From Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the creators of Pineapple Express and Superbad, come the hilariously raunchy, apocalyptic comedy film This Is the End, which they wrote and directed. Based on the short film “Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse,” written and directed by Jason Stone, it stars Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. Rihanna, Michael Cera and Emma Watson make surprise cameo appearances.
Set in Los Angeles, six friends -- Rogen, Franco, Hill, Baruchel, McBride and Robinson (who play themselves) -- become trapped at Franco’s house when a series of strange and catastrophic events occur. As the Apocalypse arrives and the world around them comes to an end -- as predicted by the Book of Revelations, they pass the time by rolling joints, squabbling (such as debating the ethics of ejaculating on other’s stuff) and filming a homemade sequel to Pineapple Express. However, dwindling supplies and cabin fever cause them to unravel and their friendships are threatened. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house and face their awaiting fate -- learning the true meaning of friendship and some finding redemption in Heaven, which turns out to be a party paradise.
Fans of Pineapple Express and Superbad will enjoy this hard R-rated comedy full of funny yet scary craziness. Rogen and Goldberg in their directorial debut do a fantastic job of rounding up the debaucherous celebrities and sending these hopeless sinners off to their fiery deaths to join the Devil -- with tons of f-bomb expletives. The talented cast and cameo appearances make the end of the world seem not so bad, melding crude humor with gorey horror. The icing on the cake is when the gang try to make Pineapple Express 2 while Hollywood is literally going to hell. Truly entertaining, This Is the End is the perfect film to help you and your friends survive the apocalypse in comical fashion.
DVD and Blu-ray special features include commentary with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, as well as the “Directing Your Friends” featurette, in which Seth and Evan discuss what it’s like to make a film with their friends and members of the cast reflect on their experiences on set. Also included are marketing outtakes, a cast featurette, red band sizzle trailer and four additional confessionals -- Aziz Haunts Craig, James & Danny Confessional, Jonah Confessional, and Seth & Jay Confessional.
Exclusive to Blu-ray are more than 90 minutes of exclusive and outrageous bonus features, including deleted scenes, a gag reel and a hilarious “Line-O-Rama” blooper reel. Also included is “Jay & Seth vs. The Apocalypse,” the original short film that inspired the movie, along with five additional featurettes exploring the visual effects in the film, showing how the party scene at James Franco’s house came together, and taking viewers behind the scenes with cast as they reflect on the unique acting process of playing versions of themselves.
This Is the End Ultimate Survival Kit:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has put together a special survival kit to show everyone what they need to survive the end of the world. Check out this custom briefcase made of black hard plastic that contains many items that Rogen, Franco, Hill, Baruchel, McBride, Robinson and others used. They include: a mini-first aid kit to save your friend or just yourself; sunscreen to protect that delicate skin from getting scorched; a waterproof pouch for all your important stuff like phone, weed, money, etc.; a multi-functional radio/flashlight/siren with a hand-crank in case electricity dies; a 10-in-1 survival card; duct tape that fixes *almost* everything; and munchies like bottled water (you would not want to drink the tap water), Cinnamon Crunch cereal and a small jar of Nutella (now if only there was something salty too). Most importantly, there is a Blu-ray Combo Pack of the movie to help you prepare and be ready for end of the world (hopefully learning from Rogen and friends' mistakes). All these items are easy to find and purchase and you can add your own personal items to make your survival kit unique. So what will you put in your own survival kit?
Click here to check out Sony Pictures' exclusive survival kit and all its goodies.
- Seth Rogen
- Jay Baruchel
- James Franco
- Craig Robinson
- Jonah Hill
- Danny McBride
- Emma Watson
- Michael Cera
- Jason Segel
- David Krumholtz
- Paul Rudd
- Mindy Kaling
- Martin Starr
- Kevin Hart
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse
- Aziz Ansari
- Evan Goldberg
- Brian Huskey as Headless Man
- Backstreet Boys
DVD Special Features:
- Commentary with directors Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
- Directing Your Friends featurette –Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg discuss what it’s like to make a film with their friends & hear from the cast about their experiences.
- This Is The Marketing – Marketing Outtakes, Cast Featurette, Red Band Sizzle Trailer, & Four Additional Confessionals:
o Aziz Haunts Craig Confessional
o James & Danny Confessional
o Jonah Confessional
o Seth & Jay Confessional
Blu-ray Special Features:
Includes all DVD Special Features plus:
- Deleted Scenes
- This is the Gag Reel
- Line-O-Ramas Blooper Reel - Back-to-back shots of the actors’ different delivery of certain lines from the film, including:
o Cum Battle
o We Don’t Know You Man!
- Meta-Apocalypse - The cast discusses the unique acting challenges of playing versions of themselves.
- Let’s Get Technical - A look at the visual effects & technical aspects of the film.
- Party Time - A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the party scene at James Franco’s house, including the celebrity friends who showed up.
- The Cannibal King - Channing Tatum & Danny McBride take us on set to show us how it really was filming their scenes together.
- The Making of “The Making of Pineapple Express 2” - A behind-the-scenes look at the cast making the sequel to Pineapple Express.
- “Jay & Seth vs. The Apocalypse - The Original Short” - The original short that inspired the film.
- Best Buy - This Is the End Blu-ray Combo Pack with bonus disc. Meet the cast and step inside James Franco's house.
- Target - This Is the End Blu-ray Combo Pack with exclusive talking bottle opener.
Best Buy exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack with bonus disc - $19.99 at BestBuy.com, $24.99 at Best Buy stores (price match to online price)
Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack with talking bottle opener - $22.99
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