American Gods Season 1 Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      "Taking its cues from the likes of Seth Rogen’s excellent TV series adaptation of Garth Ennis’s supposedly unfilmable Preacher, another Amazon-backed comic-book property, the TV adaptation of Neil ‘Sandman’ Gaiman’s American Gods, "

      It wasnt a comic, it was a novel.
      There are other novels in the same universe which will probably be used to stretch out the TV show.
      Those familiar with it will know where the TV series is going , its been relatively faithful so far.
       
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      Having read the source material this is a fantastic series which is very faithful to the novel and you don't get the basil exposition in the book either, sure they have added and expanded some parts, though like Preacher it only enhances the whole experience... And Ian Mc Shane as Mr Wednesday is just inspired.... and Gillian Anderson there are no words other than subline as Bowie......
       
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      Very good show, very compelling. Read the book but can nary remember it.
       
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      I read the book and saw this on Amazon Prime. For anybody who hasn't seen this I recommend having a look at this Blu-Ray.
       
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      You could always save the £25 and watch on a free Prime trial in 4k HDR
       
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      You're able to watch it in HDR? I can only get 4K.
       
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      It is 4K only, A few shows are HDR but not this one.
       
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      Sorry, yes 4K only, looks good though.
       
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      My only complaint is how anyone could possibly call this a series. The characters are awe inspiring the premise is unforgettable and every episode got me thinking about my own mortality, morality, faith and addiction. But its a prequel! I was literally on the edge of my seat as the "last" episode finished and only realised it was the last episode when there was no new episode the following week!

      If I was to know what I know now when I first started the series I would have waited until season 2 came out.

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      Thanks for the review Cas,not seen it yet,sound like its worth a buy :)
       
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      Not if you've already had your prime trial :D
       
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      free month on prime is the way to go - it is simply beautiful to watch in 4k imo. and it is dolby digital plus so not much if any loss on sound. really loved this show.
       
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      I was going to get this but the US blu is stacked with extras (Fuller is one of the rare show runners who sees the value in supplying great quality extras which are both enlighting and fun).

      Excellent series and I can't fault Bryan Fuller for having a cable broadcaster behind them to really push the boat out on the visuals and sound design. How he pitched the sex scene with the Djinn would be something to see.

      "It's a great intense, erotically charged gay sex scene."

      "Okay"

      "But we'll be blowing the episodes effects budget on the CGI section of the sex scene."

      "..."
       
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      This show had a strong start but I agree it doesn't go anywhere. I stopped watching about half way through the season when I started making this realisation.
       
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      For some reason this never flips over to 4k when I try and watch it. Tried plenty of other 4k progs on Amazon and they all start off in 1080p and then switch to 4k after a minute or two but it never happens with American Gods.
       
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      I can only assume bitrate? Especially if it takes a couple of minutes to get up to 4K on other shows...

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