|aSpider-man 2|h[videorecording] /|cColumbia Pictures presents a Marvel Enterprises/Laura Ziskin production ; produced by Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad ; screenplay by Alvin Sargent ; directed by Sam Raimi.
|aWidescreen special ed.
|aCulver City, Calif. :|bColumbia Pictures ;|aTaipei :|bWei Han,|cc2004.
|2 videodiscs (ca. 127 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aBased on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
|aDVD release of the 2004 motion picture.
|aRegion 1; anamorphic widescreen format (2.40:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital.
|aSpecial 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.
|aDirector 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.
|aTobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Donna Murphy.
|aPeter 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.
|aMPAA rating: PG-13; for stylized action violence.
|aClosed-captioned. English (5.1 surround or surround), French (5.1 surround) or Spanish (surround) soundtracks; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.