It's the snobs against the slobs in Caddyshack, and Bushwood Country Club is home to the most outrageous group of golf nuts ever assembled. Pompous Judge Smails (Knight) fumes at loudmouth member Al Czervik (Dangerfield). Zen golfer Ty Webb (Chase) sinks putts by "becoming the ball." But Bill Murray steals the show as Carl, the gopher-hunting greenskeeper.
Includes The 19th Hole, a making-of featurette with outtakes, rare footage, and reminiscences by Chevy Chase, Harold Ramis, and others; and the theatrical trailer.
While it definitely looks better than the standard-definition DVD release, the 1.78:1 VC-1-encoded picture is not one of the best HD DVD releases to date. The image is very noisy and source element artifacts can be seen throughout the presentation. The picture can look impressive in some of the close shots, but for the most part it can be very hit or miss. (Danny Richelieu)
The Dolbyģ Digital Plus 5.1-channel encoding is a huge improvement over the original mono soundtrack that was on the original DVD release, although it still does not have the envelopment of more recent releases. Some atmospheric effects are delivered through the front left and right channels, but for the most part the soundtrack is limited to the center channel. Fidelity is impressive for a 26-year-old movie, which is definitely welcome. (Danny Richelieu)