I absolutely love the American Pie franchise, especially since it stars one of my favorite comedic actors ever, Mr. Eugene Levy.
After the original R-rated trilogy movies were released in theaters, the franchise shifted to the direct-to-DVD market with their American Pie Presents line. Now, coming out on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download on December 22, 2009 is the latest installment, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, available in both Rated and Unrated versions.
CraveOnline has both the standard and uncensored trailers for the film, which sees Levy’s return as the wannabe insightful dad Noah Levenstein, along with a story about three high school virgins who find a “legendary guide to seduction” at their school library. Unfortunately, it’s missing a few pages, which leads the sex-obsessed boys on a crazy journey to lose their virginity and reconstruct this sexual “Bible.”
Apparently, the Book of Love has a bunch of celebrity cameos, like Bret Michaels and one that totally caught my eye — C. Thomas Howell, my first celebrity crush! Now I’m really curious what he’ll be doing in the film.
See below for synopsis, casting, and DVD/Blu-ray details.
Rob, Nathan and Lube are three friends at Great Falls High determined to succeed in their mission of manhood and score with the ladies of their dreams. After some uproarious attempts with less than successful results, they accidentally discover a legendary guide to seduction hidden in the school library. It turns out to be a rarely-seen, often-sought manual about the secrets to sexual success, penned by some of the school’s previous generations. But a few missing pages leads to hilarious surprises for everyoneâ€¦.including the alumni.
American Pie: The Book of Love stars Bug Hall (Camouflage), Kevin M. Horton (Big Game), YouTube personality Brandon Hardesty (Bart Got a Room), Beth Behrs (Size Zero Heroes), Melanie Papalia (Frankie and Alice), Jennifer Holland (Zombie Strippers), John Patrick Jordan (Porkyâ€™s: The College Years), Cindy Busby (Picture This), Naomi Hewer (Left for Dead), Louisa Lytton (EastEnders) and Nico McEown (Night at the Museum).
CAMEOS: Glam rock band vocalist Bret Michaels of Poison (star of VH1 reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels), dancer/rapper/actor Kevin Federline (Britney & Kevin: Chaotic), and actors Rosanna Arquette (Desperately Seeking Susan), Tim Matheson (Animal House), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders, The Hitcher), Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch), Steve Railsback (â€œHelter Skelter,â€ The Stunt Man), Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds), Dustin Diamond (Saved by the Bell) and other startling appearances keep the surprises and the laughs coming.
DVD & BLU-RAY
Both Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD version of American Pie Presents: The Book of Love include:
Â· Deleted Scenes
Â· Gag Reel
Â· From the Set â€“ The filmâ€™s funniest sequences are spotlighted.
Â· On the Set of American Pie Presents: The Book of Love â€“ An uncensored, hilarious and energetic peek behind-the-scenes that showcases the cast, the crew and the craziness involved in bringing the newest American Pie to the screen.
Â· Just the Tips: The Love Manual â€“ The cast and crew of The Book of Love offer up enlightening tips on love, relationships, and sex.
Â· American Pie Triviaâ€”Viewers can play along as actor Kevin M. Norton (Nathan) tests the American Pie knowledge of the Book of Love cast and crew.
Â· American Pie-Consâ€”Profiles of Book of Love â€œexpertsâ€ including Bret Michaels, Kevin Federline, Dustin Diamond, Christopher Knight, Robert Romanus, Tim Matheson, Curtis Armstrong and others.
Bonus Features Exclusive-to-Blu-rayâ„¢ Hi-Def include:
Â· BD-LIVE â€“ Allows viewers to connect to the Internet and access new and exciting exclusive online and interactive features, including My Scenes Sharing and My Chat.