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It’s summertime! “National Lampoon’s Vacation” gets a 40th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD release – 6/27


WARNER BROS. makes it official to announce the 40th Anniversary release of director Harold Ramis’ comedy classic “Nation Lampoon’s Vacation” on 4K Ultra HD and digital on June 27.

The 1983 classic was written by John Hughes and was based on his short story “Vacation ’58 which appeared in the publication “National Lampoon.” The film was produced by Matty Simmons and stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo as Clark and Ellen Griswold, and. Co-stars Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid, John Candy, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, and Christie Brinkley in her acting debut. And special appearances by Eddie Bracken, Brian-Doyle Murray, James Keach, and Eugene Levy.

Everything is planned, packed – and about to go hilariously wrong. The Griswolds are going on vacation. In the driver’s seat is Clark Griswold, 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.


The previous commentary track with Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, Matty Simmons, Harold Ramis, Anthony Michael Hall, and Dana Barron is the only bonus feature.


Video – 4K scan of the original camera negative (1.85:1 aspect ratio) and more likely only features HDR10 grading.

Audio – The original 2.0 DTS-HD MA mono track is provided.


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