Sep 30, 2009

A&E's U.S. Prisoner Blu-Ray To Include All Of Network's Special Features!

Available to pre-order at half-price!

Alright, time to finally publish a post that's been sitting half-finished for nearly two weeks... Sorry for the delay on this one! For once, U.S. fans won't lose out in terms of an American release of a classic British spy show. Judging from a press release on, A&E appears to have ponied up the dough to license all of the amazing special features from Network's UK DVD release of the 40th Anniversary Collection. (Whose same content is replicated on Network's own recently released UK Blu-Ray set.) Most of these have never been seen before on a North American release. The amazing features I speak of include the impressive feature-length documentary “Don’t Knock Yourself Out” (boasting loads of interviews with all sorts of key production personnel), a featurette on the show's music with music editor Eric Mival (including "a unique look at the Music Bible for the show"), the restored original edit of “Arrival” with an optional music-only soundtrack featuring Wilfred Josephs’ complete and abandoned score, audio commentaries from members of the production crew on seven episodes, trailers for all episodes, commercial break bumpers, behind-the-scenes footage, PDFs of all the scripts and production paperwork, and loads of image galleries. On top of all that, there's also a preview of AMC's upcoming Prisoner remake, which this release is timed to coincide with. Furthermore, the packaging looks satisfyingly compact. Check it out at TV Shows On DVD. A&E's The Prisoner Blu-Ray Edition debuts October 27 with an SRP of $99.99. I'm pretty sure that's (substantially!) less than the company was selling the old DVD set for a few years ago. And—get this—Amazon is currently taking pre-orders at nearly half that price! Right now it's just $50.49!

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