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  • #16
    Coming in June from Imprint!

    Who is THE PRISONER?

    He is a man without a name and whose background is wreathed in mystery… Now a captive in the most intriguing, menacing, yet beautiful prison in the world – a very lovely village… but how to escape?

    THE PRISONER is one of the most challenging and unusual series ever filmed for television, devised by series star Patrick McGoohan. The Prisoner resists every physical and mental effort to break him… stories of one man’s tremendous, unflinching battle for survival as an individual in a macabre world in which every move is watched by electronic eyes and in which all of his ‘neighbours’ are suspect. The series’ themes are incredibly as relevant today as they were in 1967.

    This 7-disc set brings together all 17 digitally restored episodes, special features including the in-depth documentaries Don’t Knock Yourself Out, and In My Mind which examines the story of Patrick McGoohan’s reluctance to speak about the series, plus a bonus disc with five episodes of Patrick McGoohan’s previous series DANGER MAN – two of them new to Blu-ray.

    7-DISC BLU-RAY SET + 120 page Collectable Booklet in Limited Edition Hardbox packaging.

    THE PRISONER – all 17 episodes on 5 discs

    Special Features and Technical Specs:

    1080p High-definition presentation, restored in 2K from the original 35mm elements
    Collectable Hardbox packaging strictly limited to 1500 copies
    NEW! 120-page booklet featuring an essay by television writer / historian Andrew Pixley, and Press/Story Information from the original studio files
    Original ‘as broadcast’ Mono (LPCM), DTS-HD 5.1 Surround, Music & Effects audio tracks
    “Don’t Knock Yourself Out” – feature-length documentary on the making of the series including archival and newly recorded interviews with key cast and production personnel (2007)
    “In My Mind” – feature-length documentary about director Chris Rodley’s experiences attempting to interview Patrick McGoohan about the series (2017)
    “Patrick McGoohan 1983” – a 30 minute outtake from one of Chris Rodley’s full interview sessions with Patrick McGoohan
    “Catherine McGoohan 2017” – Patrick McGoohan’s daughter, Catherine, speaks candidly about her father’s work and legacy
    Audio Commentary on “Arrival” by production manager Bernie Williams and film librarian Tony Sloman
    Audio Commentary on “The Chimes of Big Ben” by writer Vincent Tilsley
    Audio Commentary on “The Schizoid Man” by director Pat Jackson
    Audio Commentary on “The General” by director Peter Graham Scott
    Audio Commentary on “Dance of the Dead” by production manager Bernie Williams, film librarian Tony Sloman and editor John S. Smith
    Audio Commentary on “A Change of Mind” by writer Roger Parkes
    Audio Commentary on “Fall Out” by music editor Eric Mival and editor Noreen Ackland
    Early edit versions of “Arrival” (restored in High Definition) and “The Chimes of Big Ben” (best surviving material)
    “Arrival” early edit Restoration Comparison
    Filming “Arrival” – Keith Rogerson captures the filming of this story on his standard 8mm camera during a visit to Portmeirion on 9th September, 1966
    “The Prisoner Puzzle” – Patrick McGoohan interview for TV-Ontario (1977)
    “You Make Sure It Fits” – interview with editor Eric Mival
    NEW! Interview with “The Schizoid Man” guest star Jane Merrow
    NEW! Interview with “Checkmate” guest star Annette Andre
    NEW! Interview with “Checkmate” guest star Derren Nesbitt
    Peter Wyngarde in “The Pink Prisoner” – interview featurette
    “The Prisoner – Behind-the-scenes” – interview with production manager Bernard Williams
    “Many Happy Returns: 50 Years On” – locations featurette
    Leslie Gilliat Reece 35mm Transparencies – a series of photographs of Portmeirion in 1966 by producer Leslie Gilliat
    “Portmeirion 1939” – 16mm kodachrome amateur footage
    “The Prisoner Video Companion” – home video featurette (1990)
    “For The Love Of” – archival memorabilia featurette
    ITC Promotional Trailer – vintage film reel promoting ITC series for distribution, including The Prisoner
    Series Archival Vault Material:

    Original Series and Episode trailers
    Original Ad-Break Bumpers
    Photograph Montage Footage used in “Arrival”
    Textless Titles featuring 3 variations of theme music
    Textless Material
    Film Trims from select episodes
    Filing Cabinet multi-language footage used for international markets
    Raw production footage filming “Rover”
    Nummer 6 – German title sequence
    Village Snaps – episodic, promotional and behind-the-scenes photo galleries
    1967 Press Conference Photo Gallery
    Production Designs Photo Gallery
    Exposure Strip Gallery
    Bonus Disc: DANGER MAN
    Select episodes from Patrick McGoohan’s genre-defining espionage series filmed between 1959-1966

    IN HD “View From The Villa” – an episode from the 25-minute series with scenes shot in Portmeirion (1959)
    NEW! IN HD “The Nurse” – an episode from the 25-minute series
    NEW! IN HD “Fair Exchange” – an episode from the 50-minute series
    IN HD “Colony Three” – an episode from the 50-minute series with a narrative that closely aligns with themes in “The Prisoner”
    IN HD “No Marks For Servility” – an episode from the 50-minute series
    Audio Commentaries by writer Brian Clemens and director Peter Graham Scott on “View From The Villa” and “The Nurse”
    NEW! “The Danger Men” – expanded interview documentary featuring producer Peter Price, writer Philip Broadley and stuntman Frank Maher
    Production Rushes from the opening titles filming
    UK Ad Break bumpers
    US Secret Agent title sequences, Ad Break bumpers and sponsorship tags
    Photo Gallery

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    • #17
      There are rumours afoot that Nolan is in line to do a new movie.
      "Never let the fact that they are doing it wrong stop you from doing it right." Hyman Mandell.


      • #18
        There's a kickstarter campaign going on now to get some neat retro-style action figures made from the series.

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