American Pie 1 & 2 receive another DVD release

Universal Studios Home Video have announced a new promotion that in essence results in a further 4 DVD editions of both American Pie and American Pie 2 on Region 1 DVD. From July 29th 2003 anyone who purchases American Pie (in any of its R-Rated/Unrated Widescreen and Full Screen incarnations) will receive a free bonus DVD entitled Beneath the Crust Volume 1. Alternatively anyone who purchases American Pie 2 from this same date (again, in any of its R-Rated/Unrated Widescreen and Full Screen incarnations) will receive a free bonus DVD entitled Beneath the Crust Volume 2. The film discs will be identical to the previous editions (non-ultimate in the case of American Pie) so just what are these Beneath the Crust discs all about?

From the experienced DVD consumers point of view they are essentially a way of marketing the third in the American Pie movies, American Wedding that conveniently opens in American cinemas just a few days after these discs debut. What you will actually find on the discs is a selection of newly created bonus features that go behind-the-scenes of the first two films, that break down like so...

Beneath the Crust: Volume 1 – The Essential Ingredients of American Pie presents a tour of American Pie locations including:

  • Shooting the Infamous Pie Scene
  • The Tongue Tornado
  • Bathroom Etiquette
  • “Say My Name”
  • The Tube Sock Story
  • Nadia Vision
  • The Infamous Pale Ale
Beneath the Crust: Volume 2 – Missing Pieces: The Lost American Pie 2 Scenes reveals lost storylines including:
  • The Main Ingredients
  • The Temptation of Oz
  • The Big One
  • Stifler’s Dad Moves In
  • The Solution: Bringing the Pieces Together
As the following promotional blurb suggests these free bonus discs will only be available for a limited time, quite how limited that is we do not know. Also included in the following text are details on a ticket rebate for American Wedding that may interest our American readers.

Universal City, California, June 03, 2003 – In an industry first, the cast and filmmakers of the American Pie series have reunited to create two new DVDs, FREE to fans with the purchase of the original American Pie, the hilarious ode to raging hormones, and its sequel, the twice-as-outrageous American Pie 2, both available on DVD July 29, 2003. For a limited time, audiences who purchase American Pie on DVD will receive a FREE copy of the “Beneath the Crust: Vol. 1 -- The Essential Ingredients of American Pie” DVD. Consumers who purchase American Pie 2 on DVD will receive a FREE copy of the “Beneath The Crust: Vol. 2 – Missing Pieces: The Lost American Pie 2 Scenes” DVD. Containing outrageous, newly-shot “how did they do that?” footage, the American Pie “Beneath the Crust” DVDs give audiences an intimate, hilarious look into the making of the American Pie movies. According to American Pie 1 and 2 and American Wedding producer Chris Moore, “We, as filmmakers, along with the entire cast were heavily involved in the brainstorm, creation and development of these special DVDs. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the American Pie fans.” Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Video, adds, “Who better to participate in the creation of these DVDs than the filmmakers themselves? They are the ones who can best convey the unique sense of humor of this successful franchise.” In addition to the FREE DVDs, every new American Pie and American Pie 2 DVD contains a special offer inviting audiences to see for FREE, American Wedding, the third installment in the American Pie franchise, in theaters beginning on August 1, 2003. (Free after mail-in rebate, while supplies last. See offer for details. Offer expires 8/31/03.) American Pie and American Pie 2 are priced at $26.98 S.R.P

And finally here is a look at the artwork for these releases...

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