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Blu-ray Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home

April 12, 2022

By John Corrado

Spider-Man: No Way Home was one of the biggest and most buzzed about movies of last year, and now the film is being released on Blu-ray, 4K and DVD this week.

Directed by Jon Watts, the film serves as both the 27th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the third in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy, continuing his arc as Peter Parker that began with Homecoming and Far From Home.

It’s a massive film in a lot of ways, and Watts has big shoes to fill, as No Way Home also brings in elements from Sam Raimi’s original trilogy with Tobey Maguire and the two Amazing Spider-Man films starring Andrew Garfield through its Multiverse story.

This includes the return of villains the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) and Electro (Jamie Foxx), who hop through a portal opened by Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). The result is a blockbuster film with a lot going on in terms of fan service and everything it connects back to, but No Way Home still manages to tell a cohesive and wholly satisfying story, which is probably the most impressive thing about it.

It’s buoyed along by what is maybe Holland’s best performance yet, and features a number of rousing moments (including the returns of you-know-who and you-know-who, in what became the film’s worst kept secret) and emotional dramatic beats. It’s obviously a film that was made to be seen in a theatre with an audience (it became the highest grossing movie of last year for a reason), but watching it at home still provides an entertaining experience for fans or those who missed it at the cinema.

For more on the film itself, you can read my full review of Spider-Man: No Way Home right here.

Bonus Features (Blu-ray):

The Blu-ray boasts “over eighty minutes of bonus content.” A regular DVD and code for a digital copy are also included in the package, which ships with a standard slipcover.

• Bloopers & Gag Reel (4 minutes, 1 second): Footage of the actors goofing off on set, in front of a lot of green screens.

Action Choreography Across the Multiverse (6 minutes, 25 seconds): A look at the stunts and wire work in a few of the big set-pieces.

A Spectacular Spider-Journey with Tom Holland (6 minutes, 16 seconds): Holland talks about his character arc over the course of the films, as the producers and other actors heap praise on him.

Realities Collide, Spiders Unite (8 minutes, 9 seconds): Maguire, Garfield and Holland talk about bringing their different iterations of the same character together, and the challenges of keeping their roles a secret before the film’s release.

Graduation Day (7 minutes, 7 seconds): Co-stars Zendaya, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori reflect on their supporting characters and being cast in the series.

Enter Strange (5 minutes, 4 seconds): A look at Cumberbatch’s role in the film as Doctor Strange, and the production design of his Sanctum Sanctorum in New York.

Weaving Jon Watts’ Web (7 minutes, 18 seconds): This featurette focuses on Watts as a director, and how his skills progressed over the course of the three films.

Alternate Reality Easter Eggs (4 minutes, 41 seconds): A guide to some of the callbacks to the comics and other films/series hidden in the film.

A Multiverse of Miscreants (6 minutes, 38 seconds): A look at the return of the iconic villains played by Dafoe, Molina and Foxx, with Doc Ock’s tentacles now being CGI instead of practical effects.

A Meeting of the Spiders – Heroes Panel (7 minutes, 23 seconds): Maguire, Garfield and Holland talk about suiting up again and teaming up in the film.

The Sinister Summit – Villains Panel (8 minutes, 44 seconds): Dafoe, Molina and Foxx discuss returning to their roles after so much time away.

The Daily Bugle (Play All – 4 minutes, 6 seconds): A trio of fake news clips featuring J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) in an obvious parody of Alex Jones and Info Wars.

Spider-Menace Strikes Again (1 minute, 15 seconds)

Web of Lies (1 minute, 18 seconds)

Spider Sycophant (1 minute, 41 seconds)

Stunt Scene Pre-Vis (Play All – 3 minutes, 31 seconds)

Apartment Fight (1 minute, 46 seconds)

Shield Fight (1 minute, 49 seconds)

Theatrical Marketing Materials (Play All – 4 minutes, 9 seconds)

Tom & Jacob Lie Detector (1 minute, 58 seconds)

Tom’s Press Tour (1 minute, 3 seconds)

Georgia Promo (1 minute, 15 seconds)

Spider-Man: No Way Home is a Sony Pictures Home Entertainment release. It’s 148 minutes and rated PG.

Street Date: April 12th, 2022

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