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Spider-Man 3, This Year's #1 Box-Office Blockbuster Debuts On Blu-ray High-Def, DVD & PSP October 30

"Spidey's back and better than ever!" - Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood

" ... solidly entertaining and possesses dazzling special effects ... " - Claudia Puig, USA Today

Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, and Topher Grace Star in the $888 Million (1) Plus Worldwide Hit Directed by Sam Raimi

Over Six Hours of All-New Bonus Materials Including Bloopers and More Than 10 Featurettes
Spider-Man (TM) and Spider-Man (TM) 2 Exclusively Available For the First Time on Blu-ray (TM) High-Def in the Spider-Man High Definition Trilogy Set

Spider-Man (TM) 3 becomes the home entertainment event of the year when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) releases the international blockbuster on DVD October 30, in time for the holiday gift-giving season.

Spider-Man (TM) 3 will be available in several versions for fans to collect including a single-disc release, a two-disc Special Edition release, PSP, and a three-pack DVD release which will include Spider-Man(TM) and SpiderMan (TM) 2 on DVD with collectible O-Ring packaging.

Also available is the Spider-Man(TM) High Definition Trilogy, a three-pack release of all three films on Blu-ray (TM) High-Def allowing fans an exclusive opportunity to collect both Spider-Man(TM) and Spider-Man(TM) 2 in high definition, along with Spider-Man(TM) 2.1 and Spider- Man(TM) 3. Spider-Man(TM) 3 will also be available as a stand-alone two-disc release on Blu-ray(TM) High-Def.

Grossing more than $888 million worldwide during its theatrical run, Spider-Man(TM) 3 set numerous records, including the biggest three-day total in box-office history ($151 million), biggest single day gross in box-office history ($59.8 million), and the #1 all-time worldwide opening ($231 million).

Tobey Maguire (Seabiscuit, The Ice Storm), Kirsten Dunst (Marie Antoinette, Bring It On), James Franco (Annapolis), Academy Award(R) nominee Rosemary Harris (Best Actress, Tom & Viv, 1995), and J.K. Simmons (Thank You For Smoking) reprise their roles from the first two installments of the franchise under the direction of Sam Raimi (Spider-Man (TM), Spider-Man (TM) 2). Joining the cast are Academy Award(R) nominee Thomas Haden Church (Best Supporting Actor, Sideways, 2005), Topher Grace (In Good Company, Mona Lisa Smile), Bryce Dallas Howard (Lady in the Water, The Village), and Academy Award(R) nominee James Cromwell (Best Supporting Actor, Babe, 1996).

The producers are Laura Ziskin (Spider-Man(TM), Spider-Man(TM) 2), Avi Arad (Spider-Man(TM), X-Men), and Grant Curtis (Spider-Man(TM), Spider-Man(TM) 2). The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige (Spider-Man(TM) 2, X Men 2), and Joseph M. Caracciolo (Spider-Man(TM) 2, Charlie's Angels(R)).

The two-disc Spider-Man(TM) 3 Blu-ray(TM) High-Def and two-disc Special Edition DVD offer fans more than six hours of all-new bonus materials, including a trio of featurettes spotlighting the cinematic creation of the web crawler's greatest nemeses. Grains of Sand -- Building Sandman details the challenges Sony Pictures Imageworks faced in creating the iconic villain; Re-Imagining the Goblin explores the changes in the New Goblin character from page to screen; and Covered in Black -- Creating Venom follows the cinematic creation of Spider-Man's archrival.

The two-disc's added value also has a trio of features on the creation of the spectacular stunts in the movie: Hanging On ... Gwen Stacy & the Collapsing Floor, where stunt coordinator Scott Rogers explores the logistics of the dangerous stunt performed by Bryce Dallas Howard; Fighting, Flying & Driving -- The Stunts, wherein Stunt Coordinator/2nd Unit Director Dan Bradley and Stunt Coordinator Scott Rogers provide a behind-the-scenes peek at the various "gags" in the film; and Wall of Water where the viewer is taken into the creation of one of the biggest stunts in the film. In addition, the discs offer bloopers, a Snow Patrol music video, and two audio commentary tracks with cast and filmmakers.

Spider-Man (TM) 3 Special Features (Single-Disc DVD)

-- Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
-- Audio: English Dolby True HD 5.1, English PCM 5.1 (Uncompressed),
French, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
-- Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean,
Thai, Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Cantonese
-- Bloopers
-- Photo Galleries
-- Snow Patrol Music Video
-- Audio Commentary with Director Sam Raimi and Cast Members Tobey
Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher
Grace, and Bryce Dallas Howard
-- Audio Commentary with Producers Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad and Grant
Curtis, Editor Bob Murawski and Special Effects Supervisor Scott
Stokdyk
-- Closed Captioned
-- Bonus Previews

Spider-Man (TM) 3 Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, Two-Disc Blu-ray(TM) High-Def
Disc One Special Features:

-- Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
-- Audio: English Dolby True HD 5.1, English PCM 5.1 (Uncompressed),
French, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
-- Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean,
Thai, Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Cantonese
-- Bloopers
-- Photo Galleries
-- Snow Patrol Music Video
-- Audio Commentary with Director Sam Raimi and Cast Members Tobey
Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher
Grace, and Bryce Dallas Howard
-- Audio Commentary with Producers Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad and Grant
Curtis, Editor Bob Murawski and Special Effects Supervisor Scott
Stokdyk
-- Closed Captioned
-- Bonus Previews

Disc Two Special Features:

-- Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
-- Audio: English, Spanish 5.1 (Dolby Digital). English, Spanish (Dolby
Surround)
-- Subtitles: English, Spanish
-- Featurette: Grains of Sand -- Building Sandman
-- Featurette: Re-Imagining the Goblin
-- Featurette: Covered in Black -- Creating Venom
-- Featurette: Hanging On ... Gwen Stacy and the Collapsing Floor
-- Featurette: Fighting, Flying & Driving -- The Stunts
-- Featurette: Tangled Web: The Love Triangles of Spider-Man 3
-- Featurette: Wall Of Water
-- Featurette: On Location Cleveland -- The Chase on Euclid Avenue
-- Featurette: On Location New York -- From Rooftops to Backstreets
-- Featurette: The Science of Sound
-- Featurette: Inside The Editing Room
-- Theatrical TV Spots From Around the World
-- Closed Captioned


Spider-Man(TM) 3 has a run time of approximately 139 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence. Artwork is available at http://www.sphepublicity.com/. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at http://www.sonypictures.com/.
Spider-Man(TM) 3 DVD single-Disc Spider-Man(TM) 3 PSP
SLP: $28.97 SLP: $28.97

Spider-Man(TM) 3 DVD 2-Disc Spider-Man(TM) 3 Blu-ray(TM)
Special Edition High-Def 2-Disc
SLP: $36.95 SLP: $49.95


Spider-Man(TM) 3 Standard-Def Spider-Man(TM) Blu-ray(TM)
DVD 3-Pack High-Def 3-Pack
SLP: $38.96 SLP: $98.95

About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
With a library of over 5,000 characters, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:MVL) is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing, entertainment, publishing and toys. Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, video games, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions. Rooted in the creative success of over sixty years of comic book publishing, Marvel's strategy is to leverage its character franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a division of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com/.

Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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