SEEKING A FRIEND FOR
THE END OF THE WORLD
OVERVIEW: An unexpectedly hilarious and touching comedy from Focus Features starring Steve Carell (“The Office”) and
Keira Knightley (Atonement), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World explores the crazy and inspired things people will do
when humanity’s last days are at hand. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is the feature directorial debut of
screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) and will be available on Blu-ray™Combo Pack with DVD,
UltraViolet™, and Digital Copy as well as on DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on October 23, 2012 from Universal
Studios Home Entertainment.
In a too-near future, apartment-building neighbors Dodge and Penny (Steve Carell and Keira Knightley), react in their own
unique ways to the announcement that a 70-mile-wide asteroid is en route to Earth. He wants to return to his first love. She
wants to get back to her family. As the unlikely companions’ respective journeys converge they meet up with a cast of
characters, and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten in surprising ways. The talented cast also includes Connie Britton
(“Friday Night Lights”), Adam Brody (“The O.C.”), Rob Corddry (“Childrens Hospital”), Gillian Jacobs (“Community”), Derek
Luke (Sparkle), Melanie Lynskey (“Two and a Half Men”), T.J. Miller (Get Him to the Greek), Mark Moses (“Desperate
Housewives”), Patton Oswalt (Young Adult), and William Petersen (“CSI”), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is being
hailed as “funny and wonderfully poetic…Steve Carell and Keira Knightley are superb.” (Claudia Puig, USA Today).
The Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and a Digital Copy of the
film compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android™ and online retail partners, as well as
UltraViolet™. UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly
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anywhere on the platform of their choice.
Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell and Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley star in the comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which marks the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist). Set in a too-near future, the movie explores what people will do when humanity’s last days are at hand. As the respective journeys of Dodge (Mr. Carell) and Penny (Ms. Knightley) converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten.
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.35:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish
FEATURE COMMENTARY: With writer/director Lorene Scafaria, her mother Gail Scafaria, producer Joy Gorman Wettels, and
actors Adam Brody and Patton Oswalt
A LOOK INSIDE SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE
WORLD: Go behind the scenes with actors Steve Carell, Keira
Knightley, Rob Corddry, Patton Oswalt, and writer/director Lorene Scafaria
MUSIC FOR THE END OF THE WORLD: WHAT’S ON YOUR
PLAYLIST?: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Patton Oswalt ,and
other stars from the movie discuss what songs they’d want to hear when the world ends.
pocket BLU™ App: The popular free pocket BLU™ app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android™ tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of the devices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.
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