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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 (218 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 (218 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BBTNO70
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191 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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7 of 7 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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15 of 16 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
1.0 out of 5 stars WTF 6 April 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Should I review this by comparing it to 'Shaun of The Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' - (two films I love) - ?

Yes - I should. And they only have themselves to blame - naming it as the third part of the so called 'Cornetto Trilogy'. They took great pains to tell us that the earlier and (imho) much superior stopgap film 'Paul' was not the third of the series.

So like many fans of the first two I waited and expected greatness. I had a few doubts when I saw the first trailers - looked like they were being attacked by zombies again - surely they would do something different... ?

No - the first two remain as two of my top 34 films ever - this cannot fail - and so I bought it.

Best summed up by repeating a weak and repetetive "joke" from the film .... WTF. And just to hammer it home WTF WTF WTF.

Film started - couple of laughs, liked the retro music, carried on watching and then started to wait for it to get as good as I expected it would be. This never happened.

Oh dear. The robot/zombie type things appeared. The whole pub crawl thing just dragged on and on and on. I waited for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to let us in on some massive joke and kick-start the real film - the film that was going to be as good as the first two.

The film limped on. I stopped the film and went out for a drink - I would even delay going for a pee when watching the first two !

Came back and gave it another chance. Started asking a few questions - the main one being "when is Nick Frost actually going to do something?" he reminded me of the badly edited in clip of Burt Reynolds in "Smokey and the Bandit 3".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 2 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 days ago by Julie Alsop
2.0 out of 5 stars sadly not a fitting end
this feels like a film fitted to a soundtrack, great songs, with scenes written around them. Pegg's character is TOO flawed, to be likeable and although redemption is supposed to... Read more
Published 7 days ago by raven
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't watch to the END
Very poor - lacked any real humour or any connection between the characters

Simon Pegg should keep to acting in big budget movies - where he is not allowed to write the... Read more
Published 7 days ago by INCAB
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish Copy(s)
Absolute rubbish! I've now purchased two copies of this particular DVD from Amazon, one as part of the box set and one on it's own and both copies fail to play right through. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Adrian Perks
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Like others I was really wanting to see another Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead but sadly it was nowhere as good as previous offerings. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Toonowl
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing!!!
Total rubbish - not in the same league as Hot Fuzz etc.........

Don't hire or buy - wait until it comes to television.
Published 9 days ago by Balloovian
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