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- Jan 28, 2012
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The Reluctant Astronaut is coming in October too....just waiting for Amazon to post the linkWhile not my favorite Don Knott's film, I'll certainly be buying it. Now how about the remaining Universal films:
- The Reluctant Astronaut
- The Shakiest Gun in the West*
- The Love God?
*EDIT: Well, looks like TSGinW is also coming out, I wonder if the others are also on their way?
You may very well be right. However, The Love God? has always been lumped in with the other Knotts Universal DVDs (which can't be said for How to Frame a Figg). That said, I've always found it funny how Knotts seems to be over-emphasizing in the How to Frame a Figg trailer how family friendly the film is. Perhaps after The Love God? assurances had to be made. Shades of Fred MacMurray getting slapped by that irate mother who thought that The Apartment was family friendly?
The character actors are the film’s saving grace. Knotts is a chore to take in anything but small doses. I tried watching THE SHAKIEST GUN IN THE WEST, but couldn’t last five minutes.
Amazon listing is up now...I'd added a new thread for The Reluctant Astronaut:Great news on the Reluctant Astronaut. That one is actually my favorite of the 5 Universal films.
IMHO, Knotts' films are something you either love or hate. It doesn't hurt to have been at just the right age when they were originally released. I was, at least for the first 3 (I turned 11 in 1966).I have HOW TO FRAME A FIGG on VHS and the others on DVD in this set, which I purchased quite cheaply in 2012:
Don Knotts Reluctant Hero Pack (4 films/2 discs) Universal:
THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN (1966)
THE RELUCTANT ASTRONAUT (1967)
THE SHAKIEST GUN IN THE WEST (1968)
THE LOVE GOD? (1969)
I only watched THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN recently for the first time and have yet to see the others. Here's what I wrote in my viewing log after seeing GHOST:
I started watching HOW TO FRAME A FIGG years ago and couldn't get past the first few minutes. I prefer Knotts in things like IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD, where he hardly says anything and just has to react to Phil Silvers, and THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET--where he's animated for most of it.