We've received word from an anonymous source (we'll call him "Agent 86") about the upcoming Get Smart
DVD releases. We had previously reported
that HBO would be releasing the series, but they've licensed the show to Time-Life instead of doing it themselves. We can expect the first season to be released sometime in Fall 2006
, but Agent 86 didn't have the exact date for us. However, he's working on getting that top secret info. The set will feature all 29 color episodes, PLUS the rare B&W pilot episode where Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) is teamed up with 99 (Barbara Feldon) for the first time. All the episodes have been digitally remastered and restored, and they're the original full length episodes, not the bastardized syndicated versions.
The first DVD set will include commentary tracks and interviews with Barbara Feldon, creators Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, as well as unearthed materials featuring some of Don and Barabara's television appearances. Fans will be happy to hear that the set will include a gag reel as well.
Time-Life is already hard at work on all 5 seasons of the show, and we'll keep you updated on any new information Agent 86 sends us. Stay in CONTROL, and don't cause any KAOS; the sets are finally coming!