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The Prisoner (2009) (3 Discs)

Released on 03 May 2010

Featuring: Ian McKellen, James Caviezel & Hayley Atwell

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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The Prisoner, a reinterpretation of the 1967 British cult classic, follows Michael (Jim Caviezel, Passion Of The Christ), who after resigning from his job finds himself inexplicably trapped in The Village, a town where people have numbers instead of names. Michael (now called "Six") struggles to hold on to his identity as he engages in a battle of wits with The Village leader, Two.

Episodes Comprise:
1. Arrival
2. Harmony
3. Anvil
4. Darling
5. Schizoid
6. Checkmate

The six one-hour episodes tell the story of a man who finds himself trapped in a mysterious and surreal place known as The Village, with no memory of how he arrived there. As he frantically explores his environment, he discovers that its inhabitants are identified by number instead of by name and have no memory of a prior existence or outside civilization. Not knowing who to trust, Number Six is driven by the desperate need to discover the truth behind The Village and, more importantly, how he can survive and escape to his previous life.

The Village is controlled by one man - the sinister and charismatic Number Two (Ian McKellen). In each new episode, Six (Jim Caviezel) and Two are locked in a battle of wits, as Six challenges the oppressive nature of The Village and battles against his captors.

McKellen and Caviezel are joined by an all-star supporting cast including Hayley Atwell (The Duchess, Brideshead Revisited), Jamie Campbell-Bower (New Moon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre, Small Island), Lennie James (Outlaw) and Rachael Blake (Clapham Junction).
In the 1960s, The Prisoner helped permanently alter the scope of the fantasy genre. Through the work of Patrick McGoohan - who created, produced, wrote and directed the series, and starred in the lead role of Number Six - The Prisoner is widely viewed as one of the most well regarded and intriguing cult TV series ever created.

While the original series, which debuted in 1967, was a riff on Cold War politics, the Prisoner in 2010 will reflect 21st century concerns and anxieties, such as liberty, security and surveillance, yet also showcase the same key elements of paranoia, tense action and socio-political commentary seen in McGoohan's enigmatic original.


  • Deleted Scenes for Ep 1 & Ep.2
  • The Making of Episode 1 & 2
  • Inside The Prisoner Ep.1 & Ep.2
  • Comic Con 2009: Prisoner Panel
  • Jamie Interviews Sir Ian Part 1
  • Character Profiles Two & six
  • Deleted Scenes for Ep 3 & Ep.4
  • The Making of Episode 3 & 4
  • Inside The Prisoner Ep.3 & Ep.4
  • The Prisoner Read Through
  • Jamie interviews Sir Ian Part 2
  • Character Profiles 313 & 4-15
  • Deleted Scenes for Ep 5 & Ep.6
  • The Making of Episode 5 & 6
  • Inside The Prisoner Ep.5 & Ep.6
  • Jamie Interviews Sir Ian Part 3
  • Character Profiles M2 & 11-12

customer Reviews

 Average rating (4 reviews)

 Too Slow

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This six hour mini-series is said to be a 'reinterpretation' of the cult British show. Having not seen more than a few clips of the original I can't really make comparisons but there is very little to recommend here as the slow pace and overly complicated plot make for rather dull television.

 Too Slow

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This six hour mini-series is said to be a 'reinterpretation' of the cult British show. Having not seen more than a few clips of the original I can't really make comparisons but there is very little to recommend here as the slow pace and overly complicated plot make for rather dull television.

 LIFES A PRISON

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Having not seen the whole of the original series from start to finish (I wasnt even born when it first aired!) it would be wrong for me to compare the original with this remake, yet that said this is just as confusing and as weird as the episodes of the original that I have seen but with an updated different twist to the plot making it suitable for the modern day.

In terms of the cast Ian McKellen makes a brilliant Number Two appearing mysterious and classy but having just enough layer of menace while not falling into the cartoon villain type category. Jim Caviezel is equally strong as Number Six being as lost as the viewers are while the entire recurring or guest cast put in great performances especially the attractive Ruth Wilson as the village doctor. In relation to the story, there are some scenes or parts of certain episodes that do drag but that is true for most TV shows, that said the rest of the scripts are satisfying if slightly weird and the ending itself is a tad predictable come episode five but a decent way at rounding the series off tying up all the loose ends.

Overall I found this to be a very good watch, not brilliant or outstanding by any means but it had a decent story with several weird and mysterious elements throughout and of course it had several appearances of the Rover bubble thing that was the highlight of both this series and the original. The cast was also very strong especially the three main leads (McKellen, Caviezel and Wilson) while the location used for filming and the cinematography used are simply stunning to watch. In all not a bad series to watch although this is definitely more for newer viewers and those who have not watched any or all of the classic original series.

 Not Bad.....

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Well as usual the remake is no where near as good as the original, so if you are buying this DVD in hope that it follows Mcgoohan's plot lines from the previous series, then save your money!!
In all fairness though this remake is a good watch when you are not busy comparing it to the original! Meanwhile Caviezel and Mckellen put in great performances as 6 and 2, not to mention overall good and captivating acting from the rest of the cast.

A good series linking in with 21st century society, one to watch!!
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Don't bother with this one. It's an insult to the original. "The Village" is just like a normal american town and nothing like that place in wales used for the original.

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ActorsIan McKellen, James Caviezel, Hayley Atwell, Ruth Wilson, Lennie James, Jamie Campbell Bower, Rachael Blake, Renate Stuurman, Hanlé Barnard, Wolfgang Weissenstein & Sara Stewart
DirectorNick Hurran
Certificate15 years and over
Year2009
LanguagesEnglish
Duration4 hours and 36 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.