The Man From U.N.C.L.E. DVD Movie Box Set announced

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. DVD Movie Box Set for 8th September 2003. This 3-disc digi-box set brings you five feature length spin-ff movies from the classic sixties spy show accompanied by retrospective, downloadable DVD-Rom special features covering the origins of the series, its merchandise, comics, fans and more.

The full details are as follows...

Disc One

The Spy With My Face - When plastic surgery transforms a T.H.R.U.S.H. agent into a perfect twin of Napoleon Solo to gain information 'The August Affair', it's double trouble for the men from U.N.C.L.E.

1965, 83 mins, Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Screen, Sound: Mono

One Spy Too Many - Rip Torn is outstanding as Mr. Alexander, a megalomaniac billionaire who breaks each of the Ten Commandments as he carries out his master plan towards world dominance.

1965, 97 mins, Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Screen, Sound: Mono

Disc Two

The Karate Killers - U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin travel around the globe in an effort to track down a secret formula that was divided into four parts and left by a dying scientist. Evil T.H.R.U.S.H. agent Randolph (Herbert Lom) also wants the formula, and is aided by his karate-chopping henchmen. Also stars Joan Crawford in one of her last performances as well as Telly Savalas and Terry-Thomas.

1967, 89 mins, Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Screen, Sound: Mono

The Helicopter Spies - Solo and Illya, narrowly escaping death when an African village is all but exterminated by a newly invented Thermal Prism, begin a dangerous quest to gain control of one of the most powerful weapons ever created before it can be used for conquest of the world. John Carradine guest-stars.

1968, 91 mins, Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Screen, Sound: Mono

Disc Three

How To Steal The World - Solo and Illya follow a dangerous trail seeking the answer to a baffling mystery - the disappearance of a key U.N.C.L.E agent and the abduction of six internationally noted specialists. Leslie Nielson guest-stars.

1968, 86 mins, Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Full Screen, Sound: Mono

Special Features - DVD-ROM downloadable features
  • The Master's Touch Affair - the origins of the series
  • The Super-Colossal Affair - origins of the U.N.C.L.E. movies
  • The Double Affair - 1965 U.N.C.L.E. press release
  • The Deadly Toys Affair - U.N.C.L.E. Merchandise
  • The Pieces of Fate Affair - U.N.C.L.E. Books
  • The Children's Day Affair - U.N.C.L.E. Comics
  • The Jingle Bells Affair - U.N.C.L.E. Annuals
  • The Foreign Legion Affair - U.N.C.L.E. fans

From the Press Release:

Five feature length spin-off movies from the classic 60's spy show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. arrive as a 3 disc DVD box set on 8th September 2003 from Warner Home Video with kind permission from the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.

Never before available on VHS or DVD these highly collectable movies are a must-buy for all fans of this classic series and spy thrillers at large. Presented across three discs in a digi-box the five action packed thrillers are accompanied by retrospective, downloadable DVD-ROM special features covering the origins of the series, its merchandise, comics, fans and more.

The Cold War was hot. Spy movies were hotter. And the '60s were reinventing cool. September 22, 1964 marked the debut of the show that combined these elements into one of the most fondly remembered TV series ever: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. With weapons in hand (and tongues in cheek), agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) carry out the bidding of U.N.C.L.E. chief Alexander Waverly (Leo G. Carroll).

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. TV series was originally a huge hit between 1964 and 1968 and is currently enjoying a renaissance and cult following in the UK on Granada Plus. Cool gadgets, suave charmers and sexy ladies, U.N.C.L.E. was very bond-like in its style with Agent Solo akin to Flemming's super-spy.

Like all good double acts, Agents Solo and Kuryakin are chalk and cheese resulting in a fascinating display of the multi-skilled excellence at their disposal. The romantic adventure-hero Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn), one of U.N.C.L.E.'s top agents is dashing and sophisticated with an easygoing manner and a quick smile. More than capable of taking care of himself, he's calm, quick thinking, well trained, ingenious and coldly calculating when the cards are stacked challengingly against him.

Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) is something of an enigma. He is clever, physically adept and a good man to have at one's side in a tight spot. He is a lone wolf, introverted and not at all gregarious. Like a machine that has been fashioned for a specific purpose, nothing seems to exist for him but the task to be performed.

U.N.C.L.E. attracted a host of huge guest stars over the years with these five awesome movies featuring Joan Crawford, Rip Torn, Herbert Lom, Telly Savalas, Terry-Thomas, John Carradine and Leslie Nielson.

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