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Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection

Combine the spy-against-spy Cold War era with ’60s cool and the result is the trend-setting series that became a cultural touchstone – and generated 8 Theatrical Movies derived from and expanding upon key episodes.



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Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

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88%

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Pros

  • Entertaining (21)
  • Classic style (17)
  • Action-packed (11)
  • Funny (7)
  • Engaging (6)

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    • Entertainment (17)
    • At home (4)
    • Everyone (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie buff (15), Collector (13), Avid reader (6), Audiophile (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    MEMORIES OF U.N.C.L.E.

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is my all-time favorite tv series and I have been waiting for some of these films for a long time. The interesting thing is that these represent 2 films from...Read complete review

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is my all-time favorite tv series and I have been waiting for some of these films for a long time. The interesting thing is that these represent 2 films from each of U.N.C.L.E.'s 4 (3 1/2 actually) seasons. They represent the constant deterioration of a great series during its first 3 seasons.
    The 2 films from season 1 "To Trap a Spy" and "The Spy With My Face" were released theatrically in the US and were a big hit. (I remember standing on a long line for these films.) They were color versions of two episodes from UNCLE's 1st(black and white) season with some additional footage added: 2 new opening action scenes and additional scenes of a sexual nature with Lucianna Paluzzi (soon to be seen in "Thunderball")in "To Trap a Spy" and Senta Berger in "Spy Who Loved Me." These two films are played seriously and are a lot of fun.
    By UNCLE's second season the deterioration into camp had begun. The film "One Spy Too Many" is the 2 part second season opener "The Alexander the Greater Affair." There is no additional padding in this or any of the other films. This is the last UNCLE film to be released theatrically in the U.S." The second 2nd season film "One of Our Spies is Missing" is based on a boring 2 parter "The Bridge of Lions Affair." Not very memorable or exciting.
    The 3rd season UNCLE devolved totally into camp. The once professional Solo and Illya were now a couple of clowns who were constantly beaten in every fight scene (until about 5 minutes before the end of the episode) and the show resembled a Keystone Kops comedy. The less said about the films "The Spy With the Green Hat" and the "Karate Killers" the better. The first film even wastes guest star Joan Crawford.
    In UNCLE's final season, the Producers came to their senses and brought some sense of realism back to UNCLE. However the damage was done and UNCLE was cancelled in mid-season. The 2 4th season films "The Helicopter Spies" and "How to Steal the World" are based on 2 fantastic two parters "The Prince of Darkness Affair" and the "Seven Wonders of the World Affair" (UNCLE's final episode.)
    This set is worth getting for the first two films and the last two. I watched the first 2 and the picture quality of "To Trap A Spy" is way better than "The Spy Who Loved Me" (which was plagued by too many black dots popping up during the film.)
    If you are an UNCLE fan from the beginning like I was, these films will bring you back to a period when UNCLE just about rivaled Bond in popularity (and with "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball" both being in release at the time, that was no easy feat.)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Terrible Movies

    I'm glad that you're distributing your entire library. Some will be forgotten treasures and others will be garbage. These quasi-movies are not good.

    I'm glad that you're distributing your entire library. Some will be forgotten treasures and others will be garbage. These quasi-movies are not good.

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    4.0

    Fun movies for a Fun Series

    By roddenii

    from peoria, Illinois

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Enteraining
    • Entertaining

    Cons

    • Widescreen

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection:

    It's enjoyable to see the movie length films, with the added scenes to pad them out; and of course, you cannot see these in the original episodes, even though you can see 3/4 of them. Too bad they are not widescreen, as seems indicated by the trailers which are the only extras.

     
    5.0

    Excellant show, always liked it

    By lifelong UNCLE Fan

    from Los Angelea, CA

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Perfect Gift
      • Travel
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection:

      Very good show, always watched the TV shows

       
      4.0

      Great to see these movies.

      By Open, and on Channel D.

      from Marysville, WA

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining

      Cons

      • Unoriginal

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection:

      It is nice to see the theatrical and extended version of some of the shows. Howevere, there were a few movies that were not really exteneded episode versions, which are already on the complete series dvd set.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      U.N.C.L.E. FILMS A DIVERSION

      By SHADOWER

      from LOUISVILLE, KY. 40215

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

      Pros

      • Collector~'~~s Gem
      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • SPY FILM CONVENTION

        Comments about Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection:

        IF THE DEVOTEE WISHED TO LOOK AT THE VARIOUS FACETS OF THE CLASSIC TV SERIES WITHOUT VIEWING ALL 105 EPISODES, THIS IS JUST THE PASSPORT. LITERALLY COVERING THE SERIES FROM THE BEGINNING TO ITS JANUARY 1968 FINALE WITH HOW TO STEAL THE WORLD, THE COLLECTION SUPERBLY EXHIBITS ITS ORIGINS FROM STRAIGHT SPY STORIES TO COMEDY-ORIENTED SHADING TO HIGH-CAMP BEFORE RETURNING TO THE TRADITIONAL SPY MOTIF. ONLY THE FIRST THREE WERE RELEASED IN THE U.S., WITH THE OTHER FIVE RELEGATED TO FOREIGN DISTRIBUTION, A TREND FOR MARKETING POPULAR TV SERIES TO OVERSEAS AUDIENCES. THE COLLECTOR-DEVOTEE WILL NOT FIND A BETTER GEM OF THE 1960S.

