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Friday, November 6, 2015

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Unless you were alive in the mid-1960s you may have felt a little lost if you saw the Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie playing at the theaters this last summer. 

Based on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. TV series, of that time period, the show starred David McCallum (Ducky on NCIS) as Illya Kuryakin and Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo: two super-spies cut from the James Bond cloth.

It was one of my favorite TV series when I was a young teen.  I even went so far as to dress-up like Illya Kuryakin in my black turtleneck sweater and pants.  I even cobbled together a fake radio in a matchbox and owned the infamous The Man From U.N.C.L.E. attachĂ© gun with barrel extension, bipod, scope, rifle stock and extra long ammo clip, along with a The Man From U.N.C.L.E. identification badge.

The series featured a combined network of spies from all countries around the world fighting global terrorism and threats.

The movie, starring Henry Cavill as Solo and Armie Hammer as Kuyakin, faithfully recreates the look and feel of the 1960s, right down to clothing and transportation.

It also faithfully plays homage to the team of Solo and Kuryakin (albeit with a little animosity thrown in to make it interesting.)

The two secret agents are reluctantly teamed together to stop a sinister plot to destabilize the balance of power by the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology by a secret criminal organization.

In typical super spy bravado the spy duo manage to take on the bad guys, romance the ladies and look smashing while doing so.

Featuring spectacular action, exotic locales, beautiful women and dastardly villains the movie captures the sense of the TV show on which it is based and add a few surprises of its own.


The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Combo pack also includes some spectacular extras such as: several featurettes, a on-set insider look and much more from Warner Bros.