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Happy Gilmore (The Happy Gilmore/Billy Madison Collection)
Special Edition
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 92 (Jan 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay & Carl Weathers

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Paired with Billy Madison in the Happy Gilmore/Billy Madison Collection, special features include six deleted scenes, a five-minute outtakes reel, and production notes. There are also up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Video
(Catalog Number): 25442
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1996
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/30/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Dennis Dugan
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Happy Gilmore (Sandler) is a no-name hockey player whose wicked slap shot converts into a 400-yard tee shot with the potential for big bucks. Happy hits the fairways, turning the Pro Golf Circuit into a contact sport. Throwing tantrums and his clubs on the course, and punching fans, his rivals and even Pro-Am participant, TV game show host Bob Barker, Happy outrages the establishment on national TV. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture is bright and colorful, with nicely balanced color saturation. Fleshtones are accurate, and blacks are deep and solid. The picture is nicely detailed, with satisfying textures. Edge enhancement is noticed at times, but is rarely a serious offense. Pixelization is also limited.

As with most comedies, the majority of information is in the front three screen channels for these DTS