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Prisoner Promo Teaser
AMCs mini-series remake of the cult classic 1960s BBC series, 'The Prisoner' with Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen, debuts this November on AMC (US).
YouTube - "The Prisoner"-Promo
Ian McKellen.....Number Two
James Caviezel.....Number Six
Jamie Campbell Bower.....Number 11-12
Lennie James.....Number 147
Vincent Regan.....Number 909
Langley Kirkwood.....Fire Officer
Jeffrey R. Smith.....Number 16
Joe Vaz.....Public Safety Announcer
Ruth Wilson.....Number 13
I found the promo on a site the other day but couldn't post it from there and Youtube didn't appear to have it at that point. It's a show I'll have to watch but I'm not expecting too much from it.
I have to admit i've never seen a single episode off the original
So i have nothing to compare it too, therefore will be less critical off the content.
WOW! A whole 15 SECONDS of promo!!!!!!!
Why the **** did they bother?
I'm not too sure how well it'll work now for someone coming to it for the very first time but in it's day it was brilliant. I first saw it as a kid and loved the adventure and sci-fi aspects of it. When I rewatched it as an adult I realised there was so much more to it. It's certainly worth a go if you can get hold of it. I was looking forward to the Blu-Ray but it's been postponded.
All the best
Worse news - ITV1 is airing this in the UK! Expect it to a) never turn up, b) they randomly drop an episode because it wasn't necessary to the show's overall plot-line, or c) it turns up, but doesn't get advertised and promoted at all, and then dropped from the schedule and replaced by something aimed at ITV1's core audience - dumb people!
If I was in not such a good mood Id ban you for a month for that comment, find a smacking for your legs in you PM box
Only good thing abut it looks to be Sir Ian, and its missing one of the bigest stars from the original series that's not aged a day since it was first broadcast and that's Port Merion.
raigraphixs I'd set my timer for the re runs on ITV4 or better still buy the box set, I cant see the American version being a patch on the original apart from the above Patrick McGoohan was a one off of his style which was spot on for the role. I hope the scripts are up to the standard of the original and at the time a lot of them were pushing viewers plot following to a higher level.
Maybe it should now be written into the 'Terms & Conditions' what series members have to had seen before joining AVF, and there will be a test afterwards
I will give it go, the originals i mean
AMC's not a bad network .. it's a cable network rather than the likes of NBC, ABC, Fox, CW et al and has broadcast such series as Breaking Bad and Mad Men ... so could do a better job than most
Personally, I expect the remake to be way better than the original. The original was a bit arty farty... don't know a similar expression.. sorry.
Some how I knew when I saw you posted you go against popular oppinion on the original series.
Good mood not as good
For some people it was ahead of its time and for some still is.
Some of the basis for Nowhere Man can be linked to The Prisoner he even at one point was given the No6 tag.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion even when they're wrong.
The original is one of the greats. I'll almost certainly watch the new one but I'm kinda dreading it.
All the best
Well I could make a better version of it anyway. I don't know what will happen from a different perspective to mine.
Of course you could. I'm working on the best Batman film ever made at this very moment.
It was an ITV series .
Well UK needs it on one of our Channels.
Damn copy n paste from sites, they got it wrong
I never watched it, so excuse me.
Though it was shown on BBC4 was it not?
The original was made by ITC and shown on ITV. It was repeated very badly on Channel 4 many years later. I've no idea if BBC4 have shown it.
I introduced my girlfriend to it a couple of years ago and she loved it, I also enjoyed it just as much second time around!
That's great. How old is she if you don't mind me asking.
All the best
The original PRISONER series has been shown on ITV (in the original transmissions), but has also been shown on:
- Channel 4
I even recall that BBC2 may even have shown it once, at some point too.
I thought it was on BBC2 originally.
It was shown in ITV origanaly and in my region on a Friday some times conflicting with The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Also in the add break just before thay came was the pennyfathing and after the add break.
Patrick McGoohan was fed up of Danger Man and took the idea to Sir Lew Grade who was behind most of those great 60-70s series they ended with the ITC logo
Some of the ITC shows: The Saint, Danger Man, The Baron, The Champions, The Prisoner, Thunderbirds, Man in a Suitcase, Strange Report, Department S, The Persuaders!, Jason King, The Adventurer, The Protectors and Return of the Saint. All these were made for ITV (or ITV1).
ITV repeted it at least once more after the first screening and then within about a year of Ch4 opening up they started screening it.
As Garrett says all the ITC shows were broadcast by ITV. We didn't have BBC2 when The Prisoner was first broadcast so I wouldn't have been able to watch it had they put it out.
To the best of my knowledge it was never repeated in my ITV region but I did see the very last episode again when I was in London around 1974.
How did you miss Space 1999 & UFO off that list ? Both true classics .
Isn't it sad to see all the great shows ITV have made over the years compared to the pap they put out now (Primeval excluded ).
Hi Brian, shes 32 tomorrow
We both really want to visit Portmeirion sometime.
VILLAGE NOW OPEN TO DAY VISITORS UNTIL 7.30PM : Portmeirion - Welcome to the official Portmeirion village web site
If a 31 year young person can get in to it anyone can. Wish her happy birthday from a fellow Prisoner fan. I hope you both enjoy Portmeiron.
All the very best
I did say some , not all
Often said on this forum they never make programs of that style today. I think things went belly up with ITC when Sir Lew made Raise the Titanic, as it cost so much and made so little. He was reported to have said something like it would have e been cheaper to really raise the Titanic than make the film.
Of about the first 8 Clive Cussler Raise the Titanic was in my opinion the worst I dont know why that was chosen.
Portmerion is realy great I been there a few times I first was taken down when my parents took me on holiday to Angalsey, and at the time The prisoner was being repeated in the region so got to see a 1 or 2 of the repeats.
Second time was when I was old enough to drive and drove there one day and back the other. I later on have been to about 2 at least 6 off 1 conventions there.
As you can tell I like there. Its funny to watch the program after being there as you can see when there in the taxis they often double back on themselves.
Actor James Caviezel was rushed to hospital on Thursday after he was involved in a freak motorcycle accident.
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