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4.0 out of 5 stars Man from Uncle: 8 Movies Collection [DVD] [1968], 29 July 2012
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Man from Uncle: 8 Movies Collection [DVD] [1968]
Movies in the set include: T V EPISODE TITLE

1. TO TRAP A SPY ( 1964 - VULCAN AFFAIR)
2. ONE OF OUR SPIES IS MISSING (1966 - THE BRIDGE OF LIONS AFFAIR)
3. ONE SPY TOO MANY (1965 - ALEXANDER THE GREAT AFFAIR)
4. THE SPY WITH MY FACE ( 1964 - THE DOUBLE AFFAIR)
5. THE SPY IN THE GREEN HAT ( 1966 - THE CONCRETE OVERCOAT)
6. THE KARATE KILLERS ( 1967 - THE FIVE DAUGHTERS AGFFAIR )
7. THE HELICOPTER SPIES ( 1967-THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS AFFAIR)
8. HOW TO STEAL THE WORLD ( 1968 - THE 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD)

These films surpass the episodes they are taken from. There are certain changes which make these films into a different / expanded and may be a better version from their original T V appearances since they contain additional characters, scenes and storylines not included in the televised episodes.( I PURCHASED THE SET OF ALL FOUR SEASONS OF THIS UNCLE TV SERIES BACK IN 2008 & HAVE SEEN THEM ALL).

I can clearly remember the stir these films created in the boyhood days of my life. I saw these films in 16 mm versions (M.G.M.) at the weekend movie screenings in my school .

Later I never got to see these films till recently I saw their availability on AMAZON WEB SIGHT. THANKS to the WB ARCHIVE COLLECTION & TO AMAZON.

I will definitely watch these films again and again & I AM SURE TO BE TRANSPORTED BACK IN TIME TO MY EARLY BOYHOOD - the late 60s.

Watching Man from U.N.C.L.E. movies took me way back to a time when I used to watch them ON A 16 mm Movie projector way back in late 1960s. I wouldn't miss a single film then.

For me this set is definitely worth collecting for its sheer NOSTALGIC VALUE.
As a fan of U.N.C.L.E. movies, having all of the U.N.C.L.E. movies (in my personal collection of some 600+ Hollywood movies), is a particularly SATISFYING;
since these movies were never shown in theatres in INDIA.

I AM VERY HAPPY TO FINALLY HAVE THESE MOVIES IN MY COLLECTION AND RECOMMEND THEM TO ANY AND ALL FANS OF THE U.N.C.L.E. SERIES AND ALSO TO ALL THE FANS OF SPY MOVIES.

HEMANT TATTU
PUNE INDIA
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent entertainment, 10 Aug 2012
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S. Turner "simon" (Timperley, UK) - See all my reviews
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This is a terrific purchase for those people who recall the series or films and also have a multi region player. It is best not to dwell too long on the storylines as sometimes great leaps of faith are called for. Just be carried along by the wit and repartee of the main 2 characters and the chemistry between them. Along the way we meet varied villains all hell bent on world domination. There are few moments of tension, but lots of humour, well written lines and some great actors doing their best with scripts written for the small screen almost 50 years ago. Watch them with a 1960s eye not the cynical one of 2012 and 90 minutes entertainment is guaranteed for each of the 8 films here. My personal favourites are The Spy in the Green Hat and The Helicopter Spies, though all merit an uninterrupted viewing. Open Channel D!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Be aware of where you can play this DVD set......, 15 Mar 2012
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Having access to multi-region DVD machines I was overjoyed to be able to buy this set of movies on DVD at last. Unfortunately when the DVD set arrived I found it would not work in my main machine, which is a DVD recorder.
On checking the small print on the back of the DVD box it seems that this item [and other similar sets I ordered recently] is not manufactured to play in either DVD recorders or on PC DVD drives - it will only play on DVD players.
Luckily I can still view the movies on a regular DVD player but buyers beware if they perhaps rely on using their PCs to view their DVDs.
Otherwise would highly recommend this set. Only removing one star because of the sheer hassle of not being able to use my main machine to play it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic and different., 13 May 2012
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W. J. Marshall (southampton, hampshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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These films are spin-offs of the popular television series produced in the sixties to cash in on the worldwide phenomenum U.N.C.L.E. became.In many ways these films surpass the episodes they are taken from.There are subtle plot changes,different or expanded characters,and the audience are treated as adults with american television restrictions lifted.There are scenes of very brief nudity and implied sexuality which are missing from the television episodes.These films are almost a potted history of U.N.C.L.E. from it"s serious cold war beginnings to it"s campy decline,then all too sudden ending after trying to return to it"s serious roots.The picture quality and sound are better than VHS,but only adequate for a modern dvd release.A lot of serious remastering needs to be done.When it is,this will be an exceptional set of discs.These films serve to remind us of how good U.N.C.L.E. actually was and examples of how a well thought out and mature approach can actually lead to a spin-off surpassing the series it came from.These films are a nostalgic reminder of a great series,yet very different to what we orginally watched on television.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Days, 16 Sep 2012
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If you were a fan of 'The Man From UNCLE' back in the sixties, these are great fun! For the duration of each film, you will be transported back in time and become a teenager again. Just be aware that they are for use in Region 1, which does not include the UK. HOWEVER, I have an up to date Blu Ray player/recorder and the DVDs play without a problem. Also be prepared for an additional charge of more than 12 before the Royal Mail will deliver!
You might also be interested in the complete set, showing all 4 series. Put reality on hold and enjoy!
Man From Uncle: Complete Series [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Item, available at last!, 1 Nov 2011
This review is from: Man From Uncle: 8 Movies Collection [DVD] [1968] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Really good collection of all 8 uncle movies. Minus 1 star as the picture quality is not 100% (check the WB website and it does state that this collection hasn't been remastered and is taken from the best masters available). Plays on my region 2 blu ray and UK ps3 as well!
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