THE WORLD’S END is still in theaters here in my neck of the woods but today’s email brought news that the Simon Pegg starring flick will be making the trip to blu-ray on Nov. 19th.
That’s good news for those of you who didn’t go check it out in theaters!
Here’s what the press release reveals:
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 World’s End, available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, including Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™, DVD and On Demand on November 19, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Now fans can truly watch The World’s End anywhere, on any device!
Directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), The World’s End’s irresistible humor has made it the toast of film reviewers across the nation. Labeled “sheer comic perfection!” by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone and called “Hilarious!” by Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty, The World’s End stars Simon Pegg (Star Trek Into Darkness, Paul) and Nick Frost (Snow White and the Huntsman, Paul). This is the third and final film in Wright’s The Ultimate Three Flavors Cornetto® Trilogy, which also features hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz starring Pegg and Frost, available exclusively on Blu-ray™ November 19th.
The World’s End also stars Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), and Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher). The Blu-ray™ 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 insider’s look at the making of the funniest reunion picture ever made.
The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack of The World’s End includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™.
Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere, on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles, and more.
Cast Commentary with stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Paddy Considine (Blu-ray only)
Technical Commentary with director Edgar Wright and director of photography Bill Pope (Blu-ray only)
Filling in the Blanks: The Stunts and FX of The World’s End – Cast and crew discuss the prowess of
The World’s End stunt and VFX teams. Watch rehearsals of intricate fight scenes choreographed by some of the movies’ best stuntmen. Learn how the VFX team enhances the existing footage to perfect the film’s look and style. (Blu-ray only)
Hair and Make-Up Tests (Blu-ray only)
Rehearsal Footage (Blu-ray only)
Stunt Tapes – Behind-the-scenes of the bathroom fight, the twinbot fight and the beehive fight (Blu-ray only)
VFX Breakdown – VFX Supervisor Frazer Churchill compares production footage with final shots to take viewers behind the veil of the outrageous visual effects sequences. (Blu-ray only)
There’s Only One Gary King – osymyso’s Inibri-8 Megamix – A mash-up of Gary King’s (Pegg) best moments. (Blu-ray only)
The Man Who Would Be (Gary) King (Blu-ray only)
Signs & Omens – A film clip montage highlighting all the hidden clues and hints throughout the film. (Blu-ray only)
Edgar & Simon’s Flip Chart –Writers Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg bring back the trusty flip chart to reveal their step-by-step process of creating the story. (Blu-ray only)
Deleted Scene, Outtakes, Alternate Edits and more! (Blu-ray only)
Completing the Golden Mile – The Making of The World’s End – While on the surface The World’s End looks like a movie about a bunch of old friends getting drunk on a pub crawl, it’s actually about much more. Look through the eyes of these frequent collaborators at the depth of the themes and the relationships between characters.
Feature Commentary with Screenwriters Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg
Bonus Features Exclusive to The Ultimate Three Flavors Cornetto® Trilogy Blu-ray™:
Interactive Screenplays for The World’s End, Hot Fuzz, and Shaun of the Dead