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The 1989 film “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on November 1st via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, according to numerous retail sources. The film, written by the legendary late John Hughes and directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, starred Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Randy Quaid, Miriam Flynn, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, E.G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, Mae Questel, William Hickey, Nicholas Guest, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound as well as 2.0 Stereo (presumably also lossless). The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will come with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart as well as include a digital code (copy) of the film which is compatible with Movies Anywhere.
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon as well as retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. It’s also worth noting for our UK audience that the film will be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray there on 7 November and is available now for preorder over at Amazon UK. The bonus materials will be all just the previous DVD and Blu-ray extras ported over. These limited extras include:
- Audio Commentary by Randy Quaid, Beverly D’Angelo, Johnny Galecki, Miriam Flynn, Director Jeremiah S. Chechik, and Producer Matty Simmons
- Theatrical Trailer
The 1978 comedy “Foul Play“ starring Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase is coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 8th, 2022 via Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, written & directed by Colin Higgins, co-starred Burgess Meredith, Dudley Moore, Marilyn Sokol, William Frankfather, Rachel Roberts, Billy Barty, and the late Brian Dennehy.
The tech specs for the Blu-ray and bonus materials have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned possibly for an update on that soon. You can now find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. This will be the first time that the film has been available in the Blu-ray Disc format.
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The 1991 comedy “Nothing But Trouble“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc (for the first time) on October 26th, via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film, directed and co-written by Dan Aykroyd, starred Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi Moore, Taylor Negron, and Bertila Damas.
The 1974 cult-classic comedy “The Groove Tube” is finally coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 25th via Hen’s Tooth Video. The film, directed and co-written by Ken Shapiro, starred Chevy Chase, Richard Belzer, and Ken Shapiro. The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD presentation in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio from a new 4K restoration, as detailed and quoted below. No word yet on the audio configuration or format.
“Restoration by Gamma Ray Digital from a 4K scan of 35mm archival film materials in the collections of the Library of Congress.”