Join the Griswold family on a hilarious cross-country adventure in National Lampoon’s Vacation 4K UHD. Experience the comedy classic in stunning 4K resolution with HDR. Buckle up for laughter!
National Lampoon’s Vacation, a beloved classic comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo as Clark and Ellen Griswold, is set to be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on June 27. This release holds special significance as Warner Bros celebrates its 100th anniversary, while also marking the 40th anniversary of this studio gem.
Originally released in 1983 by Warner Bros. Pictures, National Lampoon’s Vacation was written by John Hughes, based on his short story “Vacation ’58,” which was published in “National Lampoon.” Produced by Matty Simmons, the film features an ensemble cast including Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid, John Candy, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, and Christie Brinkley in her acting debut. It also includes special appearances by Eddie Bracken, Brian-Doyle Murray, James Keach, and Eugene Levy.
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION
NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL
HAROLD RAMIS’ ROAD TRIP COMEDY FILM STARRING CHEVY CHASE AND BEVERLY D’ANGELO
WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)
Own it on 4K Ultra HD and Digital on June 27
The Ultra HD release of National Lampoon’s Vacation offers viewers the immersive experience of 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum. This cutting-edge technology enhances the home entertainment viewing experience, providing brighter, deeper, and more lifelike colors.
The Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of National Lampoon’s Vacation will be available for $33.99 SRP, including the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the film in 4K and HDR, as well as a Digital download. Fans can also purchase the film in 4K Ultra HD from select digital retailers. The release date for both physical and digital formats is June 27.
About National Lampoon’s Vacation
The film follows the misadventures of the Griswold family as they embark on a vacation. Clark Griswold (played by Chevy Chase), an Everyman eager to share the joys of family togetherness, leads the way. However, their journey is filled with mishaps, eccentric relatives, encounters with a temptress (played by Christie Brinkley), financial difficulties, and even Aunt Edna (Imogene Coca) on the roof. Despite the challenges, the Griswolds persevere, resulting in a memorable and hilarious family vacation.
National Lampoon’s Vacation is a comedy film released in 1983 and directed by Harold Ramis. It is the first installment in the National Lampoon’s Vacation film series, which became a successful franchise. The movie stars Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold and Beverly D’Angelo as Ellen Griswold, a married couple who set out on a cross-country road trip with their two children, Rusty and Audrey, played by Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barron, respectively.
The story revolves around the Griswold family’s quest to reach the fictional amusement park called “Walley World” in California. Clark, an optimistic and well-meaning but somewhat bumbling father, plans the vacation as an opportunity for quality family time. However, their journey quickly turns into a series of comedic misadventures and obstacles.
Along the way, the Griswolds encounter a range of memorable characters, including Cousin Eddie, played by Randy Quaid, a freeloading and eccentric relative who joins them for part of the trip. Clark also finds himself tempted by a beautiful woman driving a sports car, played by Christie Brinkley, leading to hilarious encounters and complications.
As the Griswolds continue their road trip, they face various setbacks, such as car troubles, mishaps at motels, and financial difficulties. The family’s encounters with outlandish situations and colorful characters, including a memorable meeting with a security guard played by John Candy, result in a series of comedic moments and unexpected challenges.
National Lampoon’s Vacation is known for its blend of slapstick humor, satirical social commentary, and relatable family dynamics. It presents a humorous and exaggerated portrayal of the typical American family vacation, with Clark Griswold embodying the well-meaning but perpetually hapless father figure. The film’s witty writing, physical comedy, and memorable performances by the cast contributed to its lasting popularity and cult following.
The success of National Lampoon’s Vacation led to several sequels and spin-offs, including European Vacation (1985), Christmas Vacation (1989), Vegas Vacation (1997), and a reboot titled Vacation (2015). The original film remains a classic in the comedy genre, known for its quotable lines, iconic scenes, and enduring humor.
National Lampoon’s Vacation has stood the test of time, resonating with audiences due to its relatable humor and unforgettable characters. As this comedy classic becomes available in Ultra HD, fans can once again enjoy the Griswolds’ uproarious journey in a whole new dimension.
In addition to the film itself, the Ultra HD Blu-ray edition includes previously released special features such as a commentary with Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, Matty Simmons, Harold Ramis, Anthony Michael Hall, and Dana Barron, spanning a total of 98 minutes.
The Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of National Lampoon’s Vacation includes the following previously released special features:
- Commentary: The release features a commentary track where several key cast and crew members provide insights and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. The participants in the commentary include Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, Matty Simmons, Harold Ramis, Anthony Michael Hall, and Dana Barron. This commentary track offers fans a chance to delve deeper into the making of the film and gain additional perspectives from the people involved.
These special features provide viewers with additional content and insights into the creation of National Lampoon’s Vacation, enhancing the overall viewing experience and allowing fans to gain a deeper appreciation for the film.
National Lampoon’s Vacation 4K UHD will be available for streaming
For digital distribution, National Lampoon’s Vacation 4K UHD will be available for streaming and download in high definition and standard definition on various devices from select digital retailers. It will also be accessible through Video On Demand services provided by cable and satellite providers and select gaming consoles.
The Ultra HD Blu-ray of National Lampoon’s Vacation is priced at $33.99*. It offers audio and subtitle options in English, Spanish, and French, with subtitles available in English SDH, Spanish, and Parisian French. The run time of the film is 98 minutes, and it carries an R rating.
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