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WHV Press Release: The Prisoner (2009)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 11 2010 - 05:47 AM


“Visually stunning and risk-taking” – Time


The Prisoner


Jim Caviezel, Ian McKellen, Ruth Wilson, Jamie

          Campbell-Bower, Hayley Atwell, and Lennie James Star in this Six-Hour Miniseries Based on the 1960s Cult Series


Available on DVD March 23, 2010

Over Three Hours of Bonus Features

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BURBANK, CA (January 11, 2010) – A man wakes up in a mysterious place where people have numbers instead of names, and all traces of his former life are renounced as delusions. Welcome to “The Village,” the setting of the 2009 AMC miniseries, The Prisoner, coming to DVD on March 23, 2010 from Warner Home Video. A reinterpretation of the 1960s cult classic by Patrick McGoohan, The Prisoner tells the story of one man's desperate quest to find his way back to his former life and reclaim his freedom. Jim Caviezel, Ian McKellen, Ruth Wilson, Jamie Campbell- Bower, Lennie James, and Hayley Atwell star in this powerful 6-hour miniseries, which combines a wide range of genres, from espionage to sci-fi, into an adrenaline-pumping, edge-of-your-seat thriller that will ultimately make you question what you think is real. The much-anticipated three-disc DVD set is filled with over three hours of extra content including audio commentaries, interviews, deleted scenes, and the behind-the-scenes diary of the 92 days of production. The Prisoneris priced to own at $29.98 SRP.


Nobody resigns from Summakor. Once he had a name, a job with the mysterious spy-ops outfit Summakor and a life in New York. Now he has a number. He’s called 6, and everything has changed since he quit the many-tentacled agency. Suddenly he lives in The Village, a too-perfect paradise wretched with conformity. A society where all names are numbers. Where secret eyes watch over hollow bliss. Where dissent is rare and whispered. Where 6 knows he has one option: escape. Jim Caviezel portrays disoriented, determined 6 and Ian McKellen plays the serenely cunning Village overseer called 2 in a brilliantly reimagined, six-episode sci-fi riff on the Patrick McGoohan series of the 1960s. Are 6’s experiences real? Happenings of a parallel universe? Imaginings of his own walled-in mind? Enter The Village….


·        Unaired Scenes

·        Cast/Creator Commentaries

·        Beautiful Prison: The World of The Prisoner

·        A Six-Hour Film Shot in 92 Days: A Production Diary of The Prisoner

·        The Prisoner Comic Con Panel

·        Jamie Campbell-Bower Interviews Sir Ian McKellen

·        A Six-Part Look Inside The Prisoner




6 one-hour episodes

·        Arrival

·        Harmony

·        Anvil

·        Darling

·        Schizoid

·        Checkmate


Street Date: March 23, 2010

Run Time: Approx 276 minutes, EC runtime approx 197 minutes

Dolby Surround 5.1, Widescreen

Price: $29.98 SRP

Language: English

Subtitles: ESDH

Catalog #883929115488

With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.


For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.  
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