Also starring in this Ivan Reitman-produced comedy is Canada's own gross-out comedian, Tom Green (who also narrates), Anthony Rapp, and Fred Ward. Andy Dick (oh, dear God, no), Ethan Suplee, Horatio Sanz, Rhoda Griffs, and late plus-sized model Mia Amber Davis also turn in small-but-memorable roles.
Though Road Trip was a hit in both cinemas and video rental stores when first released, it didn't enjoy the same success as its counterpart, the American Pie franchise. Boasting only one barely-related spin-off (Road Trip: Beer Pong — a title that should tell you how truly awful that one is) and a completely unrelated one (EuroTrip, which was produced by some of the same people), Road Trip has received a low-key Blu-ray release from Paramount Pictures that has been issued only as a Best Buy Exclusive.
The overall video/audio quality here is quite nice for a catalogue issue, boasting a better-than-expected MPEG-4/AVC 1080p transfer and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. Additional audio tracks included on this release include French, Spanish, and Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes, with optional subtitles available in all four aforementioned languages. In terms of special features for this Region Free Blu-ray, viewers have the option of viewing either the original theatrical cut of the film or the extended unrated version (which is about thirty-seconds longer than the rated cut), along with all of the same extras that were included on the old SD-DVD.
The Bottom Line: twelve years on, Road Trip's humor seems somewhat tame by what we're used to seeing today (something we could probably attribute to another Gen-Y byproduct: the Jackass franchise). That said, it's still a fun film to view once in a blue moon. I can't say I'm overly-impressed by it being released strictly as a Best Buy Exclusive (since I'm not a huge fan of the overpriced retail outlet), but fans of the movie probably won't have any difficulty finding one either in-store or online.