Blu-ray Review: Catch Up with First Three ‘American Pie’ Movies

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CHICAGO – For a brief shining moment, it looked like the cast of 1999’s “American Pie” would be the break-out stars of the new millenium. Sadly, 13 years have passed and most of them haven’t fulfilled on their potential with a few never topping that first film, which is still a sweet, raunchy, comedy classic. Therefore, I’m sure most of the “Pie” kids were ecstatic that a fourth film, “American Reunion,” finally got off the ground, to be released on April 2nd, 2012. Before you catch up with them in a theater, catch up at home with the release of the first three films — the great “American Pie,” the decent “American Pie 2,” and the pretty-bad “American Wedding.”

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All three films have been given lavish treatment as Universal clearly thinks that the new movie is going to reignite interest in them either in a nostalgic generation or a new one. They all include DVD and Digital Copy versions, Unrated versions, PocketBlu & BD-Live functionality, and the COPIOUS special features that accompanied their DVD releases. It would take you days to get through it all. Lucky you have two weeks until the new movie. Get to work.

“American Pie” Blu-ray Rating: 4.0/5.0
Blu-ray Rating: 4.0/5.0

You’ll never look at warm apple pie the same way again after you’ve seen the unrated version of American Pie! Take a hysterical look at the goal of four “unlucky in love” high school friends who make the ultimate pact: lost their virginity by prom night. As they try to manipulate their way into the hearts of some of their classmates, their plans often backfire with hilarity. Follow the raging hormones of four teenage boys and their girls as they gear up for the most important night of their lives…the prom?

Special Features:
Deleted Scenes
Audio Commentary With Cast And Crew
Casting Tapes
Spotlight On Location
From The Set: Photographic Montage With Director And Producer Comments
Poster Concepts
100 Years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters
American Pie Revealed: The 3-Hour Story of The American Pie Franchise With Hilarious footage, Secrets and Stories From The Cast
American Reunion: A Look Inside
And More!

“American Pie 2” Blu-ray Rating: 3.0/5.0
Blu-ray Rating: 3.0/5.0

The characters you love are back in American Pie 2 and the hilarious unrated version you’ll want to watch again and again! One year after the prom-night misadventures immortalized in American Pie, the entire gang has reunited for the summer. Now, an innocent-looking beach house will be transformed into the ultimate party central. Five guys will discover the powerful bonds of friendship…and Super Glue. Five girls will explore the mysteries of love…and the Rule of Three. And from late-night band camp encounters to some very accommodating next-door neighbors, this will be one summer vacation none of them will ever forget!

Special Features:
Deleted Scenes
4 Audio Commentaries With Cast And Crew
The Baking of American Pie 2
Good Times With Cast and Crew
American Reunion: A Look Inside
And More!

“American Wedding” Blu-ray Rating: 2.0/5.0
Blu-ray Rating: 2.0/5.0

You’re on the guest list - for this unrated version of American Wedding! The American Pie gang returns to wreak havoc with a new rite of passage when Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) decide to get married! Of course, Stifler (Seann William Scott) will be there (bridesmaids!) and, more importantly, will throw the ultimate bachelor party (strippers!). So RSVP for the ultimate American Wedding experience, in this hilariously hot, frantically funny, final chapter of the unforgettable American Pie saga!

Special Features:
Deleted Scenes
2 Audio Commentaries With Cast And Crew
Stifler Speak
Cheesy Wedding Video
Kevin Cam: A Day In The Life Of An Actor
Nikki’s Hollywood Journal
Grooming The Groom
Enter The Dominatrix: Inside The Bachelor Party

The “American Pie” movis star Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Natasha Lyonne, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, and Eugene Levy. They were released on Blu-ray on March 13th, 2012. “American Reunion” will be released in theaters on April 2nd, 2012. content director Brian Tallerico

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