SIX IN SIX DISC DIGIPACK
Granada Ventures is the name of the integrated licensing and consumer products distribution company for ITV. Following the merger of Granada and Carlton, Granada Ventures will be responsible for the release of DVD and video from the ITC back catalogue of shows. On October 4th 2004, Granada Ventures re-released The Prisoner in the UK as a six disc DVD Digi Pack. (A Digi Pack is a DVD box set design where the discs are presented in a fold out display, like the recent Danger Man and Saint collections, instead of in seperate cases. ) As in the previous DVD box set released a few years ago by Carlton, the new Digi Pack will include all 17 episodes of the series spread across five discs. The sixth disc will be "The Prisoner 35th Anniversary Companion" DVD which was previously only available seperately. There's no news so far as to whether the UK discs will receive the re-mastering to bring them up to the quality of the Australian versions (released by Umbrella). Cost of the new digipack will be a rrp £59.99, and is available only from HMV stores.
Click HERE to visit a site which features the press release and the Digi Pack artwork!
Thanks to Simon Coward for bringing this news to our attention.