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The Man From UNCLE??


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#21 of 687 Mark Oates

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Posted September 20 2005 - 03:41 PM

You don't suppose there could be some Adam West-Batman kind of thing going on with UNCLE? It just struck me the show was regarded at one point as the camp version of Bond (Cubby Broccoli tried to kill the show on a couple of occasions, not least because Ian Fleming had contributed a couple of character names to the show).

On the other hand, maybe Warner are aware of the impression of double-standards such a release might suggest - if they're putting out that show, why won't they let Fox release Batman?

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Posted September 20 2005 - 06:29 PM

Thanks for clearing that up for me Michael. I appreciate it. Now I know who I'm begging...asking to release UNCLE.

Mark, I think it's a conspiracy. THRUSH has joined forces with The Joker, The Riddler, Catwoman and The Penguin and are holding both shows hostage. I wonder what the ransom is. I'm willing to pay. Posted Image

#23 of 687 Sam Favate

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Posted September 22 2005 - 01:17 AM

On his radio show this past weekend, Little Steven talked a little about the history of The Man From UNCLE and called for it to be released on DVD. He mentioned that there were 8 two-part episodes that were released as feature films in Europe, and he said those, at least, should be on DVD.

You can listen to the show (#181) here:
http://www.littleste....lay/index.html

The segment regarding the show is the third set (chapters 5 & 6 on the jukebox). The segment also included audio clips from the show.

Back in February, Steven did a show dedicated to UNCLE. You can access that one at: http://www.littleste....y/archive.html. It's Show #152.

#24 of 687 Steve Phillips

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Posted September 22 2005 - 08:33 AM

Five of the movies culled from the series are available on DVD in a UK/R2 set. It's still available.

#25 of 687 Patricia

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Posted September 22 2005 - 12:04 PM

Ok, maybe I'm slow, but this is something I've never understood. Maybe someone can explain it.

How come Warner has released some of the episodes that made up the five movies in R2 but won't release it for R1?
Or, release the rest of the episodes for that matter.

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Posted September 22 2005 - 12:09 PM

Damn....I had the toys from the show as a kid!!!

I feel REALLY old!

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Posted September 24 2005 - 02:56 PM

I know some super hardcore MFU TV series fans and they said the main reason for the release of some of those MFU TV movies on DVD in at least the UK and Australia, was to test the waters to see if there was enough of a demand for season box sets. If they sold well, then they would do them.

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Posted September 24 2005 - 07:31 PM

I wonder how well it sold. Hopefully well enough for them to release season box sets here. Fingers crossed.Posted Image

#29 of 687 Michael Alden

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Posted September 25 2005 - 09:18 AM

I don't know if this means anything or not but there's a listing on Netflix rental for first season of Man From UNCLE, even though it hasn't even been announced yet. Here's the link:

http://www.netflix.c....1&trkid=181026

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Posted September 25 2005 - 04:53 PM

Michael, I think this title is The Project Strigas Affair only, with Season 1 being a qualifier rather than indicating disc content. I don't have any inside knowledge, but that's my impression from this link. I think a few individual episodes were released on VHS in the nineties.

#31 of 687 Patricia

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Posted September 25 2005 - 07:51 PM

Tom, I think you're right about the Netflix thing.
There were some episodes released on VHS in the nineties. Forty-four episodes on twenty-two tapes.

And as far as the popularity of the region 2 releases of the movies, I looked on amazonUK and the sales rank for the dvds is 3,830. I don't know if that's good or not.

#32 of 687 FrancisP

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Posted September 26 2005 - 02:49 AM

Remember this has been out for a while. I know that Amazon
has had to re-order the title at least once. I also know that some of the other stores linked to Amazon apparently had to re-order.

I think the rankings are updated on a weekly basis. So 3,830th would be its rank for that week. You would have to look at its complete weekly ratings from the week that it came out to make any conclusions.

#33 of 687 Jeff#

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Posted September 26 2005 - 04:22 AM

I have all of the 44 put out on tape, but they're back in New Jersey -- not here.

#34 of 687 Patricia

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Posted September 26 2005 - 09:05 AM

FrancisP, you're right.Posted Image I didn't think of it that way.

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Posted September 30 2005 - 08:41 AM

Well, I e-mailed Warner Home Video customer service asking about the UNCLE dvd and the reply was:

"Unfortunately there is no release or production information for the product you requested at this time."

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#36 of 687 Sam Favate

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Posted October 02 2005 - 03:25 AM

Quote:
"Unfortunately there is no release or production information for the product you requested at this time."


It's not like they would tell you! Do you know what could happen if that information got into the wrong hands?

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Posted October 02 2005 - 11:18 AM

Yes, but I thought maybe it was available for pre-order, or listed as an upcoming release on their website and I couldn't find it.

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Posted March 09 2006 - 12:59 PM

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#39 of 687 Michael Alden

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Posted March 09 2006 - 01:58 PM

If this is indeed true then that is great news. This is really one of the biggest missing shows from the 60s, along with The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible and Hawaii Five-O. Since it has had such a poor syndication record over the last 3 decades, people who weren't around at the time have no idea just how popular this show was worldwide. I just hope that when they start putting it out, the abominable 3rd season doesn't sabotage the release of the 4th season.

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Posted March 09 2006 - 02:06 PM

Interesting Pavan, thanks for sharing. Warner's theatrical group said at the recent HTF chat that they absolutely do not license material. It looks like the TV side has a different policy. When the chat with the animation/TV group happens this is sure to be a topic.

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