The Ghost and Mr. Chicken [DVD] [1966]

  • SKU: 4780228
  • Release Date: 09/02/2003
  • Rating: NR
One of the most beloved comedy classics of Don Knotts' career, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken arrives on DVD courtesy of Universal Studios. The feature is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and accompanied by audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Mono with optional Spanish and French subtitles. Bonus materials are limited to a theatrical trailer.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (144 out of 146)

Special Features


  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) is a typesetter at a newspaper who longs for a chance to be a reporter. Editor Beckett (Dick Sargent) gives Luther his big break and assigns him to spend the night in a house generally considered to be haunted. The situation allows a broad canvas for Knotts to react to sight gags with the special brand of eye-popping nervousness that made him a star. Former Playboy Bunny Joan Staley plays the pretty girlfriend of star reporter Ollie Skip Homeier. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Don Knotts
    Don Knotts - Luther Heggs
  • Joan Staley
    Joan Staley - Alma
  • Liam Redmond
    Liam Redmond - Kelsey
  • Dick Sargent
    Dick Sargent - George Beckett
  • Skip Homeier
    Skip Homeier - Ollie



Overall customer rating

4.6
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Atta boy Luther!

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    Rockinrobin
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    Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. The case has aroused local interest not only because of the anniversary but due to the fact that the family heir, Nick Simmons, has returned to Rachel aiming to tear the mansion down. Luther's account of his wild, ghost-ridden night in the house leads Simmons to sue for libel, but with the aid of his friend Kelsey they determine what exactly happened that night long ago and the identity of the real killer

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don Knotts best feature film

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    4dannyb
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    this is far and away the second best thing Don Knotts ever did, of course if you don;t believe Barney Fife is one of the greatest TV characters ever, you probably don't like Don Knotts the movie is classic Don, bug-eyed, over anxious, pseudo ladies man, and a fantastic supporting cast of familiar faces from sixties television programs, particularly ex-playmate Joan Staley and Reta Shaw, who by the way, WAS NOT A PLAYMATE, but she is always fun to watch picture sound/quality are super

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie for Halloween

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    FilmFan
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    I picked this up because this Best Buy exclusive was on sale for $7.99. I didn't have it on DVD but there is no doubt that this bare bones blu ray beats the look of the other formats that this title has been available on. The scope picture looks nice, the sound good and the low price just tops it off. I suggest getting a copy while the price is still crazy-low at $7.99 or even $9.99 as this exclusive is bound to become unavailable quickly. It is nice to have it for our annual Halloween season viewing.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Blu-ray with a very low price.

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    Martell
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    Universal and Best Buy have partnered together again to release a collection of exclusive library titles, this time on Blu-ray. From what I can tell, this collection includes three titles - The Ghost And Mr. Chicken, It Came From Outer Space, and October Sky. The Ghost And Mr. Chicken is a beloved Don Knotts vehicle that carries over a lot of the charm that made the Andy Griffith Show so special. As for the Blu-ray quality, it has good color but lacks fine detail. There are no special features.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Bluray

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    RWBest

    I've only watched 15 minutes of the" Ghost & Mr. Chicken" bluray and was compelled to write a review already. The bluray image quality is absolutely great. Does it surpass new movie blurays? No, but for an old film it looks as good as it can. I am very, very impressed with it. I've waited for the bluray of this movie for years, I love this film! Just for the record I'm watching it on a new Samsung 4K 85" TV, the movie looks amazing on it!!!! I highly recommend this bluray!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great old-fashioned Don Knotts comedy!

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    Eddie
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    If you are into clean, classic comedy cinema (ala Abbott and Costello, Don Knotts) this is some of Don Knotts' best work. I hadn't seen this film for probably 2 decades, but when I saw being released on blu-ray at Best Buy just before Halloween, it was a no-brainer. My kids are all under 10, and they loved the slap-stick hilarious antics throughout the film. Great, clean family fun - and the transfer is very commendable. It's not a 4k remaster, but very well done indeed.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A not so spooky Halloween classic

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    dynotek
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    A hilarious Don Knotts film that should not be missed. Very nice picture and sound quality. A great and funny Halloween family adventure, there's no obscenities or gore like most films popular this Halloween season. When the little ones are up you can enjoy this with them, then watch The Texas Chainsaw Massacre after they've gone to bed. There was a sticker on the box that said this Blu-Ray is a Best Buy exclusive, so you better get it while it's still available.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Worthy Upgrade At A Great Price.

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    WestFilmFan
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    The value on this funny Don Knotts movie is excellent. If you are thinking about upgrading your standard DVD copy to blu-ray HD, this release is for you. PQ is very good. AQ is good. No real Special Features. This is the best this movie will be available on home video, unless a major restoration in 4K UHD is made available. That is currently unlikely. Here is to more Don Knotts on blu-ray. Thank you for reading.

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