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Best Of Prisoner Cell Block H (3 disc) only £7.99 @ HMV
Best Of Prisoner Cell Block H (3 disc) only £7.99 @ HMV

Best Of Prisoner Cell Block H (3 disc) only £7.99 @ HMV

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For the women of Wentworth, life is tough on the 'inside'. Battling the system and often each other, the women must learn to adjust to life behind bars the best they can.
Captured in this box set are three DVDs jam-packed with some of the best episodes from the entire series. Sit back and enjoy over nine hours of Wentworth drama...

The Early Years
Bea Smith rules the roost in this collection of early episodes, featuring the famous tunnel escape, the great fire, plus episodes seeing the arrival of Joan 'The Freak' Ferguson and the departure of Queen Bea herself.

The Terrorist Siege
A commando squad take the women hostage and ruthlessly murder one of Wentworth's most popular inmates. Also included is a bonus 'flashbacks' episode featuring clips from early years of the series.

The End
The famous episode 600 riot and the series dramatic conclusion - four of the best episodes in the series history.

Special Features
Brand New Interviews With Cast & Crew
Clean End Credits Sequence
Photo Gallery- 100 Unseen Continuity Polaroids
Running Time 600 Minutes

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Original Poster

For all of you now humming the theme tune here you go
uk.youtube.com/wat…gvQ

[COLOR="Red"]WOW i loved this when it was on,[/COLOR] Cult hit Prisoner started in 1979 and ran for an impressive 692 episodes the famous iron gates finally shut on Cell block H several dramatic years later in 1986 , just before the world of Australian soap got lighter in tone beaches and safe suburban streets and actors were employed for their sex appeal over their acting ability, Prisoner came about at a time when Australian drama was more character driven shows like Matlock police Division four Cop shop (to start off with ) had successfully combined melodramatics with realistic plots real and raw real men and women without make up . Prisoner serves real women better then a thousand words from fellow OZ export Germaine Grerer ever could, here woman fight real and deal mean with each other in the same way that countless numbers of screen tough guys have for decades the struggles for the position of top dog was the main focal point for the drama and tension which kept the show ticking over and would often climax in a set two between the challenger and the top dog of the time. However this DVD box set can not compare to the excitement of the original run part of the excitement of watching Prisoner was the cliff hangers and getting to know the mulit layered characters over weeks here episodes like the Riot ep 600 and the fire that sees Ferguson and The original top Dog Bea Smith go head to head for the first time lose the dramatic pay off built up over the previous weeks. For a new viewer this might not be a good way to start or appreciate why Prisoner became the cult it was. It would have been much better to release a complete series one at a time much in the same way that Dallas has been released.
There are three land mark episodes here each starting three of the four top dogs thankfully the boring Nora Flynn(the third top dog 84-85) era was left out the preachy slow almost pacifist tone of those episodes was perhaps the lowest period of the shows story lines. The final episode is here too but it disappoints this time around (all to neat)
Key moments like Myra final hour and Ferguson and fourth top dog Rita corners forced by a rioting mob of women to fight hand to hand for the last women standing are not so captivating when stood alone and out of sequence from the original run however UK Prisoner junkies in search of a nostalgic fix and have long erased their vhs copies will no doubt enjoy this scrap book of contrasting eras in the shows history.

heres the whole lot a tad expensive tho ]http//ww…8-6

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[COLOR="Red"][/COLOR]Cheers what i wanted have just ordered cheers :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Original Poster

174 DVDs across 40 volumes, all housed in an exclusive and limited edition embossed metal collectors case
£1,137.00 + £1.21 shipping
Think i'll order 2 at such a good price!!!!

eeks I used to love that programme, thought iwas ever so grown up staying up that late to watch it. Mind you I the music used to give me nightmares. I used to ru to the tv to turn the music off. Tempted to look at the youtube vid but i may scare me,,,,,

think i'll be ordering this. hells yeah! Long live bea! I loved this show so much. Favourite characters anyone? Anyone remember des barnes? the pimp!

mcnally32;4195155

think i'll be ordering this. hells yeah! Long live bea! I loved this … think i'll be ordering this. hells yeah! Long live bea! I loved this show so much. Favourite characters anyone? Anyone remember des barnes? the pimp!


I used to love Bea, and that prisoon officer the freak used to scare me , can't remember her proper name though

mcnally32;4195155

think i'll be ordering this. hells yeah! Long live bea! I loved this … think i'll be ordering this. hells yeah! Long live bea! I loved this show so much. Favourite characters anyone? Anyone remember [COLOR="Red"]des barnes[/COLOR]? the pimp!



Thought he was in Corrie !

I already have this, and if you love prisoner you will love this :-D

Great buy :thumbsup:

They should bring it back on the tele, but they want to much :x

http://www.thateden.co.uk/prisoner/castimg/fiospe.jpg


is she the one vera bennet?

