Prisoner (The): The Complete Series [BLU-RAY]

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The Prisoner

Fifty years on from its first UK broadcast, The Prisoner remains as fresh and dynamic as when it was first unleashed upon an unsuspecting world in 1967.

This set presents the complete series, stunningly restored, together with a wealth of new special features:

THE SERIES
all 17 episodes, presented with new text commentaries on each episode, detailing the production history.

IN MY MIND
a brand-new, feature length documentary in which director Chris Rodley recalls his 1983 efforts to interview Patrick McGoohan for a Channel 4 documentary. The film features interviews with Catherine McGoohan, rare archive footage and never-before-seen interview sessions with McGoohan himself.

MANY HAPPY RETURNS
a new short revisiting the original locations used in the Prisoner.

FILMING ARRIVAL
newly-discovered home movie footage of the filming of Arrival.

DANGER MAN: COLONY THREE and VIEW FROM THE VILLA
These two episodes, both relevant to the Prisoner, are presented here in High Definition.

STILLS GALLERIES
featuring rare and never-before-seen photographs from official and personal archives.

CATHERINE McGOOHAN
reflects on her father's work and legacy.

THE PRISONER PUZZLE
in a rare appearance to talk about the series, Patrick McGoohan is interviewed by Warner Troyer in an exclusive programme for TV-Ontario from 1977.

PORTMEIRION 1939
Recently discovered 16mm Kodachrome amateur footage of Portmeirion showing the early days of its development circa 1939.

PATHE NEWS: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Pathe News' initial visit to Portmeirion in 1939 presents the first opportunity to give the village mass exposure via Britain's cinema screens.

PATHE NEWS: ITALY IN WALES
Pathe News returns to Portmeirion in 1962, this time in Technicolor.

LESLIE GILLIAT RECCE 35MM TRANSPARENCIES
Producer Leslie Gilliat was assigned to The Prisoner in the early stages of the project and visited Portmeirion in 1966 to photograph the village. These 35mm transparencies are the results of that recce and present some initial ideas for the buildings' use in the series.

TRIMS
A selection of trims from Arrival, Many Happy Returns, The Chimes of Big Ben and The Girl Who Was Death.

RADIO ON
Radio 1 DJ Simon Bates was given a rare opportunity to interview Patrick McGoohan when he visited the NEC in Birmingham to be presented with a Caterham Super 7.

PATRICK MCGOOHAN 1983
An outtake from one of Chris Rodley's full interview sessions with Patrick McGoohan for the original Six Into One – The Prisoner File documentary.

ITC PROMO REEL
Discovered in 2006 in ITV's vaults, this showreel is an example of what Lew Grade would have shown to his US network clients in their preview theatres in pursuit of a sale. It hasn't been seen beyond its original use in 1967.

The Prisoner: The Complete Series

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Reference
7958043
Barcode
5027626804343
Number of Discs
6
Picture
1080p HD 1.33:1
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
English
Region
B
Time
850 mins