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Got The Prisoner On DVD

Postby ziggy_encaoua » Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:36 pm

Finally got the complete series of The Prisoner on DVD & was watching it last night & its just as relevant today as it was in the late 60’s. If nobody has ever seen it & they’re libertarian minded I strongly recommend they track a copy down as it had much subtext about the individual & society.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner
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Postby Departed Member » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:34 pm

Gosh! Was it forty years ago? I seem to remember a huge white(?) balloon which mysteriously appeared, then to engulf anyone attempting to 'buck the system', or escape (from some wierd Welsh village). And remote control(?) CCTV cameras? Yeah, very deep, especially in those days! :shock: Little did we know, that forty years on, it was about to come true (well, I'm still waiting for that balloon to appear!). Uhu? What's that blocking my window? Arrghhhhhhhh........
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Postby ziggy_encaoua » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:09 pm

This no joke somebody once said to me I believed Orwell too much especially as 1984 didn't happen.

Some people just don't get reading between the lines
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Postby ChristopherJ » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:50 pm

"Ah yes. Good morning Number 6."

"I AM NOT A NUMBER! I AM A FREE MAN!"

Yes. Still relevant today.Perhaps even more than before . . . :(
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Orwell?

Postby Departed Member » Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:05 am

For 1984, read 1997....... :(
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Re: Orwell?

Postby ziggy_encaoua » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:35 am

merlin wrote:For 1984, read 1997....... :(


Nah shouldn't that be the Labour Party manifesto
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Re: Orwell?

Postby Departed Member » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:54 pm

ziggy_encaoua wrote: Nah shouldn't that be the Labour Party manifesto

You could well be right! :twisted:
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Re: Orwell?

Postby ziggy_encaoua » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:44 pm

merlin wrote:You could well be right! :twisted:


I'm libertarian I'm always right :lol:
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the dvd box set...

Postby r1g0r » Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:27 am

i rcv'd the dvd box set of the prisoner as a gift when it first came out (i think it was my birthday), and my son and i have watched the set together.

he is 16, and thinks this is one of the best tv shows of all time.
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Postby Sasquatch » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:14 am

Since you've watched them all now, who is Number One, anyway? :lol:
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Postby ziggy_encaoua » Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:53 pm

Sasquatch wrote:Since you've watched them all now, who is Number One, anyway? :lol:
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It would be wrong to reveal that ecase there are folk who've not seen it

however I'd say the answer to who's #1 is somewhat Nietzschen
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Postby Bryan » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:24 pm

Last year I went around Portmeirion where it was filmed and thoroughly enjoyed it. Stayed overnight in the village, which wasn’t cheap, but it gave a chance to walk around before the main gates opened. Well worth a visit if you get a chance.

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Postby christopheruk1 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:36 pm

I love the Prisoner. I too went to the village in Wales where it was filmed. Strange place it is too. It's designed like a mediteranian town, though on the wet and windy Welsh coast!

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Re: Got The Prisoner On DVD

Postby FranTastic444 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:07 pm

Just trawling the old threads again and doing a bit of thread resurrection :-)

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Portmeirion is a great place to visit - we used to go there in our Caterham (read Lotus) 7 which is one of the car marques that appeared in the tv series. I never saw the show, it was a bit before my time - but I loved the drive out to North Wales to see this odd little village every year. The Boogiemeister himself, Jools Holland, has a fascination with Portmeirion and did a documentary on the place (a chance to get to hear some of his playing at the same time).
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Re: Got The Prisoner On DVD

Postby Caultron » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:38 am

FranTastic444 wrote:...Portmeirion is a great place to visit...

Been there, done that, agreed.
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