Time Life have an absolutely massive 41 disc DVD collection of the entire Man From Uncle series on 27 November that is clearly going to set a new standard in dvd releases.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. super-sized collection, specially packaged in a silver “attaché case,” contains every original, unedited episode from all four seasons of the series – a total of 105 episodes packaged in a magnificent collector’s boxed set. Series co-stars Vaughn and McCallum sat down for the
first time in over 20 years for the 90 minute interview included in the newly produced bonus features. An additional fifteen interviews with U.N.C.L.E. production crew members, fans and experts, including directors Richard Donner and Joseph Sargent and writers Dean Hargrove and Peter Allan Fields, are also featured in the generous amount of DVD extras. Nine original featurettes boast an amazing array of rare clips and memorabilia, including behind-the-scenes footage of guest star and Hollywood legend Joan Crawford, one of many notable guest stars to appear throughout the series, among them Vincent Price, Kurt Russell, and William Shatner with Leonard Nimoy two years prior to Star Trek. An “Art and Artifacts” featurette highlights set
designs and blueprints, scripts, production memos and more. Several featurettes explain the history and divulge little known information about the series,
others showcase the innovative gadgets, vehicles and wardrobe, and the unique music created specifically for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. James Bond creator Ian Fleming was involved in the early development of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and came up with the name "Napoleon Solo." Fleming's hand-written notes about U.N.C.L.E. lots and characters are included in the bonus features of the DVD set.