National Lampoon’s The Ultimate Vacation Collection heading to Blu-ray


Vacation BluMeet the Griswolds, the legendary all-American family, as they venture upon the original road trip comedy plagued with hilarious disasters, and blitzed with whacky predicaments, in The Ultimate Vacation Collection. New to Blu-ray™ from 29th July, to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Warner Bros., the box set includes all four side spitting comedies in the National Lampoon series, including; National Lampoon’s Vacation, National Lampoon’s European Vacation, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation. Plus 90 minutes of brand new content.


With a stellar cast, including Chevy Chase (Caddyshack, Community) Beverley D’Angelo (American History X, Entourage) and Randy Quaid (the Last Detail, Broke Back Mountain) plus additional performances from kid sensations turned Hollywood stars, Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory, Hancock), Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers, Due Date), and Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight, The Breakfast Club), the National Lampoon series promises a delight of slapstick comedy and giggles galore.

In National Lampoon’s Vacation, the crazy Griswold family reward themselves with a fortnight of frenzied freedom, after 50 weeks of work and routine, embarking upon what should be a simple road trip vacation across America to the magical adventure park of Walley World. Yet, as soon as the engine is started, absolutely everything that could go wrong does, and the trip quickly becomes a madcap cross-country odyssey.

Get ready for another hapless adventure in National Lampoon’s European Vacation. The second instalment of the saga follows the family as they attempt to survive a catastrophe-filled fortnight in Europe, which the Griswolds win courtesy of a TV quiz-show grand prize. Expect more misfortunes as the family take on the Continent – no sightseeing spot is safe!

Next up is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, in which the well-intentioned, walking disaster Clark Griswold, decides to keep his chaotic family home for the Christmas break. However, don’t expect this to make the Griswold’s fiasco free, as the family spread festive holiday havoc upon their unfortunate local neighbourhood.

Finally, enjoy National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation, as the Griswolds are poised to prove that even the best-laid plans can unravel into hilarious misadventures, as the ill-fated family heads for hyperactivity, high times and high rollers on a Vegas vacation.

The Ultimate Vacation Collection features a wealth of extra content, revealing more about the famously funny films. This includes a brand new 90 minute special, comment on National Lampoon’s 30th anniversary from Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron and Matty Simmons, feature commentary of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and audio commentary with Chevy Chase for National Lampoon’s European Vacation.


Fans of the film can now introduce family and friends to the Griswold’s, and relive the 80s side-splitting classic comedies in high definition for the first time, as The Ultimate Vacation Collection is released on Blu-ray with UltraViolet from 29th July, 2013.