PATRICK McGOOHAN'S SCREEN CAREER (1954-2002)
DVD, BLU-RAY AND VIDEO AVAILABILITY


Compiled and maintained by Tom Mayer and Rick Davy.


With the passing of Patrick McGoohan in January 2009, admirers of his work will always be curious to know what is available to see of his many film and television appearances. During the past few years, many titles from throughout his career have been released, including "Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh", "The Hard Way", the "Complete Series" set of "Columbo", and deluxe Blu-ray editions of "The Prisoner" and "Ice Station Zebra" among others.

The following list is a quick-reference guide for those interested in acquiring a particular McGoohan appearance, or for those wanting an overall idea of the percentage of his work that is available for home viewing. This article is not intended to be an in-depth filmography. Readers wanting additional information (such as plot summaries, character names, co-stars, etc.) should refer to McGoohan's entry on the Internet Movie Database.

The productions are arranged in chronological order, with only the year of original release shown (to keep the list as streamlined as possible). This list is limited only to home video releases from North America and Great Britain. A key explaining the layout can be found at the end of the entries below.

    SCREEN APPEARANCES:      
           
01   You Are There: "The Fall Of Parnell" (1954)  
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02   Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955)  
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03 PASSAGE HOME (1955) [R2]
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04 THE DAM BUSTERS (1955) [R1,R2]
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05   Margin For Error (1955)  
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06 I AM A CAMERA (1955) [R2]
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07   The Dark Avenger (1955) ***
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08   The Makepeace Story: "The Ruthless Destiny" (1955)  
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09   The Vise: "Gift From Heaven" (1955) ***
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10   The Adventures of Aggie: "Spanish Sauce" (1956)  
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11 THE ADVENTURES OF SIR LANCELOT: "The Outcast" (1956) [R2]
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12 ZARAK (1956) [R1, R2]
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13   Assignment Foreign Legion: "The Coward" (1957)  
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14   The Adventures of Aggie: "Cock And Bull" (1957)  
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15   High Tide At Noon (1957) ***
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16 HELL DRIVERS (1957) [R2]
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17 THE GYPSY AND THE GENTLEMAN (1958) [R2]
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18   ITV Play Of The Week: "The Iron Harp" (1958)  
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19   The Vise: "Blood In The Sky" (1958)  
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20   ITV Play Of The Week: "All My Sons" (1958)  
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21   ITV Play Of The Week: "Disturbance" (1958)  
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22   This Day In Fear (1958) ***
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23   ITV Television Playhouse: "Rest In Violence" (1958)  
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24 NOR THE MOON BY NIGHT [AKA ELEPHANT GUN] (1958) [R2]
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25

ARMCHAIR THEATRE: "THE GREATEST MAN IN THE WORLD" (1958)

[R2]
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26   ITV Play Of The Week: "The Big Knife" (1958)  
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27   ITV Play Of The Week: "A Dead Secret" (1959)  
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28   ITV Play Of The Week: "Shadow Of A Pale Horse" (1959)  
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29 BRAND (1959) [R1,R2]
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30   Tales Of The Vikings: "The Barbarian" (series 1 episode 36) (1960)  
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31

DANGER MAN (39 episodes, 1960-61)

[R1,R2]
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32

ARMCHAIR THEATRE: "THE MAN OUT THERE" (1961)

