Following the huge success of the first six volumes of Prisoner Cell Block H on DVD, the iconic Australian ‘women behind bars’ TV series continues with the 18th April 2011 release of the eight-disc boxed set, Prisoner Cell Block H: Volume 7, courtesy of Shock Entertainment and FremantleMedia Enterprises.
For this special release (and for the three forthcoming volumes), fans of the series were able to choose for themselves the colour of the logo for the packaging via a poll on the Prisoner Cell Block H Official UK DVD Forum. For reasons known only to themselves, on this occasion a whopping 41 per cent of voters decided the logo should be a rather fetching bright pink and that’s exactly what they’ve got.
Including 32 episodes (193 to 224) of the series previously unavailable on DVD in the UK, and amounting to over 25 hours of classic ‘Prisoner’ action, this long-awaited collectors’ edition release is a must-have for fans of the cult series that has become one of the best remembered and most watched Australian soaps of all time.
This time when the prison gates close and the cell doors slam at Wentworth Detention Centre there’s upset in the laundry with sabotage and strikes leading the way. Meanwhile, Bea gets transferred and suffers from a bout of amnesia… or does she?
New officer Terry causes chaos with the women and accusations of an alleged murder, with his time at Wentworth ending in an argument and a gunshot from a passing car. Lizzie gets a marriage proposal and it’s Margo’s turn in isolation. Then, visitor Lori Young arrives, saying she is Judy’s daughter…
Featuring some of the show’s most memorable storylines, including the final appearances of the infamous Vera ‘Vinegar Tits’ Bennett, Prisoner Cell Block H: Volume 7 is an essential collection of classic episodes from a key era in the series’ history.
Prisoner Cell Block H: Volume 7 (cert. 15) will be released on DVD (£34.99) by Shock Entertainment and FremantleMedia Enterprises on 18th April 2011.
Audio commentary by Val Lehman and Amanda Muggleton on Episode 195.
Episode 200 introduction by Val Lehman.
Disc 5, 6, 7 and 8
Audio commentaries by Fiona Spence.
Fiona’s Audition; “Poor Old Vera” (Fiona Spence speaking about her character, and how she feels sorry for her as she’s a bit of a no hoper, and struggles with the outside world and life in general); “Prisoner Advisers” (Fiona Spence speaking of the advisers that came in to work with the cast and crew to help make the show more realistic. One was a long serving prisoner, another an ex-con. Also saying how the cast did an actual prison visit.).
Prisoner Romance (speaking about Vera’s romances): UK Tour – The Fans (about the cast UK tour in the 1990s); “A Little Bit Of Vera, Thoughts And Advice” (how parts of the character have altered Fiona’s real life);
Episode 217 introduction: “Soft Spot” (Fiona Spence speaking of Vera’s “soft spot”); Prisoner Characters, Vera – 25 years later.
Episode 224 introduction; Work Together – Play Together; Favourite Storyline; Cast And Crew.