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Prisoner, The

Synopsis
All 17 episodes of the enigmatic, surrealist, paranoiac television series from the 1960s, produced, co-written and co-produced by Patrick McGoohan. Restored and remastered from original film elements. McGoohan himself plays No 6, held in a mysterious seaside town (Portmeirion in actuality) for reasons unclear, though certainly to do with him resigning from the secret service. But who is holding him, his own side or another? Who is Number 2 and what do they want? Who is Number 1? Number 6 just wants to get out. He sometimes does, ingeniously, but usually not for long.

DVD extras: 7 discs. Audio Commentaries; Don’t Knock Yourself Out - exclusive, feature-length documentary; Audio Commentaries; Restored version of the original edits of Arrival and The Chimes of Big Ben; A specially-commissioned book on the making of the series by TV historian Andrew Pixley; Trailers; Behind the scenes footage; Production Paperwork Archive; Image archive containing over 1200 stills; Dolby 5.1 Audio Mix; Commercial Break Bumpers; initial 5,000 copies will be limited edition packaging
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
1967-1969
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
archive television; science fiction; television drama

Credits

Writer
Patrick McGoohan
Cast
Alexis Kanner 
Leo McKern 
Mary Morris 
Patrick McGoohan 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£59.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
850 minutes + extras
Year
2007

Distributor

Name

Network

Email
shop@networkonair.com
Web
http://networkonair.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01992 657707
Address
19-20 Blythe Road
Berghem Mews
Hammersmith
London
W14 0HN
Notes
Founded in 1997, Network specialises in distributing niche television programmes, predominantly licensed from Granada Ventures and Fremantle. They have recently branched into feature film distribution. Sale via retail outlets or direct via Network’s website, which has some’web exclusive’ offers.

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