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The World's End [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2013]

  • SKU: 2373025
  • Release Date: 11/19/2013
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (350 out of 373)

    Special Features


    • U-control: storyboard picture-in-picture
    • Trivia track
    • Edgar & Simon's flip chart
    • Deleted scene and out-takes
    • Signs & omens
    • Additional commentaries, featurettes and more!
    • Completing the golden mile - the making of The World's End
    • Feature commentary with writers Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg

    Synopsis


    The World's End
    Five lifelong friends reunite to complete a historic pub crawl from their youth, and find that reaching the fabled World's End tavern will be no simple undertaking while they also fight for the future of all mankind. Twenty years ago, Gary King (Simon Pegg) and his pals embarked on the ultimate drinking marathon. But the beer got the best of them, and they failed to drink their final pint at the World's End pub. Now, as die-hard rebel Gary approaches middle age, he summons his old friends back to their hometown for another round. With each pint down, Gary and the gang take another step toward reconciling with the past. Yet just when it starts to look like their goal is in sight, the pals realize that a much larger struggle is currently taking place, and that the future seems particularly grim -- not only for them, but for the entire human race. Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike co-star in the final chapter of Edgar Wright's "Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy," which began with 2004's Shaun of the Dead and continued in 2007's Hot Fuzz. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Simon Pegg
      Simon Pegg - Gary King
    • Nick Frost
      Nick Frost - Andy Knightley
    • Paddy Considine
      Paddy Considine - Steven Prince
    • Martin Freeman
      Martin Freeman - Oliver Chamberlain
    • Eddie Marsan
      Eddie Marsan - Peter Page



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 373 reviews

    94%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Hilarious British comedy

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      MichaelO
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      This hilarious British comedy features the same folks who brought us “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” so get ready for a good time. This time out, 5 old friends decide to return to their small home town best known for having the world’s first roundabout and The Golden Mile. The later features a series of 12 pubs concluding at The World’s End. Twenty years earlier the boys only made it half way before youthful drinking incapacitated them. Four of the five have moved on, but Gary King (Simon Pegg) aka “The King” (how original) hasn’t. He still wears the same tee-shirt over the same long trench coat that he did we he was 20. He still drives the same car (The Beast), is still irresponsible and well, you get the picture. He decides it would be a good idea to go back home and start over and this time complete their original goal of 1 pint of beer (minimum) at each of the 12 pubs. The other 4, Andy (Nick Frost), Oliver (Martin Freeman), Steven (Paddy Considine), and Peter (Eddie Marsan), reluctantly give in and off they go. Along the way, we get plenty of in-the-car-bickering mostly between the alcoholic Gary and the now teetotaler Andy. Directed and co-written (with Pegg) by Edgar Wright, we get just the right amount of obnoxiousness from Gary without wanting to strangle him. In other words, he’s funny. Now all of these would seem a bit much after a while as the guys get progressively drunk, but things get a bit weird. At first Gary notices that the bartenders don’t recognize him. Others seem to be the same age as they were when he left. Rosamund Pike is introduced midway as the Oliver’s sister and former love crush of Steven and Gary. It’s pretty much a thankless role. But she being sober, notices the same aloofness of the locals. If you’ve seen the trailers, you know that the town has been overrun by some strangers who ooze blue blood and emit bright light from their eyes and mouth. Androids to be sure, but the boys just call them robots. In fact, in one of the funnier scenes, the guys sit around the table, pints in hand, and try to come up a name for the robots. Unable to reach a consensus they just call them the “blanks.” Got to love it. As the quintet continue their mission, they have to avoid the “blanks” who want the guys to adapt rather than fight. But the guys are more concerned about getting to The World’s End. For Gary, it is clearly his mission in life. The final act is a doozy with some surprisingly funny and well-staged fight scenes and some hilarious byplay between Gary and a character played by Bill Nighy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Final Insallment Of The Cornetto Trilogy

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      Mike
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      This is my favorite of the Pegg-Frost-Wright movies. For once, the guys are adults and trying to figure out how to get by. It may have fewer out-and-out laughs than the others because this movie is deliberately more serious, less goofy (though still awfully funny), with characters that seem like actual people. It's not Shaun & Fuzz, but it isn't supposed to be. It's the best acting that Simon Pegg has done, even though his character is abrasive and on a downhill slide and on a search for redemption. You can't really expect them to keep doing the exact same shtick over and over now that they've become adults. (I mean, Nick Frost has to be sick of having to play slobs. I expect he's actually more like the character in this film.) The World's End still has the sweetness of the other films in the trilogy, even if there is more conflict between the characters. Pegg & Frost are still soulmates, even if they're not so sure they like each other anymore. Aliens aside, the movie is more realistic than the others, and this may be part of the reason it's disappointing to some people. But it's the reason that I cared more about it. I give them so much credit for taking risks. Not that I don't still love Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. I just love this one more.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Paranoia done proper!

