Simon Pegg takes centre stage in A Fabulous Fear of Everything
, a comedy with an edge to it, that never quite measures up fully to its ideas. Still, there are still things to like here, in an ambitious British production that centres very heavily on its leading star.
Pegg stars as a writer, one who is researching his latest piece of work for television. In the process, he becomes more and more interested in Victorian serial killers, to the point where, as the title suggests, fear kicks in very easily. Stylistically interesting, the film never quite builds on that premise, and the back end in particular struggles. But Pegg is on good form here, and A Fantastic Fear of Everything is an interesting enough movie to warrant a viewing or two.
The disc comes with a series of interviews, a trailer, and deleted scenes. And then there's a feature length commentary track, which is the finest supplement of the lot. This features Simon Pegg along with co-directors Crispian Mills and Chris Hopewell, and they're engaging company. A Fantastic Fear of Everything may have problems, but it remains an interesting film on an interesting disc. –-Jon Foster
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), German ( Dolby DTS 5.1 ), Portuguese ( Dolby DTS 5.1 ), Spanish ( Dolby DTS 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ), Portuguese ( Subtitles ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Jack (Simon Pegg) is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by an irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent, and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in Jack's script, what should be his 'big break' rapidly turns into his 'big breakdown' as Jack is forced to confront his worst fears; among them love, laundry and serial killers. ...A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012) (Blu-Ray)