& FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details
Only 5 left in stock - order soon.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Over 6 Million items sold. Fast dispatch and delivery. Excellent Customer Feedback. Over 6 Million items sold. Fast dispatch and delivery. Excellent Customer Feedback.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£17.99
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: A1-Media
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Prisoner [Blu-ray]

3.6 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

Additional Blu-ray options
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Blu-ray
"Please retry"
2-Disc Version
£17.95
£15.99 £12.53
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Important Information on Firmware Updates: Having trouble with your Blu-ray disc player? Will certain discs just not play? You may need to update the firmware inside your player. Click here to learn more.
£17.95 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details Only 5 left in stock - order soon. Sold by SKYETORI and Fulfilled by Amazon.

Special offers and product promotions

  • Find all the best television shows from the other side of the pond in our US TV store and catch the latest shows in our 2014's Hottest TV page.

  • Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player.


Frequently bought together

  • The Prisoner [Blu-ray]
  • +
  • The Prisoner - Complete Series [Blu-ray] [1967]
Total price: £40.90
Buy the selected items together

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Product details

  • Actors: Jim Caviezel, Ian McKellan, Hayley Atwell, Ruth Wilson, Jamie Campbell Bower
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 3 May 2010
  • Run Time: 276 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0039LAQ2O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,910 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Product Description

Internationally acclaimed actors Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings) and Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ) star in the reinvention of the 1960's classic cult thriller. The six thrilling 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 (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).

In the 1960s, The Prisoner helped permanently alter the scope of the fantasy genre. Through the work of Patrick McGoohan, who created, produced, wrote and directed the series, and starred in the lead role of Number Six , The Prisoner is widely viewed as one of the most well regarded and intriguing cult TV series ever created. While the original series, which debuted in 1967, was a riff on Cold War politics, the Prisoner in 2010 reflects 21st century concerns and anxieties, such as liberty, security and surveillance, yet also showcase the same key elements of paranoia, tense action and socio-political commentary seen in McGoohan’s enigmatic original.

Special Features:
• Deleted scenes
• The Making of The Prisoner
• Character profiles
The Prisoner read-through
• Jamie Campbell-Bower interviewing Ian McKellen
• Comic Con 2009: The Prisoner panel
• Inside The Prisoner

From Amazon.co.uk

It was always going to be a brave move to attempt to remake such an iconic and acclaimed cult television show. However, that didn’t stop this new take on the 1960s programme The Prisoner, which originally starred Patrick McGoohan as the man trapped in The Village, where people have names instead of numbers.

For the remade version of The Prisoner, the cast this time features Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen, and the story has been relocated to American shores. The core ethos behind it remains unchanged, and across this series the battle of wits between numbers Six and Two begins.

So does the new take on The Prisoner deliver? Yes, but it takes some time to get going. Fans of the original will certainly struggle to warm to the first episode or two, but those willing to give the show a chance will likely to be far keener on it by the time the last couple of episodes roll around. Leading the acting honours is a terrific performance from Ian McKellen too as The Village leader, Two.

It’s no replacement for the original series, which remains the best, but at least this version of The Prisoner is worth a spin too. It’s got ideas of its own, some fine performances, and half a dozen episodes of solid drama waiting to be enjoyed. --Jon Foster

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Not a bad series, not as good as the original but still not too bad, I wouldn't say it's brilliant, takes a lot to get into but worth it, if you liked the original then try and watch this before you buy it as some people couldn't get it. Picture is brilliant and all episodes are present.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This miniseries had not been heralded as a reboot or a remake but as a re-interpretation, so I gave it the benefit of a doubt and tried to restrain myself not to compare it too much with Patrick McGoohan's original and timeless television classic.

The presentation in terms of filmmaking quality is impeccable (and enjoyable to watch on Blu-ray). The "new" Village is a fascinating variation of Portmeirion (a major inspiration which compelled McGoohan to create his "Prisoner"), and I sympathize that it was tempting to use the location in Namibia to create this re-interpretation.

Of course the new Number Six equally tries to leave this Village but where the original series had episodes featuring themes that stood on their "own feet" the re-interpretation is apparently story-arc and mystery driven, trying to captivate the audience to learn what it's all about but also trying the audience's patience. I found the new Village to be much more dystopian, where it often seemed that everybody was spying on its neighbour. And already a little nonconformist act brought the cruel and merciless Number Two (excellent performance by Sir Ian McKellen) and the whole Village apparatus down on the offender. This was much more "1984" than the original series.

But even as a re-interpretation the inevitable question has to be what is there to justify the allusions to the original series?
Patrick McGoohan himself stated in later years that while the Village was some metaphor for society and how the nonconformist individual copes with it, most important was how Number Six (and all of us) dealt with the worst enemy which is not society but the Number One in each of us, hence the strange and metaphorical last episode "Fallout" of the original series.
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray
It's unfair to compare this with the original, in its day the original was daring and dangerous, perhaps a sign of the times where the brilliant concept captured the time. Fast forward 40 years and this glossy remake just doesn't cut it for me - the mystery has been replaced by expensive sets and a predictable script and a large dollop of ham from the two leads.

AND WHERE ARE THE SUPERB OPENING TITLES?
1 Comment 19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I am really sorry - but this was a real disappointment to me. I have been an avid fan of the original Prisoner series with books, videos, DVD's and the BluRay collection. When I saw this I thought that the mystery and intrigue would have continued - but to me it did not. I am afraid that every time I try to watch it - it is one of those series that sends me to sleep - I keep watching episodes again and again - but still the answer is no - this is not for the real die hard Prisoner viewer.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray
When this version of The Prisoner was on TV I know it got a lot of criticism. Then, even more, with the home entertainment version. It seemed like everyone hated this production. As I was not a fan of the original series (I thought the big ping-pong ball was just stupid!) I had only read reviews because of the actors in this version.

However, as the years have gone by the blu-ray has got cheaper and cheaper. Finally, last year, I decided to buy it. Then it sat on the shelf until a couple of days ago. For whatever reason, I simply couldn't get in the mood to watch it...partly because of my pre-conceptions about that stupid ball and because of the reviews when it was made.

Anyway, I finally got around to watching. I thought: "I'll just watch the first episode, and if I don't like it, I'll get rid of it". Ha! Not gonna happen! I watched the entire thing straight through and really enjoyed it. Is it perfect? No. There are a few moments where I thought it was trying to be too clever for its own good. It also felt a little rushed at one point (episode 4, I think). But, overall, I thought this was an intelligent, clever and thoroughly entertaining piece of science-fiction TV.

And the stupid ping-pong ball? Not stupid at all. Actually a pretty good explanation for that and used sparingly and to great effect. Who knew?!
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By S. Broadbent TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 May 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is a huge disappointment.
It is an Americanised version set in a desert somewhere.
I thought the acting second rate, Jim Caviezel has all the charm of a plank of wood.
The stories are confused drivel and the first 4 episodes are boring.
I have stopped watching and will not see the last two instalments.
Really bad, do not waste your money, rent it instead and then you can return it.
DO NOT BUY this crap.
2 Comments 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I was quite keen on watching this series, as it stars two of Hollywood's talented actors - Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel. Sad to say, not even their talents could make me give this series a positive review. It is a waste of precious time.

There are numerous plot holes in the story, and the characters are two-dimensional and totally unconvincing. There is a complete lack of logic to the series, and the ending is most disappointing. I thought I would watch it right through, hoping it would improve, but instead it just worsened and frustrated me no end! In fact, I still wonder how in heaven's name I could have allowed myself to watch the entire fatuous series! I suppose it was because I wanted to know how it would end, but it truly wasn't worth it.

For example: in one episode, one of the main characters is arrested and sent to the Tunnels. She is then subsequently rescued - but it isn't explained fully how - and in the next episode, she is right back in her job as a doctor, with no police looking for her for having escaped! Logical? I think not! Then there is the incident where 6 gets a deadly "virus" called "Village Death". Now I ask you: if a man is deathly ill with an incurable disease, would he be stumbling around the village, going from aimless place to aimless place instead of lying in a hospital bed? Weird? Definitely. Idiotic? Without a doubt. Feverishly foolish? Hahaha - need I answer that?

In general, this series isn't worth buying on blu-ray, although the scenes of the Namib desert are beautiful, but that's about it. The less said about this pathetic series the better. Don't let it take you prisoner - give it a complete miss! :)
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Pages with related products. See and discover other items: hayley atwell