THE PRISONER: THE COMPLETE SERIES (IMPRINT TV COLLECTION #6) - BLU-RAY

I am not a number. I am a free man.
1967 · 850 mins · Drama
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 usual 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...

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 usual 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 McGohan's reluctance to speak about the series, plus! a bonus disc with 5 episodes of Patrick McGoohan's previous series DANGER MAN - 2 of them new to Blu-Ray.
7 BLU-RAY DISC SET + 120 page Collectable booklet in LIMITED EDITION HARD-BOX packaging.

Regular price $134.95

Available 19 June, 2024

Info

Format
Blu-ray
Catalogue
IMP3967
Languages
English
Subtitles
English HOH
Encoding
NTSC

Special Features

1080p high-definition presentation, restored in 2K from the original 35mm elements
Collectable Hardbox packaging 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 "It's Your Funeral" guest star Annette Andre
NEW! Interview with "It's Your Funeral" 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 various 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 scan by Imprint
NEW! IN HD "Fair Exchange" - an episode from the 50-minute series, new scan by Imprint
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 65-minute 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