Jun 4, 2008

New Spy DVDs Out This Week

Sorry I'm a day late with this one. Tuesday, June 3, was supposed to be a really big (and pricey) day for spy DVD releases, but the previously reported special editions of the '67 and '06 versions of Casino Royale that were set to street this week have both been put off until the fall, as I had predicted would happen. What are we left with? Well, we still get the complete series (all seven episodes!) of Fox's 1995 revival of Get Smart. The box art tries its best to deceive potential buyers into thinking they're getting the original Don Adams series, but beware: despite the DVD cover, Adams and Barbara Feldon are supporting players to star Andy Dick (playing their son) in this version of the show. I haven't seen any episodes, but Get Smart '95 doesn't have a good reputation. Still, it does have Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, so surely that puts it a step ahead of the new theatrical feature? And certainly makes it essential for Smart completists... especially at just $10.99 on Amazon.

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