I’ve wanted to see this edit for a while, ever since stumbling into the thread for this, which has become one of my all time favorites. The fact that the cut list for the edit caused so much debate made me need to see it. But it was offline! So I bided my time, quietly waiting for it come back. Much to my surprise, Adabisi recently started re-uploading his fanedits to Usenet. Praise Jeebus.
Allow me to quickly weigh on the BIG ISSUE at hand. I love Caddyshack and I never had a problem with Dangerfield. He wasn’t a comic genius nor was he the anti-Christ. I find him funny in this movie (and Back To School) but I never saw much more of him than those. Now onto the edit.
Technical – I watched the avi version. The picture was fine for an xvid avi. All editing cuts worked well.
Story Telling – Is Cvervik vital to the plot? Yes. Adabisi wisely didn’t try to cut every frame of the character as that would have made the plot a mess. What’s left is exactly how much of the character that is needed to keep the story coherent.
Entertainment – Listen people. Even though 1 of the 4 main characters was cut down this movie is still hysterical. Sure the line “Hey everyone we’re all gonna get laid!” isn’t in it. And yeah I love “What’s with the pictures? It’s a parking lot!” But you know what other parts of Caddyshack I love? Even more than them? The Dalai Lama monologue. Gopher poontang. The Bob Marley joint. The Baby Ruth bar. “You take drugs, Danny?” “Every day.” “Good. Then what’s your problem?”
This is still a comedy classic. And the original Caddyshack still exists! Comedy has not been destroyed.
(NOTE: “Degree of Editing” is a 100% arbitrary rating that I keep in mind when reviewing edits. This is not meant to insinuate that a faneditor is lazy or not. Some fanedits require a lot more work than others and I take this into account.)
You can tell the character is missing and with the mass of drama between the young caddy and the girl and the minimal screentime Billy Murry and Chevy chase had.. the movie is heavily lacking in comedic content.
It's funny, I was reading the "Changes" log and it's like you were listing the best parts of the movie! lol. This edit is ridiculous that it even exists but that's it's appeal. Just something you can say to your friends "hey want to watch a Rodney Dangerfieldless version of Caddyshack?"
the idea is ridiculous. dangerfields role is the pretentious pain in neck with stupid jokes. exactly therefore you hate him (?)
Murray and Chase are responsible for the good jokes. you destroying the story. every monkey can do that. (if he could)