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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse Blu-ray review

by Sean P. Aune | March 19, 2019March 19, 2019 9:30 am PDT

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is finally out on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K, and this is one you’re going to want to add to your collection for sure.

There isn’t much you can say about one of the most beloved animated movies in recent memory. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is a brilliant take on the characters, and it was more than deserving of its Academy Award.

Bringing the film home is an even more delightful experience as you can freeze frame it wherever you please and enjoy the amazing artistry that went into this film. From the different styles used for each character, to just the amazing backgrounds, the overall film is a visual delight.

But what would a home video release be without the extras? Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse has plenty of them, and each of them is worth a watch. If we had any complaint, it would be the fake voice-over recording sessions they use to fill in some gaps are glaringly obvious and a tad awkward with the cast, but not deal breakers.

All of the extras are worth a watch, but the tribute to Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, especially coming only months after Lee’s passing, and Ditko also having passed in 2018, it just felt a bit too fresh. The tribute is lovely, but you may want tissues handy.

As Blu-ray releases go, this is a wonderful package, and one you should be thrilled to add to your collection.

Bonus Materials Include:

  • We Are Spider-Man:Exploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Mantakes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask.
  • Spider-Verse: A New Dimension: With a stunning visual style and state of the art animation designed to take the viewer into the pages of a comic, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verseis not only a love letter to comic books but a groundbreaking take on the super hero genre. Hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the artform as they discuss their journey.
  • The Ultimate Comics Cast: Enjoy this showcase of all of the fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the spectacular cast who were chosen to bring them to life.
  • A Tribute to Stan Lee & Steve Ditko: Celebrate the amazing legacy and powerful spirit of the creators of Spider-Man.
  • The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge:The Spider-Verse is loaded with Easter Eggs, from cameos to comics references. Fans are challenged to find them all!
  • Designing Cinematic Comics Characters: A breakdown of all aspects of the character design including costume, movement in animation, and distinct powers for each character.
    • Heroes & Hams:Meet the amazing Spider-people of the Spider-Verse.
    • Scorpions and Scoundrels: Explore the classic villains who wreak havoc on the Spider-Verse.
  • Alternate Universe Mode: In this all-new viewing experience, discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as your guide.
  • 2 Lyric Videos
    • “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee
    • “Familia”  by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA (feat. Bantu)
  • All-New Original Short “Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham” It’s another normal day for Peter Porker, a.k.a. the Spectacular Spider-Ham, fighting bad guys and loving hot dogs, until a mysterious portal starts messing with the very fabric of his cartoon reality.

4K Ultra HD Disc Includes:

  • Feature film presented with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • Also includes the film and special features on the included high-def Blu-ray

Disclaimer: Sony Pictures provided us with a Blu-ray review copy of the film. We watched the film and all extras before beginning this review.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing