Prisoner: Set 3

Prisoner: Set 3

     
 

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The Prisoner was a strikingly original British television series in which an espionage agent (played by Patrick McGoohan) attempts to resign his post, only to find himself spirited away to a strange penal colony, where he can live in peace so long as he does not question the actions of the leadership. The agent, now dubbed "No. 6," struggles to maintain hisSee more details below

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The Prisoner was a strikingly original British television series in which an espionage agent (played by Patrick McGoohan) attempts to resign his post, only to find himself spirited away to a strange penal colony, where he can live in peace so long as he does not question the actions of the leadership. The agent, now dubbed "No. 6," struggles to maintain his individuality as he tries to find out who is holding him captive and why. This DVD collection features three episodes from the series (which McGoohan produced and helped to create, as well as starring as No. 6). The episodes are: "The Schizoid Man, "Many Happy Returns, and "It's Your Funeral."

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Barnes & Noble - Jason Bergenfeld
A groundbreaking series that has inspired writers everywhere -- perhaps most notably the gagmen on The Simpsons and the filmmakers of The Truman Show -- the 1960s cult TV classic The Prisoner stands apart as a model of high-caliber storytelling. Rooted in the paranoid fear of losing one's identity to the watchful eye of the Powers That Be, the show was born from the mind of Emmy Award-winning actor Patrick McGoohan, TV's original Secret Agent. In addition to the occasional writing and/or directing stint, McGoohan stars as Number 6, the former spy who resigns under a cloud of mystery and finds himself imprisoned in a utopia known simply as the Village. This third set of episodes features three mind-bending favorites: In "The Schizoid Man," the task of brainwashing Number 6 reaches a whole new level as the spy is convinced that he is now Number 12 (also played by McGoohan), another spy whose job it is to pose as Number 6. Confused? So is Number 6. "Many Happy Returns" finds Number 6 finally escaping the Village on his birthday -- but is it a gift that's too good to be true? This episode moves The Prisoner into new territory both literally and figuratively, as no dialogue is spoken until 20 minutes into the episode. Finally, in "It's Your Funeral," Number 6 takes a time-out from combating the mind games of the Village and tries to foil an assassination attempt on his superior Number 2. Both DVD and VHS versions include a 30-minute interview with production manager Bernie Williams, who reveals observations and trivia that have made The Prisoner a worldwide hit. And if that privileged information happens to land you in the Village, the remastered DVD set fortunately includes an interactive map.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2001
UPC:
0733961701753
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
2:36:00

Special Features

Behind-the-scenes interview with original production manager Bernie Williams; Gallery of original production and promotional materials; Original broadcast trailers; Production stills gallery; Interactive map of the village; Prisoner trivia; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
0. Scene Access: "The Schizoid Man"
1. A New Man [14:14]
2. Meeting Himself [7:18]
3. Testing [9:13]
4. Clues [6:34]
5. Schizoid Man [5:16]
6. Fooling Everyone [7:53]
0. Scene Access "Bernie Williams Interview"
1. Production [3:36]
2. Rebellion [4:02]
3. On Location [2:24]
4. Rover & Number 6 [5:33]
5. The Villagers [3:55]
6. Number 6 [6:21]
Side #2 --
0. Scene Access
0. Scene Access: "Many Happy Returns"
1. Free At Last [3:07]
2. On the Boat [6:47]
3. Finally On Land [7:41]
4. Old Territory [10:15]
5. Looking for Answers [9:41]
6. Same Old Story [6:15]
0. Scene Access "It's Your Funeral"
1. Lady In Distress [3:08]
2. Monitoring Activities [8:01]
3. A Plot to Kill [6:15]
4. A Warning [7:06]
5. Preventing Death [6:25]
6. Caught in the Act [10:21]

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