Blu-ray, DVD Release: American Reunion

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 10, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

American ReunionThe American Pie gang return with more bawdy adventures in American Reunion, the fourth movie in the comedy franchise; more if you include the DVD premiere American Pie Presents films.

In American Reunion, more than a decade after they left home, Jim (Jason Biggs, My Best Friend’s Girl), Oz (Chris Klein, TV’s Wilfred), Heather (Mena Suvari, American Beauty), Michelle (Alyson Hannigan, TV’s How I Met Your Mother), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas, The Rules of Attraction), Vicky (Tara Reid, The Big Lebowski), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas) and Stifler (Seann William Scott, Role Models) return to East Great Falls for a weekend get-together. Even Stifler’s mom (Jennifer Coolidge, TV’s 2 Broke Girls) and Jim’s dad (Eugene Levy, For Your Consideration) are back for the fun.

The R-rated movie grossed $56 million when it was in theaters, giving moviegoers the laughs they wanted. Critics, however, didn’t appreciate the film so much. USA Today‘s Claudia Puig said American Reunion is “a strained, relentless quest for gross-out humor and outlandish sexual escapades.”

American Reunion Blu-ray boxUniversal packed both the DVD and Blu-ray with special features. Both contain:

  • seven deleted scenes
  • gag reel
  • behind-the-scenes featurette “The ‘Reunion’ Reunion: Re-launching the Series,” with the original cast talking about the challenges of doing a reunion movie and reflecting on the new film’s production
  • “Jim’s Dad”
  • “Ouch! My Balls!” about the male cast members’ hobby of crotch-blasting
  • commentary with co-directors/co-writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo also includes all these:

  • 13 extended scenes
  • alternate takes
  • The “Out of Control” Track in which cast members pop up during the playing of the film to laugh at, comment and cut on their fellow actors
  • “The Best of Biggs — Hangin’ With Jason B.” with cast members reflecting on their time working with Biggs
  • “Lake Bake” about how their beach shoots were the most challenges
  • “Dancing With the Oz” behind-the-scenes of Oz’s appearance on Celebrity Dance-Off
  • “American Gonad-iators: The Fight Scene” about how one line in the film turned into a crazy scene with a half-naked Biggs
  • interactive “American Reunion Yearbook” with the cast discussing their characters
  • digital copy of the film
  • instant streaming of the movie via UltraViolet
  • BD Live
  • Pocket Blu app that allows smart phones to interact with the Blu-ray player.
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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.