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Anniversary Edition of The Prisoner Mega Set 7/26/06

Old 05-18-06, 10:33 PM
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Anniversary Edition of The Prisoner Mega Set 7/26/06

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"A&E Home Video will re-release The Prisoner: Mega Set in a new 40th Anniversary Edition on July 25th. The ten-disc set will include all 17 classic episodes presented uncut, fully restored and remastered. This new set will include the new 50-page limited edition companion guide "Hidden Mysteries Surrounding The Prisoner," a complete series guide with a detailed color fold-out map of The Village. As with the previous release, extras will include: ultra-rare original footage of the 1966 location shooting, with commentary by Bernie Williams; The Prisoner Video Companion bonus program; rare alternate version of the "The Chimes of Big Ben;" rarely seen "Foreign File Cabinet" footage and textless intro & outro; original broadcast & promo trailers; original production and promo materials; still galleries; interactive map of The Village; Prisoner trivia. Retail is $139.95."

So the only new feature is the companion guide?

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Old 05-18-06, 10:44 PM
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Sounds like it. Though I wonder if the "restored and remastered" mentioned is something NEW since the last release. In any event, I'm absolutely delighted with the current set of sets I have. They have to do something about the MSRP though.
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Old 05-18-06, 10:50 PM
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I have the R2 version. I don't remember anything being wrong with the video even when converted to NTSC.
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Old 05-19-06, 01:03 AM
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This is probably just a re-packaging of the current discs, much like their new Monty Python release. Also possible that the discs will be in slim cases like the Python set as well.

I don't think anyone who already owns "The Prisoner" needs to bother upgrading unless they want to pay $140 for a 50-page booklet.
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Old 05-19-06, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by sracer
They have to do something about the MSRP though.
You've got that right. I was all set to jump on this since I held off buying the current release, but at that price, I don't think so. Maybe there'll be some good deals from places clearing out the current release.
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Old 05-19-06, 03:27 AM
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It's about $84 at DDD, which is still kinda high but a bit more tempting.
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I already have the old set and I'm happy with it.
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I'll have to see how this is packaged before even considering. And that MSRP is nuts -- this may have to wait for the DDD 20% off sale before Christmas.

I assume that this new release will be in thinpacks. However, if they put that book within the box, that will essentially nullify much of the space savings.
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Old 05-19-06, 09:19 AM
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I don't have the current release, so will probably end up getting this one.
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Old 05-19-06, 09:22 AM
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Me too. It's about time to retire that stack of VHS tapes anyway.
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Old 05-21-06, 05:28 AM
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Already have the old set but I can't find anything on the accompanying book. I'd like to get my hands on that unless there's a similar guide out there already in publication.

This will probably in a smaller package. Nothing elaborate like in the shape of Rover or something like that?
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Old 05-21-06, 01:16 PM
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Would've liked it cheaper.
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Old 05-21-06, 06:50 PM
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I wonder if it's the same book which came with the Region 2 35th Anniversary disc?
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Old 05-22-06, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
Me too. It's about time to retire that stack of VHS tapes anyway.
This takes me back. Sci-Fi Channel ran a marathon of all 17 episodes and I stayed up for 23 hours to edit out the commercials while I was recording them. That's 6 hours of commercials!!! I was pretty damn sleepy (I'd already been awake for 10 hours when the marathon started).

I'm pretty damn happy with the DVD releases, but I kept my VHS copies just on principle.
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Maybe it will come in one those floating ball things that's always stopping people from escaping from the Village.
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Originally Posted by Walter Neff
Maybe it will come in one those floating ball things that's always stopping people from escaping from the Village.


Rover.
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Rover.
Sorry, I'm just a casual viewer, not a Six of One acolyte, or whatever super-fans are called.
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Re: Anniversary Edition of The Prisoner Mega Set 7/26/06

Thread necro.

With all the re-releases of this show on DVD, including a complete set available for $24.95 at Amazon, why do the older releases that had just 3-4 eps each still go for $20 used? Are there extras on those older sets that weren't brought over?
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