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American Pie Presents Band Camp
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 106 (Mar 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Tad Hilgenbrinck, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Earles, Crystle Lea Lightning, Jun Jee Lee, Chris Owen & Eugene Levy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include about four minutes of outtakes, almost 12 minutes of deleted scenes, a Hugh Heffner-esque "Poolside With Band Camp Girls," a little over five minutes of behind-the-scenes, nearly 15 minutes (about 13 too long) of rover cam footage, a faux music video featuring the girls of Band Camp, and 11 minutes of Genger Lynn "discussing" fruits and vegetables.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 27447
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
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(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 94
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/26/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Steve Rash
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Holy Mother of Mozart, Band Camp is not going to be the same. After a tear-enducing high-school prank at East Great Falls goes south, Matt Stifler (Hilgenbrinck), the younger brother of the legendary Stiffmeister, is sentenced to a fate almost worse than death...a summer surrounded by harp-strumming, trumphet-blowing nerds. However, seeing an opportunity for a homemade "documentary" that may even please his brother, he makes the most of this summer away from home. And if you're going to be by the pool, you may want to bring your own sunblock. Based on characters created by Adam Herz. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
Anamorphically enhanced at 1.78:1, the DVD picture looks bright and colorful, and is quite complementary for the slapstick storytelling. Images are sharp and detailed, at times with exceptional textures, while other times appearing somewhat smeared. Contrast and shadow delineation are well-balanced. Pixelization is occasional, but edge enhancement is not a problem with this title. (Suzanne Hodges)

Typical of most comedies, the Dolby