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12 minutes ago, Gambit said:

I don't when they got added but I've noticed a bunch of Japanese films called "High & Low". The little snippet that plays before you watch them almost makes the? like look movie adaptations of the Yakuza games. Anyone watched?

 

The Kurosawa film?

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On 23/04/2022 at 13:25, ZOK said:


People say this, but I’ve lost count of the amazing / well worth watching Netflix originals I’ve seen. 

 

This is so true, so many people have fallen into the Netflix is shit now thing but it's really not shit.

 

Admittedly there is  a lot of not stellar series they throw out these days but amongst that rubbish there are some truly great things on there. Top Boy springs straight to mind recently, I know that started on C4 but Netflix do it now and have done it brilliantly, Last Chance U, Ozark, Cheer, Dark, Better Call Saul, Mindhunter, Unbelievable to name just a few of their more high profile stuff.

 

Then there's the films they've got behind too, the Breaking Bad one, Okja, Power of the Dog, Roma, Mank, The Irishman, Ma Rainey, Marriage Story, Trial of the Chicago 7, Don't Look Up, again just to name a few.

 

And all that is just the mainstream things that are on there, there's also plenty more niche or indie type stuff like I Dont Feel at Home in this World Anymore, Blue Ruin, Uncut Gems, Good Time, Calm With Horses etc. Not all funded by Netflix, but they are on there (or were at some point, I haven't checked lately but have watched them all) and give them an audience.

 

I'm happy paying what I pay for the 4k/Dolby vision streams and will continue to do so. It's the one subscription that I never really consider cancelling. 

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Forgot to mention stuff like

 

Making a Murderer

Stranger Things

Tiger King

Bridgerton

The Crown

 

etc etc. Not at all are any of those my cup of tea, but you cannot deny Netflix have provided some fucking great content for all tastes in the last few years.

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I'd like to know who decided when updating the TV app to move the Exit app option away from the left hand panel list, and into its own section in a bar at the bottom with two other options. It's not like there wasn't room in the left hand menu, and now to get those options you have to click down and then right on the remote to get to them, instead of just continuing to click down. Just why change that to be slightly more annoying? Weirdos.

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On 22/04/2022 at 22:44, frumious said:

If you stop paying for Netflix and then come back later, does it keep your lists and likes and current episodes and so on?  Not that that would matter too much if you were rinsing the good stuff each time you paid up!

 

On 23/04/2022 at 10:43, Hitcher said:

Yes, as long as you use the same account.

 

On 23/04/2022 at 10:50, Mogster said:

It does for a while. If you click on the cancel option it says they'll keep your watch history, likes and stuff for 12 months or something, then ditch it.

I cancelled mine today (not using it enough to justify keeping it running all the time) and your history, other data etc is retained for 10 months.

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21 hours ago, multi said:

 

This is so true, so many people have fallen into the Netflix is shit now thing but it's really not shit.

 

Admittedly there is  a lot of not stellar series they throw out these days but amongst that rubbish there are some truly great things on there. Top Boy springs straight to mind recently, I know that started on C4 but Netflix do it now and have done it brilliantly, Last Chance U, Ozark, Cheer, Dark, Better Call Saul, Mindhunter, Unbelievable to name just a few of their more high profile stuff.

 

Then there's the films they've got behind too, the Breaking Bad one, Okja, Power of the Dog, Roma, Mank, The Irishman, Ma Rainey, Marriage Story, Trial of the Chicago 7, Don't Look Up, again just to name a few.

 

And all that is just the mainstream things that are on there, there's also plenty more niche or indie type stuff like I Dont Feel at Home in this World Anymore, Blue Ruin, Uncut Gems, Good Time, Calm With Horses etc. Not all funded by Netflix, but they are on there (or were at some point, I haven't checked lately but have watched them all) and give them an audience.

 

I'm happy paying what I pay for the 4k/Dolby vision streams and will continue to do so. It's the one subscription that I never really consider cancelling. 


And you didn’t even mention Halston!

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22 hours ago, Gambit said:

 

No, theyre all released in the past five or so years.

 

I'll watch one tomorrow and report back! (Maybe).

 

Well I just watched a bit of what is chronologically the first one on Netflix (Road to High & Low). It seems to mostly act as a prequel lore dump. And from what I gather it's basically Japanese The Warriors. 

 

Which is an awesome concept and I am fully on board!

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On 25/04/2022 at 20:02, Gambit said:

 

Well I just watched a bit of what is chronologically the first one on Netflix (Road to High & Low). It seems to mostly act as a prequel lore dump. And from what I gather it's basically Japanese The Warriors. 

 

Which is an awesome concept and I am fully on board!


They are worth a watch.

 

I’m sure there’s a few spin off movies too although I’m not sure they’ll be on Netflix. 
 

https://www.polygon.com/2020/11/3/21547951/high-low-movies-order-explained-best-action-movies-netflix

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Has anyone watched that Catherine Tate series Hard Cell, a comedy set in a women’s prison where she plays loads of characters? It’s pretty odd, but thoroughly entertaining and we ended up watching all six eps in a row.

 

It’s a comedy, but the tone is all over the place and the eventual conclusion to the story is both completely obvious before it happens and entirely nonsensical. It’s at least 50% rubbish, but also at least 50% great, which I think depends on how much wine you drink while watching.

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53 minutes ago, ZOK said:

Has anyone watched that Catherine Tate series Hard Cell, a comedy set in a women’s prison where she plays loads of characters? It’s pretty odd, but thoroughly entertaining and we ended up watching all six eps in a row.

