AMC’s re-invention of The Prisoner finds its way onto DVD tomorrow, so I spent some time this weekend with the DVD set to not only see how it looks, but also if it might make more sense on a second viewing…after all, it probably took several viewings of the original to figure out some of it, especially the final episode which is still debated to this day…
A&E’s re-imagining of The Prisoner starring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen hits the streets on DVD next Tuesday, March 23rd. A much more visually striking film, it takes the concept in a new direction with different twists. It is of course a risk to remake and cult film, and fans of the original may have trouble with this interpretation if they try and fit it in within what they are familiar with, but taken on its own it provides an interesting psychological thriller framework – but fans of the original will easily recognize Rover…check out a deleted scene below as well!
The Thunder Child writes “Practically every news outlet is sharing the sad news that Patrick McGoohan passed away today at the age of 80, after a short illness.
Despite over 60 years of work, his classic series The Prisoner remains his most enduring legacy, and if you visit my blog entry today on Mr. McGoohan, you can view a 9-minute video of him being interviewed by Warner Troyan in 1977, in front of a live studio audience (posted at YouTube).
I’ll be having a Prisoner marathon tonight…
http://dailyspace.blogspot.com/2009/01/patrick-mcgoohan-has-died.html“ I changed the title of the article to reflect the news, which I was about to post. Aside from his well known role in The Prisoner, McGoohan’s most recent major role was as King Edward Longshanks in Braveheart, also the evil Roger Devereau in Silver Streak, but also guest starred several times on Columbo, for which he won two Emmys.