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National Lampoon's Vacation [Special Edition] [DVD] [1983]

  • SKU: 5672051
  • Release Date: 10/05/2010
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (282 out of 286)

    Special Features


    • Introduction by Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid and Producer Matty Simmons
    • Griswald Family Commentary by Chase, Quaid, Simmons, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron and Director Harold Ramis
    • Family Truckster Featurette Gallery
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    National Lampoon's Vacation
    The first film in the Vacation comedy franchise stars Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, an ad exec who becomes consumed with taking his family cross-country to Wally World, a California amusement park. Less a vacation than a descent into a peculiarly American kind of hell, the Griswolds suffer through an endless series of catastrophes, culminating in a run-in with the law. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Chevy Chase
      Chevy Chase - Clark Griswold
    • Beverly D'Angelo
      Beverly D'Angelo - Ellen Griswold
    • Anthony Michael Hall
      Anthony Michael Hall - Rusty Griswold
    • Imogene Coca
      Imogene Coca - Aunt Edna
    • Randy Quaid
      Randy Quaid - Cousin Eddie



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 286 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Holds up over the years-so so blu ray package

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      CKCSWHFFAN
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      After 30 years the film holds up. Sure, the technology in it is dated now but when you get past that little detail you still love the film. Funny. Walt Disney look a likes, the late John Candy. Of ALL the films it is this one & the third film that made a franchise. All star cast. So, they released the film onto blu ray for the 30th anniversary. If you are a true Vacation fan you will be disappointed by the extras. The commentary used on a previous DVD release and all they added was the "Inside Story" shown on the Biography Channel. So, why not something new from the cast and crew. If you are a fan you will still love the film here but you will be disappointed by the extras. And, the design of the package is different than the stock photo here.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great classic comedy. Still funny.

      Posted
      ALphaEXray
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      It's still a very funny movie, even with all the dated references. The extras aren't the greatest in the world: commentary, an introduction and a featurette gallery. But I only really wanted the movie and the price was fantastic at the time, so those things weren't all that important to me. The picture quality is quite good. As I bought a DVD and watched it on a Blu-ray player on a 1080p TV, it definitely beats the image quality the first time I saw it on television back in 1984. On a less important note, my copy did not have the same cover art as what is shown (Boris Vallejo painting). Mine is a fairly crude composite shot of Chevy Chase, the family truckster flying overhead and the desert in the background.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      First is the best

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      CKCSWHFFAN
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      The 1st of the 4 vacation films is the best. I think most people will agree with me on that. The late John Candy’s role was too small, did not give him that much to do. Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) was best in this one & ONLY NEEDED in this film. Bringing him back for the 3rd & 4th films was unnecessary. Good to have this edition so the film could be seen wide screen. Have NEVER been a fan of the nudity in the film. Beverly needed to keep her clothes on. Course, the first of the 4 Rusty & Audrey’s. Glad my family never did trips like this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A CLASSIC

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      oc405
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      SNL legend Chevy Chase wants to take the family on a cross country vacation to Wally World in California. This is where the trouble, but fun for the audience begins. From purchasing the new car to having to take an unwanted relative along for the ride to all the adventure in between to finally arriving at the destination to unexpected results. A great supporting cast includes Eugene Levy and John Candy. Superb direction by Harold Ramis. This is one Vacation you won't want to miss.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Film with some extras

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      moviefan
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      NL Vacation is a classic and one of the best in this series. The price is right on this (I think it was about $4). The movie follows the comedic mishaps of the Griswold family on their cross country road trip to Wally World. The only thing I kinda kicked myself for is that there is another multipack that has Vacation and European Vacation in it for a couple bucks more. Overall though this is a classic comedy that stands the test of time and is great for kicking off the summer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nothing like the original

      Posted
      Everwood
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      I can truly say that nowadays, some remakes and sequels are better than those of the past. In this case, not only was the 2015 sequel not that great, it was also up against an epic instant classic and original. This Chevy and Beverly hit brought a whole new take on satire that redefined the entire outlook on comedy in film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

      Posted
      mad10jen
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      The original is a classic you will watch it over and over again. The laughs do not stop. Chevy Chase is hilarious and one of the funniest comedians of all time. John Candy plays a very funny security guard at Wally World, he also is very funny. I think Christmas Vacation is the best of the Vacation movies but this one is a close second. Pick your copy up today it's worth the price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hilarious

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      Mike
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      I've seen this film approximately 30 to 40 times in my life, and I never get tired of it. Boneheaded, but well meaning father, Clark Griswold, driving his wife and two kids on a cross country family vacation, from Chicago to a California theme park, to spend time with all of them, before the kids are too old for such things.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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