         
        5.0

        Great set of movies!

        By hammer

        from boston ma

        About Me Movie Buff

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • High Production Value
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection:

          This is a pefect set if you enjoyed the tv series. It is wonderful to see how much fun the show was and it still holds up today. Good pictures and sound help bring back memories.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Terrible Movies

          By Curmudgeon

          from Scarsdale, NY

          About Me Movie Buff

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Boring

          Best Uses

            Comments about Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection:

            I'm glad that you're distributing your entire library. Some will be forgotten treasures and others will be garbage. These quasi-movies are not good.

             
            5.0

            This is the BEST! UNCLE fans take note.

            By Jerry

            from Vancouver, BC

            About Me Collector, Movie Buff

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Action-packed
            • Classic
            • Entertaining

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment

              Comments about Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection:

              man from UNCLE fans will be delighted by this DVD issue of all eight UNCLE movies. These were extremely popular during the time the series was on and yet they've rarely been seen by most fans. It's great to have them packaged all together. Interesting to see the new footage inserted in each movie that never showed in the series. Love it!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Man From U.N.C.L.E. Movies For Fans Only

              By Curt

              from Mountain View, CA

              About Me Movie Buff

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Action-packed
              • Engaging
              • Entertaining

              Cons

              • Uneven

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment

              Comments about Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection:

              A great collection of all eight U.N.C.L.E. movies for fans of the series. It's fun but, beware ... the movies are uneven. You have the terrific "To Trap a Spy," "One Spy Too Many," "The Spy in the Green Hat" and "The Helicopter Spies." But, then you also have the painfully grim "How To Steal the World," the overly camp "Karate Killers"and the tepid "One of Our Spies is Missing." "The Spy With My Face" has some wonderful moments but is weakened by some hokey "adult" scenes of Napoleon Solo being romantic with the female characters. Still, if you're an U.N.C.L.E. fan, this set (warts and all) is a must.

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              4.0

              Extras would be nice!

              By Mia's mom

              from the cold Midwest

              About Me Movie Buff

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Action-packed
              • Classic
              • Entertaining

              Cons

              • Uneven

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Everyone

              Comments about Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection:

              It's nice to have the "Man From UNCLE" movies on DVD. The trailers were a fun addition, but why couldn't Robert Vaughn and David McCallum (both alive as I write this) offer commentary on their co-stars, the plot, the gadgets or where filming took place?

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              MEMORIES OF U.N.C.L.E.

              By GaryC.

              from Staten Island, New York

              About Me Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Action-packed
              • Classic
              • Entertaining
              • Funny
              • GREAT NOSTALGIA

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyone

                Comments about Man From U.N.C.L.E., The: 8 Movies Collection:

                The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is my all-time favorite tv series and I have been waiting for some of these films for a long time. The interesting thing is that these represent 2 films from each of U.N.C.L.E.'s 4 (3 1/2 actually) seasons. They represent the constant deterioration of a great series during its first 3 seasons.
                The 2 films from season 1 "To Trap a Spy" and "The Spy With My Face" were released theatrically in the US and were a big hit. (I remember standing on a long line for these films.) They were color versions of two episodes from UNCLE's 1st(black and white) season with some additional footage added: 2 new opening action scenes and additional scenes of a sexual nature with Lucianna Paluzzi (soon to be seen in "Thunderball")in "To Trap a Spy" and Senta Berger in "Spy Who Loved Me." These two films are played seriously and are a lot of fun.
                By UNCLE's second season the deterioration into camp had begun. The film "One Spy Too Many" is the 2 part second season opener "The Alexander the Greater Affair." There is no additional padding in this or any of the other films. This is the last UNCLE film to be released theatrically in the U.S." The second 2nd season film "One of Our Spies is Missing" is based on a boring 2 parter "The Bridge of Lions Affair." Not very memorable or exciting.
                The 3rd season UNCLE devolved totally into camp. The once professional Solo and Illya were now a couple of clowns who were constantly beaten in every fight scene (until about 5 minutes before the end of the episode) and the show resembled a Keystone Kops comedy. The less said about the films "The Spy With the Green Hat" and the "Karate Killers" the better. The first film even wastes guest star Joan Crawford.
                In UNCLE's final season, the Producers came to their senses and brought some sense of realism back to UNCLE. However the damage was done and UNCLE was cancelled in mid-season. The 2 4th season films "The Helicopter Spies" and "How to Steal the World" are based on 2 fantastic two parters "The Prince of Darkness Affair" and the "Seven Wonders of the World Affair" (UNCLE's final episode.)
                This set is worth getting for the first two films and the last two. I watched the first 2 and the picture quality of "To Trap A Spy" is way better than "The Spy Who Loved Me" (which was plagued by too many black dots popping up during the film.)
                If you are an UNCLE fan from the beginning like I was, these films will bring you back to a period when UNCLE just about rivaled Bond in popularity (and with "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball" both being in release at the time, that was no easy feat.)

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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