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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Paul

June 7, 2011

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — One tiny alien makes for big, big trouble in the comedy adventure Paul, coming to Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack and DVD August 9, 2011, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Both versions will feature the theatrical movie, as well as an unrated version of the film, not shown in theaters. The film and its unrated version will also be available day and date for digital download and video on demand. 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). Directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad), Paul comes loaded with in-depth, behind-the-scenes features, bloopers, filmmaker and cast commentary and more, to take viewers on a comical journey behind the making of this critically hailed film.

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The Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack will include a Blu-ray and DVD copy of the unrated and theatrical versions of the film. Additionally, for a limited time only, the Combo Pack also includes a digital copy of the unrated film that can be viewed anytime, anywhere on an array of digital devices. Blu-ray (TM) consumers can also access MY MOVIES(TM), an exclusive feature that allows consumers to stream a bonus movie instantly to their television through any Internet-connected Blu-ray (TM) player via BD-Live(TM) or to their Smartphone and iPad(TM) using the free pocket BLU(TM) app. The bonus movie offer will be available for a limited time only. Visit www.universalhidef.com for more details.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY(TM) COMBO PACK:


    --      Between the Lightning Strikes: The Making of Paul
    --      Behind the Scenes Featurettes:
                     RV Doorway: The Cast of Paul On-Location -The cast is
                     just as funny off-screen as they are in front of the
            --       camera.
                     Runway Santa Fe: An Interview with Nancy
                     Steiner-Follow Nancy Steiner, the costume designer,
                     as she chooses hilarious T-shirts and wardrobe for
                --   the cast.
                     Smithereens-Blowing up a house on location causes
                --   excitement among the cast.
                     5th Date Level Direction: The Cast on Greg Mottola-The
                     cast talks about the fun of working with Mottola, who
                --   also directed Superbad.
                     Mexico Zero: The Locations of Paul-Mexico Zero is the
                     nickname the cast gives to New Mexico, where the
                --   majority of filming was done for Paul.
                     The Many Pauls-To create Paul, the filmmakers used all
                     the tricks of the trade, from capturing Seth Rogen's
                     facial expressions and movements, to using a child
                --   dressed up as an alien while on-set.
                     Paul: The Musical-The cast joins 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.
             BD-LIVE(TM):  Access the BD-Live(TM) Center through your
             Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and
        --   more.
             pocket BLU(TM):   The groundbreaking pocket BLU(TM) app uses
             iPhone(R), iPod(R) touch, Android(TM), PC and Macintosh to work
             seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray(TM) player.
             Also available on the iPad(R), owners can enjoy a new,
             enhanced edition of pocket BLU(TM) made especially to take
             advantage of the tablet's larger screen and high resolution
             display.  Consumers will be able to browse through a
             library of Blu-ray(TM) content and watch entertaining extras
             on-the-go in a way that's bigger and better than ever
        --   before.  pocket BLU(TM) offers advanced features such as:
                     Advanced Remote Control-A sleek, elegant new way to
                     operate your Blu-ray(TM) player. Users can navigate
                     through menus, playback and BD-Live(TM) 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(TM) 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.
                     Browse Titles-Users will have access to a complete
                     list of pocket BLU(TM)-enabled titles available and
                     coming to Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def.  They can view free
                     previews and see what additional content is available
                --   to unlock on their device.
                     Keyboard-Entering data is fast and easy with your
                --   device's intuitive keyboard.

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY(TM) AND DVD:

  • Bloopers
  • The Evolution of Paul–An inside look at how Paul became a living, breathing alien.
  • Simon’s Silly Faces–Simon Pegg makes an assortment of wildly funny faces for the camera.
  • Who the Hell is Adam Shadowchild? –Find out about the legendary sci-fi writer from the characters in Paul.
  • Feature Commentary with Greg Mottola, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Bill Hader and Nira Park
  • Photo Galleries, Storyboards and Posters

SYNOPSIS

For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smartass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town–a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. As two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

www.WhatIsPaul.com


    CAST AND FILMMAKERS
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    Directed By: Greg Mottola
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    Written By: Simon Pegg &Nick Frost
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    Produced By: Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
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    Executive Producers: Liza Chasin, Debra Hayward, Natascha Wharton,
     Robert Graf
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    Director of Photography: Lawrence Sher
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    Production Designer: Jefferson Sage
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    Editor: Chris Dickens, ACE
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    Costume Designer: Nancy Steiner
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    Music By: David Arnold
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    Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill
     Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, Jane
     Lynch, David Koechner, Jesse Plemons with Sigourney Weaver and Seth
     Rogen
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    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
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    BLU-RAY(TM) HI-DEF
    Street Date: August 9, 2011
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    Copyright: 2011
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    Selection Number: 61118963
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    Running Time: 1 Hour 44 Min
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    Layers: BD-50
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    Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
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    Rating: R for language including sexual references and some drug use
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    Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish and French
     DTS Surround 5.1, DVS, English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
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    DVD
    Street Date: August 9, 2011
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    Copyright: 2011
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    Selection Number: 61111728
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    Running Time: 1 Hour 44 Min
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    Layers:  Dual Layer
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    Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
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    Rating: R for language including sexual references and some drug use
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    Technical Info: Dolby Digital English 5.1, Spanish 5.1, French 5.1,
     DVS, English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
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CONTACT:

Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Michelle Slavich
Vice President, Publicity
(818) 777-5344
Michelle.Slavich@nbcuni.com

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