Next up is a Spider-Sense option that allows you to branch out from the film at certain points to watch five featurettes (Spider-Wrangler, Bone Saw McGraw, The Model Maker, Designing the World of Spider-Man and The Prop Maker) that provide further information about particular aspects of the film's production. Then comes an optional set of pop-up trivia 'factoids' that appear throughout the film, filmographies, the trailer (not the Twin Towers teaser unfortunately), two music videos and ten TV spots. DVD-ROM material on this first disc includes weblinks, the chance to record your own commentary for the film and a comic book-to-film comparison.
Meanwhile, Disc Two offers up two sections, one focusing on the comic book, the other on the making of the film. The comic book section includes game hints, a 26-minute documentary on the evolution and appeal of Spider-Man, a gallery of key Spider-Man comic covers and events though the character's history, a rogue's gallery, a look at Spider-Man's love interests, and art galleries devoted to the design of Spider-Man, the Green Goblin and key locations in the film, and another showing the various comic artists' interpretations of the web-slinger.
Over in the movie section of the disc, you'll find a HBO Making of Spider-Man featurette, Spider-Mania, a 41-minute E! Entertainment Special, video profiles for Sam Raimi and composer Danny Elfman, screen tests for Tobey Maguire, JK Simmons and the CGI Spider-Man, costume and make-up tests and a gag/outtake reel. And for DVD-ROM material, this disc includes two playable levels from the PC Spider-Man game, weblinks, a screensaver and three Marvel dot.comics (Spider-Man: Blue #1, Spider-Man and the Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do #1 and Peter Parker: Spider-Man #44 - Return of the Goblin, Part One).
A textbook example of how to transform an excellent film into a must-have DVD... now stop reading and go buy yourself a copy.
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