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8th April 2010 14:29:00
Posted by Dave Foster

The Prisoner (2010) (R2/UK BD) in May

News
ITV Studios Home Entertainment have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of The Prisoner on 3rd May 2010. Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel star in the reinvention of the 1960s classic cult thriller that is set to air in April on ITV.

Priced at Ł24.99 RRP on DVD and Ł29.99 RRP on Blu-ray, extras include:
  • Deleted Scenes for all 6 episodes
  • "The Making of" for all 6 episodes
  • "Inside The Prisoner" for all 6 episodes
  • Comic Con 2009: Prisoner Panel
  • Jamie Interviews Sir Ian Parts 1-3
  • The Prisoner Read Through
  • Character Profiles

Here is the first look at the show…


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).


About Dave Foster
Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.