Pompeytoon;4195009

heres the whole lot a tad expensive tho … heres the whole lot a tad expensive tho :)]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prisoner-Cell-Block-Largest-Earth/dp/B0012BU7TK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1233002285&sr=8-6



£745 delivered from Fleabay from Aus member located in Greenford, saving a few £100 :-D

it contains 179 DVD's and is 32524 minutes long! :w00t: and it's over 22 days continuous viewing :? how long would it take to watch from start to finish under normal viewing circumstances?

cgi.fleabay.co.uk/ws/…853 (link isn't correct as I've put fleabay)

EzyDVD do it for around £570 but don't offer International Shipping on this item but maybe someone has relatives over their who could send it :-D

ezydvd.com.au/ite…842

Original Poster

heather2209;4195210

I used to love Bea, and that prisoon officer the freak used to scare me , … I used to love Bea, and that prisoon officer the freak used to scare me , can't remember her proper name though



Joan “The Freak” Ferguson (Maggie Kirkpatrick)
http://www.geocities.com/televisioncity/studio/8118/Ferguson.jpg

What a load of Ozzie nonsense!!!!!

You'll be hunting for Neighbours deals next

macdoona;4195356

Joan “The Freak” Ferguson (Maggie Kirkpatrick)


she is still scary, I best not go for the music, otherwise I may have nightmares

Pompeytoon;4195299

is she the one vera bennet?



Vinegar tits :-D

cb-uk;4195368

What a load of Ozzie nonsense!!!!!You'll be hunting for Neighbours deals … What a load of Ozzie nonsense!!!!!You'll be hunting for Neighbours deals next



This is much better than that :-D

The walls move in this :-D

"Franky!"

heather2209;4195395

she is still scary, I best not go for the music, otherwise I may have … she is still scary, I best not go for the music, otherwise I may have nightmares



How was the music scary ??
The theme tune was only sung at the end of the show, and it was a balled called On The Inside. Not in the slightest way scary.

Used to love this, was always on really late, like starting at 1am on a Monday morning.

Biker Jeff;4195218

Thought he was in Corrie !



aye he was, different des barnes though!

Prisoner Cell Block H has to have been the crappiest series ever, with wooden actors, preposterous story lines and really amatuer sets.
But it was a something to laugh at when you came home from the pub bladdered.

Biker Jeff;4195515

How was the music scary ??The theme tune was only sung at the end of the … How was the music scary ??The theme tune was only sung at the end of the show, and it was a balled called On The Inside. Not in the slightest way scary.



not sure how it was scary but it used to give me the creeps, and could ot sleep after listening to it...

Original Poster

mcnally32;4195155

think i'll be ordering this. hells yeah! Long live bea! I loved this … think i'll be ordering this. hells yeah! Long live bea! I loved this show so much. Favourite characters anyone? Anyone remember des barnes? the pimp!



This him
http://www.thateden.co.uk/prisoner/castimg/rodmul.jpg

en.wikipedia.org/wik…es)

It has been confirmed by FremantleMedia that a second UK volume … It has been confirmed by FremantleMedia that a second UK volume containing episodes 33 to 65 will be released mid 2009, followed by a full series box set either late 2009 or early 2010

macdoona;4195091

174 DVDs across 40 volumes, all housed in an exclusive and limited … 174 DVDs across 40 volumes, all housed in an exclusive and limited edition embossed metal collectors case£1,137.00 + £1.21 shippingThink i'll order 2 at such a good price!!!!




£1.21 for delivery, outrageous! :-D

philmitchell;4195410

Vinegar tits :-D



Pompeytoon;4195299

is she the one vera bennet?



My ears are burning.....:whistling:

Aww I loved Vinegar Tits! Hey, I went to see the stage show and got her autograph! Cool or what! Urr time for bed!

Did you ever see the episode where they had a beauty contest.......

And NOBODY won.

Banned

Pompeytoon;4195299

is she the one vera bennet?



Vinegar tits she was the best.

this was my late night viewing we used (sadly) to discuss in work the next day
what about poor old lizzie who couldnt make it on the`outside" and kept coming back
ah ...

Hehe, this all takes me back. I loved this show and never missed an episode.
Anyone remember the Scottish stereotype drunken nutter from PCBH called Jock stewart?

Now he used to scare me!!

Pompeytoon;4195299



HO YEA BABY YOU KNOW HOW i LIKE IT :friends:

It used to crack me up when someone would say "Rack off ya mongrel"

...and what about when Bea was REALLY angry, she would push down on the press and LOADS of steam would come out to show just how mad she was lmao.
Classic telly!

macdoona;4195756

This him



no thats not barnes. he was a pimp and he pimped out young susie driscoll. she was living at judy bryants half way house.

yes i'm sad.

according to the official site this is a selection of the first 2 series

used to stay up late on schoolnights to watch this, used to take the p*ss out of my mate for watching it but i ended up watching it too and got glued to it every week :-D

i pretty much missed the bea era though. I was annoyed how it ended, ie not a proper ending. i heard lots of rumors that cast members turned up to work and where told it had been cancelled etc

I used to watch this at my grans house. This is a must.

Get this, I watched every single episode bar 10. The reason being, when I went on holiday i video Plused on my VHS but some a**ehole robbed my house taking my VHS!!!

How sad was that!! I was more annoyed at missing 10 episodes than being burgled!!
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