Chris Hicks: ‘Spider-Man’ reboot leads new movies released on DVD this week

Published: Thursday, Nov. 8 2012 3:00 p.m. MST

“With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story” (FilmBuff, 2010, not rated, $24.98, extended interviews, audio commentary, featurettes, image gallery, trailer). Documentary about the creator/co-creator of hundreds of comic-book heroes, including “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Iron Man,” “The Fantastic Four,” “X-Men,” “Thor,” “The Incredible Hulk,” etc. Celebrity interviews include Nicolas Cage, Kirsten Dunst, Tobey Maguire, Kenneth Branagh and many more.

“Like There’s No Tomorrow” (Shout! 2011, not rated, $19.93, trailers). More exciting ski footage from Warren Miller, taking viewers to Squaw Valley, Calif., and Gulmarg, India, as well as ski slopes in Colorado, Alaska, Norway, New Zealand and, yes, Utah. (Also on Blu-ray, $29.93.)

“High Ground” (Virgil, 2012, not rated, $19.99, deleted scenes, audio commentary, trailers). This documentary follows 11 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as they set out to climb a Himalayan peak as a form of physical exercise and mental release, led by blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and his team.

“A Man’s Story” (Virgil, 2012, not rated, $19.99, featurette, trailer). British menswear designer Ozwald Boateng is the subject of this documentary, which recounts his rise in the fashion industry. Interviewees include Keanu Reeves, Giorgio Armani, Prince Charles and Will Smith.

“The Pact” (IFC/Blu-ray, 2012; R for violence, language; $29.98, audio commentary, featurette, trailer). Horror movie about a young woman who reluctantly returns home after the death of her abusive mother, only to find her sister has disappeared and the family home appears to be haunted. (Also on Blu-ray, $24.98.)

“Supernatural Activity” (Well Go, 2012, not rated, $19.98). Low-budget spoof of found-footage horror films has a few interesting ideas but just isn’t funny enough to sustain feature length.

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