Rent The Prisoner: Series (1967)

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14h 10min
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Synopsis:
The collected legendary cult TV series starring Patrick McGoohan. 'The Prisoner' centres on a British Intelligence agent (Patrick McGoohan) who is kidnapped from his London home and taken to a strange island village, where he's subjected to a brainwashing programme by an unseen foe. His new identity as 'Number Six' is confusing at first, giving way to anger and frustration along with a great desire to get away. Various agents of the mysterious regime that run this island, invariably called 'Number Two' seem intent on finding out why he resigned his covert post in the intelligence service.
Number Six gamely attempts to resist the brainwashing of the omnipresent yet unseen 'Number One' whose voice booms at him from every corner of the village and whose eye appears to see all. Number Six's futile attempts at escape only intensify the sensory barrage (including hypnosis, hallucinogenic drug experiences, identity theft, mind control and dream manipulation) of Number One. The series was filmed on location in the rather spooky grounds of Clough Williams-Ellis' Italianate Hotel Portmeirion in North Wales.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
David Tomblin, Patrick McGoohan
Creators:
Patrick McGoohan
Writers:
Vincent Tilsley, David Tomblin, Frank Maher, Terence Feely, Patrick McGoohan, George Markstein, Anthony Skene, Lewis Greifer, Gerald Kelsey, Roger Woddis, Michael Cramoy, Roger Parkes, Ian Rakoff
Studio:
Carlton
Genres:
British TV, TV Action & Adventure, TV Classics, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/08/2000
Run Time:
950 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The "Alternate" Chimes of Big Ben (USA preview release of episode with different music and scenes)
  • The prisoner Companion (Documentary)
  • Original Series Trailers
  • Original Trailers for Each Episode
  • Original ITC Publicity
  • The Prisoner in Production Stills Gallery
  • Biography of Number Six and each Number Two
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Arrival
2. The Chimes of Big Ben
3. A.B. and C.
4. Free for All
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. The Schizoid Man
6. The General
7. Many Happy Returns
8. Dance of the Dead
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
9. Checkmate
10. Hammer Into Anvil
11. It's Your Funeral
12. A Change of Mind
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
13. Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling
14. Living in Harmony
15. The Girl Who Was Death
16. Once Upon a Time
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following episode:
17. Fall Out
- Bonus Episode: The Alternate Chimes of Big Ben
- Special Feature: The Prison Companion
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/09/2009
Run Time:
850 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Don't Knock Yourself Out - This feature-length documentary is the definitive look at the production of 'The Prisoner', told by those involved in its creation
  • Newly restored original edit of 'Arrival' with an optional music-only soundtrack featuring Wilfred Josephs' complete and abandoned score
  • Production Crew audio commentaries on seven episodes
  • Archive text-less material, including the title sequence with clean themes by Ron Grainer, Wilfred Josephs and Robert Farnon
  • Behind-the-Scenes footage including much previously unseen
  • Trailers for all episodes
  • Commercial Break Bumpers
  • 'Television's Greatest Hits' interview from 1983
  • Patrick McGoohan/Roger Goodman Interview (audio)
  • Script and Production Documentation PDF's
  • High Definition Image Galleries with Music Suites
  • And much, much more
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Arrival
2. The Chimes of Big Ben
3. A.B. and C.
4. Free for All
5. The Schizoid Man
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
6. The General
7. Many Happy Returns
8. Dance of the Dead
9. Checkmate
10. Hammer Into Anvil
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
11. It's Your Funeral
12. A Change of Mind
13. Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling
14. Living in Harmony
15. The Girl Who Was Death
- Special Features
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
16. Once Upon a Time
17. Fall Out
- Special Features
Disc 5:
This disc includes special features (DVD)
Disc 6:
This disc includes special features (DVD)

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Reviews (1) of The Prisoner: Series

I am not a number. I am a free man! - The Prisoner: Series review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
24/08/2006

Great series from the late 60s. Every episode it looks like he's going to escape. Who is holding him prisoner? Why did he resign? I haven't watched the last episode yet so I can't spill the beans. All set in Portmeirion in Wales which is well worth a visit if only for the hilarious pet cemetery with 'Roger the Dog'. This was the precursor for series such as The Man from Uncle. Patrick McGoohan hams it up well.

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