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The World's End [DVD]

Simon Pegg , Nick Frost , Edgar Wright    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosmand Pike, David Bradley
  • Directors: Edgar Wright
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Nov 2013
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BBTNO70
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 182 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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For Gary King (Simon Pegg) and Andy Knightley (Nick Frost) it was supposed to be the ultimate reunion - one night, five friends, twelve bars. A boozy quest to 'The World's End' pub on which only the strongest will survive. Having the time of their lives, they're ready to take on the world ... but tonight they might just have to save it. From Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, comes a wildly entertaining thrill ride of outrageous humour and explosive action that will raise a glass to the apocalypse. Includes over one hour of apocalyptic bonus: Completing The Golden Mile: The Making of The World's End ♦ Deleted Scene ♦ Out-takes ♦ Trailers ♦ Commentary with Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg ♦ VFX Breakdown ♦ Photo Galleries ♦ Trivia Track



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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Looks good but not that funny 26 Dec 2013
Format:DVD
From send-ups of zombie and buddy cop films, Pegg and Frost now tackle the sci-fi genre, although this is not obvious at the outset. At the beginning Pegg's character Gary King is a depressed alcoholic with no future, trying to rekindle past glory by attempting a mammoth pub crawl that defeated his teenage self. On paper there's a great cast for his school friends including Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan.

Central to the film is the character of King, who unlike previous Characters Shaun and Nicholas Angel is not that likeable. He has little ambition, he's self-centred, no one can argue with him and he has the same clapped out car; a boy trapped in a man's body. There is potential for conflict with his more successful friends who have families and jobs and this is explored until their night out becomes more of a challenge.

Similar to the sort of encounters in Shaun of the Dead, their foes are now face-grabbing robots whose limbs make a satisfying pop as they snap off and their heads sometimes shatter like porcelain, spraying a thick blue blood all over the place. From this point on the exploration of character is thrown out of the window and it's more about pub brawls, spilt pints and Frost's character proving he's actually good at fighting.

Unfortunately for a comedy, it isn't that funny. I laughed occasionally and smiled at some of the other jokes but it felt like it worked better as a slightly odd drama with actors you liked. In fact there were one or two quite poignant moments where Pegg's character elicited sympathy, where his behaviour is explained. These didn't help the comedy, but added a bit of depth to the story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Bitter End... 11 Mar 2014
By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
I have to agree with many on this one. I laughed a few times at "The World's End" - but on more than one occasion about twenty minutes in - I actually reached for the fast forward button.

The problem is that the central joke about a pub crawl becomes stale very very fast indeed - and every scene that Simon Pegg is in as the wiseass in a beat-up car trying to relive a drinking bout with old friends becomes incredibly forced. And no amount of blue goo in toilets made this any more entertaining.

The central four might have had fun making this film - but I found it a chore watching it. Pierce Brosnan adds an undenable star power to proceedings (even when his eyes glow) and Rosamund Pike/Paddy Considine make for a convincing couple.

But in the end (if you'll forgive the terrible pun) - "The World's End" is a rental at best...and not a very enjoyable one at that...
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ideas End 26 Nov 2013
By Mike
Format:DVD
Don't get me wrong, World's End isn't a bad film, it's brilliantly filmed, well acted and funny in places, it's just you get a sense of deja vu watching it.

I know a lot of Wright and Pegg's work has revolved around comedic homage to other popular culture references but they are ripping them selves off dreadfully here. The central premise is lifted straight from Sean of The Dead only with robots instead of zombies, the subtext is lifted straight from Hot Fuzz (strange underground movement trying to retain the niceness of an otherwise arse end of nowhere location using somewhat unpleasant means) and the unnecessarily gratuitous swearing is lifted straight out of Paul. Even Pegg's character is a less likeable version of Tim Bisley from Spaced. Possibly, after 15 years, it's just run it's course. Sean Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz set the bar incredibly high but transparently rehashing old ideas does smack of a creative block.

I'd hate to think that with Pegg getting increasingly bigger parts elsewhere, he's losing interest in his own work.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sadly Disappointing 24 Jan 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I wanted to like this film. I wanted to love this film. Being the third instalment of the Cornetto trilogy (thus being the sequel to two films I greatly liked and admired) I sat down with all manner of expectation, excitement and goodwill. One hour, fifty minutes later I turned the blu-ray player off and felt... empty. I wasn't howling at the screen about poor production, or terrible casting, rotten acting or a dire script, but... but, The World's End didn't do it for me.

And, maybe, it was my prior experiences which had so coloured my expectations and made this film so difficult for me to like. But, then again, maybe not. I rather suspect that Peg and his cohorts want their audience to dislike a lot in the movie. Indeed, given the character Peg is playing, dislike is the mildest response I feel to be appropriate to the man. Yes, in Shaun of the Dead, we're presented with a man whose not been able to properly finish growing up and the film works on that thesis and plays it into the story beautifully. And, yes, in Hot Fuzz, Peg plays a character who's obsession with his work and near messianic need to be the best copper that Britain's ever seen, makes him, initially, someone to whom it's difficult to relate and sympathize. But, neither of them come anywhere close to the screaming, loutish, egotistical, man-child, git, with whom we're presented in this final instalment. There's literally nothing, not a single damn thing, which I could conceivably enjoy about Gary King. And that made it a harsh watch of a film.

I felt that the joke, the running gag, of presenting us with losers, weirdoes, under achievers, over achievers, whom, in the third reel, we're meant to come to like and admire has, in this instalment, been misjudged.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Shaun of the dead
Not one of Simon Pegg's best movies; it drags along with a few laughs.
I'm a big fan of Shaun of the Dead, watched it numerous times, but this is nowhere near as good.
Published 11 hours ago by Hilts
3.0 out of 5 stars Mmmmm it's ok
I was expecting more from this film, but it failed to deliver. Gave it three stars because just because of a few high points, if I am really honest it's only worth 2.
Published 17 hours ago by E
3.0 out of 5 stars Hhmmmm!
I was expecting & hoping this would be as good as previous Pegg / Frost movies, unfortunately it isn't. The plot is a little thin, the laughs likewise. Read more
Published 1 day ago by bobbob
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Peg and Frost at their best. The third of the Corneto trilogy (apparently Paul doesn't count) obviously have a bigger and better budget than the first two, but still keeps the... Read more
Published 3 days ago by cornflake180
3.0 out of 5 stars End of trilogy
Good film but not amaze balls, this was Paul which annoyingly did not have Edgar on board to Direct as could have been a better end. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Richard
2.0 out of 5 stars Just no.
I'm not sure what I was expecting from this movie but it wasn't this. I found the whole thing pretty tedious with no real element of comedy. I would give it a miss. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Michael Donaldson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Very funny movie absolutely love it. came well packaged and on time no problems. if you've not seen this then buy it
Published 8 days ago by Brendan Blake
3.0 out of 5 stars ok but not up to Pegg's usual standard
Not his best movie but not his worst movie either. Worth watching but dont go out of your way to see it
Published 9 days ago by Faye Hawkes
1.0 out of 5 stars New low for Mr Pegg
I am gutted.
This was soooooo rubbish!
Not a patch on Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz - which I love! Read more
Published 10 days ago by Helen
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought by accident
bought film by accident but have to say it was a brilliant mistake. Without giving the plot away I was not expecting what happened and found it a very amusing but thought... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Julie Alsop
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