Viewed the disc with the Alan Spencer commentary which was very informative. A goofy movie with some funny moments but one misses Barbara Feldon. Vittorio Gassman gives a notable performance as does Don Adams.
Get Smart is one of my favorite tv comedies from that era. I bought a used VHS of TNB around the time the complete series DVD set came out and have never watched it again. I found the 1989 special much better. But I may actually pick this up for those commentaries. Could be interesting.
The commentaries are about the only reason I'd feel tempted to get it. Without Feldon, changing CONTROL to PITS and not giving us Max's classic KAOS nemesis, Siegfried, the film has always seemed like an alternate universe Maxwell Smart. The 1989 TV movie "Get Smart Again!" thankfully washed the bad vibe of this movie out (though the mid-90s short-lived TV series undid that save for the Siegfried episode).
I forgot about the 1995 series. I was curious to watch it, even though I’m sure it would be horrible. It got a DVD release IIRC. But I never got around to it. It’s the only GS-related thing I still haven’t seen.
It should be noted that it was originally intended to be R-rated, with actual nudity and also a few satiric shots at then-candidate Ronald Reagan. But Universal got cold feet on both topics and butchered the film. Some years ago I asked Mike Feinberg at Universal if the trims survived. He checked and sadly reported that they hadn't.