The Man in the High Castle

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The Man in the High Castle

Postby pcqgod » 04 Sep 2015, 18:40

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/?ASIN= ... _149076340

New series based on the Dick novel. Anyone watched it yet?
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby The Prof » 04 Sep 2015, 22:52

I'm interested but I don't know if I can get Amazon TV.

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Postby Phil T » 04 Sep 2015, 23:26

Ditto.
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Postby yomptepi » 04 Sep 2015, 23:43

You need an Amazon stick and a very good broadband connection. Probably Fibre Optic. But it is the most amazing device. The pilot of TMITHC was superb. I didn't know the series had been commissioned yet.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Geoff » 05 Sep 2015, 00:52

I'm intrigued, but we've cut back on our cable & are avoiding Netflix & Apple TV & so something like Amazon TV is out of the question.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby German Dave » 05 Sep 2015, 01:13

We watched the pilot several months ago. Very promising indeed though I'm awaiting further proof of excellence before a full telegasmic review.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby German Dave » 05 Sep 2015, 01:15

Geoff wrote:I'm intrigued, but we've cut back on our cable & are avoiding Netflix & Apple TV & so something like Amazon TV is out of the question.


In the UK, it's on "Amazon Prime" which is free if you subscribe to the - guess what - Amazon Prime delivery package.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Neil Jung » 05 Sep 2015, 21:16

With Prime you get free next day delivery from Amazon plus a music streaming service has just launched, a kindle lending library, and the Prime TV and film streaming via a little box, not unlike NoWTv but with a better interface. Of course it isn't free but if you order as much as we do from them, it's a no brainer.
Really enjoyed the pilot of Man etc, can't wait to see the rest of it.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Neige » 05 Sep 2015, 22:26

That looks ace.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby fire and fueryIre » 22 Nov 2015, 08:23

Apparently up on line at Amazon Prime on Friday. Not sure if it's one episode or the whole thing as cannot get the service in Ireland
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Jimbo » 25 Nov 2015, 02:56

I watched the pilot and was not overly impressed. The effort to recreate a Nazi-fied USA is bold but falls flat IMO due to the comic book woodenness of the acting and dialogue. I was irked also, as I have been before on other western TV shows, by the ignorant way the Japanese are portrayed - super polite and overly spiritual - and in the bad and bogus Japanese lettering on the signs.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby The Prof » 25 Nov 2015, 10:26

German Dave wrote:
Geoff wrote:I'm intrigued, but we've cut back on our cable & are avoiding Netflix & Apple TV & so something like Amazon TV is out of the question.


In the UK, it's on "Amazon Prime" which is free if you subscribe to the - guess what - Amazon Prime delivery package.


Nancy has an Amazon prime account so I've just found out I can can put the app onto my iPad, use her log-in details and beam it straight to the TV. Magic.

Upto episode 3. I'm enjoying it overall even though bits of it are corny. Rufus Sewell makes a good Nazi. The massive jet-planes are a good guess what might have happened in an alternate history. I'll keep watching.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby pcqgod » 25 Nov 2015, 15:20

Promoting the series by plastering Nazi and Imperial Japan insignias all over the NY subway systems has apparently angered some people.

http://gothamist.com/2015/11/23/nazi_mt ... castle.php
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Neil Jung » 25 Nov 2015, 16:27

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German Dave wrote:
Geoff wrote:I'm intrigued, but we've cut back on our cable & are avoiding Netflix & Apple TV & so something like Amazon TV is out of the question.


In the UK, it's on "Amazon Prime" which is free if you subscribe to the - guess what - Amazon Prime delivery package.


Nancy has an Amazon prime account so I've just found out I can can put the app onto my iPad, use her log-in details and beam it straight to the TV. Magic.

Upto episode 3. I'm enjoying it overall even though bits of it are corny. Rufus Sewell makes a good Nazi. The massive jet-planes are a good guess what might have happened in an alternate history. I'll keep watching.


I was confused by episode two as nobody apart from the main female character is who they pretend to be. Not convinced it isn't full of plot holes!
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby The Prof » 25 Nov 2015, 17:27

I'm confused by what's supposed to have happened at the end of WW2. The films in the canisters…are they real or what?

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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby fire and fueryIre » 25 Nov 2015, 17:52

The Prof wrote:I'm confused by what's supposed to have happened at the end of WW2. The films in the canisters…are they real or what?



If you think the show is confusing, try reading the book!
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby Spec » 28 Nov 2015, 10:39

Watched the first one. Some nice stage design but the acting and dialogue is very "B" movie isn't it. Not sure I'll bother with any more given how much other stuff I still have to watch.

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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby German Dave » 29 Nov 2015, 16:43

Jimbo wrote:...the comic book woodenness of the acting and dialogue...



That's what Americans are like, though.
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby German Dave » 29 Nov 2015, 16:47

fueryhk(redux) wrote:
The Prof wrote:I'm confused by what's supposed to have happened at the end of WW2. The films in the canisters…are they real or what?



If you think the show is confusing, try reading the book!


It's been on my bookshelf for years and years!
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Re: The Man in the High Castle

Postby The Prof » 29 Nov 2015, 21:18

Just had a mega session and finished watching all 10 episodes.

Without ruining it....there's a load of loose ends that didn't get tied up and the last scene on the last episode is ridiculous!