Originally created 07/18/02

'Spider-Man' on home video and DVD in November



LOS ANGELES -- "Spider-Man" will creep into home video just after Halloween.

The summer's highest-grossing film, about a nerdy teenager who becomes a web-slinging superhero, is scheduled for release Nov. 1 in a two-disc DVD package and bare-bones VHS format, according to Columbia Tri-Star Home Entertainment.

Planned extra features include footage of star Tobey Maguire's costume, makeup and screen tests, and a detailed history of the Marvel Comics character, his friends and his archenemies.

The discs also will contain interviews with renowned comics writer Stan Lee, who came up with the "Spider-Man" idea nearly 40 years ago, along with comments from many of the artists who worked on the series over the years.

Other extras will be a music video of the hit song "Hero," by Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott, and numerous outtakes and DVD-ROM games.

"Spider-Man," directed by Sam Raimi, has already collected about $402 million at the domestic box office since its May 3 debut, in addition to nearly $300 million more abroad. A sequel is planned for summer 2004.