Spider-man 2 [videorecording] /

by Ziskin, Laura; Arad, Avi; Sargent, Alvin; Raimi, Sam; Maguire, Tobey; Dunst, Kirsten; Franco, James; Molina, Alfred; Harris, Rosemary; Simmons, J. K; Murphy, Donna; Elfman, Danny; Lee, Stan; Ditko, Steve.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Pictures, c2004Edition: Widescreen special ed.Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1404956433 :.Language note: Closed-captioned. English (5.1 surround or surround), French (5.1 surround) or Spanish (surround) soundtracks; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.Title notes: $25.00 2-2005 (SPM)Other title: Spider man two; Spiderman 2.Subject(s): Spider-Man (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Crime prevention -- Citizen participation -- Drama | College students -- Conduct of life -- Drama | Adventure films | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Superhero filmsCast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Donna Murphy.Summary: Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction.
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Stan Lee's all-too-human superhero returns to the screen in this highly anticipated sequel to 2002's blockbuster hit Spider-Man. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is attempting to juggle college classes and his job as a photographer with the Daily Bugle while maintaining his secret life as costumed crime-fighter Spider-Man. Parker is also struggling to hold on to his relationship with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), who is beginning to enjoy success as a model and actress, and both Mary Jane and Peter have noticed he's beginning to buckle under the strain. Parker's friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is also beginning to fray due to Peter's seeming alliance with Spider-Man, whom Harry blames for the death of his father, the nefarious Norman Osborn. As Parker weighs his responsibilities to himself and those around him against the obligations that come with his special powers, Spider-Man is faced with a new nemesis -- Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), a deranged scientist whose latest project has turned him into the near-invincible cyborg Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man 2 was directed by Sam Raimi, who helmed the first film, and much of the original cast has also reunited for this sequel, including Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, and Bruce Campbell. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

DVD release of the 2004 motion picture.

Region 1; anamorphic widescreen format (2.40:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital.

Special features include: Disc one: Commentary with director Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, producer Avi Arad and co-producer Grant Curtis; technical commentary; blooper reel; Spidey sense 2 (trivia track with "pop-up" facts and trivia); four web-i-sodes (featurettes); Ordinary (music video by Train); previews. Disc two: Making the Amazing (12-part documentary); Hero in crisis (looks at Peter Parker and his personal battles); Eight arms to hold you (documentary about Doc Ock); Interwoven : the women of Spider-Man (a look into the lives of Mary Jane, Aunt May and the other women in Peter Parker's life); Enter the web (multi-angle look behind-the-scenes at the climactic Pier sequence captured in real-time); art gallery; Activision's Spider-Man 2 : spinning the game; weblinks.

Director of photography, Bill Pope ; editor, Bob Murawski ; music, Danny Elfman ; costume designers, James Acheson, Gary Jones; production designer, Neil Spisak ; visual effects supervisors, Greg Anderson, Eric Durst, John Dykstra, Scott Stokdyk ; special effects supervisor, Steve Johnson.

Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Donna Murphy.

Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for stylized action violence.

DVD.

Closed-captioned. English (5.1 surround or surround), French (5.1 surround) or Spanish (surround) soundtracks; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.

$25.00 2-2005 (SPM)

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