Universal Studios Home Entertainment has confirmed the Blu-ray release of their science fiction comedy Paul for August 9th. The Greg Mottola (Superbad) film will be housed in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack featuring both the theatrical and unrated versions of the film on each disc. The first wave of Blu-rays for Paul will also include a digital copy.
The film reunites Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) as two sci-fi fans traveling to extra-terrestrial tourist spots in the American southwest. There they meet Paul (Seth Rogen), a slacker alien who has escaped from his government captors. The screenplay, which was drafted by Pegg and Simon, features allusions to many of Hollywood's science fiction classics. Also starring in the film is Kristin Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, Jeffrey Tambor, and Joe Lo Truglio.
Confirmed special features for the Paul Blu-ray include:
Feature Commentary with director Greg Mottola, stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Bill Hader and producer Nira Park.
Between the Lightning Strikes: The Making of Paul
RV Doorway: The Cast of Paul On-Location
Runway Santa Fe: An Interview with Nancy Steiner: Featurette with Nancy Steiner, the film's costume designer.
Smithereens: Featurette with the cast.
5th Date Level Direction: The Cast on Greg Mottola: Featurette focusing on the cast's impressions of director Greg Mottola.
Mexico Zero: The Locations of Paul: Featurette- Mexico Zero is the nickname the cast gives to New Mexico, where the majority of filming was done for Paul.
The Many Pauls: Featurette chronicling the processes used in the creation of the CGI Paul character.
Paul: The Musical: Featurette showing the cast joining together for an impromptu musical version of the film.
The Traveler Beagle: A look at all the different RVs used on the set of Paul, from fully functioning vehicles to a mock-up on a Hollywood soundstage.
The Evolution of Paul: Featurette which gives an inside look at how Paul became a living, breathing alien.
Simon's Silly Faces
Who the Hell is Adam Shadowchild?: Featurette on the Jeffrey Tambor character.
Photo Galleries, Storyboards and Posters
Advanced Remote Control
Universal will also offer a bonus movie download with the purchase of the Paul Blu-ray. The streaming download is redeemable via their MY MOVIES feature, which makes additional content available for internet-connected Blu-ray players. Titles available with this offer are unknown.
Cover art is a bit dry, yes. Still, this movie was a riot. Not Pegg and Frost's best work, but still a blast. I usually detest movies that use language for comedy, but somewhere along the lines it was used, such as Bateman saying "Motherfuckin', titty sucking two-timing BITCH," I couldn't help but laugh at how hilarious they were.
Day one, and revisting as soon as it comes off the plastic.