Prisoner Cell Block H - Best Of Prisoner Cell Block H details
|Starring:||Elspeth Ballantyne, Sheila Florance, Elspeth Ballantyne|
|Studio:||Fremantle Home Entertainment|
Prisoner Cell Block H - Best Of Prisoner Cell Block H - Disc 1
|15 Disc 1|
Prisoner Cell Block H - Best Of Prisoner Cell Block H - Disc 2
|15 Disc 2|
Prisoner Cell Block H - Best Of Prisoner Cell Block H - Disc 3
|15 Disc 3|
|Run time:||10 hours 10 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Sep 2003|
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Relive fantastic late night tvBy a customer from Scotland , 07 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]If you ask anyone if they watch Prisoner they always deny it but secretly you know they are addicted to it like everyone else was mid 90's when ITV and then Ch5 screened it. Women behind bars without the perfectly applied make up or happy familys, this was real women. With truly groundbreaking storylines Prisoner aimed to be the soap that truly was unqiue and broke all the rules. A must even if you are just wanting to see what goes on behind those bars!!
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Best Ever ProgamBy jess5757 (2 reviews) from Bala , 07 Mar 2008I never missed 1 episode when it was first shown in the UK I was 17 just watched it again and it was brill just as i remember it, I think all the cast did a great job.
I am now going to buy the box set of all the episodes from Val Lehemen's (Bee Smith)
FRUSTRATING..By a customer from london , 16 Feb 2008The greatest ever TV series on DVD. I have looked for this for ages. But there's just one problem. It's so frustrating. Why can they not just put the whole of series 1 on disc? That was, after all, the most classic of all the classic series. Sure, we'd miss some of the most hilarious episodes, like the one where they spike the freak, but at least that way we could get some kind of continuity. This way, there are just some hand picked episodes; great episodes, but each time there is the cliff-hanger & the screw walks down the stairs- well we want to know what happens next. So for that reason the DVD, not Prisoner itself, loses a star. 4 * only. So frustrating...
ALL PRISONER FANS MUST!By a customer from Lincoln , 03 Dec 2007Bladdy hell Vinegar Tits! this was great! Ive only seen the first dvd so far and it was ace! cant wait for the rest to arrive.
I am 24 now, and so only caught the later episodes of the itv series when I was like 12 ish or something! before it moved to 5 and, well, who had signal for THAT back when it was on there!? but I was glued to every episode.
There are millions of episodes, the first disc had a selection and even that was only up to about 400+ and so Im unsure how many millions they made!!
The Freak's arrival, Bea Smith's departure etc you forget how much you hated the Freak until even just one episode brings it all back... of course satisfaction thrives when you recall the final ever episode!! (and if you didnt catch it, well, you must!)
Anyway, if you were any kind of fan you will love this. Oh, and you will fight to get it back on tele also! Yea thanks!
Passion, bashin' and fashion (crimes!)By Squizz (43 reviews) from Lancaster , 12 Mar 2007It's not really the 'best of', with little from the first two years, but there are some pivotal H-Block moments here. The discs mix notable single instalments (Joan Ferguson's arrival, Bea Smith's departure) with consecutive runs such as the Ballinger siege or series finale.
Oddly there're only bits of the two most memorable end-of-year plots (a panto/storm drain escapade and WDC ablaze), not the actual and better cliffhangers themselves. This can make episodes seem duller than they should be: seen without context or build-up the casual viewer has little idea what storylines were running or the impetus behind them, something common with this type of DVD. Another knock-on effect of out-of-context viewing is that we get almost every 'crawling through ducting' scene the show ever ran!
Where else will you see an imprisoned nun, a lynching, an escapee-killing maniac, brain surgery, riots, murders and the tiniest mercenary in history? All (unlike the ITV/Five screenings) uncut, incuding end-credit ad spots acknowledging Aussie firm Grace Bros - just to add to the campery! A fun reminder of Wentworth life.
crikey!By a customer from North East of England , 09 Jan 2007The DVD certainly brought back memorys from when this excellent drama was shown on the telly in the 80's. Would reccomend, dont be put off by the scary hair!