Posted Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
As previously reported, A&E will bring the 1968 classic 'The Prisoner: Complete Series' starring Patrick McGoohan to Blu-ray on October 27.
The five disc set includes all 17 episodes in 1080p video, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, and tons of supplements:
"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 ("The Pink Prisoner:": Peter Wyngarde pays tribute to the series in this unique cross between an interview and comedy sketch and "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.
Suggested list price has been set at $99.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Prisoner' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 27.
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