Whether or not you liked Guy Ritchie’s stylish version of the TV series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, you can now view eights “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” movies made from the original series’ two-parters. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the movies starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum in 1080 pixel digital HD.
These employ 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 and 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.
“To Trap a Spy” (1965)
Expanded version of the U.N.C.L.E. pilot (Napoleon Solo aka “The Vulcan Affair”), including the famous 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 2 “The 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” has Thrush agent Louis Strago (Jack Palance) attempt to unleash climate change upon the world.
“One of Our Spies is Missing” (1967)
Vera Miles, Yvonne Craig and James Doohan guest star 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” features Telly Savalas and Herbert Lom providing the menace while Joan Crawford, Jill Ireland and Kim Darby add the sex appeal.
“The Helicopter Spies” (1968)
Carol Lynley and Bradford Dillman star in the feature 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.”
These films are now available for download in Digital HD from Amazon and iTunes.