Prisoner - The Complete Series

Prisoner - The Complete Series

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Cast: Patrick McGoohan

     
 

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
The Prisoner's star and creator Patrick McGoohan heatedly denies allegations that the show is a "sequel" to his other landmark secret-agent series, Danger Man (a.k.a. Secret Agent), and indeed, The Prisoner stands alone as a testament to paranoia, with conspiracy theories that put even The X-Files to shame. Number 6 knows not who runs the Orwellian Village where he's trapped nor why "they" won't let him live his life freely. And Number 6's lack of a name, in hand with the show's "Everyman, Ltd." production company, points to The Prisoner being an allegory for humanity: Are we imprisoned by modern society? No matter what your answer, The Prisoner masks its heady thoughts well in cleverly written and rarely formulaic mini-dramas that have captured imaginations worldwide -- not to mention an ultra-loyal fan base. This 10-DVD collection culls all 17 original episodes in the series, including the eternally puzzling series finale, "Fall Out," which after initial broadcast garnered confused, even angry responses from fans. They watched hoping to find out who Number 1 was and if Number 6 would finally escape the Village, but the episode is so abstract that it leaves most viewers wondering, What on Earth is going on? Different people have different interpretations -- to give any here might reveal the ending -- so the best one can do is weigh the entire series for oneself, enjoying The Prisoner's wit, intelligence, and psychedelic weirdness, not to mention its undeniable place as one of the most unique spy series of all time.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2006
UPC:
0733961758580
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Time:
14:44:00

Special Features

New, 60-page fully illustrated Limited Editon Collector's booklet with hdden mysteries surrounding The Prisioner, a complete series guide to all 17 Episodes, and a detailed color fold-out map of the Village.
Ultra-rare original footage of the 1966 location shooting, accompanied by commentary with Bernie Williams; "The Prisoner Video Companion" program; rare, alternate version of the episode "The Chimes of Big Ben"; rarely seen "Foreign File Cabinet" footage; rarely seen "Textless" intro and outro; original broadcast trailers; original series promotional trailer; gallery of original production and promo materials; production stills galleries; interactive map of the Village; Prisoner trivia.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick McGoohan The Prisoner, Number Six

Technical Credits

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Prisoner: The Complete Series, Vol. 1
1. The Village [15:33]
2. Helicopter Tour [5:30]
3. The Labour Exchange [6:26]
4. No Way Out [8:53]
5. A New #2 [6:50]
6. Escape Attempt [7:52]
1. Why Did You Resign? [11:06]
2. New Neighbor [7:36]
3. Dreadful Interrogation [3:57]
4. Developing Trust [11:05]
5. Toward the Open Sea [7:57]
6. The End of a Nightmare [8:53]
Disc #2 -- The Prisoner: The Complete Series, Vol. 2
1. Election Time [11:29]
2. Red Hot Stuff [6:55]
3. "Truth Test" [6:57]
4. Attempt to Escape [6:36]
5. Word Without Fear [8:54]
6. According to Plan [9:36]
1. Medical Attention [9:15]
2. Find a Girl [9:14]
3. Carnival [10:48]
4. Dutton [10:24]
5. The Trial [6:39]
6. The Chase [4:09]
Disc #3 -- The Prisoner: The Complete Series, Vol. 3
1. Fine Game [11:17]
2. Breaking Point [9:47]
3. New Experiment [9:41]
4. Disconnection [7:00]
5. Mayday Call [6:51]
6. Misunderstanding [5:44]
1. Why Did You Resign? [11:14]
2. New Neighbor [7:14]
3. Dreadful Interrogation [7:58]
4. Developing Trust [8:05]
5. Toward the Open Sea [6:33]
6. The End of a Nightmare [9:14]
Disc #4 -- The Prisoner: The Complete Series, Vol. 4
1. "A" [14:22]
2. Second Dosage [7:56]
3. Meet "B" [6:00]
4. #14 [9:21]
5. Who Is "C"? [5:29]
6. Mystery [7:20]
1. Speed Learning [14:55]
2. "Here's Your Passport" [6:00]
3. Investigation [9:55]
4. Approval Session [8:07]
5. Projection [3:59]
6. Introducing the General [7:26]
Disc #5 -- The Prisoner: The Complete Series, Vol. 5
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]
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]
Disc #6 -- The Prisoner: The Complete Series, Vol. 6
1. Free at Last [9:54]
2. On the Boat [7:41]
3. Finally on Land [10:15]
4. Old Territory [9:41]
5. Looking for Answers [6:15]
6. Same Old Story [6:38]
1. Lady in Distress [11:09]
2. Monitoring Activities [6:15]
3. A Plot to Kill [7:06]
4. A Warning [6:25]
5. Preventing Death [10:21]
6. Caught in the Act [8:38]
Disc #7 -- The Prisoner: The Complete Series, Vol. 7
1. The Committee [9:07]
2. Unmutual [9:47]
3. The Frontal Lobe [7:40]
4. Rest Well [8:07]
5. The Trick's on You [8:55]
6. Social Conversation [6:42]
1. Hammer or Anvil? [8:52]
2. Strange Behavior [6:56]
3. In the Dark [8:33]
4. A Threat [8:18]
5. A Message [6:34]
6. The Anvil [11:15]
Disc #8 -- The Prisoner: The Complete Series, Vol. 8
1. Thought Transfer [8:02]
2. A Different Body [9:44]
3. Proving Himself [11:30]
4. Austria [8:15]
5. Professor Seltzman [5:34]
6. Reversing Identities [7:23]
1. Back in Town [10:26]
2. Jail & the Trial [9:52]
3. The New Sheriff [7:15]
4. Clean Up the Town [6:28]
5. Escaping [5:02]
6. Deception [11:56]
Disc #9 -- The Prisoner: The Complete Series, Vol. 9
1. Cricket [7:23]
2. Standard Disguise [7:10]
3. Tunnel of Love [9:40]
4. Battle of Wits [9:28]
5. Evil Plan [7:49]
6. Countdown [8:58]
1. A Returning #2 [6:47]
2. Degree Absolute [4:02]
3. Childhood [13:50]
4. Pop! [10:45]
5. Behind Bars [4:44]
6. The Embryo Room [10:16]
Disc #10 -- The Prisoner: The Complete Series, Vol. 10
1. Well Come [12:20]
2. #48 [8:12]
3. #2 Returns [7:23]
4. Free to Go [7:19]
5. Meet #1 [6:46]
6. Evacuate! [8:51]
1. Introduction [5:51]
2. Roots of the Prisoner [5:06]
3. Notes, Anecdotes, and Nonsense [6:22]
4. #6 [4:25]
5. Subversive? [7:37]
6. Does #6 Escape? [2:42]
7. What Does It All Mean? [2:48]
8. End of the World? [4:44]
9. Individualism? [5:13]
10. The Prophecy [3:11]

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