OK comic fans. It’s time to tune up your spidey-senses. On Friday, November 9th, the new “The Amazing Spider-Man” will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet (UV). If you missed this in theater’s, you’ll love this fun and different look at Peter Parker and his spider-like powers. To ensure you snag your copy of the movie, you can pre-purchase “The Amazing Spider-Man” now and have it shipped right to you when it’s been released.
For our latest family movie night, we were able to get a sneak preview at the latest Blu-ray/DVD release. We received “The Amazing Spider-Man” Exclusive Movie Gift Set which includes the Blu-ray/DVD PLUS a Limited Edition Mask DVD Case which has a special bonus DVD inside. If you want this special mask gift set, it is (or will be) available exclusively at Walmart.
Once we had the movie selected, it was time to grab the food. After our first experience with Walmart’s MarketSide pizza, it became the de-facto meal to go along with our movies. Once we arrived at Walmart, we stopped at the deli first, where we saw the specially-marked boxes of MarketSide pizzas. Since I’d just downloaded the Spider-man’s Web-Slinger Augmented Reality app, I was definitely going to get one of the “Spider-man pizza’s.”
I tried to find some cool Spidey-stuff for our family movie night – something like a Spider-man mask or even one of those cool gloves that can shoot “webs.” Unfortunately, it looks like a lot of people were having Spider-man themed parties because the only thing I could find was an adult-sized Spider-man costume without the mask, and at that point, it’s not really worth it.
So, I grabbed my Spider-man pizza, an assortment of other products that made it into the cart along the way, and head to checkout so we could kick off our Spider-man family movie night. Once we got home, I threw the pizza in the oven. While the pizza was cooking, we decided to have a little fun with the Web-slinger Augmented Reality App.
If you haven’t used these augmented reality apps before, they are a new, innovative, and interactive way to provide bonus content and features to people who purchase specially marked products. First, you download the app from the Google Play or iTunes store and install it on your phone. Once it’s downloaded, you can use it to scan the Spider-man DVD cover and the Spider-man MarketSide pizza to display crazy interactive scenes starring Spider-man and the Lizard. Scan them both together and you unlock a fight scene between the two. Tap special areas of the screen to watch the Lizard or Spider-man do special moves.
Using the app, you can also take a picture of your child, spouse, or friend and insert it into a special comic series. Scan signs using the app at Walmart to unlock more comic pages. They also have a Web-slinger game where you can hold your phone up and “throw” spider webs at everything you see. We had so much fun with the Web-slinger Augmented Reality App that time flew while the pizza was cooking.
Once the pizza was cooked, it was time for the movie! We also had the chance to watch this movie in theaters and I loved the “new” feel of the movie. Don’t get me wrong, Toby Maguire is an excellent Spider-man, but there’s definitely a different take in “The Amazing Spider-man.” I’m not sure if it’s the awkward angst that Andrew Garfield brings to Peter Parker, or the fresh innocence from Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy (Parker’s first true love – before Mary Jane) that made it seem like an entirely new story, even though it’s the same story as it’s theatrical predecessors. In short, everyone loved the movie. We can’t wait to watch the special Bonus DVD – “Enter the Lizard” to see what new content they’ve given us in the Spidey mask DVD case that came with our gift set.
Remember, “The Amazing Spider-Man” is available this coming Friday, so pre-order your copy online today, or head out to Walmart on Friday. Make sure you download the Web-slinger app so you can experience the bonus content! You’ll love it.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” Online
- Visit “The Amazing Spider-Man” Website
- “Like” “The Amazing Spider-Man” on Facebook
- Follow “The Amazing Spider-Man” on Twitter
- Download the Spiderman’s Web-slinger App for Android or for iTunes
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment #CBias #SocialFabric #SpiderManWMT. All opinions are my own.