Exclusive Spider-Man Event Online Only

Saturday, December 7, 2002

Fans of the Spider-Man movie will get an inside look at the film when they take part in the world premiere online event, "The Spider-Man DVD-ROM Online Theatre," on Sunday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. EST. The event, presented by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment and Cingular Wireless, will be streamed over the Internet using Windows Media.

This online exclusive event incorporates playback of the Spider-Man feature film from a participant's PC DVD-ROM drive with a streamed online audio commentary in Windows Media featuring the film's star, Tobey Maguire, and JK Simmons, who played J. Jonah Jameson, editor of the Daily Bugle. The commentary portion of the event will start at 8:00 p.m. EST, and is only available to those who have the Spider-Man DVD in their PC-ROM drive at that time (sorry Mac users).

"Based on the success of Spider-Man, we have found that there are many loyal enthusiasts who cannot get enough of this year's superhero," said Benjamin S. Feingold, President, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. "We are pleased to offer fans the opportunity to experience Spider-Man in a whole new way."

For complete details on how to participate in the event, consumers can get step-by-step instructions by logging on to http://spiderman.sonypictures.com/event_info/.

Through the "Countdown to Spider-Man 2" link on disc 1 of the 2-disc Special Edition DVD, fans can log on at 7:30 p.m. EST, Sunday, December 15, prior to the start of the online commentary to access all pre-show activities featuring Spider-Man specials: including an introduction from JK Simmons, revealing of the DVD's hidden Easter Eggs; previews for the DVD release of XXX and the summer theatrical release of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (sequel to Charlie's Angels), as well as an "Enter to Win" sweepstakes with prizes that include a walk-on role in the Spider-Man sequel or a signed, framed piece of one of the original Spider-Man costumes.

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