WHV Press Release: Caddyshack 30th Anniversary (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    CADDYSHACK DEBUTS ON BLU-RAYTM JUNE 8 IN CELEBRATION OF ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY Blu-ray Features An All New Feature Length Bio Documentary Burbank, Calif., March 15, 2010 – Warner Home Video (WHV) today announced that it is bringing back “the shack” on June 8 on Blu-ray DiscTM. Just in time for Father’s Day, tour the grounds of the exclusive Bushwood Country Club like never before, as the screen’s most notorious gopher chews its way onto stunning Blu-ray for the first time ever. 30 years ago, the game of golf was redefined when Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray and Ted Knight took to the fairways of Bushwood Country Club. When Caddyshack hits Blu-ray, fans will see the riotous hole-in-one comedy like never before. The fairways will be greener. The golf balls whiter. The gopher…err…fuzzier. The Blu-ray will contain an all new, feature-length Bio documentary, Caddyshack: The Inside Story (90 min), which includes new interviews with producers and stars about the making of Caddyshack. The Blu-ray will also include all of the special features from the original standard definition version: Caddyshack: The 19th Hole (37 min), a retrospective documentary featuring hilarious outtakes, rare footage and interviews with stars Chevy Chase and Cindy Morgan, producers Jon Peters and Mark Canton, and director Harold Ramis, along with other cast and creative team members recalling their on-set experiences; and the theatrical trailer. The standard definition DVD has been updated with new 5.1 audio and contains special features: Caddyshack: The 19th Hole and the theatrical trailer. The film will also be available day and date on Video on Demand from cable and satellite providers and for electronic download from online retailers. Among AFI’s Top 100 for “Funniest and Best Quotes” and Top 10 for “Best Sports Movies,” the inspiration for the madcap milieu ofCaddyshack is the boyhood experiences of writer Brian Doyle-Murray and his kid brother Bill Murray. Brian was a caddy at Indian Hills, outside Chicago, and Bill was an assistant groundskeeper for the Evanston Country Club in Indiana. On June 8, relive the epic battle of the snobs versus the slobs and get closer than ever to the once-in-a-lifetime cast, starring ‘80s “Saturday Night Live” favorites Chevy Chase and Bill Murray and more: · Chevy Chase as playboy Ty Webb, the club’s resident Romeo and zen golfer who practices uncanny trick shots from daybreak ‘til dark, but never plays against anyone. · Bill Murray as the insane groundskeeper Carl, who dressed in a battered old hat, soiled T-shirt and filthy fatigues from some long-ago war, wanders the Bushwood fairways pursuing a mischievous gopher with a fire hose, a sniperscope and a cache of high explosives. · Ted Knight as Judge Smails, the arrogant stuffed shirt who runs Bushwood like a feudal fiefdom. · Rodney Dangerfield as Al Czervik, the nouveau riche land-developer who gate-crashes the snooty country club - armed with an arsenal of grandiose golf gear, including a putter outfitted with a Norden bombsight. The film helped boost Rodney Dangerfield’s film career. · Cindy Morgan as Lacey Underall, makes her film debut as Judge Smail’s provocative niece, whose upper-crust charm pops up to toasty perfection the instant anyone pushes her button. Synopsis Greenskeeper Carl Spackler is about to start World War III – against a gopher. Pompous Judge Smalls plays to win but his nubile niece Lacey Underall wants to score her own way. Playboy Ty Webb shoots perfect golf by becoming the ball. And country club loudmouth Al Czervik just doubled a $20,000 bet on a 10-foot putt. Insanity? No. Caddyshack. Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray and Ted Knight tee off for a side-splitting round of fairway foolishness that does for golf whatNational Lampoon’s Animal House did for fraternities and Police Academy did for law enforcement. With Harold Ramis directing, the virtuoso skills of all four blend into a riotous hole-in-one for comedy fans. Street Date: June 8, 2010 Order Date: May 4, 2010 Blu-ray MAT/UPC: 1000000013 / 12569828391 Blu-ray Pricing: $24.98 SRP DVD MAT/UPC: 1000122034 / 883929112654 DVD Pricing: $12.97 SRP Feature Run Time: 99 minutes Rating: R Note: All enhanced content is subject to change.
     
  2. Jon Martin

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    Love the film, but I wish they would sometime release the deleted scenes, which are added to the TV cut, as their own extras and not as part of a documentary where they are talked over.

    The new BIO documentary is very good though.
     
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    Really happy to read this. They should load it up on special features.

    I'd love to see many more of that era's classic comedies come to BD such as:

    Animal House, Blues Brothers, Vacation, Stripes & all the unreleased John Hughes' - Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Breakfast Club, Uncle Buck.
     
  4. Scott Merryfield

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    I am really looking forward to this -- one of my very favorite comedies. Do we get a free bowl of soup with it?

    "Big hitter, the Lama."

    "Just be the ball, be the ball, be the ball. You're not being the ball Danny"
     
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    Yes! Instant purchase!
     
  6. Ronald Epstein

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    Very cool indeed.

    Sold
     
  8. Greg_M

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    I love this film - always have - one of the best comedies ever (and I used to caddy as a kid)

    BUT, "Caddyshack" never looked great - even in theaters. The film was low budget, the studio didn't think it would be a big hit and the film stock was low grade. The Gopher scenes were shot after the filming completed and were on a higher grade of film stock - which is why they look better. But this film can't look real great on Blu-Ray, it falls into the same catagory as many 70's film (great film like "The Godfather" and "MASH") where the film stock was muddy and grainy on purpose or because it was cheaper. Unlike "Patton" which was filmed in Dimension 150 or other 70MM film projects (Ben Hur, West Side Story) these films can't look that much better than their DVD counterparts played on a HD set.

    While I love this film, I would rather see the better film stock films released on Blu-Ray first

    This becomes frustrating when films like "Cool Hand Luke", "Bonnie and Clyde" "Bulllit" and "Caddyshack" (all execellant films) come to blu-ray before the better quality film stock films (Mutiny on the Bounty 1962, Grand Prix, My Fair Lady, Cleopatra etc)
     

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