American Pie

American Pie

Jason Biggs
Director: Paul Weitz Cast: Jason Biggs
Jason Biggs
, Shannon Elizabeth
Shannon Elizabeth
, Alyson Hannigan
Alyson Hannigan
Paul Weitz

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Of the two versions of American Pie on DVD, both include the same Collector's Edition features but the sex gags are a little more graphic in the unrated version. Unfortunately, Universal did not include them as deleted scenes on the R-rated version. The digital transfer looks great, if not a little dark at times, and is presented in anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen. The Dolby 5.1 Surround is equally good, but most contemporary films transferred straight to digital do not have audio and video problems. The commentary track is probably the best feature on the disc, providing continually humorous insight from director Paul Weitz, producer Chris Weitz, writer Adam Hertz, and actors Eddie Kaye Thomas (Finch), Jason Biggs (Jim), and Seann William Scott (Stifler). The "Spotlight on Location" segment is barely ten minutes long and only offers some surface details about the production. As well, the outtakes really aren't all that funny, although they do include the alternate version of the infamous pie scene. Soundtrack highlights, a trailer, and a "classic quotes" section that jumps to certain lines in the movie are also included. While many DVDs pack a few more worthwhile extras onto the DVD-ROM portion of the disc, here the content consists only of more text about the film. Regardless of which version viewers want, American Pie is a good DVD, but it is not without its missed opportunities.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/21/1999
UPC: 0025192073526
Original Release: 1999
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 42,614

Special Features

Spotlight on location; Feature commentary with director Paul Weitz, producer Chris Weitz, writer Adam Herz, and cast members Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jason Biggs, and Seann William Scott; Outtakes; Universal Records soundtrack presentation; Music highlights; Classic quotes; Production notes; Cast and filmmakers; Theatrical trailer; Universal showcase; Special DVD-ROM features including: behind-the-scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Biggs Jim Levinstein
Shannon Elizabeth Nadia
Alyson Hannigan Michelle Flaherty
Chris Klein Oz
Natasha Lyonne Jessica
Seann William Scott Steve Stifler
Thomas Ian Nicholas Kevin
Tara Reid Vicky
Mena Suvari Heather
Eddie Kaye Thomas Finch
Eugene Levy Jim's Dad
Jennifer Coolidge Stifler's Mom
Chris Owen Sherman
Clyde Kusatsu English Teacher
Lawrence Pressman Coach Marshall
Molly Cheek Jim's Mom
James DeBello Enthusiastic Guy
Christina Milian Band Member
John Cho John

Technical Credits
Paul Weitz Director
Chris Bender Co-producer
Richard Crudo Cinematographer
Leesa Evans Costumes/Costume Designer
Louis G. Friedman Co-producer
Cameron Hamza Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Herz Screenwriter
Gary Jones Musical Direction/Supervision
David Lawrence Score Composer
Josh Lusby Set Decoration/Design
Joseph Middleton Casting
Chris Moore Producer
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly Editor
Craig Perry Producer
Paul Peters Art Director,Production Designer
J.B. Rogers Associate Producer
Chris Weitz Producer
Amy Wells Set Decoration/Design
Warren Zide Producer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapter List
1. Illegal Channels [:21]
2. Main Titles [1:16]
3. The Virgins [2:04]
4. Stifler's Party [:16]
5. The Pale Ale [:05]
6. The Pact [:51]
7. A Father-Son Chat [:56]
8. The Bible [:25]
9. Just Like Pie... [:51]
10. By the Book [1:25]
11. Nadia on the Net [:50]
12. Stifler's Revenge [1:58]
13. Something More Important [:54]
14. I'm Gonna Have Sex [2:24]
15. The Prom [:38]
16. The Palace of Love [1:25]
17. The Next Step [3:39]
18. End Titles [:32]

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