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National Lampoon's Vacation [Blu-ray]
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Many cuts and versions are out there but the truest I've seen, so far, is the anniversary edition. It's in widescreen (I've heard matted/cropped,not sure, but??), nice 5.1 mix, some decent special features but where are all those deleted scenes and the alternate ending?
Plus, a big [..] I have. "I'm so exited" was the song played when Christie Brinkley pulls along side Chevy(Clark Griswald) in the original. Why, still is "Little boy sweet" a song also by the Pointer Sisters used instead?? Both songs were used in the movie. The latter in the truckstop sceen where Chevy eats the pissed on sandwhich.
Is the copyright on that song that expensive to get it??
Dunno. Great movie. Lotta fun.
Best DVD of it yet. Agreed??
Although this time the film IS presented in widescreen, it is the type of 1.85:1 ratio that actually crops off some of the picture from top and bottom that the old standard VHS version had. That is always annoying to be sure, but since the DVD shows the movie the way it truly appeared in theaters we can't really complain about that. You have to look at it this way: VHS was just showing MORE than was seen in the theater.
The special features leave much to be desired. The group commentary track with Director Harold Ramis, Producer Matty Simmons, Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron and Randy Quaid was ok, but I've heard much better commentary on other films. With few exceptions, they really didn't say much that was very interesting or insightful, and there were several gaps during the film where no one seemed to say anything! And where was Beverly D'Angelo? I can't believe that she wouldn't have wanted to take part, especially since she appeared a few years ago on the TBS "Dinner & A Movie" with Paul and Annabelle to talk about the movie during commercial breaks with them!
The "Interactive Truckster Gallery" was pretty much a bore, with the exception of the section where stunt co-ordinator Dick Ziker talked about his jump in the desert for the crash scene. Dana Barron also offered an explanation why she only appeared in the first film in the gallery as well. The rest of it was not anything really noteworthy.Read more ›
Clark and Ellen Griswold (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo) and their two children (Dana Barron and Anthony Michael Hall) embark on a huge, life-consuming odyssey, otherwise known as the cross-country trip to Walley World in California.
Along the way, they have to contend with a trip to their hillbilly cousins Eddie and Catherine (Randy Quaid and Miriam Flynn) and end up dragging crochety old Aunt Edna (Imogene Coca) along for the ride through Phoenix. Adding insult to injury is the shapely blonde in the red Ferrari (Christie Brinkley) who is following Clark "all the way"...
Hilarious all the way. It is indeed painful to watch the hapless Clark fumble his way (Basil Fawlty-style) through the series of disasters that befall him on his vacation.
The DVD transfer is wonderful after years of...fuzzed-out video transfers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Oh boy - racier than I remembered it! Saw this as a kid and never recalled some of the scenes being 'R' rated. Yikes. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mom in CT
National Lampoon's Vacation.....Is the best of all the National Lampoon's Vacation movies. The second would be National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Paul D Lopez
National Lampoon's Vacation is one of if not the best movie of the 1980's. I have watched it 100 times or more. It never gets old. It keeps me laughing the whole way through. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jim A
This is one of my all time favorite movies. I think this movie will always be a classic because it is relatable. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jessica Gilbert
Very very funny!! Nothing like the original. But,,Very funny in its own similar way.Published 3 days ago by P. W.
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Normally I'm making fun of people who poop their pants over steelbooks, digibooks and other superficial packaging nonsense, but I have to agree this is one of the worst covers I've ever seen, especially considering the original cover is so great. It reminds me of the cover of Flirting, a... Read More
Jul 22, 2010 by Peter DeMars | See all 7 posts
|Music in bar scene of National Lampoon's Vacation||
I, too, am trying to verify this -- but my best guess so far is Joao Donato - So Danco Samba. Very similar!
Jul 2, 2008 by John M. Kord | See all 2 posts
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