Blu-ray, DVD Release: The World's End

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 19, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment


The World's EndA pub crawl has never been more horrifying — or more funny — than in The World’s End.

Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Nick Frost (Paul) and director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs the World) partner up again for this comedy-sci-fi movie, the third in Wright’s The Ultimate Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy. The first two movies in the set were Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and all three are also available in The Ultimate Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy Blu-ray set.

In The World’s End, Pegg, who co-wrote the screenplay with Wright, plays Gary King, the former cool kid on the block who’s grown up and realizes his has nothing to show for his life. He convinces his now estranged circle of childhood friends to return to their hometown and try the ultimate pub crawl, the Golden Mile ending at The World’s End pub, a crawl they failed to finish years ago.

And what a group of friends he has, including Frost, Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Eddie Marsan (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Paddy Considine (Now is Good). Plus there’s the old flame, Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher), with whom Pegg’s Gary “will always have the disableds.” (Watch the movie to find out.)

Rated R, The World’s End only grossed $25 million in theaters, but it was lauded by critics, who gave it 89% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. And we at Disc Dish can attest to its fun.

The World's End Blu-ray boxThe DVD and Blu-ray will have these special features:

  • commentary with screenwriter Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
  • featurette “Completing the Golden Mile: The Making of The World’s End” about the themes and relationships between the film’s characters.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo offers those and much more. Here’s the list:

  • cast commentary with Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine
  • technical commentary with Wright and director of photography Bill Pope
  • featurette “Filling in the Blanks: The Stunts and FX of The World’s End” with the cast and crew discussing the prowess of the stunt and visual effects team, with rehearsal footage and fight scenes
  • Hair and Makeup Tests
  • Rehearsal Footage
  • Stunt Tapes that go behind-the-scenes of the bathroom fight and beehive fight
  • VFX Breakdown with supervisor Frazer Churchill comparing production footage with final shots
  • “There’s Only One Gary King – osymyso’s Inibri-8 Megamix” with a mash-up of Pegg’s best moments
  • “The Man Who Would Be (Gary) King”
  • “Signs & Omens” film clip montage with the movie’s hidden clues and hints
  • “Edgar & Simon’s Flip Chart” with writers Wright and Pegg revealing their step-by-step process of creating the story with their trusty flip chart
  • deleted scene
  • outtakes
  • alternate edits
  • digital copy.

The Ultimate Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy Blu-ray set also has an exclusive feature:

  • interactive screenplays for Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.
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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.