(July 6, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – On November 3, Warner Home Video celebrates the 20th anniversary of the perennial holiday favorite with the release of Ultimate Collector’s Edition of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” in a gift-ready package all set for the season. The cool collectibles include a replica of Clark Griswold’s holiday Santa hat, a set of holiday themed drink coasters with memorable quotes from the film, a box of faux snow, and an “I survived a Griswold Family Christmas” button. Exclusive to the Blu-ray gift set is a collectible Moose figurine. All will be festively packaged in a collectible gift tin. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Ultimate Collector’s Edition” will be offered in both Blu-ray Hi-Def ($49.99 SRP) and in a DVD version ($39.92 SRP). Orders for both are due September 29. About the Film In “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) attempts to create a picture perfect, old-fashioned Christmas for his family and invites his extended family to celebrate the holidays at his home. But a festive supporting cast including Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Juliette Lewis and Doris Roberts, 25,000 lights on the roof, an exploding turkey on the dining room table and a SWAT team taking siege outside soon help Clark realize that more does not always mean merrier. Critic David Sheehan said the film is “funnier than the first 'Vacation.' Chevy Chase is at his best!” John Hughes wrote and was a producer on “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”; Jeremiah S. Chechik was the director. Special Features: Audio commentary with Randy Quaid, Beverly D’Angelo, Johnny Galecki, Miriam Flynn, director Jerimiah Chechnik, and producer Matty Simmons. Warner Home Video Blu-ray Discs offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, as well as extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color and beautifully crisp sound. The new formats also provide a higher level of interactivity, with instant access to extra features via a seamless menu-bar where viewers can enjoy features without leaving or interrupting the film. With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment. Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.
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