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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of "The Prisoner", 10 April 2002
This review is from: The Prisoner: Volumes 1-5 [DVD] [1967] (DVD)
The greatest TV series ever produced on one DVD set. Don't miss it! The series covers the incarceration of "Number 6" in The Village, a mysterious place which is a fusion of Mediterraenean architecture and quaint upper class British themes. McGoohan is quirky, unpredictable but ultimately defiant as the ex-spy who refuses to reveal to his captors the reasons for his resignation. At first confused, and often out-thought and out-manouvered by his captors, the tone changes subtly through each episode as The Prisoner becomes more than a match for each new "Number 2" who takes control of the Village. The plots also become more fantastic as the series progresses, mixing elements of mystery thriller, action-adventure, and SF, with The Prisoner battling Zombie-like Villagers, Super Computers, Mind-Swap devices, altered realities and the ever-present "Rovers" - strange bubble-like creatures which relentlessly track, pursue and engulf would-be escapees.
....and THAT final episode...!
Watch this to see what can be accomplished in the medium with a big budget, an ingenious plot and a who's who of guest stars that would be impossible in today's TV.
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Initial post: 3 Jan 2013 22:06:59 GMT
Chalde says:
"Big Budget"? Sir Lew Grade gave Patrick Mcgoohan £10.000 to make a TV show. This is what he came up with. You divide all those episodes into 10.000 and it's hardly anything!
The real reason that this show is like no other is because McGoohan was an absolute genius.
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