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Old 13th March 2012, 09:49 AM
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It's time for another featured Topic Of The Week

We all love Prisoner: Cell Block H but what other Prison-based TV shows or movies are you a fan of?

Perhaps you like Prison Break or he classic comedy Porridge? (Personally I'm more of a Open All Hours guy). Or what about the equally classic sci-fi The Prisoner? "I am not a number! I am a free maaaan!" Cue Iron Maiden

What about films? Anyone seen the brilliant horror film, Prison with Viggo Mortensen? It's brilliant and is a true overlooked gem (highly recommened it!)

Perhaps you're a bit of an expert of those naughty Women In Prison films such as The Big Doll House or Caged Heat?

The Great Escape anyone?

Am I the only one who thinks Shawshank is a load of boring rubbish and that The Green Mile is a bizillion times better?

What's your fav/worse prison set show or movie? Share your thoughts here!
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Old 13th March 2012, 11:06 AM
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I enjoyed the first two series of "Oz". But I rarely have the patience to watch more than two series of anything no matter how good.

"The Prisoner" is probably the greatest TV show ever made. Just got the Blu-ray set for my birthday. Thankfully, I do not associate it with the awful Iron Maiden!
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Im a fan of prison films

Love Bad boys with sean penn
Midnight express
Carandiru fantastic foreign film
Escape from Alcatraz, talking of Alcatraz the sky series starts tonight looks good..

Just few i thought of top of my head be more of i have time to think..
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What about films? Anyone seen the brilliant horror film, Prison with Viggo Mortensen? It's brilliant and is a true overlooked gem (highly recommened!)

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Is that the one from the '80s, where they find the guy in the cell with the steel bars going through him?
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[QUOTE=mr 420;223872][QUOTE=iluvdvds@Cult Labs;223834]

What about films? Anyone seen the brilliant horror film, Prison with Viggo Mortensen? It's brilliant and is a true overlooked gem (highly recommened!)

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Is that the one from the '80s, where they find the guy in the cell with the steel bars going through him?
From '88 I think 420. If I rememeber rightly someone is killed by barbed wire too

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From '88 I think 420. If I rememeber rightly someone is killed by barbed wire too



That's the one that I'm thinking of. I remember this made a great double bill with Wes Craven's Shocker.
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Im pretty sure the horror prison.was filmed in a real prison with a lot if none actors and genuine lifers in the prison
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EMANUELLE IN PRISON (aka BLADE VIOLENT/ WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE/ EMANUELLE ESCAPES FROM HELL) is my all time favourite prison movie. I luv it!

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I like bad girls which of course prison related and bangcok hilton which stars ann from pcbh.
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I like bad girls which of course prison related
Of course, Bad Girls.

It's a shame that it was axed when it was - it would've been interesting to see where the long-serving characters like the Julies and Sylvia Hollamby went. On the whole, it was a very well written and acted show with some highly memorable and gripping plot lines - similar to Prisoner in many aspects.
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