'Spider-Man' Trilogy to Spin Its Web on Blu-ray

Posted Thu Aug 2, 2007 at 08:52 PM PDT by
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Ending months of anticipation, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced it will bring the complete 'Spider-Man' trilogy to Blu-ray this October.

Considered one of the "holy grails" of Blu-ray ever since the format launched last year, a next-gen release of the 'Spider-Man' films has been the subject of endless speculation for months.

Now, timed to coincide with the home video of 'Spider-Man 3,' Sony has at last confirmed it will bring the blockbuster comic book trilogy to Blu-ray on October 30 in what is sure to be one of the format's biggest sellers.

Arriving day-and-date with the standard-def DVD version, Sony will load the Blu-ray edition of 'Spider-Man 3' with a wealth of extras, including two audio commentaries (the first with director Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, and other with the producers, editor and special-effects supervisor), eleven making-of featurettes, still galleries, bloopers, a Snow Patrol music video and a bevy of theatrical trailers and TV spots.

In addition, on October 30 Sony will also debut the 'Spider-Man High-Definition Trilogy,' a box set containing all three films in the franchise.

Full specs and pricing information is not yet available, but the studio has informed us that a full press release will be forthcoming sometime in the next several hours.

We'll certainly keep you posted as soon as the details hit the wire. Stay tuned!

In anticipation of the full press release, we've added new listings for both 'Spider-Man 3' and the 'Spider-Man High-Definition Trilogy' to Blu-ray Release Schedule, under October 30.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Spider-Man: The High-Definition Trilogy (Blu-ray)
Spider-Man 3 (Blu-ray)
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