14Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy: Trivia Tracks
Though Shaun of the Dead did showcase a Red Cornetto (ice cream cone in Europe and Australia) it was viewed as a throw away joke in reference to a characters hangover cure. The joke however was expanded upon in Hot Fuzz with the line of dialogue being repeated, this
time with a Blue Cornetto. When doing media promotion for Hot Fuzz, a journalist asked if this was the building blocks of a trilogy, to which Wright replied “Yes, it’s going to be like Krzysztof Kieslowski’s The Three Colours Trilogy.” Though it was a joke, the joke stuck and a Green Cornetto wrapper popped up during The World’s End.
The trilogy of films written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are deeply rooted in postmodernism, referencing the many inspirational precursors before them. This means that, regardless of how well-versed one is in film, music, and nerd culture, you’re still going to probably miss out on a joke here or there. Enter the trivia track. A pop-up graphic (and in TWE’s case, subtitle) track that quickly explains every in-joke and reference that the films make. Though TWE’s trivia track is easily accessible under the setup menu, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz’s are harder to find, buried in the U-Control sub-menu.