Wow, reader Jim Alexander has just now e-mailed us with some very interesting news about The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
of DVD! Jim read this morning'sAkron Beacon Journal story reported by Rich Heldenfels
, which has some amazing info about Robert Vaughn and David McCallum getting together to re-record extras (all over again, in Vaughn's case) in the wake of a dispute over ownership rights
. Here are some highlights from the story (please click on the above link to read the entire article there, with other details):
...Robert Vaughn has...news: Sixties spy drama The Man From U.N.C.L.E. should be on DVD by the end of 2007.
Vaughn, who played Napoleon Solo on the series, and...David McCallum, who played Ilya Kuryakin, will be getting together in May to do some DVD extras, Vaughn told me recently.
Vaughn had expected the show to be available sooner.
"Last year I sat down for three or four hours, doing material to go with a DVD of the first year," he said. "I finished, they paid me -- and somehow they didn't have the rights to it."...Since Vaughn had done his previous DVD work for Anchor Bay, he said he's going to have to revisit the territory now for Warner. But he's looking forward to being with McCallum this time around...
Interesting news! Vaughn is in the spotlight this week as tonight marks the return of his most recent series, Hustle
, to AMC on cable television. Our thanks again to reader Jim Alexander for the heads-up, and also our thanks to Rich Heldenfels and the Akron Beacon Journal
for passing on the info! Stay tuned for further developments, okay?