never saw The Man From U.N.C.L.E. growing up, but heard and read a lot about it as a kid. watched the first few episodes on DVD and thought they were fun, but really didn't do much for me. I know people that love the show and swear it's awesome, but it's all about when you see it.
still, David McCallum and Robert Vaughn are really cool, there's no getting around that. I saw them first in other shows and movies, which always referred to this series.
it was so popular in it's original run that the producers went back and edited together episodes to make movies for other countries. they would sometimes add some new footage in as well, with different stars to help with subplots. this is one of those movies.