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Five Man from U.N.C.L.E movies on this DVD set, but fans of the series here in the North America will need a multi-region dvd player to view them.
Nonetheless, this is a good as any entre into this entertaining TV spy series.First making its debut on NBC back in 1964, this series capitalized (like so many others of its type) on the spy-thiller boom that proliferated in the cinema and on the television set. Easily making heroes and stars of Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as United Network Command for Law Enforcement (UNCLE) agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuraykin respectively, (Yes, a Russian and American working together at the height of the Cold War!)they fought a top secret, world wide criminal organization bent on global domination, THRUSH, not unlike the familiar SPECTRE from the Bond films.With weaponry that was futuristic and plots that were imaginative and clever, the dialogue and mood of the series was fun and tongue-in-cheek. Clearly an imitator of Ian Fleming's James Bond adventures and extremely popular with with college audiences, it had a solid, profitable four year run that spawned a host of imitators on the movie and television screen. An unsuccessful and feminist-leaning spinoff, "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." starring Stephanie Powers as April Dancer debuted in 1966, but only lasted one season and was completely forgotten never catching the magic or the ratings of the original.(34)