Fifty years on from its first UK broadcast, The Prisoner remains as fresh and dynamic as when it was first unleashed upon an unsuspecting world in 1967. In celebration, Network has produced a new feature-length documentary, In My Mind, that explores the series through the eyes of its enigmatic star, Patrick McGoohan, as well as new anniversary editions of the series on Blu-ray.
Written and directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Chris Rodley, In My Mind recounts one of Chris’ early filmmaking experiences: an attempt to interview Patrick McGoohan – something McGoohan had resisted previously – about his enigmatic series for a Channel 4 commissioned documentary. A documentary that didn’t quite go to plan.
In a series of frank interviews conducted by Chris, most of which ultimately remained unused in the 1983 documentary ‘Six Into One -The Prisoner File’, McGoohan slowly reveals his innermost thoughts about his concept. Featuring new interviews with his daughter Catherine McGoohan, who offers insightful and informed views on her father’s inner emotional and psychological state of mind and featuring never-before-seen archive footage, this is the definitive story of ‘The Prisoner’ as told by its creator.
Disowned by McGoohan at the time, ‘Six Into One’ is now locked away forever, paving the way for this new film which sets out to put the record straight some thirty-five years later. ..
In My Mind joins a brand-new edition of the series on Blu-ray and DVD containing all 17 episodes which feature brand new detailed text commentaries and a wealth of newly produced special features, unseen footage and much more.
The Prisoner: 50th Anniversary Edition (PG)
Release Date: 30th October 2017
No. of Discs: 6BD + 6CD + BOOK
Running Time: 850 mins (approx.)
- The Series – All 17 episodes, presented with new text commentaries, detailing the production history
- In My Mind – brand-new feature length documentary from writer/director Chris Rodley
- Many Happy Returns – a new short revisiting the original locations used in The Prisoner
- Filming Arrival – newly-discovered home movie footage of the filming of Arrival
- Danger Man – eps. Colony Three + View From the Villa – in High-Def and relevant to The Prisoner
- Stills Galleries – feat. rare and never-before-seen photographs from official and personal archives
- Catherine McGoohan – reflects on her father’s work and legacy
- And much more…
For fans of the series this is a must buy and looks like the ultimate edition of this classic series.