Hidden Gems of Amazon Prime instant videos

Bloodshot was fine, I enjoyed it well enough.

The Abyss holds up!

Danger Five is possibly too weird for me. And I don't make that claim lightly.

Mixolyde wrote:

Danger Five is possibly too weird for me. And I don't make that claim lightly.

Danger 5 is a gotdamn comedic masterpiece! It's definitely out there, but out there in a very good way.

OG_slinger wrote:
Mixolyde wrote:

Danger Five is possibly too weird for me. And I don't make that claim lightly.

Danger 5 is a gotdamn comedic masterpiece! It's definitely out there, but out there in a very good way.

Sure, I get that. But what if I don't want to get high first?

My mate once made all the cocktails from Danger 5, he had a good night that night

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy reemerged into my consciousness this past week (I listened to a podcast discussing it) and I started re-reading the book and went to google to see what versions of it might be available for streaming and was pleasantly surprised to see that the ultra low budget BBC version of it from 1981 is free on Amazon Prime Video. I was amazed how strongly I remembered the theme music when I started it up. I stumbled on this show at my local video store as a middle schooler who had read and loved the books and it was this joyous event to find a TV version I had no idea existed. Anyway, I only watched the first 10 minutes or so because I want to finish re-reading the first book at least before I watch the show, but if your eyes can tolerate the very low quality of the video itself and the goofy costumes and effects, I suspect it will be a fun watch.

mrlogical wrote:

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy reemerged into my consciousness this past week (I listened to a podcast discussing it) and I started re-reading the book and went to google to see what versions of it might be available for streaming and was pleasantly surprised to see that the ultra low budget BBC version of it from 1981 is free on Amazon Prime Video. I was amazed how strongly I remembered the theme music when I started it up. I stumbled on this show at my local video store as a middle schooler who had read and loved the books and it was this joyous event to find a TV version I had no idea existed. Anyway, I only watched the first 10 minutes or so because I want to finish re-reading the first book at least before I watch the show, but if your eyes can tolerate the very low quality of the video itself and the goofy costumes and effects, I suspect it will be a fun watch.

If you haven't listened to the original radio plays, those are an absolute delight (and my favorite version of the stories)

Just started Danger 5. It is bonkers but i kinda love it.

mrlogical wrote:

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy reemerged into my consciousness this past week (I listened to a podcast discussing it) and I started re-reading the book and went to google to see what versions of it might be available for streaming and was pleasantly surprised to see that the ultra low budget BBC version of it from 1981 is free on Amazon Prime Video. I was amazed how strongly I remembered the theme music when I started it up. I stumbled on this show at my local video store as a middle schooler who had read and loved the books and it was this joyous event to find a TV version I had no idea existed. Anyway, I only watched the first 10 minutes or so because I want to finish re-reading the first book at least before I watch the show, but if your eyes can tolerate the very low quality of the video itself and the goofy costumes and effects, I suspect it will be a fun watch.

I have a strong nostalgic love of that series since I got it on tape as a kid and watched it a million times. I love how great and how terrible it is.

The final season of Vikings is streaming now.

Do they all convert to Catholicism at the end?

Baron Of Hell wrote:

The final season of Vikings is streaming now.

Skol!

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Anyone watch Sound of Metal? The way they play with sound in this movie is fantastic.

Spoiler:

Specifically how they mimic the effect of going deaf

Yeap, pretty good. Riz Ahmed crushes it, but a big shout out to Paul Raci who's just fantastic.
Fun fact: one of the deaf actors will appear in the Eternals.

I just finished watching The Call of the Wild, and I thought it was fantastic. Loved it from beginning to end!

American Gods season 3 has started this week. Released weekly.

slazev wrote:

American Gods season 3 has started this week. Released weekly.

It's on Prime, now?

Fedaykin98 wrote:
slazev wrote:

American Gods season 3 has started this week. Released weekly.

It's on Prime, now?

Not in the US. Here you need a STARZ subscription to watch it.

I have mixed feelings on the ways they're departing from the book (some makes sense and others i can't see where they're going yet), but it's still an exceptionally well made show.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
slazev wrote:

American Gods season 3 has started this week. Released weekly.

It's on Prime, now?

Weird. I think I saw "amazon original" in the intro and didn't see the Starz intro. Just assumed it was global.

Once we’ve sorted out covid, partisan politics, healthcare and world hunger, we really need to sort out the mess that is region based media licensing in a global digital age.

ShynDarkly wrote:

Once we’ve sorted out covid, partisan politics, healthcare and world hunger, we really need to sort out the mess that is region based media licensing in a global digital age.

I mean, we’ll eventually sort out politics, disease, healthcare, hunger, etc... but media licensing? Some problems are just too big to overcome.

Just finished the second season of Hanna.

I really enjoyed it and think it built nicely on the first season after using the first couple of episodes to reset.

The conspiracy thriller genre is one of my favourites so I might be more primed (heh) than others to like it. But this was up there with Bourne for me as an exemplar.

Nice to see a diverse cast used well. The lead actress really seemed to find her feet in this season.

Like all conspiracy thrillers it’s all about the metaphor but it delivered it well without seeming ham fisted. Also an interesting theme introduced at the end with...

Spoiler:

the target list representing an inter-generational war

ShynDarkly wrote:

Once we’ve sorted out covid, partisan politics, healthcare and world hunger, we really need to sort out the mess that is region based media licensing in a global digital age.

And the lack of consistent controller layouts for media-playing apps on consoles.

We just finished season 2 of Unforgotten and holy f*ck, what a show.

Sigsbee and I just started Upload, and we're both really liking it. Turns out some of my friends also watched it and liked it. Seems like a good show for couples, but also anyone who likes science fiction that explores the implications of new technologies.

My wife and I both loved Upload.

I liked Upload. I think Roscoe would like it too but he can't see 60 Hz screens.

Upload was so fun. We were worried it was gonna be a rip-off of The Good Place and it so, SO was NOT.

Veloxi wrote:

Upload was so fun. We were worried it was gonna be a rip-off of The Good Place and it so, SO was NOT.

Completely this