Comedy classics being released on blu-ray this week include a couple of National Lampoon gems and a Barbara Streisand/Ryan O’Neal screwball hit, as well as the more sombre Colin Farrell picture, Triage.

National Lampoon's Vacation on blu-ray
National Lampoon’s Vacation
The all-American Griswold family (Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barron) wants to go on an all-American vacation. Everyone is packed and the route is planned, but absolutely everything goes wrong as the simple trip quickly becomes a madcap cross-country odyssey and heroic quest.

Special features include: commentary with Chase, Hall, Barron, Randy Quaid, director Harold Ramis and producer Matty Simmons; and an introduction by Chase, Quaid and Simmons. (Warner Home Video)

National Lampoon's European Vacation on blu-rayNational Lampoon’s European Vacation (Blu-ray)
The first time the all-American Griswold family (Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Jason Lively and Dana Hill) ventured forth in National Lampoon’s Vacation, it was just a domestic outing. This time they take on an entire continent in a catastrophe-filled fortnight courtesy of a TV quiz-show grand prize.

Special features include: commentary by Chase. (Warner Home Video)

Colin Farrell's Triage on blu-rayTriage (Blu-ray)
After a traumatic, near death experience in Kurdistan, Mark (Colin Farrell), a battle-scarred war photographer, returns home without his friend and colleague Colin. As Mark struggles to recover, he reveals the shocking truth behind Colin’s disappearance.

Special features include: a making-of featurette; soundbites; b-roll footage; and trailer. (Entertainment One)

What's Up Doc? on blu-rayWhat’s up Doc? (Blu-ray)
Barbara Streisand and Ryan O’Neal star in this screwball romantic comedy that races across San Francisco. Carefree, eccentric Judy Maxwell (Streisand) has a suitcase with an encyclopaedia and a nightgown – and eyes for repressed, eccentric Howard Bannister (O’Neal). Howard has a suitcase full of igneous rocks to prove an esoteric musical theory and an overly proper fiancée (Madeline Kahn). None of them know Mr. Smith (Michael Murphy), who has a suitcase full of top-secret government documents and a nefarious man tailing him. Add another suitcase full of jewels, a crooked hotel detective and a jealous musicologist – all together in the same hotel.

Special features include: commentary with director Peter Bogdanovich; scene-specific commentary by Streisand; vintage featurette “Screwball Comedies … Remember Them?”; and


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