Spawn [Director's Cut] [DVD] [1997]

Mark Dippe's visually impressive big-screen adaptation of Spawn comes to DVD with this impressive package from New Line. The disc boasts a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. The extensive supplemental materials include an interview with the comic's creator, Todd McFarlane, who also appears on a commentary track with the director, the producer, and the effects supervisor. A making-of featurette, a theatrical trailer, sketches made for the film, and a pair of music videos round out this impressive release.
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Rating 4.35 out of 5 stars.
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (182 out of 192)

Special Features

  • R-rated widescreen version converted from the high-definition transfer of the film
  • Commentary featuring creator Todd McFarlane, director Mark A.Z. Dippé, producer Clint Goldman, and visual effects supervisor Steve "Spaz" Williams
  • Interview with Todd McFarlane
  • A behind-the-scenes "Making of Spawn" featurette
  • "Spawn" sketch gallery with over 200 original concept illustrations
  • Scene-to-storyboard comparisons
  • Original never-before-seen Todd McFarlane sketches
  • Filter and Crystal Method music video
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Cast biographies, filmographies, and fully animated menus


One of the most popular independent comic books of its decade was transformed into this dark, bloody adventure intended to launch a profitable superhero franchise. Michael Jai White stars as Al Simmons, a corrupt assassin betrayed and murdered by his evil government supervisor, Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen). Sent to Hell, Simmons is offered a chance to return to the earthly plane if he will become a "Hellspawn" ("Spawn" for short), one of many super-powered creatures assigned to encourage living souls along the path to damnation. Simmons hastily agrees to this deal and becomes a twisted, scarred version of his former self, living in a dingy alleyway, with no hope of regaining his life, as several years have passed and his wife Wanda (Theresa Randle) has married his best friend, Terry Fitzgerald (D.B. Sweeney). Despite the best efforts of his mentor, a demonic clown (John Leguizamo), Spawn performs mostly heroic acts, though he is not above seeking revenge on Wynn. Despite the film's middling box office take, plans for a sequel were announced. The same summer that Spawn was released, the comic was also the basis of a well-received cable TV series. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Leguizamo
    John Leguizamo - Clown
  • Michael Jai White
    Michael Jai White - Al Simmons/Spawn
  • Martin Sheen
    Martin Sheen - Jason Wynn
  • Theresa Randle
    Theresa Randle - Wanda
  • Melinda Clarke
    Melinda Clarke - Jessica Priest

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193 Reviews
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