The Prisoner [3 Discs] [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 9749694
  • Release Date: 03/23/2010
  • Rating: NR
The cult 1960's sci-fi series gets a modern makeover in this remake starring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellan. Bonus materials include unaired scenes, commentary on two key episodes, "Beautiful Prison: The World of The Prisoner," "A 6 Hour Film Shot in 92 Days: The Diary of The Prisoner," The Prisoner Comic-Con Panel, and "The Man Behind '2' - Jamie Campbell Bower interviews Sir Ian McKellen.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Unaired scenes
    • Commentaries on 2 key episodes
    • Beautiful prison: the world of the prisoner
    • A 6-hour film shot in 92 days: the diary of the prisoner
    • The prisoner comic-con panel
    • The man behind "2" - Jamie Campbell Bower interviews Sir Ian McKellen

    Synopsis


    The Prisoner
    Ian McKellen and James Caviezel headline this remake of Patrick McGoohan's landmark British television series. Shortly after resigning from a clandestine spy organization based in New York, a man (Caviezel) awakens in The Village and discovers that he's now known as "6." A desert oasis in which conformity is the key to contentment, The Village is populated by people who seem to have no knowledge of the outside world. Everyone in The Village is designated a number, and the omnipresent 2 (McKellen) is always watching. But while most of the locals seem to thrive on the simplicity of life in The Village, the only option for desperate 6 is to escape at any cost. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • James Caviezel
      James Caviezel - Six
    • Ian McKellen
      Ian McKellen - Two
    • Lennie James
      Lennie James - 147
    • Ruth Wilson
      Ruth Wilson - 313
    • Jamie Campbell Bower
      Jamie Campbell Bower - 11-12



    Customer rating

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    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very underrated show

      Posted
      happycamper
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      Remember how with each successive season of Lost, you were cured of your ability to know what the heck was going on, but in the most tantalizingly interesting way possible, so that by season six you'd long ago just thrown up your hands and decided to take the ride? Well, the Prisoner is like that, except that instead of six seasons, there are six episodes...with a season's worth of "WTF?!?!" in each one. And it does it without ever feeling rushed, overwrought, or like it's trying way too hard to fool you. The writing, acting, and cinematography in this show are amazing. There's not a single frame that isn't beautiful. There's not a single line of dialogue that isn't meaningful. The characters will reel you in and break your heart. Jim Caviezel's portrayal of Six is incredible, and also surprising in that I never expected to care about anyone else on the screen when Sir Ian McKellen was present. But Caviezel's Six demands attention, both within the story and of the audience. In fact the biggest draw of this show is the way the narrative draws you in, gets you on his side, and then hangs all his hopes and his grasp of reality on a single, fraying thread--and yours along with them. TL;DR: I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good psychological thriller and sci-fi mystery with a creepy vintage feel to it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A great mini series!

      Posted
      Pepsitomtom
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      I am not a number! This series is enjoyable for anyone considers themselves a Libertarian.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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