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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: The World's End

September 26, 2013


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SHAUN OF THE DEAD AND HOT FUZZ COMES AN OUTRAGEOUS NEW COMEDY ABOUT OLD FRIENDS, BEER . . . AND TOTAL ANNIHILATION THE WORLD'S END ON BLU-RAY(TM) COMBO PACK INCLUDING BLU-RAY(TM), DVD AND DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET(TM), DVD & ON DEMAND FANS CAN ALSO TAKE HOME THE ULTIMATE THREE FLAVORS CORNETTO(R) TRILOGY COLLECTING SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ and THE WORLD'S END ALL AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 19th, 2013 UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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(TM) Combo Pack, including Blu-ray(TM), DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet(TM), 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(R) Trilogy, which also features hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz starring Pegg and Frost, available exclusively on Blu-ray(TM) 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(TM) 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(TM) Combo Pack of The World's End includes a Blu-ray(TM), DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet(TM).

-- Blu-ray(TM) 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(TM) lets fans watch movies anywhere, on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad(R), iPhone(R), Android(TM), smart TVs, connected Blu-ray (TM) players, game consoles, and more.

Bonus Features Exclusive to The World's End Blu-ray(TM):

-- Cast Commentary with stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Paddy Considine -- Technical Commentary with director Edgar Wright and director of photography Bill Pope -- 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. -- Hair and Make-Up Tests -- Rehearsal Footage -- Stunt Tapes - Behind-the-scenes of the bathroom fight, the twinbot fight and the beehive fight -- VFX Breakdown - VFX Supervisor Frazer Churchill compares production footage with final shots to take viewers behind the veil of the outrageous visual effects sequences. -- There's Only One Gary King - osymyso's Inibri-8 Megamix - A mash-up of Gary King's (Pegg) best moments. -- The Man Who Would Be (Gary) King -- Signs & Omens - A film clip montage highlighting all the hidden clues and hints throughout the film. -- 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. -- Deleted Scene, Outtakes, Alternate Edits and more!

Bonus Features on The World's End Blu-ray(TM) and DVD:

-- 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(R) Trilogy Blu-ray(TM):

-- Interactive Screenplays for The World's End, Hot Fuzz, and Shaun of the Dead

THE WORLD'S END SYNOPSIS: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reteam with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) in this wildly entertaining thrill ride that critics call "funny as hell" (Richard Roeper, WLS-AM Chicago) and "sheer comic perfection" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Twenty years after their first epic pub crawl attempt, the "five musketeers" reunite in their home town to complete the ultimate challenge - one night, five friends, twelve bars - a boozy quest on which only the strongest will survive. But after a bizarre series of encounters with the out-of-this-world locals, they soon realize that reaching their final pub, The World's End, may be the least of their troubles. They're having the time of their lives, ready to take on the world... but tonight they may have to save it.

HOT FUZZ SYNOPSIS: Nicolas Angel (Simon Pegg) is a big-city cop who can't be stopped - but he's making everyone else on the force look bad. When he is reassigned to a small, quiet town, he struggles with this new, seemingly idyllic world and his bumbling partner (Nick Frost). Their dull existence is interrupted by several grisly and suspicious accidents, and the crime-fighting duo turn up the heat and hand out high-octane, car-chasing, gun-fighting big-city justice in this hilarious hit critics are calling, "Outrageous! Uproariously Funny!" (Thelma Adams, US Weekly).

SHAUN OF THE DEAD SYNOPSIS: There comes a day in every man's life when he has to get off the couch...and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it's up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal Ed, (Nick Frost), to save their friends and family from becoming the next entree. Novelist Stephen King gushes Shaun of the Dead is "a 10 on the fun meter and destined to be a cult classic" and Newsweek calls it "a bloody hoot!"

THE WORLD'S END CAST AND FILMMAKERS: Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike Directed by: Edgar Wright Producers: Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner Screenplay by: Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg Executive Producers: James Biddle, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Liza Chasin Director of Photography: Bill Pope, ASC Production Designer: Marcus Rowland Editor: Paul Machliss, ACE Costume Designer: Guy Speranza Original Music by: Steven Price

THE WORLD'S END TECHNICAL INFORMATION - BLU-RAY(TM) Street Date: November 19, 2013 Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Number: 61125399 Running Time: 1 hour, 49 minutes Layers: BD-50 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

THE WORLD'S END TECHNICAL INFORMATION - DVD: Street Date: November 19, 2013 Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Numbers: 61125403 Running Time: 1 hour, 49 minutes Layers: Dual Layers Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1 Rating: R for pervasive language including sexual references Technical Info: Dolby Digital 5.1(English); Dolby Digital 5.1 (Spanish) Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

THE ULTIMATE THREE FLAVORS CORNETTO(R) TRILOGY - BLU-RAY(TM) & DVD: Blu-ray(TM) Selection Number: 61130021 DVD Selection Number: 61130022

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

CONTACT: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Jennifer Black Vice President - Publicity 818-777-0546

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