Everyone who lived through the early eighties may or may not remember living through summer camp, but they likely remember living through the scores of summer camp movies. USA Pictures decided to update the genre, if not the timeframe with the recent theatrical release of Wet Hot American Summer. This January, the film comes to DVD.
Camp Firewood. 1981. And things are happening. Camp director Beth is falling in love with Henry, an astrophysicist who is trying to save the camp from being hit by a piece of SKYLAB hurtling toward Earth, while camp counselor Coop is pining for Katie, who is in love with lifeguard Andy. If that’s not enough, there’s a waterfall rescue, talking vegetables cans, the misfits, the cool kids and more! Summer camp was never this much fun!
Although the technical specifications on the disc are not yet known, their will be a fair amount of special features on the disc. Starting with an audio commentary with star Janeane Garofalo, the disc also contains a behind the scenes featurette, deleted footage, a theatrical trailer, songs with production stills, cast and crew biographies and cast comments.
Coming January 15th, “Wet Hot American Summer” carries a suggested retail price of $26.98.