Spider-Man 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 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 and Spider-Man 2 on DVD with collectible O-Ring packaging. Also available is the Spider-Man High Definition Trilogy, a three-pack release of all three films on Blu-ray High-Def allowing fans an exclusive opportunity to collect both Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 in high definition, along with Spider-Man 2.1 and Spider-Man 3. Spider-Man 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 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), Kirsten Dunst (Bring it On), James Franco (Annapolis), Academy Award 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 and Spider-Man 2). Joining the cast are Academy Award nominee Thomas Haden Church (Best Supporting Actor, Sideways, 2005), Topher Grace (In Good Company), Bryce Dallas Howard (Lady in the Water), and Academy Award nominee James Cromwell (Best Supporting Actor, Babe, 1996). The producers are Laura Ziskin (Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2), Avi Arad (Spider-Man), and Grant Curtis (Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2). The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige (Spider-Man 2), and Joseph M. Caracciolo (Spider-Man 2).

The two-disc Spider-Man 3 Blu-ray 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.

About Spider-Man 3:

Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man 3 reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first two blockbuster adventures for a web of excitement that transports worldwide audiences to thrilling new heights.

In Spider-Man 3, based on the legendary Marvel Comics series, Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his Spider-Man suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well. Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes prideful and overconfident and he begins to neglect the ones he cares about the most. As two of the most-feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution, Peter's greatest battle is the one within himself. Spider-Man will need to rediscover the compassion that makes him who he is: a hero.

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

- 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

- Bonus Previews

Technical Specs:

- 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

- Closed Captioned

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

- 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

- Bonus Previews

Disc Two Special Features:

- 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

Technical Specs:

- 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

- Digitally Mastered Audio and Video

- Audio: English, Spanish 5.1 (Dolby Digital). English, Spanish (Dolby Surround)

- Subtitles: English, Spanish

- Closed Captioned