While researching my previous blog on Portmeirion I came across this little gem…..a completely new remake of the 1960’s cult TV series The Prisoner.
Made for and aired on the US cable channel AMC in November 2009. The miniseries stars Ian McKellen as number 2 and James Caviezel as number 6. It’s had mixed reviews in the press but having never seen it I can’t really comment….I can’t see how it can be compared to the original. Nothing can compare, and any remake will always be second best or totally different…..and by looking at this trailer it’s been totally Americanised and as such seems to have lost something in the translation. Still…… as a fan I’d be interested in seeing it nonetheless.
The original Prisoner series has now been transferred to Blu-ray and is available in high definition, I’ve just ordered my copy from EBay but you can find out more about the box set here.
And also more about the 2009 television remake here!