The U.N.C.L.E. Essentials

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

The Complete Series on DVD

At long last—a deluxe DVD set that includes a fantastic array of bonus material in addition to every episode of the series. No U.N.C.L.E. fan could justify not making this purchase —
and I’m not just saying that because I worked on the project and wrote those brilliant liner notes for the first season. Order from Warner Home Video.

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

Written by U.N.C.L.E. fan supreme Jon Heitland, the complete story of the show told through many interviews with key
participants and dozens of photos. Order from

U.N.C.L.E. Soundtrack Albums

Fans also waited years to get the real music heard on the show, the original recordings of scores composed by Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin, Gerald Fried, Morton Stevens, Robert Drasnin and others. Produced and thoroughly annotated by U.N.C.L.E. music expert Jon Burlingame, who covers film music for such publications as Variety, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Four CD sets—The Man From U.N.C.L.E. volumes 1 through 3 and The Spy With My Face: Music from the
U.N.C.L.E. Movies—are available from Film Score Monthly.

Cinema Retro

The only magazine devoted to the great adventure movies of the 1960s and 1970s, and certainly the only one that would publish an eight-part series on the U.N.C.L.E. feature films. Beginning in Cinema Retro number 9, each issue featured the complete story behind one of the eight U.N.C.L.E. movies, written by FYEO editor Craig Henderson and heavily illustrated with rare photos and posters from around the world.
Some of these issues already are sold out and the rest are going fast. Get your back issues and a subscription from Cinema Retro.



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U.N.C.L.E. stories.

A 100-year timeline of events — major, minor and otherwise — in the surprisingly long and apparently endless story behind ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’

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A Concise History of

‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’

    In early 1964, as the three television networks began piecing together their fall schedules, the second James Bond movie, “From Russia With Love,” had not yet been released in America. Nevertheless, the networks already suspected that outrageous superspy adventures could be the coming thing and they each had a spy show pilot

to consider. The only one of the three to make it to the air was “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”

By early 1965, the explosive success of Bond’s third adventure, “Goldfinger,” was being matched on television by the rapidly growing popularity of U.N.C.L.E. Together, intertwined in ways unknown to viewers at the time, James Bond and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” set the mid-60s spy craze on its unrestrainable, unforgettable way.

This is how it happened...

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