The World's End / Hot Fuzz / Shaun of the Dead Trilogy
OVERVIEW: Directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), The World’s End’s irresistible humor has made it the toast of film reviewers across the nation. Labeled “sheer comic perfection!” by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone and called “Hilarious!” by Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty, The World’s Endstars Simon Pegg (Star Trek Into Darkness, Paul) and Nick Frost (Snow White and the Huntsman, Paul). This is the third and final film in Wright’s The Ultimate Three Flavors Cornetto® Trilogy, which also features hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz starring Pegg and Frost, available exclusively on Blu-ray™ November 19th.
THE WORLD’S END SYNOPSIS:
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reteam with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) in this wildly entertaining thrill ride that critics call “funny as hell” (Richard Roeper, WLS-AM Chicago) and “sheer comic perfection” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Twenty years after their first epic pub crawl attempt, the “five musketeers” reunite in their home town to complete the ultimate challenge – one night, five friends, twelve bars – a boozy quest on which only the strongest will survive. But after a bizarre series of encounters with the out-of-this-world locals, they soon realize that reaching their final pub, The World’s End, may be the least of their troubles. They’re having the time of their lives, ready to take on the world… but tonight they may have to save it.
HOT FUZZ SYNOPSIS:
Nicolas Angel (Simon Pegg) is a big-city cop who can’t be stopped – but he’s making everyone else on the force look bad. When he is reassigned to a small, quiet town, he struggles with this new, seemingly idyllic world and his bumbling partner (Nick Frost). Their dull existence is interrupted by several grisly and suspicious accidents, and the crime-fighting duo turn up the heat and hand out high-octane, car-chasing, gun-fighting big-city justice in this hilarious hit critics are calling, “Outrageous! Uproariously Funny!” (Thelma Adams, US Weekly).
SHAUN OF THE DEAD SYNOPSIS:
There comes a day in every man’s life when he has to get off the couch…and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it’s up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal Ed, (Nick Frost), to save their friends and family from becoming the next entrée. Novelist Stephen King gushes Shaun of the Dead is “a 10 on the fun meter and destined to be a cult classic” and Newsweek calls it “a bloody hoot!”
THE WORLD’S END FILM REVIEW: With this latest release, British writer-director Edgar Wright has turned movie spoofing (which could be considered the silliest of genres), in to something of a fine art of sorts. Who knew this flash-style filming could become such a hit with audiences. With “Shaun of the Dead,” his preamble 2004 zombie release, and “Hot Fuzz,” his 2007 buddy-cop comedy, the ultra-talented director seems to have combined his impressive film knowledge and visual flash with sly, clever social commentary. Added to his unusual film style is his way of linking films. Rumor is this latest effort apparently joins the abovementioned flicks to round out the “Three Flavors Cornetto” trilogy. Curiosity got the best of me, so I look it up and according to
www.wikipedia.org, “the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy or the Cornetto trilogy” is a series of comedy films directed by Edgar Wright where the product’s brand name is a name that simultaneously evokes a British much beloved ice-cream snack. For those that did watch the previous too films, you may remember the product plug that appears in each film. Well, I can confirm that the product is plugged in this latest one also. No big deal – just quite unusual, I would say.
The World’s End is, to put a fine point on it, is madness and hilarious in a sorta juvenile way, with Simon Pegg’s “Gary” character being an obnoxious, belligerent fool to the very end. He understandably puts his friends on edge, particularly Nick Frost’s “Andy” character, which goes from buttoned-down uptight/uptown lawyer that drinks water at bars, instead of alcohol, to shirt-tearing,
stool-weilding-bad@ss, Jackie Chan style.
At this point, it’s best not to know much more beforehand about this latest release, but it’s safe to assume that fans of Wright’s previous films, and anyone who enjoys a good beer or screen depictions of comedic drunkenness, will find this sidesplitting and amusing. It is like blending The Hangover, (2009) with any of the most recent alien invasion movies. It is weird, to say the least, funny and over-the-top for the most part. Hence, my prediction is that this is an instant cult hit and will have a unique set of followers, without a doubt. It deserves four out of five stars for simple pure unique comedy.
By Movi-Man Stan
Widescreen (2.35:1) 16x9
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 (English), DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (Spanish), DTS Digital Surround
Subtitles - English Spanish
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Hair and Make-Up Tests
Stunt Tapes – Behind-the-scenesof 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 mash-up of Gary King’s (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 / Hot Fuzz / Shaun of the Dead Trilogy – 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