[R2]
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33   Two Living, One Dead (1961) ***
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34 ITV PLAY OF THE WEEK: "Sergeant Musgrave's Dance" (1961) [R2]
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35   Rendezvous: "The Hanging Of Alfred Wadham" (1961)  
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36   Rendezvous: "The Executioner" (1961)  
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37 ALL NIGHT LONG (1961) [R1,R2]
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38 LIFE FOR RUTH [aka WALK IN THE SHADOW] (1962) [R2]
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39 THE QUARE FELLOW (1962) [R1,R2]
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40   ITV Sunday Night Drama: "The Prisoner" (1963)  
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41 DR. SYN: THE SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH (3 episodes, 1964) [R1]
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42 THE THREE LIVES OF THOMASINA (1964) [R1]
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43 DANGER MAN [aka SECRET AGENT] (47 episodes, 1964-66) [R1,R2]
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44 THE PRISONER (17 episodes, 1967-68) [R1,R2]
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45   Red Reflections (voice) (1967)  
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46 ICE STATION ZEBRA (1968) [R1,R2]
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47   JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS (aka JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN) (1968) [R1]
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48 THE MOONSHINE WAR (1970) [R1]
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49 MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (1971) [R1,R2]
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50 COLUMBO: "By Dawn's Early Light" (1974) [R1,R2]
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51 COLUMBO: "Identity Crisis" (1975) [R1,R2]
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52 THE GENIUS [aka NOBODY'S THE GREATEST] (1975) [R1,R2]
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53 SILVER STREAK (1976) [R1, R2]
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54 THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK (1976) [R1, R2] 
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55 Rafferty (13 episodes, 1977) ***
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56 BRASS TARGET (1978) [R1]
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57 ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ (1979) [R1,R2]
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58 THE HARD WAY (1980) [R2]
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59 SCANNERS (1981) [R1,R2]
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60 KINGS AND DESPERATE MEN (1981) [ntsc, pal]
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61 JAMAICA INN (1982) [R2]
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62 TRESPASSES [aka FINDING KATIE aka OMEN OF EVIL] (1984) [ntsc, pal]
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63 BABY: THE SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND (1985) [R1]
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64 THREE SOVEREIGNS FOR SARAH (3 episodes, 1985) [R1]
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65 OF PURE BLOOD (1986) [pal, ntsc]
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66 MURDER SHE WROTE: "Witness For The Defense" (1987) [R1,R2]
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67 COLUMBO: "Agenda For Murder" (1990) [R1,R2]
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68 THE BEST OF FRIENDS (1991) [R1]
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69 BRAVEHEART (1995) [R1,R2]
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70 THE PHANTOM (1996) [R1,R2]
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71 A TIME TO KILL (1996) [R1,R2]
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72 HYSTERIA (1997) [R1]
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73 COLUMBO: "Ashes To Ashes" (1998) [R1, R2]
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74 THE SIMPSONS: "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes" (voice) (2000) [R1,R2]
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75 TREASURE PLANET (voice) (2002) [R1,R2]
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    AS DIRECTOR ONLY:      
           
76 Catch My Soul [a.k.a. Santa Fe Satan] (1974)  
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77 COLUMBO: "Last Salute To The Commodore" (1976) [R1,R2]
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78 COLUMBO: "Murder With Too Many Notes" (2000) [R1,R2]
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An entry in BOLD CAPITALS means that the title is/was available on an official, studio-released DVD. Region-coding is specified in brackets at the end of the entry ("R1" for North America, "R2" for Great Britain). If a title is available on Blu-ray, the region-coding appears in red. For example [R1,R2] means that the title is on Region 1 Blu-ray, but not Region 2).

An entry in STANDARD CAPITALS means that the title was available at one time on an official, studio-released VHS videotape, but is currently not available on DVD or Blu-ray. Videotape formats (NTSC for North America, PAL for the UK) are listed at the end of the entry where appropriate.

All official DVD/Blu-ray releases supersede any previous VHS releases of the same title. The remaining entries in regular type have never been officially released on VHS or DVD. If unofficial copies are known to be floating around among collectors, this is specified by the symbol (***) at the end of the entry.

The VHS releases of the theatrical versions of "Dr. Syn" and the "Danger Man" episode "Koroshi" are ignored, since they have been included on DVD sets for those respective series. Additionally, North American viewers should be aware that the Region 1 releases of "Brand" and "All Night Long" are available only as part of large DVD box sets (the former, a collection of Ibsen plays; the latter, a collection of director Basil Dearden's early 1960s UK films).

This article attempts no distinction between "in-print" and "out-of-print" titles. It would be difficult to constantly keep track of when every DVD goes out of production. As a result, this list is only to state that a particular title was available at one time, and that it is up to the reader to search out that title for themselves if they are interested in acquiring it. Good places to start are Amazon UK or Amazon US.

This article should be considered a work-in-progress. Additions, corrections or suggestions are welcomed for any future updates. Feel free to contact The Unmutual Website if you have additional information on the titles listed here. Please include a source with your communication to let us know where you found your information, and also if you would like your name to be included in the acknowledgements of any updates.


Last updated November 2014.

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