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WHV Announcement: The Prisoner (2009)

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#1 of 4 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 15 2009 - 11:37 AM

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted December 15 2009 - 01:24 PM

Heya, Ronald. Thanks for posting this.

Now that I got that out of the way, I got the opportunity to watch the original classic television show last month in its entirety on Comcast InDemand and while I had never watched the original series before, it was an interesting show. However, I was disappointed in this remake. Not only wasn't the remake up to taking on the mantle of the original but the six hours was tedious and too long.

I also noticed that there were drastic changes to the Number 2 character and his interaction with Number 6. While Ian Mckellen and Jim Caviezel were perfect for their roles, I just felt that it deviated too far from what the original series established. I was hoping that the remake would have stayed closer to the original series and while this is mostly impossible where remakes are concerned, I did hope it would stay as close as possible. It just lacked that suave repetoire that existed in the original series between #2 and #6.

I think I'll go back and watch the original series again ...

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted December 15 2009 - 01:57 PM

Hmph....if it's "visually stunning" as time magazine says it is.....then one would think Warner would put this on blu-ray.  If they ever decide to release this on BD, then I will consider picking it up.

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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted December 16 2009 - 02:03 AM

Joseph, I have watched the entire series, both the original and the remake. I can tell you that this series is not "visually stunning." If they mean by the fact that they use more sand, then yeah, it's more stunning. However, I don't consider "sand" to be visually stunning.

While it was interesting to watch, it's not totally uninteresting, it just doesn't live up to my expectation of being an adequate sequel or a remake to the original series.

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