Since its CBS debut in the summer of 1968, the masterful British TV series The Prisoner has captivated American audiences. Now A&E presents a definitive aficionado’s edition of the cult classic which is considered one of the most innovative TV series ever filmed, for the first time in breathtaking Blu-Ray. To celebrate this release, Film Fetish is giving away two copies of the entire five disc The Prisoner Blu-ray Set, which includes the entire The Prisoner series – more than 14 hours of entertainment – plus hours and hours of featurettes and other highly collectible digital bonus material, including original scripts, episode trailers, call sheets, press releases and more.
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I’ll be running this contest through Halloween Day, October 31st, 2009.
More about this historic Blu-ray release of The Prisoner TV series
Fully restored from the original film elements with newly remixed 5.1 surround sound and featuring hours of bonus material never released in North America, The Prisoner: Blu-ray Edition is a fitting tribute to the creative vision of the late executive producer and star Patrick McGoohan.
After resigning from a top-secret position, a man (McGoohan) is abducted and spirited from his London home to a mysterious place known only as The Village. Village Residents, known only by numbers, are held captive because each possesses valuable knowledge. The Prisoner, now known as Number Six, battles to protect his mind – and his humanity – while struggling to discover the identity of Number One and escape captivity.
HOURS OF EXCITING NEW BONUS FEATURES
- Newly remixed 5.1 surround sound for all 17 episodes (in addition to the original mono tracks)
- Don’t Knock Yourself Out: A feature-length documentary chronicling the production of The Prisoner, told by those involved in its creation.
- Two Brand-New Featurettes, including The Pink Prisoner and You Make Sure it Fits!
- Promo for AMC’s The Prisoner Miniseries
- Newly restored original edit of Arrival with an optional music-only soundtrack featuring Wilfred Josephs’ complete and abandoned score
- Original edit of The Chimes of Big Ben
- Production crew audio commentaries on seven episodes
- Trailers for every TV episode
- Archive textless material, including the title sequence with clean themes by Ron Grainer, Wilfred Josephs and Robert Farnon
- Commercial break bumpers
- Image Archive with over 1200 stills
- Production Paperwork Archive, featuring scripts, call sheets and press releases
Directors: Various episodes were directed by Patrick McGoohan himself, Pat Jackson, David Tomblin and Don Chaffey
Cast: Patrick McGoohan as Number Six, John Maxim as Number Eighty Six, George Markstein, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Christopher Benjamin, Michael Miller, Alexis Kanner, Fenella Fielding, Kenneth Griffith, Georgina Cookson, Harold Berens, John Cazabon, Bee Duffell, Larry Taylor, Grace Arnold, Denis Shaw, Max Faulkner, Gerry Crampton, Michael Danvers-Walker, Patsy Smart, Bill Cummings, Peter Brace, Lucy Griffiths, Jack Cooper, George Leech, Frederick Piper, Robert Rietty, Leo McKern, Patrick Cargill, Colin Gordon, who all played the infamous Number Two in various episodes.
Original Show Release Year: 1967
Blu-ray Release Date: October 27, 2009
Check out the preview of the upcoming The Prisoner AMC miniseries, that I watched at Comic-Con this year, just below.