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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken


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#1 of 26 OFFLINE   Danny R

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Posted February 24 2003 - 06:14 AM

Am I correct in finding that there is no DVD release of this title? Does anyone know if it will come to DVD in the near future? If not, who's arm do I need to twist to get this wonderful comedy noticed?
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#2 of 26 OFFLINE   Rob Gardiner

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Posted February 24 2003 - 06:36 AM

My roommate is always asking about this title, I'm eager to hear any news.

#3 of 26 OFFLINE   Randy A Salas

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Posted February 24 2003 - 06:54 AM

[quote] If not, who's arm do I need to twist to get this wonderful comedy noticed? [quote]

The makers of Bon Ami? Posted Image

Actually, I believe Universal still holds the rights since it's VHS edition is still in print and readily available. Based on Universal's recent release of similar movies (same style, same era) such as Strange Bedfellows and Man's Favorite Sport--and its stated desire to release more catalog titles--maybe this favorite won't be too far behind.
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#4 of 26 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

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Posted February 25 2003 - 01:54 AM

Universal released a Letterbox double feature LD of Ghost and Mr. Chicken and The Reluctant Astronaut a few years back and I'm holding on to my copy tightly until Universal gives it a DVD release. I'd love to see all Don Knotts' Universal films issued on DVD.

#5 of 26 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted February 25 2003 - 02:06 AM

Yes, this is a favorite and should be given a proper widescreen release, with commentary (or at least interviews with Knotts). A fun Vic Mizzy score makes this one a treasure and I wish I had it. Posted Image

#6 of 26 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted February 25 2003 - 07:03 AM

Assuming they were OAR I'd buy the following in a heartbeat: The Ghost & Mr. Chicken The Reluctant Astronaut The Shakiest Gun in the West How to Frame a Figg
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#7 of 26 OFFLINE   Derek M Germano

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Posted February 25 2003 - 07:13 AM

Atta boy Luther! Put me down for a copy in 16:9 enhanced wide screen.
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#8 of 26 OFFLINE   Rodney

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Posted February 25 2003 - 11:43 AM

I would love an OAR version of this film on DVD, with a commentary by Don Knotts. I read somewhere that the Attaboy Luther refrain was thought up by Andy Griffith. I would love to hear any anecdotes from Don about this wonderful, funny film.
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#9 of 26 OFFLINE   Rodney

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Posted March 02 2003 - 09:14 AM

What? Only eight of us want to see this gem on DVD?
I am surprised!
It has a wonderful score, it is CLASSIC Don Knotts, and so many character actors.
(But Good Burger is eagerly awaited)Posted Image
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#10 of 26 OFFLINE   BarryR

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Posted March 02 2003 - 11:19 AM

I WANT IT TOO!!!!!!!

#11 of 26 OFFLINE   John_W_Jr

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Posted March 02 2003 - 01:53 PM

Count me in!! My keyboardist in High School figured out that cool Bach-esq organ theme used in the film, and would always perform it during his open solos. A really FUN film!
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#12 of 26 OFFLINE   jimbo w

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Posted March 02 2003 - 02:14 PM

Atta boy , Luther! Count me in when its released. Jim
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#13 of 26 OFFLINE   Todd Robertson

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Posted March 02 2003 - 02:57 PM

yeah...my tape is just about dead. as a kid, i was in tears while he was in the sleeping bag.
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#14 of 26 OFFLINE   Shawn_Sek

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Posted March 03 2003 - 12:57 AM

i would love it!
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#15 of 26 OFFLINE   Mark Hanson

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Posted March 03 2003 - 10:05 AM

Fourteen

#16 of 26 OFFLINE   Rob Ray

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Posted March 03 2003 - 10:55 AM

Fifteen. Love that print...

#17 of 26 OFFLINE   John Wolfe

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Posted March 04 2003 - 06:37 AM

Bump, count me in.

#18 of 26 OFFLINE   Rodney

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Posted March 16 2003 - 08:35 AM

I just watched it again today on Starz. You know, Pan and Scan really blows. Watching an actor talk to another actor offscreen, when you should be able to see both of them, is really irritating. Does anyone know the aspect ratio of this film?
-Rodney

#19 of 26 OFFLINE   Rob W

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Posted March 16 2003 - 01:44 PM

It's 2:35 and has only been released properly on laserdisc ( which I own ).

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Posted March 16 2003 - 02:33 PM

I'd buy (oar of course )
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