- Directed by Don McDougall
- Starring Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Rosalind Chao, Benson Fong
Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1979) -- This is a brilliant Spider-Man movie almost on par with Spider-Man Strikes Back (which wasn't actually a movie but two episodes given a theatrical release years back). The story is about some unscrupulous businessman trying to bump off an important Chinese official in order to get himself a lucrative contract to build a steel mill. The Chinese official is in New York and it is arranged for some villains to kill him. But they hadn't counted on Spider-Man.
There were no super villains in this series which was a good thing because it made the whole thing more believable. Parker (played very well by Nicholas Hammond)changes into Spider-Man loads of times in this movie and really goes into action. Spider-Man suffers quite a bit in this film (he is shot twice) and it's also great to see Parker doing his detective routine in this film.
If that's not enough there's plenty of action, a beautiful lady to accompany Parker and some quite nice scenery throughout. This film makes a great gift for any fan of Spider-Man. If you've watched the 2002 film then watch this as well because you won't be disappointed.
Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 8/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.