By Jeff Labrecque
August 12, 2013 at 04:00 PM EDT
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The End was just the beginning.

This is the End, the apocalyptic comedy starring James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, and their friends as versions of their real selves, arrives on Blu-ray and other home-viewing formats on Oct. 1. The movie, which has grossed $96.2 million since it opened in June, was the rare summer comedy that the critics loved. Now, you can finally enjoy the movie in the spirit that the end-of-the-world tale engenders: at home in the dark, behind locked doors and bolted windows, with only your closest frenemies and one Milky Way bar.

Fans won’t be disappointed by the extras, which include commentary from co-directors Rogen and Evan Goldberg, a featurette with the cast and crew discussing the delicate feat of playing heightened versions of their Hollywood personas, and the original short that Rogen and Jay Baruchal made that inspired the making of the movie. (Click on Jay & Seth vs. The Apocalypse below after the jump to see its foul-mouthed trailer.)

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Material:

— Deleted Scenes

— This is the Gag Reel

— Line-O-Ramas Blooper Reel — Back-to-back shots of the actors’ different delivery of certain lines from the film, including: Sleepover, C-m Battle, We Don’t Know You Man!

— Six featurettes:

Meta-Apocalypse — The cast discusses the unique acting challenges of playing versions of themselves.

Let’s Get Technical — A look at the visual effects & technical aspects of the film.

Party Time — A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the party scene at James Franco’s house, including the celebrity friends who showed up.

The Cannibal King — Channing Tatum and Danny McBride take us on set to show us how it really was filming their scenes together.

The Making of “The Making of Pineapple Express 2” — A behind-the-scenes look at the cast making the sequel to Pineapple Express.

Jay & Seth vs. The Apocalypse — The Original Short” — The original short that inspired the film.

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Material:

Commentary with directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Directing Your Friends featurette — Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg discuss what it’s like to make a film with their friends and hear from the cast about their experiences.

This Is The Marketing — Marketing outtakes, Cast featurette, red-band sizzle trailer, and four additional confessionals: Aziz Haunts Craig confessional, James & Danny confessional, Jonah confessional, Seth & Jay confessional

This is the End will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital on Oct. 1. The Combo Pack includes Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD UltraViolet.

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