Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: This Is the End

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Oct. 1, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99
Studio: Sony

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Something apocalyptic goes down during a party at James Franco's house in This is The End.

James Franco (127 Hours), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Seth Rogen (The Green Hornet), Jay Baruchel (She’s Out of My League), Danny McBride (Your Highness) and Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine) star as six buddies trapped in James Franco’s house as the world around them comes to a fiery end in the comedy This Is the End.

Written and directed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, creators of Pineapple Express and Superbad, This is The End is filled with the kind of raunchy and irreverent humor we’ve come to expect from Rogen and friends, along with a bunch of fun cameos from  Rihanna (Battleship), Emma Watson (Harry Potter series), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and a cocaine-snorting Michael Cera (Magic Magic).

Released wide to U.S. theaters in June, 2013, the R-rated movie grossed a solid $95 million at the domestic box office and garnered generally positive reviews.

This Is the End Blu-ray boxThe Blu-ray/DVD combo pack features more than 90 minutes of exclusive bonus features. Here’s a breakdown:

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Material:

  • Deleted Scenes
    ·         This is the Gag Reel
    ·         Line-O-Ramas Blooper Reel — Back-to-back shots of the actors’ different delivery of certain lines from the film, including:
    o   Sleepover
    o   Cum Battle
    o   We Don’t Know You Man!
    ·         Six featurettes:
    o   Meta-Apocalypse – The cast discusses the unique acting challenges of playing versions of themselves.
    o   Let’s Get Technical – A look at the visual effects & technical aspects of the film.
    o   Party Time – A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the party scene at James Franco’s house, including the celebrity friends who showed up.
    o   The Cannibal King – Channing Tatum & Danny McBride take us on set to show us how it really was filming their scenes together.
    o   The Making of “The Making of Pineapple Express 2”– A behind-the-scenes look at the cast making the sequel to Pineapple Express.
    o   “Jay & Seth vs. The Apocalypse – The Original Short” – The original short that inspired the film.

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Material:

  • Commentary with directors Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
    ·         Directing Your Friends featurette –Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg discuss what it’s like to make a film with their friends & hear from the cast about their experiences.
    ·         This Is The Marketing – Marketing Outtakes, Cast Featurette, Redband Sizzle Trailer, & Four Additional Confessionals:

o   Aziz Haunts Craig Confessional
o   James & Danny Confessional
o   Jonah Confessional
o   Seth & Jay Confessional

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.