A&E is giving away a Sci-Fi and Cult Classics Blu-ray Mega Prize Pack that includes the 7-disc Space 1999: The Complete Season One and the 5-disc The Prisoner: The Complete Series, and we’re giving away two complete sets. We’re giving away one to FilmFetish.com readers and one to MyFantasyArt.com readers, to celebrate the CULT & the SCI-FI.
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In the year 1999, a spectacular explosion at a lunar nuclear waste dump sends the moon out of Earth’s orbit. In this seminal sci-fi series from producer Gerry Anderson, the men and women of Moonbase Alpha are suddenly propelled on a treacherous journey across the universe in search of extraordinary new worlds.
The seven disc Space 1999: The Complete Season One set includes all 24 first season episodes, digitally restored and remastered in sparkling 1080p Blu-ray and sporting newly recorded 5.1 Surround Sound mixes. In addition, the BD set includes two bonus discs packed with hours of extras and featurettes never-before-released in the U.S., including:
- Original ‘as broadcast’ mono track
- Music-only tracks on all episodes except ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Dragon’s Domain’
- Anderson commentary on ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Dragon’s Domain’
- Extensive HD image galleries of rare and previously unseen stills
- HD image galleries of gum and cigarette cards
- HD restored, textless titles
- “These Episodes” featurettes
- “Memories of Space” featurette
- Sylvia Anderson interview
- Series One textless generic titles
- “Concept and Creation” featurette
- Special effects and design featurette
- Text episode commentaries on The Last Sunset and Space Brain’
- “Clapperboard” two-part special on the work of Gerry Anderson from 1975
- “Guardian of Piri Remembered”
- Barry Gray’s theme demo
- Alternative opening and closing titles
- Martin Landau and Barbara Bain US Premier intro and outro
- SFX plates and deleted SFX scenes – with music track
In Anderson’s epic series, it’s 1999 when a spectacular explosion at a lunar nuclear waste dump sends the moon out of Earth’s orbit, propelling the men and women of Moonbase Alpha on a treacherous journey across the universe. Left with no way home, the Moonbase residents, led by Landau (Entourage, Ed Wood) and Bain (CSI, Mission: Impossible), are forced to embark upon the greatest adventure of their lives, encountering bizarre life forms and strange phenomena as they struggle to survive among the awe-inspiring wonders of deepest space. And, although, their ultimate journey only lasted two seasons and, in a New York Times review (1975), noted author Issac Asimov thought it implausible that so large a lunar base would exist by 1999, Space: 1999 captured and enraptured the minds and souls of a sci-fi hungry generation.
Directors: Charles Crichton, Ray Austin, Tom Clegg, David Tomblin, Bob Kellett, Val Guest, Lee H. Katzin, Bob Brooks, Peter Medak, Kevin Connor, Robert Lynn
Cast: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate, Zienia Merton, Catherine Schell, Barry Morse, Quentin Pierre, Tony Anholt, Prentis Hancock, Clifton Jones, Anton Phillips, Andy Dempsey, Tony Allyn, Suzanne Roquette, Sarah Bullen, Loftus Burton, Michael Stevens, John Hug, Yasuko Nagazumi, Jeffery Kissoon
Since its CBS debut in the summer of 1968, the masterful British TV series The Prisoner, which starred Patrick McGoohan, 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.
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 nameless 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.
Bonus Features Include:
- 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.