UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: An unexpectedly hilarious and touching comedy from Focus Features starringSteve Carell ("The Office") and Keira Knightley (Atonement), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World explores the crazy and inspired things people will do when humanity's last days are at hand. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist) and will be available on Blu-ray™Combo Pack with DVD, UltraViolet™, and Digital Copy as well as on DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on October 23, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
In a too-near future, apartment-building neighbors Dodge and Penny (Steve Carell and Keira Knightley), react in their own unique ways to the announcement that a 70-mile-wide asteroid is en route to Earth. He wants to return to his first love. She wants to get back to her family. As the unlikely companions' respective journeys converge they meet up with a cast of characters, and their outlooks – if not the world's – brighten in surprising ways. The talented cast also includes Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights"), Adam Brody ("The O.C."), Rob Corddry ("Childrens Hospital"), Gillian Jacobs ("Community"), Derek Luke (Sparkle), Melanie Lynskey ("Two and a Half Men"), Gillian Jacobs ("Community"), T.J. Miller (Get Him to the Greek), Mark Moses ("Desperate Housewives"), Patton Oswalt (Young Adult), and William Petersen ("CSI"), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is being hailed as "funny and wonderfully poetic…Steve Carell and Keira Knightley are superb." (Claudia Puig, USA Today).
The Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and a Digital Copy of the film compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android™ and online retail partners, as well as UltraViolet™. UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers, and TVs. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
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Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronics and portable devices including computers, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android™ and more!
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-ray™ (CONTINUED):
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pocket BLUTMapp: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPad®,iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Mac® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Plus iPad® and Android™ tablet owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablets' larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that's bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
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Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device's intuitive keyboard.
uHEAR™: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray™ disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):
FEATURE COMMENTARY: With writer/director Lorene Scafaria, her mother Gail Scafaria, producer Joy Gorman Wettels, and actors Adam Brody and Patton Oswalt
A LOOK INSIDE SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD: Go behind the scenes with actors Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Rob Corddry, Patton Oswalt, and writer/director Lorene Scafaria
MUSIC FOR THE END OF THE WORLD: WHAT'S ON YOUR PLAYLIST?: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Patton Oswalt ,and other stars from the movie discuss what songs they'd want to hear when the world ends.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™: Street Date:October 23, 2012 Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Number: 62123584 Running time: 1 Hour, 41 Minutes Layers: BD-50 Picture Format : Widescreen Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Rating: Rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and some brief violence Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/ Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD: Street Date:October 23, 2012 Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Selection Number: 62121225 Running time: 1 Hour, 41 Minutes Layers: Dual Layer Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Rating: Rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and some brief violence Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French (EU) Dolby Digital 5.1
CAST AND FILMMAKERS Cast:Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Connie Britton, Rob Corddry, Gillian Jacobs, Derek Luke, Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Mark Moses, Patton Oswalt, William Petersen Written and Directed by:Lorene Scafaria Produced by:Steve Golin, Joy Gorman Wettels, Steven Rales, Mark Roybal Executive Producers:Nathan Kahane, Nicole Brown Director of Photography:Tim Orr Production Designer: Chris Spellman Film Editor:Zene Baker Costume Designer:Kristin M. Burke Music by: Rob Simonsen and Jonathan Sadoff
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