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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'This is the End'

This is the End Blu-ray (R)

Movie: 3 and 1/2 out of 4 stars

Disc: 4 out of 4 stars

Seth Rogen co-wrote, co-directed (with Evan Goldberg) and is the lead (as himself) in this stoner-apocalyptic mash-up that is easily the funniest 2013 movie thus far. Surrounding himself with his off-screen posse (other actors also playing themselves), Rogen simultaneously skewers and pays homage to other genres (horror, the afterlife and disaster flicks) while lampooning the frequently shallow acting community. Although it is essentially a “guy” comedy, it could double as a date movie provided both parties are comfortable with crude, sexually-explicit, brutally frank humor.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/2.35:1), audio: English (Dolby DTS HD-MA, Dolby Digital 5.1), subtitles: English and French.

Special features:

• 15 featurettes

• Deleted scenes

• Additional DVD disc

• Digital and UltraViolet copies

• Filmmaker commentary

• Making of “Pineapple Express 2”

• Original short film

• Gag reel

Sony, $40.99