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      JakeWolf
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      The World's End is the final installment of Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy, following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, which share most of the same cast, but as far as I can tell, none of the same characters. Each film can be enjoyed singularly, you don't HAVE to see the others to enjoy one, but they are all must-see-several-times movies. Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost return to bring you their version of a sci-fi paranoia movie this time, along with many familiar faces including 007 veteran Pierce Brosnan. This particular troupe has a fantastic way of paying homage to the movies that inspired theirs without tastelessly copying them. They accomplish much success dishing out paranoia, horror, action, drama, and comedy as seasoned scholars of the genres while being entirely creative and maintaining that force of nature that makes anyone's art unique to the artist. This version includes many entertaining featurettes and the ever valuable digital copy. Buy immediately!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      OK movie, disc loaded with extras

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      rexgambill
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      The movie's not as good as the other two in the Cornetto trilogy (Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead), but the set makes up for the film's shortcomings with tons of extras: U-Control - Storyboard Picture in Picture Deleted Scene Out-Takes Alternate Edits Completing the Golden Mile – The Making of The World’s End Featurettes Director at Work Pegg + Frost = Fried Gold Friends Reunited Three Flavours Cornetto® Trilogy Filling in the Blanks: The Stunts and FX of The World's End Animatics Hair and Make-Up Tests Rehearsal Footage Stunt Tapes VFX Breakdown Bits and Pieces There’s Only One Gary King – Osymyso’s Inibri-8 Megamix Signs & Omens Edgar & Simon’s Flip Chart Trailers TV Spots TV Safe Version Galleries Trivia Track Credits Feature Commentary with Writers Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg Technical Commentary with Director Edgar Wright and Director of Photography Bill Pope Cast Commentary with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost & Paddy Considine

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Edgar Wright, Comedic Genius

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      rruiz138
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      The World's End is the epic third installment into the Cornetto Trilogy (Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz being the first two movies). The only thing that connects this movie from the other two is that at a certain point of the movie they eat a British ice cream called Cornetto. The movie deals with a guy who tells a story in a rehab focus group about a time where he and his friends long ago went to try and journey through twelve bars and drink a pint of beer in each bar in one night. Although he remembers that night and how good it was, it still bothered him that he never completed the journey. From that point, the movie revolves around him getting the old gang back together and finally complete the journey. Edgar Wright is brilliant comedic writer. He his probably hands down the best as of now. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost once again delivers in the characters they play.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This movie was not what I would have expected.

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      kilroy
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      I am a little bias when it comes to these types of movies. They are usually off the wall and crazy with no regard to any sense of reality. This is one reason why I like them so much. This movie kind of caught me off guard once I started to watch it. Learning that it was about a bunch of grown men that were going to go bar hopping to relive the days of their youth had me wondering if this movie was going to be entertaining. The plot starts off a little slow and you will wonder how a whole movie can be contained into such a shallow plot, but as the story unfolds, it becomes crazy while maintaining the humor. I found it to live up to the reputation of other movies from this group of actors. Even my wife ended up sitting and watching with me (Usually does not happen with this type of movie, except for Shawn of the dead). In short I loved this movie and was upset when it was over...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very funny British Comedy

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      cwglindn
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      I am not fully reviewing this movie, but mainly the blu-ray. This movie is from the makers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz which if you liked this movie or liked those other movies then this is in the same vein of adult oriented over the top humor. I'm sure teen boys and men will enjoy this movie about getting to the next pint of beer. Hit IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes for a better review and trailers. This Bluray came with a digital download and a DVD. It was well packed with extras and met my needs. It was on sale which means it might come up again. My only note is that after I bought it a Bluray collection of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End also went on sale at Best Buy. So check on that other item if you want. No DVD in that version.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      What an End to a fantastic trilogy.

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      PawneeFan
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      If you have seen and loved Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz like I have then you probably have already seen and loved this movie as well. But if you haven't seen any of those films, then this is still a film worth seeing for any sci fi film buff. This is one of those rare sci fi comedies that actually work on both levels. The comedy is quick and sharp. The sci fi plot blends well with the more mundane pub crawl scenario. The action sequences are spot on as well. There is something for everyone with this one. The cast is fantastic as well with the likes of Rosemund Pike and Pierce Brosnan joining an already stellar group. This is a solid package with all of the bells and whistles that can be found in the blu-rays for Shaun and Hot Fuzz. This is certainly worth the price as there are hours of entertainment to be found.

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