'Paul' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 at 03:00 PM PDT by

Greg ('Superbad') Mottola's alien adventure comedy will probe Blu-ray's you-know-what this August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal Studios is preparing 'Paul' for a Blu-ray release on August 9.

'Paul' reunites Simon Pegg and Nick Frost ('Hot Fuzz,' 'Shaun of the Dead') as two sci-fi geeks on a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland, where they accidentally encounter an alien who sends them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever.

Written by Pegg and Frost, Paul boasts a star-studded cast that features Seth Rogen ('The Green Hornet,' 'Knocked Up') as the voice of Paul, Sigourney Weaver ('Avatar'), Jason Bateman ('Hancock'), Kristen Wiig ('Date Night,' 'Knocked Up'), Jane Lynch (“Glee”), Bill Hader ('Pineapple Express'), Joe Lo Truglio ('Role Models'), Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development”) and Blythe Danner ('Little Fockers').

The release will be a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack with both the theatrical and unrated cuts of the film in 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Feature Commentary with director Greg Mottola, stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Bill Hader and producer Nira Park; Bloopers; The Evolution of Paul; Simon's Silly Faces; Who the Hell is Adam Shadowchild?; Photo Galleries, Storyboards and Posters.

Blu-ray exclusive will entail: Between the Lightning Strikes: The Making of Paul; RV Doorway: The Cast of Paul On-Location; Runway Santa Fe: An Interview with Nancy Steiner; Smithereens; 5th Date Level Direction: The Cast on Greg Mottola; Mexico Zero: The Locations of Paul; The Many Pauls; Paul: The Musical; The Traveler Beagle; and BD-LIVE™ (pocket BLU™, Advanced Remote Control Video Timeline, Mobile-To-Go).

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Paul' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 9.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Paul (Blu-ray)
Hot Fuzz (Blu-ray)
Shaun of the Dead (Blu-ray)
Superbad (Blu-ray)
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