Universal Studios Home Entertainment, under their Focus Features banner, brings Seeking a Friend for the End of the World to Blu-ray in a dazzling MPEG-4/AVC transfer wherein this potential cult classic is presented in a 2.35:1 display that shows off the A/V aspects of the film to its fullest. Though the subject matter is as gloomy as the notion of your pets taking you in to get fixed, the movie is nevertheless a bright and visually happy one, with vibrant colors, fine detail, and strong contrast all around. A decidedly restrained DTS-HD MA 5.1 lossless soundtrack accompanies, and delivers an aesthetically-pleasing mix with its understated use of sound effects and the dynamic selection of songs.
Special features for this release include two featurettes. One focuses on what the film's cast and crew would choose to listen to for the end of the world, while the other is purely promotion filler stuff. Finally, there are eight-and-a-half minutes worth of outtakes here, and an audio commentary featuring writer/director Lorene Scafaria, producer Joy Gorman, and supporting performers Adam Brody and Patton Oswalt is also here, and is a good listen. Oddly enough, the commentary also includes the director's own mum, Gail Scafaria. One wouldn't normally think to include their mother in an audio commentary but, hey, we gotta give credit where credit's due, right?
And so I extend a great big hearty "Thank you!" to Mrs. Scafaria, for producing Ms. Scafaria, who has — in turn — given us Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.