The Spider-Man Complete Five Film Collection - Sam Raimi [DVD]
Collection of five films in the 'Spider-Man' franchise. 'Spider-Man' (2002) stars Tobey Maguire as high school student Peter Parker who is bitten by a genetically-altered spider while on a visit to a scientific institute. Soon, he begins to experience unusual side effects such as increased strength, enhanced wall-climbing skills, and the ability to spin webs out of his wrists. Peter first attempts to make use of these skills to impress the girl next door Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), but after his Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson) is killed in an armed robbery, he is compelled to work for the greater good and reinvents himself as Spider-Man, the enemy of criminals everywhere. Meanwhile, arms manufacturer Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe) transforms himself into the Green Goblin, begins to terrorise the city, and lays down the gauntlet to Spider-Man by abducting his beloved Mary Jane. 'Spider-Man 2' (2004) picks up the story two years on as the superhero struggles to keep his normal life as Peter Parker and his secret life as Spider-Man separate. When his love Mary Jane announces her engagement to another man, Spider-Man temporarily loses his powers as his emotions take over his body. After his best friend Harry Osborn (James Franco) takes a job working for scientist Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), Peter discovers Octavius' plans to transform himself into a supervillain and take over the world. Can Spider-Man get his powers back in time to save the world? In 'Spider-Man 3' (2007), Peter's former friend Harry takes over his father's duties as the Green Goblin and sets his sights on revenge against the crime-fighting Spider-Man. Meanwhile, Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church), the man who killed Peter's Uncle Ben, has been transformed into the shape-shifting Sandman and becomes another evil for Spider-Man to overcome. 'The Amazing Spider-Man' (2012) sees Andrew Garfield take on the role of the superhero. When Peter Parker was abandoned by his parents as a young boy, he was left to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Always wondering about the circumstances that surrounded his parents' departure, Peter goes on a quest to find some answers. In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' (2014), Spider-Man's work-life balance is holding up extremely well as he spends his days as Peter Parker with his girlfriend Gwen (Emma Stone) and his nights leaping between New York's skyscrapers making the city a safer place. However, the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), a figure with electromagnetic powers, poses Spider-Man's biggest challenge to date.