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Old 05-13-03, 05:17 PM
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Vacation SE - Details

"And fans of the Griswolds have a lot to look forward to on August 19th with National Lampoon's Vacation finally gets the special edition treatment. Remastered in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, the audio is presented in its original English mono (a French dub is also included), and extras include an audio commentary by director Harold Ramis and a second cast reunion commentary with Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barrons. There are also the usual filmographies and trailers, and more to be announced Stay tuned, and retail is $19.95."



According to someone at the fletchwon.net board, there will also be six 2-minute featurettes - including on the cast and the car.
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Old 05-13-03, 05:18 PM
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<--looking forward to the cast commentary!
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<--ditto! I'll probably wait and see if they release a box set though.

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Seriously, this is shaping up to be a nice SE. Glad to see they got the gang together.... Hey, where's Aunt Edna?
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Hey, where's Aunt Edna?
She died, remember?

Anyway--SWEET! SO glad I held off on buying this, even though it's one of my favorites of all time. And 8/19 is not that far off. Cool...!!!
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GREAT news!
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Originally posted by uteotw
She died, remember?
Just thinking about her body wrapped up on top of the "Wagon Queen Family Truckster"... that always cracks me up.
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six 2 minute featurettes? Am I misreading this? Isn't that kind of weak?

Can't they atleast have an option/extra of hearing Lindsey Buckingham's "Holiday_Road" in stereo?
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Originally posted by tacomantt
six 2 minute featurettes? Am I misreading this? Isn't that kind of weak?

Can't they atleast have an option/extra of hearing Lindsey Buckingham's "Holiday_Road" in stereo?
I think the reason behind this shitty new trend of "featurettes" is to loophole around paying documentary royalties. Swingers did the same thing, and I'm seeing it on more and more discs now. I'm sure it will play as one seamless program in the special features.

I don't think it's "weak" because there will be plenty of information to be had between Ramis and the cast. I do hope some interview time is given to Catherine's family, including Randy Quaid in one of his best roles as "Cousin Eddie". He was a charicicture by the last few movies, but his pitch perfect pathetic white trash in the first film is unreal. I'll crack up his giving the white shoes to Clark for as long as I live.

And bravo to these guys for getting it right. I've held out for a proper release for one of the funniest movies ever as far as I"m concerned. This sounds like a winner, and I"m all over this one!

And to finally be able to enjoy Christie Brinkley poolside in her crystal clear freeze frame glory!!!
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<-------- wants them to put Lindsey Buckingham's "Holiday Road" video on there.
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Cool!! I was afraid the cast commentary was some kind of hoax. Excellent!!
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Originally posted by bigjim25
<-------- wants them to put Lindsey Buckingham's "Holiday Road" video on there.
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<----- Is extremely happy about this movie getting a good DVD release
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I'd like to see cousin Eddie's kids in on the commentary too.
"A guy at school taught me somethin' real neat..."
But most of all I wish there'd be something involving Christy Brinkley!
Regardless, it is EXCELLENT this is finally coming out anamorphic (as in "Oh excellent! They've got a pool!") and with some special features. Can not wait...
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This may be the first commentary that I actually check out.
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Great release date

Right in the middle of summer vacation season.

Oh I remember when the old man used to pack us into the station wagon and head out into the west....
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"excuse me, can you tell me how to get back on the expressway?"
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Originally posted by tommyp007
"excuse me, can you tell me how to get back on the expressway?"
Go "blank" your mamma!

Great scene!

"You didn't order the Metallic Pea?"
"Metallic Pea? I ordered Antartic Blue!"

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A classic comedy receives for great justice.
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<--- wonders what's up with all the "<----" comments.

Is this the Internet Discussion board way of talking about yourself in the third person?

<--- is also looking forward to the disc.
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Originally posted by uteotw
I'd like to see cousin Eddie's kids in on the commentary too.
"A guy at school taught me somethin' real neat..."
[snip]
Cousin Vicki: "I'm going steady, and I French kiss."
Audrey: "So? Everybody does that."
Cousin Vicki: "Yeah, but Daddy says I'm the best at it."

This was just so wrong... but so funny
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OMG! Remastered Widescreen! I cant wait! The commentaires sound amazing. Hopefully they'll re-release other Vacation movies. I'll have to find a way to get rid of my old copy. I have a freind who'd be interested. He doesnt care about special features or ws.
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Originally posted by Bill Geiger
Go "blank" your mamma!

Great scene!
It is, indeed. Although the TV version makes me laugh as much:

"excuse me, can you tell me how to get back on the expressway?"
"What do I look like, Christopher Columbo?"

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I can't remember where I read this recently (probably here) but for you Cousin Eddie fans, they are spinning him off into his own Vacation movie.

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What about the rest of the Vacation films?

European/Christmas/Vegas


Are any of these rumored to being re-released?
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