Got to tell you how cheesed off I was when a couple of preview DVD discs recently turned up for the last two “Vacation” movies. As bad as the last couple were [actually, in my opinion, “Christmas” and “Vegas” were light years ahead of the disorganized/unfunny “European”], I’m a huge fan of the series. So, why, oh why, wasn’t there a bonus feature in sight? Not even the first couple of “Vacation” movies, when released on DVD, had much in the way of extras. Why? Ok, I might have the answer…
According to DVD Premiere Awards, Warner is set to release “National Lampoon’s Vacation: 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD” on August 19th. A-Ha! So that was their idea….save it all up for a Special Edition! Of Course! They did the same with “Gremlins” – and [here in Zone 4 land] we’re still waiting for that SE.
According to the site, “National Lampoon’s Vacation: 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD”, features introductions to the films, and the Griswold family and director Harold Ramis recorded a commentary.
In addition, Five featurettes are included, but they’re hidden on the family truckster, so users will have to click their remotes to find them. They include pieces with Chase, Christie Brinkley and other cast members.
Seems that’s the only “Vacation” due for the ‘Special Edition’ treatment for the time-being, but it’s the best…and deservedly getting the premium treatment over it’s spawn.
Now while you’ve got our attention, WB, how about a new “Vacation” movie? And I’m not talking Randy Quaid and his darn Cousin Eddie spin-off – I’m talking Chevy, I’m talking Beverly, heck..I’m talking Anthony Michael Hall…even Grandma on top of the station-wagon!
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Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.