Item description for The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete First Season by Paramount Home Video...
Overview THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW - THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, a spin-off from "The Danny Thomas Show," is a comedy about a North Carolina widower named Andy Taylor who divides his time between raising his son, Opie (Ron Howard) and being sheriff of the small and virtually crime-free town of Mayberry. With next to no crimes to solve, Andy spends time philosophizing and trying to calm down his cousin, Deputy Barney, played by Don Knotts.
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Actors: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Betty Lynn, Barney Phillips
Directors: Bob Sweeney, Don Weis, Gene Reynolds
Writers: Arnold Margolin, Art Baer, Arthur Stander, Ben Gershman
Format: Box set, Black & White, Dolby, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 915.00 minutes
Record Label Paramount
Format Box set / Black & White / Dolby / DVD
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Publisher WORD INC. (MUSIC) #38
ISBN 0012492094 ISBN13 0097360537246 UPC 097360537246
Reviews - What do customers think about The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete First Season?
Not My Favorite Season But Jan 11, 2008
Being an Andy Griffith fan, there is no way I could not get this season. Actually, this was the last of all 8 that I got.
Not my favorite season, because I found Andy and a few others a bit too "folksy and friendly". By Season 3, Andy gets more irritated with Barney's and Gomer's antics - I guess that is more my thing. But to each his own. Barney hits the ground running in this first season and is as good as in any other. And there are a few of my favorites in this season, particularly the show with Mr. Finch and the gossiping men - the first time I saw that one I nearly fell on the floor laughing.
So if I were only going to buy only one season, I probably wouldn't get this season. But who am I kidding? I don't think it is humanly possible to not get all 8 seasons. So you might as well save some money and buy the whole set.
This season, like all the rest, gets a 5 from me.
enjoyable Jan 8, 2008
this was a gift for my dad, he loves this show so it was good to get it from the start of the show for him
andy griffith 1st season Dec 30, 2007
Excellent and well-written; the episodes are as fresh and enjoyable today as they were in 1960.
3 "Andy" movies (mysteries) that you should see! Dec 29, 2007
I'm resorting to this forum to briefly review three super Andy Griffith TV movies, especially for Andy Griffith fans. These movies are NOT yet available on either VHS or DVD as far as I can discover.... but you might catch them on TV if you're lucky. They are: "The Girl in the Empty Grave" (1977); "Deadly Game" (a.k.a., "It's Deadly," 1977), and; "Winter Kill" (1974).
All three of these films are "cosy murders" where Andy Griffith plays a small-town California police chief/sheriff -- they all sort of manifest the general flavor of his TV series but are just a little more serious. In the first two films, he plays police chief Abel Marsh and in the latter he plays Sheriff Sam McNeill.
The supporting cast includes timeless characters, (some are just a little goofy), reminiscent of the TV series. The locations are spectacular in a little resort town in the mountains of Northern California. The sets are also very good.
In "The Girl in the Empty Grave," police chief Abel Marsh tries to track down a girl who was supposedly killed in a car wreck but who has been seen driving through his tiny resort town once her parents have been murdered.
In "Deadly Game," the U.S. Military creates a chemical spill when one of their trucks overturns... murder ensues and police chief Abel Marsh ATTEMPTS to investigate but runs into problems. It's a nice folksy mystery for a rainy Saturday afternoon.
In "Winter Kill" Sheriff Sam McNeill works to solve the mystery of a sniper in his little ski resort town. A young Nick Nolte appears in the supporting cast!
If you enjoyed The Andy Griffith Show don't miss these three fun films. Hopefully, the copyright owners will reduce them to DVD very soon but there's a chance that if you scan the TV Guide, you can catch them on television.
Please comment if this information was helpful to you -- I'd like to enter more posts like this one on films not yet available if it helps out viewers and fans.
Tv Comedy Classic Aug 26, 2007
Being from the UK I was not familiar with The Andy Griffiths Show and bought the 1st series on a hunch that I would enjoy it. What an understatement!! It is now probably my favourite comedy show and I'm now up to the fourth season and am sure I'll get the rest soon. What surprises me most is how well scripted the show is (of course the writers were lucky to have the perfect cast to work with) and the comedy doesn't feel dated even if the situations perhaps are. If you ever feel a little bit down, pop this dvd into your player and put a smile back on your face.