Universal Studios will be bringing the fourth installment in the Pie series, titled American Reunion, to Blu-Ray in July.
The entire (yes, I mean literally everyone) Pie gang is back in American Reunion! Harold & Kumar creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg step behind the lens for a reunion film like no other. Reunion marks the return of every key player, including Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan and many more.
Initial trailers for the film hinted at a bit of 90’s nostalgia, with classic moments brought back to life and the promise for new ones, but the film couldn’t have been any worse. It’s a trite and dumb attempt at jokes that were kind of funny in the 90’s, but especially not funny now. I’ve had my fair share of problems with the series (my reviews for each of the original three on Blu-Ray: American Pie, American Pie 2, American Wedding) but American Reunion is by far the worst Pie film yet.
It swaps out the childish humor in place for… actual drama! That’s right; characters we didn’t care about before are now suddenly faced with all of these problems and challenges with growing up and getting old and we’re suddenly supposed to care!
Maybe it’s just me, because staff reviewer Billy Tatum had a lot to say about the film in his review. Here’s a brief snippet:
American Reunion is of the funniest movies of the year. The filmmakers and cast captured what made the original so great while making you forget the spinoffs. Fans of the original won’t be disappointed.
The Blu-Ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack will come with the original theatrical cut as well as an unrated extended cut. The film will be presented in 1080p with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. The following special features have been confirmed:
- Commentary with co-directors/co-writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg on both rated and unrated versions
- The “Reunion” Reunion: Re-Launching The Series behind-the-scenes featurette
- Jim’s Dad feature
- Ouch! My Balls! feature
- Seven deleted scenes
- Gag reel
- Blu-ray exclusives:
- Out of Control viewing mode with Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, and other cast members
- 4 Behind-the-scenes featurettes
- American Reunion interactive yearbook
- Thirteen extended scenes
- Alternate takes
American Reunion will be available to own on July 10th, 2012.