The Original "The Man from UNCLE Movies – Now on Digital HD!
As filmgoers go gaga over Guy Ritchie’s stylish and swinging origin story for "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment offers a chance to grove to the original U.N.C.L.E. team with Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as it’s neer been seen – in eye popping, crystal clear 1080p Digital HD!
Crafted from the original series' frequent two-parters, these are more than mere patch-jobs, employing extra footage shot while filming the original episodes to expand the stories and including elements that would be deemed too racy or violent for American primetime television.
Notable guest stars in these films include Academy Award winner Jack Palance and Joan Crawford, Emmy Award winners Telly Savalas, Maurice Evans & Bradford Dillman, Oscar nominees Eleanor Parker, Rip Torn and Joan Blondell, as well as Vera Miles, Herbert Lom, Jill Ireland, Carol Lynley, Kim Darby, Terry-Thomas, Dorothy Provine, "Star Trek" star James Doohan and "James Bond" luminaries Curt Jurgens and Luciana Paluzzi. The late Yvonne Craig appears in two of the films.
These entertaining films are now available for download in Digital HD from Amazon and iTunes.
Here's the list of the eight "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." features -- complete with one-line synopses, guest stars, a link to a trailer and a link to the actual film. And attached are a few of the film's one-sheet posters (all of the posters are available upon request).
Expanded version of the U.N.C.L.E. pilot (Napoleon Solo aka The Vulcan Affair), including the famous "too hot for TV" scenes shot with future Bond girl Luciana Paluzzi.
The Spy With My Face (1965)
Expanded version of The Double Affair, in which a fake Napoleon Solo wreaks havoc on an U.N.C.L.E. secret mission.
One Spy Too Many (1966)
Expansion of season two's Alexander the Greater Affair, in which an ambitious industrialist (Rip Torn) sets out to conquer the world. With Yvonne (Batgirl) Craig.
The Spy in the Green Hat (1966)
The Concrete Overcoat Affair gets the feature treatment, in which Thrush agent Louis Strago (Jack Palance) attempts to unleash climate change upon the world.
One of Our Spies is Missing (1967)
Vera Miles, Yvonne Craig and James Doohan guest as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin head to London and Paris to foil a plot hatched by the nefarious fashion industry.
The Karate Killers (1967)
The Five Daughters Affair feature version, with heavyweight heavies Telly Savalas and Herbert Lom providing the menace while Joan Crawford, Jill Ireland and Kim Darby make up the distaff side.
The Helicopter Spies (1968)
Carol Lynley and Bradford Dillman lend their talent to the film version of The Prince of Darkness Affair.
How to Steal the World (1968)
Leslie Nielsen joins Robert Vaughn and David McCallum for the film version of the U.N.C.L.E. series closer, The Seven Wonders of the World Affair.
...I don't recall the movie playing gadgets up , though I guess there was some ~ And what I'm told was a standard story structure of the show , the " an innocent person/' normal ' gets caught up in the spying " thing , was particularly conspicuous by its absence .
I actualln't know that there was all t much SFX in the modern-day , digital , sense though I suppose there was some .
The SFX/stuntwork loooked pretty real , actually .
...Seeing the DVD of the Ritchie U.N.C.L.E. feature in City Target the other day made me think ~ Would the old-timers mhere , at least all of those who swore that they NEVER , NEVER , NEVER would look at the Richir Uncle film , still keep to that vow , even in a year when the DVD's likely $5.99 or so (Most of you?? ~ and I'm pretty close ~ probably pay " old-guy " prices at the movies , anyway :-) !) ? Or , um , on pay cable that you've already paid for , anyway ???
The film made Napoleon a late-end WWII vet rather than (As the O'Donnell novel explicitly stated and as I guess IIRC the TV episodes implied ?? ~ And was Robert Vaughn's own reality .) a Korean War veteran ~ making him a bit more young & dashing but still authorative in 1964 ? (I happened to read this early 90s-ish book , " GENERATIONS " , recently...)
Today it's the difference between being 83 and 88 !!!
I haven't seen it again , but , if nothing else , the beginning set-plot in motion of Nappy smuggling a Cold War defector out of East Berlin was nicely done ~ Also , well , must not SPOIL !
CC , I simply could not refind this piece in " Search " , I had to go through my old posts . What gives ?
...On my Sept 22 post I meant that the back stories the Ritchie gives Napoleon and Iilya were , presumably , NOT what an orthodox " UNCLE ~ TOS " fan would have given them !
I'll wait for Netflix, probably, on the new UNCLE.
As to Search, it doesn't really work. When I want to find XYZ on the site, I use Google: "XYZ captaincomics.ning.com" That usually finds it.
Having read some Wiki-stuff again about the Man From Uncle featurizations I am hunting down this year's-old line - Maybe I am repeating now things I said previously.
I watched the Guy Ritchie U.N.C.L.E. feature film at that time, it was alright, not great - apparently a big financial flop.
Did anyone else here, who perhaps vowed never to watch it, find it showing on a cable or streaming one day, already paid for, and watch it? Did anyone ever give in and hunt down that " The Final Affair " unpublished novel? It's still up online, right where it was before.
...Judging from the OP here, our beloved Captain felt the doom of an onrushing deadline and let the P.R. person's view of the Ritchie UNCLE film take up the lede of his column, not having seen it himself? Guess so!!!!!!!!!!! And by the way, WAS Amos Byrne's origin as a rich person " marrying up "?
The morning of November 5, TCM is showing two of the Man from UNCLE movies (One Spy Too Many and How to Steal the World) with another Robert Vaughn spy movie(The Venetian Affair)sandwiched between them.