WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

American Pie

Reviewed In Issue 36 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Jason Biggs, Shannon Elisabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Sean W. Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Eugene Levy

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 3.5
Sound Rating: 4
Download WSR Review
Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score:
Internet Links


DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): LD84436-WS
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Retail Price): $26.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(Color Type): Black & White
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date):
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Paul Weitz
(Screenplay/Written By): Adam Herz
(Story): NA
(Music): David Lawrence
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Paul Peters
(Visual Effects): Banned From The Ranch
(Costume Designer): Leesa Evans
(Editor): Priscilla Nedd-Friendly, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Richard LeGrand, Jr.
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): NA
(Co-Producers): Louis G. Friedman & Chris Bender
(Producers): Warren Zide, Craig Perry, Chris Moore & Chris Weitz

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Digital Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital): No
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround): No
(Additional Languages):

WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Four not-so-lucky-in-love high school buddies agree to each lose their virginity by prom night. Now, there’s just one detail—getting the girls! The unrated version of American Pie offers an alternate scene featuring an experience-hungry young man and an accommodating oven-fresh pastry.

LaserDisc Picture:

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
(Surround Bass Below 50Hz): No
(Aggressive System Surround): No
(Intense 25Hz Bass): No
(Deep Bass Challenging): No
(Aggressive 0.1 LFE):
(Holosonic Soundfield): Yes
(Aggressive Split Surround): No
(Center Back Surround Imaging): No
(Directionalized Dialogue): No
Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
Reference LaserDisc:
Collector Edition: