Fans of great television will be very happy come Halloween. A&E Home Video is releasing the first 3 episodes of the well-ahead-of-its-time British TV show, The Prisoner to DVD in October. An innovative show starring Patrick McGoohan, “The Prisoner” follows “No. 6, ” a former government operative (essentially the same character he played in “Secret Agent”) sent into a seemingly idyllic but twisted prison known as “The Village,” where he struggles to retain his identity in the face of sophisticated and relentless attempts by the powers-that-be (known as “No. 2”) to extract his secrets. Includes “The Arrival” (pilot episode), “Free for All,” and “Dance of the Dead.”
“The Prisoner” is presented Full Frame and will contain: Production Stills, a Trailer, a rarely seen interview with Patrick McGoohan from Canadian TV, “Foreign File Cabinet” footage, and trivia.
The set will be released on October 31st, and will retail for $39.95.