Everything is planned, packed – and about to go hilariously wrong. The Griswolds are going on vacation. In the driver's seat is Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), an Everyman eager to share the open road and the wonders of family togetherness. Myriad mishaps, crude kin (Randy Quaid), encounters with a temptress (Christie Brinkley), financial woes, Aunt Edna (Imogene Coca) on the roof, one security guard (John Candy) and 2,460 miles later, it's a wonder the Griswolds are together. There's never been a family vacation like it. Except maybe yours. And that helps explain why National Lampoon's Vacation remains so popular…and so very funny.]]>
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National Lampoon's Vacation: 30th Anniversary (BD) [Blu-ray]
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i already own the 20th anniversary edition dvd that was released in 2003
which had a very small featurette about the making of the film and a commentary track
which i didn't think much of
and then Warner bros released the film on blu-ray about 2 years ago i think
that blu-ray release is waste of money, cause it's exactly the same as the 20th anniversary dvd
the picture quality is pretty good better than the DVD but the extras/special features are the same
as the 20th anniversary dvd
so there's nothing new
so i definitely wasn't going to buy the 2010 blu-ray release and in the mean time
hopeing that Warner bros would give this film the special treatment it deserves
and Warner bros have finally did it this year 2013
Warner bros are advertising this new blu-ray re-issue as 30th anniversary edition
and it's the best version you'll ever get of NATIONAL LAMPOONS VACATION
so i went ahead and bought it of amazon.com and i have no regrets
this new blu-ray transfer looks amazing and much much clearer picture quality than the previous DVD release
plus the sound quality has been given a boost to 5.Read more ›
Amazon gave a warning about the region not playing in the US but this plays fine on my Blu-Ray player in the US (It's a Blu-Ray not a DVD)
Needless to say, absolutely nothing goes according to plans: they got lost before even leaving Chicago. Their new car isn't what they had planned. They're saddled with driving an obnoxious aunt to Phoenix. They get lost in the Arizona desert, after visiting obnoxious, trailer trash in-laws, and then robbed by local hicks. All of these absurd, yet wholly possible, circumstances and occurrences pile up, yet Clark Griswold (Chase, in one of his funniest roles as the hapless, clueless father) is determined to have a good holiday with the family, even if it kills them.
Beverly D'Angelo is equally good as the (sexy, but not overly) housewife who has enough disaster and wants to turn around and go home.
Great score by Lindsay Buckingham also.
You must own this on Blu-Ray cause it looks and sounds amazing.
I was compelled to purchase this dvd when I received a look of befuddlement from my teenage daughter as she asked me..."who is Clark Griswold?" when I had just broken the news to her that we were going on a family road trip to California (from Florida) and that I was planning it out hard core Clark Griswold style.
At first I was shocked, angry, and confused by her question...I thought...is this some sort of sick joke? How can she not know who Clark Griswold is?? REAL tomato ketchup Eddie? Then I remembered my age .
Revisiting this classic as an adult (well...physically anyway) was a fun combination of nostalgia and laughter...they don't make them like they used to. I didn't realize just how many classic and quotable lines came from this movie. The extra content was interesting and fun to watch...but the movie itself has too many hilarious and memorable scenes and moments to mention here as anyone having seen the movie no doubt already knows.
All in all, the movie is worth owning, hands down...if you haven't seen it in awhile you're in a for a treat. Spend the extra few dollars and get the blu ray, might as well.
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