Moviegoers may be focusing their attention on JJ Abrams' ode to all things youthful, alien, and Spielbergian in theaters right now, but Super 8's big ugly wasn't the only strange visitor to grace movie screens in recent months. Back in March, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost played a pair of road-tripping alien-aficionado buddies who had a close encounter of the Paul kind. The movie reviewed decently, and fans of Pegg, Frost, or Seth Rogen (who voices the titular alien) will find a lot to like, beginning with supporting cast that includes Kristen Wiig, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, and a scene-stealing Jeffrey Tambor as indifferent science fiction writer Adam Shadowchild. If you missed it in theaters, Paul will be looking to probe your nether regions as a Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and digital download this August 9th.
We've got a video below of a very posh interview with Pegg and Frost discussing the set's bonus features, and fans definitely won't be disappointed. You can see the full breakdown below the video, which includes tons of Blu-ray exclusive extras, but also packs enough on the regular DVD that the high-def challenged won't feel too left out. Paul is listing for $39.98 on Blu-ray and $29.98 on DVD.
Exclusive to Blu-ray
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.
Blu-ray And DVD Bonus Features
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