There are certain films that are more than mere “movies,” they are experiences that only get better with each viewing, allowing the audience to fully appreciate the work only after multiple viewings. Director Edgar Wright is now four for four in bringing us this exact type of event moviegoing experience, and with THE WORLD’S END releasing on Blu-ray and DVD today, the time has come for us all to become FULLY annihilated…
With the possible exception of Disney/Pixar’s glorious Blu-ray’s, Edgar Wright’s films are given such an abundance of bonus features, one almost feels guilty for not paying double — and THE WORLD’S END is no exception. A whopping THREE commentary tracks are just the beginning of this immersive home viewing experience which will showcase the mind bending, almost OCD levels of detail and love power-packed into the film. The writer’s commentary track alone from Pegg and Wright is worth more than whatever one is currently paying for their writing degree. Unlike many “fluff” tracks bundled with many films, this filming team is down to business, annihilating the listener with a wealth of information of every aspect of bringing the film to fruition. And the not-to-be-missed “signs and omens” feature is perhaps the best proof of how layered the film is to those cynics who dismiss the film as nothing more than a light comedy — but please, only after they’ve seen it, as it contains a massive amount of spoilers!
Sit back, grab a pint, and prepare to get annihilated!…with the best blu-ray release of 2013 — Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END.
Five middle-aged friends set out to relive a beer-fueled odyssey from their youth, and end up in an epic battle to save humankind in the outrageous comedy The Worldâ€™s End, available on Blu-rayâ„¢ Combo Pack, including Blu-rayâ„¢, DVD and Digital HD with UltraVioletâ„¢, DVD and On Demand on November 19, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Now fans can truly watch The Worldâ€™s End anywhere, on any device!
Directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), The Worldâ€™s Endâ€™s irresistible humor has made it the toast of film reviewers across the nation. Labeled â€œsheer comic perfection!â€ by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone and called â€œHilarious!â€ by Entertainment Weeklyâ€™s Chris Nashawaty, The Worldâ€™s Endstars Simon Pegg (Star Trek Into Darkness, Paul) and Nick Frost (Snow White and the Huntsman, Paul). This is the third and final film in Wrightâ€™s The Ultimate Three Flavors CornettoÂ® Trilogy, which also features hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz starring Pegg and Frost, available exclusively on Blu-rayâ„¢ November 19th.
The Worldâ€™s End also stars Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), and Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher). The Blu-rayâ„¢ Combo Pack serves up more than two hours of bonus content, including a gag reel, feature commentary with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and an insiderâ€™s look at the making of the funniest reunion picture ever made.
The Blu-rayâ„¢ Combo Pack of The Worldâ€™s End includes a Blu-rayâ„¢, DVD and Digital HD with UltraVioletâ„¢.
Bonus Features Exclusive to The Worldâ€™s EndBlu-rayâ„¢:
Â· Cast Commentary with stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Paddy Considine
Â· Technical Commentary with director Edgar Wright and director of photography Bill Pope
Â· Filling in the Blanks: The Stunts and FX of The World’s End â€“ Cast and crew discuss the prowess of
The Worldâ€™s End stunt and VFX teams. Watch rehearsals of intricate fight scenes choreographed by some of the moviesâ€™ best stuntmen. Learn how the VFX team enhances the existing footage to perfect the filmâ€™s look and style.
Bonus Features Exclusive to The Worldâ€™s EndBlu-rayâ„¢ Continued:
Â· Hair and Make-Up Tests
Â· Rehearsal Footage
Â· Stunt Tapes â€“ Behind-the-scenesof the bathroom fight, the twinbot fight and the beehive fight
Â· VFX Breakdown â€“ VFX Supervisor Frazer Churchill compares production footage with final shots to take viewers behind the veil of the outrageous visual effects sequences.
Â· There’s Only One Gary King – osymyso’s Inibri-8 Megamix â€“ A mash-up of Gary Kingâ€™s (Pegg) best moments.
Â· The Man Who Would Be (Gary) King
Â· Signs & Omens â€“ A film clip montage highlighting all the hidden clues and hints throughout the film.
Â· Edgar & Simon’s Flip Chart â€“Writers Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg bring back the trusty flip chart to reveal their step-by-step process of creating the story.
Â· Deleted Scene, Outtakes, Alternate Edits and more!
Bonus Features on The Worldâ€™s EndBlu-rayâ„¢ and DVD:
Â· Completing the Golden Mile – The Making of The World’s End â€“ While on the surface The Worldâ€™s End looks like a movie about a bunch of old friends getting drunk on a pub crawl, itâ€™s actually about much more. Look through the eyes of these frequent collaborators at the depth of the themes and the relationships between characters.
Â· Feature Commentary with Screenwriters Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg
Bonus Features Exclusive to The Ultimate Three Flavors CornettoÂ® Trilogy Blu-rayâ„¢:
Â· Interactive Screenplays for The Worldâ€™s End, Hot Fuzz, and Shaun of the Dead
Running Time: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
Rating: R for pervasive language including sexual references
Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DVS – 2.0 Dolby Digital DTS (English); DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (Spanish)
Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish