Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Digital Release Date: Aug. 5, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 19, 2014
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $45.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The Amazing Spider-Man 2Jamie Foxx (White House Down) and Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) join the movie franchise in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Foxx and DaHaan play villains Max Dillon/Electro and Harry Osborn/Green Goblin, respectively, a pair who make Spider-Man’s (Andrew Garfield, The Social Network) life very difficult as he tries to balance protecting his fellow New Yorkers and spending time with girlfriend Gwen (Emma Stone).

Campbell Scott (Handsome Harry) and Sally Field (Lincoln) return as Peter Parker’s father and Aunt May, respectively, but the cast also welcomes Paul Giamatti (Barney’s Version) and Felicity Jones (The Invisible Woman).

Directed by Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer), who also helmed the first Spider-Man reboot, the PG-13 science-fiction film wasn’t quite received as warmly as the first by critics and moviegoers. Although it didn’t beat The Amazing Spider-Man in box office grosses, 2 still brought in a tidy $199 million.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray carry special features. Here they are:

  • four deleted scenes with commentary by director Marc Webb
  • filmmaker commentary
  • and Alicia Keys music video “It’s On Again.”

The Blu-ray adds these:

  • nine more deleted scenes with commentary by Webb, including “Peter Meets His Father
  • “The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2” with these segments:
  • “Lessons Learned: Development and Direction” with the filmmakers and cast talking about their approach to the sequel
  • “Heart of the City: Shooting in New York”
  • “Triple Threat: Attack of the Villains” about the development of Electro, the Green Goblin and Rhino
  • “A More Dangerous World: Transforming Electro and the Green Goblin,” discussing the movie’s makeup and costumes to transform Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan into their fearsome alter egos
  • “A Bolt From the Blue: Visual Effects” about the Sony Pictures Imageworks artists and animators
  • “Spidey Gets His Groove Back: Music and Editing,” a behind-the-scenes look at jam sessions with composer Hans Zimmer and the film’s team of musicians, including Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr and Michael Einziger.

All three versions include a downloadable  digital copy of the movie, and the DVD also has an exclusive new public service announcement from the Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Andrew Garfield.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.