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The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Old 06-08-09, 06:04 PM
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The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Amazon pre-order for $62.99, list price is $89.95.
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Very cool.
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Excellent series. The last episode was totally twisted. RIP Patrick McGoohan.
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Can this set be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered?

PS - I suspect the release is being timed the AMC 6-episode remake that's airing in November.
AMC's Site: http://www.amctv.com/originals/the-prisoner/
Trailer: http://blogs.amctv.com/the-prisoner/...-trailer-1.php

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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

I am not a number; I am a free man!
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Of course, I finally bought the DVD complete set.
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Sweet!!!!

Now if only they released Danger Man in HD. Viva La B&W!!!
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

When I goto Amazon.com it says they will notify me when this is avaliable
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Originally Posted by wdaub1 View Post
When I goto Amazon.com it says they will notify me when this is avaliable
But under Product Details it says:
DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

The list price looks surprisingly affordable given their history of pricing. I hope the transfer turns out good.
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

I have never seen this series but have always wanted to. How has it aged? I find it hard to get into old TV sometimes so I haven't taken the plunge yet.
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Originally Posted by DrStrangeL0ve71 View Post
I have never seen this series but have always wanted to. How has it aged? I find it hard to get into old TV sometimes so I haven't taken the plunge yet.
Timeless writing never ages. Many of the themes and ideas that are central to the series have been immensely influential to later stories in multiple formats from books to television and movies. The only thing really outdated from a modern perspective are the choice of fashions.
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Not a prisoner, I'm a free man, and my life is my own now. Don't care what the past was, I know where I'm going: Out!
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Love the series, but I'm not sure I really need the show in Blu-Ray. It's the writing & ideas that made the series so classic, not the picture quality & audio. That said, if it ever becomes cheap I'd likely pick it up anyway.
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Originally Posted by DrStrangeL0ve71 View Post
I have never seen this series but have always wanted to. How has it aged? I find it hard to get into old TV sometimes so I haven't taken the plunge yet.
The original series episodes can be viewed on-line for free here:
http://www.amctv.com/videos/the-prisoner-1960s-video/
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Originally Posted by Sessa17 View Post
It's the writing & ideas that made the series so classic, not the picture quality & audio
A proper restoration couldn't hurt, though I doubt they bothered. Studios seem remarkably disinterested in preserving their past. I doubt the discovery of the atrocious storage conditions of the Godfather (if there's a past movie a studio should care about preserving, this is it) actually penetrated down to the core of any of the studios, in terms of wholesale changes in operation.
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

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Sweet!!!!

Now if only they released Danger Man in HD. Viva La B&W!!!
and the Avengers on Blu-Ray.
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not a prisoner, i'm a free man, and my life is my own now. Don't care what the past was, i know where i'm going: Out!
Up the Irons!

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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Network Video in the UK has apparently done an HD restoration on this, and it's available on R2 DVD. They're putting it out on Blu-ray next month. Here's Amazon UK's listing for it.

The Avengers (the filmed episodes at least, not the VT ones that survive as kinescopes/telerecordings) is apparently being restored by Canal+, though I don't have a link anywhere about it...
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Originally Posted by Chris-K View Post
Network Video in the UK has apparently done an HD restoration on this, and it's available on R2 DVD. They're putting it out on Blu-ray next month.
Unfortunately, it looks region-locked (listing says R2, I assume they mean Region B).
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Maybe Granada Media will be supplying Network's restorations to A&E for their Blu-ray edition?
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

From Blu-ray.com --

Our friends at TV Shows on DVD have the release details for the US Blu-ray edition of the classic British series 'The Prisoner', which will hit store shelves on October 27, released by A&E Home Entertainment, in conjunction with Network DVD. The series will come in five discs, featuring a complete high-definition restoration and 5.1 Dolby Digital audio.

Special features include:

* "Don't Knock Yourself Out": this exclusive, feature-length documentary is the definitive look at the production of THE PRISONER, told by those involved in its creation. It includes a combination of archive and newly-filmed interviews with nearly 400 people, including Amette Andre, Bernard Williams, David Tomblin, Derren Nesbitt, Peter Wyngarde, Anton Rodgers, Michael Grade, George Baker and Peter Bowles.
* Additional featurettes:
o "The Pink Prisoner:": Peter Wyngarde pays tribute to the series in this unique cross between an interview and comedy sketch
o "You Make Sure it Fits": music editor Eric Mival discusses his role behind the scenes in making 'The Prisoner' and provides a unique look at the Music Bible for the show
* Newly restored original edit of "Arrival" with an optional music-only soundtrack featuring Wilfred Josephs' complete and abandoned score
* Original edit of the episode "The Chimes of Big Ben"
* Production crew audio commentaries on seven episodes
* Image Archive: individual galleries of over 1,200 stills are featured throughout this set, including episodic shots, generic/PR Photos, coverage of the original press conference in 1967 and Jack Shampan's designs.
* Archive material, including textless titles with clean themes by Ron Grainer, Wilfred Josephs, and Robert Farnon, as well as material from Rover, Foreign 'Filing Cabinet' title footage and the McGoohan photo montage from "Arrival."
* Production Paperwork Archive: original scripts for each episode, along with other rarely-seen production documentation, press releases, call sheets and other memorabilia. This unique collection is sourced from the personal archives of Tony Sloman, Steven Ricks, and Simon Coward and is reproduced here with their permission and assistance. (DVD-ROM Feature)
* Exposure strips gallery
* Commercial break bumpers
* Trailers for all episodes
* Preview of AMC's 'The Prisoner' mini-series remake
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Re: The Complete Prisoner Series: 10/27/09

Originally Posted by aynrandgirl View Post
Unfortunately, it looks region-locked (listing says R2, I assume they mean Region B).
Even if it isn't, the UK BD may be 25p (or 50i). Will US players support HD at 50i? I know some have problems with PAL.
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Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
Even if it isn't, the UK BD may be 25p (or 50i). Will US players support HD at 50i? I know some have problems with PAL.
I have Zulu from the UK which is region free and it plays fine on my Region A Sony.

I'm hoping that A&E uses the restored prints from the UK. I loved this series when I first found it on a local PBS station that would have Sci Fi Sundays.

It's currently $50.49 for pre-order. A very good price.

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