Sam Raimi working on Spiderman 2.5 special edition DVD
Sam Raimi told SCI FI Wire, that he is adding all-new scenes to the film for an upcoming "Spider-Man 2.5" special-edition DVD.
He said: "I'm kind of completing scenes that I didn't have the money to complete when we did the movie. I mean, the movie really was the best I could make it. It's not like I think I could make it better. But I said, 'OK, well, if you want to spend money and really give the kids a few more action scenes, OK, that's fine.' It's the kids' choice if they want to spend that money. And then I think it's fair.".
The new version will include extended action scenes and computer animation created specifically for the DVD release. "It may not seem like a lot to you, but it's a lot to me," Raimi said. "There's like six seconds new of the train. There's going to be like eight seconds new of some water fight you never saw. There's like 12 seconds new on the Bugle building. For me, though, 12 seconds is six shots that all have to be figured out, and within that two seconds, the amount of animation of each of those tentacles and how Spidey's going to move. It's very complicated for me."
Sam Raimi also admitted that the studio's decision to release two versions was mainly financially motivated, saying: "It's just a financial decision by the studio. They know the people who like the second movie would want to own it as it is on DVD. And then it's just a gamble. 'Oh, if we spend another $4 million can we make another $10 million?' I think that's how it works with them. I'm assuming that's what it is."