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8 Arms to Hold You (2004)

An "Ock-umentary" exploring the character of Doc Ock and the way he as well as his tentacles were brought to life on the silver screen.


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Credited cast:
James Acheson ... Himself
Avi Arad ... Himself
Grant Curtis Grant Curtis ... Himself
John Dykstra ... Himself
John Frazier ... Himself
Eric Hayden Eric Hayden ... Himself
Steve Johnson Steve Johnson ... Himself
Jeff Knipp Jeff Knipp ... Himself
Stan Lee ... Himself
Alfred Molina ... Himself
Joe Quesada ... Himself
Christian Ristow Christian Ristow ... Himself
John Romita Sr. John Romita Sr. ... Himself (as John Romita)
Neil Spisak Neil Spisak ... Himself
J. Michael Straczynski


An "Ock-umentary" exploring the character of Doc Ock and the way he as well as his tentacles were brought to life on the silver screen.

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Release Date:

30 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This featurette is available on Disc 2 of the Spider-Man 2 (2004) 2-Disc Special Edition DVD. See more »


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What makes the tentacles tick... or something like that
9 August 2009 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

This is one of three featurettes on the Special Edition DVD of Spider-Man 2, and you get one guess as to what film it deals with. It consists of interviews, behind the scenes footage, clips of the movie, panels and frames from the comics, tests and early designs, etc. They go into the depth and motivation of the character of Doctor Octopus. Everyone here has genuinely interesting things to say, and this gives good insight into the well-known, developed villain. You get to see crew doing a cast of Molina's face and consider various looks for the extra four arms of Octavius, as well as talk about the effects that put them up there on the silver screen, in the rather believable way that they managed to. This is well-edited and has good pacing, and fits a good amount of information into 22 minutes. It isn't a (m)ockumentary, as the silly pun title on the cover the discs come in might have you thinking. That's fine, I'm only putting that in here to avoid anyone watching it expecting that, and possibly then leaving a negative review on here afterwards. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about the subject. 7/10

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