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4.0 out of 5 stars PROGRAMME IS A CLASSIC - SHAME ABOUT THE AUTHORING, 28 Mar 2011
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You can buy every series' of "Get Smart" on DVD, which ran in the early 1960s, so it's a bit of a surprise that "The Beverly Hillbillies" (from a similar era) on DVD seems to be limited to collections like this one. It takes some episodes from variuus series and is more of a "best of" than a collection. But that seems to be the same with all DVDs of this series. I bought this particular set because it seemed to give me more episodes for my money. As a bit of a collector, I'd rather they released 'complete series one' etc. But anyway, this is all we seem to have for this classic comedy.

The DVD authoring of the set is pretty basic, and that's my criticism. No extras at all (on my sets of Get Smart, there are numerous documentaries, and even a few commentaries from stars), and realistically if you have copies of the episodes on video tapes, and can convert them to DVD yourself, you'd have a product which isn't far inferior to this set. What is particularly galling is the fact the Flatt/Scrugs signature tune "come and listen to my story of a man named Jed, poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed........." is absent. Just some soundaline banjo playing.

But the programme itself is as funny as I remember it. The classic "fish out of water" storyline provides lots of laughs. If you're reading this review, you'll remember the show - of course it's a bit dated, but it does provide a lot of laugh out loud moments. Banker Milburn Drysdale would thrive in the new millenium, and one wonders if he's a role model to the bankers in current times.

The programmes themselves are heartily recommended, but if anyone who has the copyright to this series ever reads this review, please do a better job of producing the DVDs.

Programme itself is 5 star quality. The lack of quality from the authoring brings this set back to 4 stars.
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Initial post: 25 Dec 2011 00:23:04 GMT
They have started to release complete series now - series 1 & 2 are available. But they're expensive at the time I write this, so this set remains better value for money on a per episode basis, even though they're a bit disjointed.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2014 12:03:20 GMT
piano says:
hi where can you get the complete series, i have looked everywhere and cannot find them. thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2014 17:34:54 GMT
I have seen full season collections of the first 3 seasons, but what seemed to happen was that when they released the 3rd season the 1st season went out of production. The first 3 seasons are available somewhere (try amazon.com, or ebay.com), but I've not seen the others at all. Luckily for me in NZ, one of our classic channels has been screening seasons 5 onwards, so I've recorded them. So keep an eye out on any classic channels on pay TV, as they do broadcast them, and get a DVD recorder. Sorry this isn't good news, but I suspect the complete series haven't been selling well, as season 4 is long overdue, and may never appear. Good Luck

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2014 19:53:48 GMT
piano says:
thanks i have to keep looking and hoping they release the complete series on dvd
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