'll be taken to another gallery that contains famous spider-man comic book covers, except that they are re-drawn with the spider-man movie costumes and faces.

Quick Navigation -- Go to the Special Features section on the first disc. Go to the Main Menu or Play Movie options on the bottom left of the screen and press left on your remote. The area around the spider in the blue will be highlighted. Press enter and and go to a screen that shows all the things you can access from the other menu's. -- ukrazy@msn.com


Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Joe Manganiello, Gerry Becker, Bill Nunn, Jack Betts, Stanley Anderson, Ron Perkins, Michael Papajohn, K.K. Dodds, Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Elizabeth Banks, John Paxton, Tim Dezarn, Taylor Gilbert, Randy Savage, Larry Joshua, Timothy Patrick Quill, Lisa Danielle, Natalie T. Yeo, Erica D. Porter, Kristen Davidson, Jason Padgett, Shan Omar Huey, Sally Livingstone, Evan Arnold, Jill Sayre, James K. Ward, David Holcomb, Octavia Spencer, Brad Grunberg, Shane Habberstad, Deborah Wakeham, Rachael , Mackenzie Bryce, Julia Barry, Macy Gray, Myk Watford, William Calvert, Sylvia Kelegian, Kristen Marie Holly, Ajay Mehta, Peter Appel, Scott Spiegel, Matt Smith, Sara Ramirez, Lucy Lawless, Jayce Bartok, Amy Bouril, Maribel González, Joseph D'Onofrio, Jim Norton, Corey Mendell Parker, Ashley Louise Edner, William Joseph Firth, Alex Black, Laura Gray, Joe Virzi, Michael Edward Thomas, Jeanie Fox, Robert Kerman, Ari Averbach, Joni Avery, Rick Avery, Brian Bennett, Jophery C. Brown, Samantha Brown, Jacob Chambers, Jillian Clare, Chris Coppola, Chandra De Alessandro, Mark De Alessandro, Richard C. Everbeck, Rosemary Garris, Al Goto, Randy Hall, Rance Howard, Kevin Jackson, Loren Janes, Kolby Kirk, Erik Kleven, Stan Lee, Brendan Morante, Justin Neill, Debra Orenstein, Gary Otto, Sumner Redstone, Scott L. Schwartz, Robair Sims, Lindsay Neel Thompson, Sean Valla, John Wojnowski

Directed By...

Sam Raimi

See Also...

Spider-Man: WS Special Edition

Technical Details...
Running Time:
121 mins
Release Date:
Picture Format:
Anamorphic Widescreen
Soundtrack Languages:
English: DD 5.1, French: DD 5.1, Commentary: DD 2, Commentary: DD 2

Columbia Tristar, ,
Action, Science-Fiction, Adventure
English, French, Spanish

Price: $27.98

Collection no. 37

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