<I>American Wedding</I> Moves 3 Million Units in 72 Hours6 Jan, 2004 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Marital strife over money should not be a concern for Universal Studios Home Video's American Wedding, which sold 3 million DVD/VHS units in 72 hours of its release Jan. 2, according to studio officials.
The third installment to the popular American Pie films, Wedding has helped make the comedy franchise the most successful on DVD to date, supplanting the Austin Powers franchise, according to USHV.
In addition to the original $100-plus theatrical film starring Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy, Wedding features 25 minutes of extra footage shot exclusively for the $26.98 SRP DVD release.
The film is also available on VHS for $22.98 without the special features.
The unrated additional scenes deemed too risqu? for theatrical release feature “Enter the Dominatrix: Inside the Bachelor Party,” starring the film's cast, including former Playboy centerfold Nikki Ziering as the “dominatrix.”
Other add-ons include “Grooming the Groom,” depicting the transformation of “a lifelong heathen” into a “respectable groom,” deleted footage, and director's and actors' commentaries.
“We consider [the DVD exclusive scenes] to be groundbreaking,” said a USHV spokesperson.