December 08, 2003 12:00 PM

The best superhero film and sequel combo since the first two Supermans, X-Men and X2: X-Men United manage to be both action-packed and thoughtful. One standout among the set’s many special features: a time-lapse sequence of Alan Cumming’s four-hour makeup process, as he morphs into X2’s blue-skinned Nightcrawler.

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