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National Lampoon's European Vacation

3.8 out of 5 stars 341 customer reviews

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Product Description

The Griswalds are on vacation again when they win a deluxe tour of the old world and take on the European continent -- the continent loses.

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After winning a tour package in a game show, the bickering Griswald family carve a trail of destruction through England (where they knock over Stonehenge), France, Germany, and Italy. Somehow Ellen (Bevery D'Angelo), the mom, gets kidnapped by gangsters, leading to a car chase that reunites the family, despite their differences. It's hard to believe that National Lampoon's European Vacation is only the second of the Vacation movies; it has the exhausted pallor of the last of a long series of sequels, drained of all zest or original ideas. The charmless smirk of Chevy Chase, mechanical in its idiocy, hangs over European Vacation like a death mask. It's hard to believe that this hack was once the funny and sexy hero of Foul Play. D'Angelo keeps her chin up and gives the movie whatever class it may have; she deserves better. --Bret Fetzer

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Product Details

  • Actors: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively, John Astin
  • Directors: Amy Heckerling
  • Writers: John Hughes, Robert Klane
  • Producers: Matty Simmons, Stuart Cornfeld
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 2, 2002
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (341 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005Y71D
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,398 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "National Lampoon's European Vacation" on IMDb

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Format: DVD
I'm flabbergasted that they put the dumbed-down tv version of this movie on dvd and not the theatrical version. They took scenes out, changed scenes and dubbed dialog to create this mess of a dvd. Not only that, but the movie looks funny. The aspect ratio they used makes the movie look weird. I was eagerly waiting for this funny, well-done movie to be released on dvd and I am bitterly disappointed at this made-for-tv garbage. This tv version will only appeal to an unsophisticated mass audience.
Attention Warner Home Video: If you are reading this, you need to issue a press release in which you apologize for this garbage and then announce that you will release an uncut version of the movie on dvd.
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This is NOT the original version!!! I'm very disappointed that Amazon.com didn't disclose this information. Scenes are missing and parts are dubbed over. Funny parts are still funny but it's just not the same. I feel duped.
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I was very disappointed when I purchased the dvd from Amazon.com only to find that parts of the movie are cut and some
of the language has been either eliminated or dubbed.
I expect to purchase a movie in its entirety. I feel
I was cheated. I absolutely loved this movie and
I don't feel we should purchase movies that
have been edited from its original content.
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I of course love the first two "Vacation" movies and I always will. So I was excited to see this come out on Blu-Ray. Sadly, this is yet another "cas grab" Blu-Ray that is nothing more than an upconverted DVD in disguise - grainy picture, mediocre sound. You're better off saving a few dollars and getting the DVD instead, as you'll get the exact same home theater experience.
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The first time that I watched this movie I was no more than ten and it cracked me up. As I grew I found it more and more comedic every time that I watched. The Griswold's are back and this time they're taking on Europe. The antics that the family gets in are comical for both Americans and Europeans. As any Vacation movie the best part is the family; Clark and Ellen's relationship are constantly tested throughout the movie while their children Rusty and Audrey are up to their usual antics of goofing off. European Vacation has the best daughter/son combination in my opinion. Rusty is the American boy just trying to get anywhere with any European girl while Audrey is mourning over the separation between her and her boyfriend Jack. The whole family is spectacular and for any National Lampoon fan this movie is one of, if not, the greatest in the series.
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If you have not seen the vacation movies you do not know what you're missing. Most of the time sequels are not as good as the original movie. You will not find that problem with European Vacation. As always Chevy Chase is extremely funny and will have you crying with laughter. If you have not seen the movie buy it immediately so that you can watch it as soon as possible. These movies have not aged at all and are still relevant and funny today.
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Fun little movie that takes the Griswalds on a trip to Europe where all sorts of silliness ensues. Lots of laugh out loud moments in France and Germany. Worth watching just for the Oktoberfest dance scene alone...Once they hit Rome the movie loses some of its comedic momentum...still a fun watch.
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When our beloved family wins a trip to Europe can it be anything but comical? Now this one is not as good as others in this series, but, I like them all. I would recommend anyone who owns the first to own them all.
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