How "Smart" Is Releasing Five Seasons Of A Single Series?
Get Smartmight not rank as one of television's most memorable classics, but the DVD release of the series, which originally aired between 1965 and 1970, will be memorable in its own right as the first ever to be issued in its entirety -- 138 episodes on 25 discs. The series was restored from the original negatives and each episode will contain all of the earlier scenes, unlike the versions that were shortened for subsequent syndication. Repackaged by HBO Video, the DVD package, which will be priced at $199.95, will initially be available only via corporate sibling Time-Life Video's website until the fall of next year, when it will then be distributed to retail stores. The package will also include more than 10 hours of "extras."