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Old 11-23-16, 10:49 AM
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Christmas Vacation

Just saw the newest version of Christmas Vacation. A blu- DVD combo possibly steelbook, but I didn't look at it that closely. Is the blu ray the same as the earlier released version or a better transfer?
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Re: Christmas Vacation

It's Warner's, there is no remastering. Just the same as the previous release.
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Old 11-23-16, 11:25 AM
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It's Warner's, there is no remastering. Just the same as the previous release.
Ok, thank you. You just saved me from buying it. I do have the regular DVD, I guess i'll stick with that.
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Old 11-23-16, 11:30 AM
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Re: Christmas Vacation

Hold up, my bad. If it's the anniversary edition, which it sounds like it may be the one you came across, it does sound like the picture has been improved. From the review on blu-ray.com:

"Specifically for this new 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray release of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Warner Home Video had a new interpositive made at YCM Laboratories. This IP was then scanned at 2k by Warner's Motion Picture Imaging. Unlike the 2006 disc, which occupied a BD-25, this one arrives on a BD-50. Continuing Warner's promise to abandon low bitrates, the new Blu-ray of Christmas Vacation has been mastered with an average rate of 32.87 Mbps (as compared to 18.51 Mbps for the earlier disc)."

So again, my apologies. I should have checked first. But Warner's has a history of just releasing the same content with new packaging. Hell, I may go for this myself. I never even got the DVD of it.

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Old 11-23-16, 01:30 PM
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Re: Christmas Vacation

Yeah, I got it last year. It does have upgraded audio and video over the first release.
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Old 11-24-16, 07:49 AM
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Re: Christmas Vacation

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Yeah, I got it last year. It does have upgraded audio and video over the first release.
I'm still working off the HD-DVD version. Like many households this one is an annual tradition even though we could recite the movie without watching it. Might be time to upgrade
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Old 11-29-16, 01:02 AM
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Re: Christmas Vacation

Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
Hold up, my bad. If it's the anniversary edition, which it sounds like it may be the one you came across, it does sound like the picture has been improved. From the review on blu-ray.com:

"Specifically for this new 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray release of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Warner Home Video had a new interpositive made at YCM Laboratories. This IP was then scanned at 2k by Warner's Motion Picture Imaging. Unlike the 2006 disc, which occupied a BD-25, this one arrives on a BD-50. Continuing Warner's promise to abandon low bitrates, the new Blu-ray of Christmas Vacation has been mastered with an average rate of 32.87 Mbps (as compared to 18.51 Mbps for the earlier disc)."

So again, my apologies. I should have checked first. But Warner's has a history of just releasing the same content with new packaging. Hell, I may go for this myself. I never even got the DVD of it.
Well, I haven't been on here for the past 6 days. So I didn't see this until now. I'll go in tomorrow to see if it's still there. Then i'll give you an update after I watch it. If it's still there to get.

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Old 11-29-16, 01:44 PM
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I did go and get it today. I skimmed through it to see if it was worth it or not- it is.
The picture is ok, but the sound is really good. I like it. So thanks again.
It is a steelbook.
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Re: Christmas Vacation

Does it still have 2.0 audio? I remember all the releases for the original vacations never had anything better than mono either.
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Old 12-01-16, 05:21 PM
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DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
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