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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Jeff#, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. Jeff#

    Jeff# Well-Known Member

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    When I purchased the late 1980s TV movie reunion Get Smart Again last month, I again asked a question I've been asking for years: When will the classic 1960s Get Smart series be released in season box sets on DVD??
    Sorry about that, Chief, but you'd think one of the best sitcoms of all time would get the respect it deserves! [​IMG]
     
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    Would you believe a "Get Smart: The Complete 5-Season Collection" remastered from the original film negatives, unedited, with commentaries and bloopers, all packaged in a limited-edition replica "shoe phone"?

    How about a single "best of" release containing 4 syndication version/time-compressed episodes sourced from a VHS tape recorded in EP mode, released on the Madacy label?
     
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    Thanks for those links, Matt. Those posts were from months ago, and it seems those people are waiting just like the rest of us! Anyway, it was time for a new topic for 2005. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm keeping fingers crossed we see the DVDs in 2005, which is the 40th anniversary of the show. Also, the feature film with Steve Carrell is due to open in late 2005, and you know the studios love a good movie tie-in with their DVDs.
    The tentative release for the feature is according to this article from TVguide.com (free registration required):
    http://tvguide.com/search/editorial/...rticleId=99346
    I personally have my doubts about the movie coming out that soon, if at all, and the TV Guide piece seems to be wrong in that it suggests that Mel Brooks is involved in the film.
    In any event, the DVD release of the Don Adams show is much more important to me than a new feature. I'd snap up all 5 seasons of this great show in an instant.
     
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    Steve Carell of The Daily Show had previously been one of Will Ferrell's wacky Anchorman team in that movie.
    But does the world really need a Maxwell Smart remake after all of those Don Adams sequels?? Well, I guess it can't be any worse than Cedric the Entertainer taking on Jackie Gleason's most famous role in a Honeymooners movie remake. Even Ralph Kramden had been parodied on Saturday Night Live by Joe Piscopo (with Eddie Murphy as Ed Norton) and on SNL again a a few years later when Nora Dunn played Alice. I eeem to recall Randy Quaid playing Ralph. In the 1990s, Artie Lange did a really good Ralph impersonation on MAD TV.
    And if that wasn't enough....Brad Garrett played Jackie Gleason and his various characters in the TV movie docudrama on Gleason's life a few years ago.
    But if anybody ever replaces Peter Falk (who played Lt. Columbo into his 70s), there's gonna be hell to pay!
     
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    I'm waiting for this one too.
    I'll buy it on release day!
    There's a new movie? Oh god...
    The hacks in hollywood have'nt had a original idea since the early 80's. I never even heard of this Steve Carell guy. I spend my time watching TVLand, Boomerang or season sets.
    All I want is the original Don Adams masterpiece in season dvd sets!
    Not another sorry slapped together rip-off er.. I mean remake movie.
    But, if Mel Brooks and Buck Henry ever got the helm I'd be more open to a new film.
    "Missed it by that much!" [​IMG]
     
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    The only way this could be any good is if they set it in the 1960's.
     
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    Well, to be fair, the original Get Smart ended in 1970! [​IMG]
    Forgetting about the awful feature film "The Nude Bomb" that came out in 1980, Don Adams did a decent job portraying Maxwell Smart along with welcome returns from many original series regulars including Barbara Feldon and frequent guest Bernie Kopell as Conrad Sigfried in "Get Smart Again" at the end of that decade. The TV movie reunion was well done. Many of the jokes were updated but even the old ones still worked (like the Cone of Silence, which uh....actually never worked. [​IMG]).
    Don & Barbara played their most famous roles one last time during the 1994-95 season when "Get Smart" became a new series with Andy Dick as the grown son of Max & 99, who becomes a Control agent himself. But hey....99 gave birth to twins when the old series moved from NBC to CBS for its last season. So what happened to the sibling?? [​IMG]
     
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    Overall the 1990s Get Smart wasn't bad.....but other than The Simpsons, FOX didn't have much luck in the ratings on Sunday nights at that time. I think The X-Files was still on Fridays during that period.

    Some fans of the old show complained that 86 & 99 didn't have enough to do, but that made sense because by that time Max was the Chief running Control and 99 helped out in the office.

    The show centered around their son Zack (played by Andy Dick) who at time was even more of a bumbler than Max...if that's even possible. I can't remember Zack's agent number, but his 99 was a sexy but cold blonde Agent 66 (played by Elaine Hendrix).

    I never cared much for Andy, although he was good on The Ben Stiller Show a few years earlier. The comedian has done well for himself since then, co-starring in hit sitcoms Newsradio and currently on Less than Perfect.

    A high point of the series was the 6th episode in which Bernie Kopell guest starred as Siegfried, when he again went head to head with Max. The battle of CONTROL vs. KAOS will never die, but the show itself didn't last much longer.
     
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    Woo-hoo! According to TVShowsonDVD.com, Get Smart may be out in 2005 or 2006!
    Check out this report:
    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3013
    This is probably #1 on my list of wanted shows on DVD. (1966's Batman is a close second.) I've been wanting to see Get Smart on disc since the very first box set was released. Here's hoping it happens sooner rather than later.
    Thanks for the update on TSoD, David. It may only be a rumor, but as the most positive news we've had on the show, it makes my day.
     
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    Makes mine too, Sam! [​IMG]
    You're welcome. Cross your fingers...
     
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