Friday, November 28, 2014

The Man/Girl Fom UNCLE: US$175 for the whole 54 DVDs package

How much money you may spend to have the whole UNCLE package? Let's take the Amazon Store prices for an example:

Briefcase with the complete The Man From UNCLE (1964-1968) series plus a lot of extras in 41 DVDs. Price: US$ 83.99.

The Man From UNCLE 8 movie collection in 4 DVDs. Price: US$ 27.49.

Return of the Man From UNCLE movie in 1 DVD. Price: US$ 9.47.

The Girl From UNCLE complete series in two parts (4 DVDs each). Price: US$ 27.49 each part. Total: US$ 54.98.

Total: 54 DVDs, US$175.53 (plus handling, transport and taxes).

Monday, November 24, 2014

All the charm of Illya Kuryakin

The Man From UNCLE would not have been so successful if there were no Illya Kuryakin. Actor David McCallum turned the Soviet agent into a charming and shy intellectual with a Beatle blonde hair. This is a clip of scenes with Illya Kuryakin in The Man From UNCLE series.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

April Dancer, a pioneer in The Girl From UNCLE

The Man From UNCLE was so successful in his second season (1966) that the producers decided to create a parallel series (or spinoff) using the same scenario of the original. And by the same boss, Mr. Alexander Waverly (Leo G. Carroll).

The Girl From UNCLE was a pioneer in series starring women-spies (as Alias and Homeland). Unfortunately it came in 1967, during the third season of The ManFrom UNCLE. And the producers of the two parallel series wanted to ride the wave of parody that made the success of Batman. It was a wrong choice for the many fans of the series. The Girl From UNCLE lasted only one season and The Man would be canceled in early 1968.

The Girl From UNCLE starred the agent April Dancer (Stephanie Powers). She was baptized by Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond. April had as a partner the british Mark Slater (Noel Harrison). The series was never a hit, like the original. Still watch The Girl From UNCLE today (on DVD) is a fun time travel.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Some of the new Man From UNCLE faces

Almost everything in the new version of The Man From UNCLE picture is absolutely secret. But some of the cast is listed in the IMDb site. Above is Armie Hammer, in the role of Illya Kuryakin, the russian agent from UNCLE. See below more faces in the new UNCLE version:

Henry Cavill
(Napoleon Solo)

Alicia Vikander
(Gaby Teller)

Christopher Sciuref
(Colonel Massid)

Elizabeth Debicki
(Victoria Vinciguerra)

Guy Potter
(Race Guest)

Hugh Grant
(Alexander Waverly)

Jared Harris

Some scenes from the unforgetable episode #25

Episode 25 is one of the best episode in the whole series. With guest stars Barbara Feldon and Cesar Romero, its clever script (by Dean H...