 

It’s a comedy, but the tone is all over the place and the eventual conclusion to the story is both completely obvious before it happens and entirely nonsensical. It’s at least 50% rubbish, but also at least 50% great, which I think depends on how much wine you drink while watching.

I managed about 20 seconds of the clip that plays before you select it in the menu! Maybe we'll give it a chance. 

 

I almost feel obligated to keep Netflix despite rarely using it myself. It mostly the kids using it for repeatedly watching the same crap American sitcoms. 

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8 minutes ago, PeteJ said:

I managed about 20 seconds of the clip that plays before you select it in the menu! Maybe we'll give it a chance. 


Understandable - the first five minutes is some of the worst ‘The Office’ rip-off drivel I’ve ever seen.

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On 27/04/2022 at 10:40, ZOK said:

Has anyone watched that Catherine Tate series Hard Cell, a comedy set in a women’s prison where she plays loads of characters? It’s pretty odd, but thoroughly entertaining and we ended up watching all six eps in a row.

 

It’s a comedy, but the tone is all over the place and the eventual conclusion to the story is both completely obvious before it happens and entirely nonsensical. It’s at least 50% rubbish, but also at least 50% great, which I think depends on how much wine you drink while watching.

Catherine Tate and thoroughly entertaining don’t normally belong in the same sentence in my experience. Many disagree I know..

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6 minutes ago, Dr Nookie said:

Catherine Tate and thoroughly entertaining don’t normally belong in the same sentence in my experience. Many disagree I know..


So should I pretend it isn’t thoroughly entertaining?

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Has anyone else watched Battle Kitty yet? My kids started watching it and I was intrigued enough to start watching it on my own.

 

It's about an over-confident little cat and his orc friend trying to defeat monsters in a place called Battle Island. Based on a webcomic I've never heard of and influenced very much by video games it seems. Very silly and enjoyable.

 

The animation is definitely standout. The design is deliberately basic but also expressive. Kind of like a touched-up Reboot or a 1996 PC game cutscene crossed with a comedy anime. Pretty good when every second cartoon Netflix put out seems to look the same.

 

It also has an interactive element where you travel across a map and select episodes to watch to unlock new areas. All very fun. 

 

 

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On 25/04/2022 at 03:53, Benny said:

I'd like to know who decided when updating the TV app to move the Exit app option away from the left hand panel list, and into its own section in a bar at the bottom with two other options. It's not like there wasn't room in the left hand menu, and now to get those options you have to click down and then right on the remote to get to them, instead of just continuing to click down. Just why change that to be slightly more annoying? Weirdos.

Points of View Rllmuk 2022 edition. 

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I still couldn't get the Turkey VPN trick to work,  they were still asking for a Turkish mobile. I changed vpn to Argentina and it went through on UK starling mastercard at just under £7 for the premium plan

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To bring some positivity to this thread.....Piranha (formerly Piranha 3D) has just been added. It's glorious, shlockey nonsense with a small role from Christopher Lloyd.

 

Recommended with a few beers.

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12 hours ago, Gambit said:

To bring some positivity to this thread.....Piranha (formerly Piranha 3D) has just been added. It's glorious, shlockey nonsense with a small role from Christopher Lloyd.

 

Recommended with a few beers.

Ha - I think I saw that in the cinema with a mate. Now, I wonder what the reason for that was….

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On 29/04/2022 at 11:29, Ray Tracing said:

I still couldn't get the Turkey VPN trick to work,  they were still asking for a Turkish mobile. I changed vpn to Argentina and it went through on UK starling mastercard at just under £7 for the premium plan


I hadn’t noticed but with the Lira’s value dropping through the floor it’s gone from about a fiver a month to <£2 for the 4K plan. They’re putting the price up this month and it’ll still be about £2.10. Crazy.  

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Watched The Platform last night, which I’ve had in the queue for weeks. 
Really good I thought - great acting, great premise and engrossing from the start. 

 

Set in a futuristic prison where each of the cell mates are on a separate floor and can choose to share the limited food supplies with others or not - that’s all I’m saying. 
 

I’m not really one for films designed to commentate on social or political situations through their plot or ending ‘oh right they did this to show how the oppressive regime of modern society must be challenged by…..’ - no ta - but thought this was very good. 

You could make a hell of a series out of it. 

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After getting a little stuck on Better Call Saul a couple of years ago, I went back to it yesterday and it really is fantastic.  I'm currently 6 episodes into season 4.

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I watched Four Hours In the Capital the other night. It's both utterly terrifying and quite sad. I still can't believe that happened. Trump should be strung up by his orange bollocks for inciting that total lunacy.

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Guilty pleasure is currently Anatomy of a Scandal. Toff politician in the dock. Lovely interiors. It’s all I need. 
 

As my wife says, it’s like something her mother would watch but I’m drawn to it 😂

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1 hour ago, Kingpin said:

Guilty pleasure is currently Anatomy of a Scandal. Toff politician in the dock. Lovely interiors. It’s all I need. 
 

As my wife says, it’s like something her mother would watch but I’m drawn to it 😂

 

It has one genuinely great flourish whereby the actors at the end if a flashback start the movement of the character in the present day shot.

 

Looks really great.

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I watched the John Wayne Gacy tapes.

 

It's pretty typical of this sort of thing, tries to portray that they have something new and amazing and unheard, but then dont really do much with it, lots of talking heads and photos, someone will say "not enough attention was given to the victims", which the show completely ignores until the last 5 minutes where they play a montage of photos with the names of his victims.

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