The World’s End, the third and final film in Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy was met this past summer with much fan anticipation. Almost nine years since the release of Shaun of the Dead in 2004, Wright’s newest film did not disappoint as it pleased both genre fans and fans of smart British comedy. Now you can experience all three movies–Shaun, The World’s End, and Hot Fuzz—Blu-ray on November 25.
Not only can you watch the adventures of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as Gary King and Andy Knightley, but you can se their misadventures as Shaun and Ed, as well as Inspector Nicholas Angel and Sergeant Danny Butterman, all in one convenient box set. The bonus features on the box set are pretty sparse, but they include interactive screenplays for all thre films. A few months ago, Wright released interactive screenplays of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, so adding the The World’s End to the mix will complete the trilogy.
Universal will also release solo Blu-ray and DVD editions of The World’s End with a healthier dose of bonus features. In this format you’ll get audio commentaries, featurettes, and cast and crew interviews. Check out the complete list of bonus features below:
Bonus Features Exclusive to The World’s End Blu-ray™:
- 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 catchy mash-up of Gary King’s (Simon 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!
- 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
- Interactive Screenplays for The World’s End, Hot Fuzz, and Shaun of the Dead
Bonus Features on The World’s End Blu-ray™ and DVD:
Bonus Features Exclusive to The Ultimate Three Flavors Cornetto® Trilogy Blu-ray™:
While some foolish viewers have been disappointed with The World’s End, when compared to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the movie gains more enjoyment on multiple viewings. I was lukewarm on the film until I watched it for the second time. Much like its predecessors, there are so many hidden jokes and references throughout this begs viewers to watch it multiple times. The World’s End is definitely a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.
Hopefully, this won’t be the last time Edgar Wright works with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. They’re such good friends, and have such an extensive history, that it’s hard to imagine the three of them not making movies together. After all, they all got their start together with the TV series Spaced 1999.