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Old 08-03-22, 12:37 PM
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I saw the series in 2010 and read part of the book. Both were really good. Ending of the series almost seemed like a horror movie. Looking forward to this.
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re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Moved to ‘24?

Wonder why. Isn’t it finished filming?
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re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Originally Posted by whotony
Moved to Ď24?

Wonder why. Isnít it finished filming?
Possibly for Emmy consideration. If content dries up and a high profile Limited Series comes to FX in May, it could clean up with the spotlight largely to itself and little competition.
Without a strike, did you see how pathetic the category is? Obi Wan Kenobi is nominated.
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re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

I was too young when the original mini series aired. Iím excited to see this one.

I know the book and mini series were big deals back in the day.
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re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Originally Posted by whotony
Moved to Ď24?

Wonder why. Isnít it finished filming?
They finished filming a long time ago. I think late 2022.
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re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Alright, I can wait. I definitely want to see this, hope it doesn't disappoint.
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FX’s Shōgun

An epic saga of war, passion, and power set in Feudal Japan. Coming February 2024 on Hulu and FX.

Based on James Clavell’s novel, FX’s Shōgun is set in Japan in the year 1600 at the dawn of a century-defining civil war. Lord Yoshii Toranaga is fighting for his life as his enemies on the Council of Regents unite against him, when a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Looks great. I've been heavily anticipating this since it was 1st announced.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Love the styling. I may check it out.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Hiroyuki Sanada? I'm in!

And now to watch the trailer...
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Enjoyed the original, watched it off of Netflix discs years ago. It was fun to see an older Toshiro Mifune. Started the book and never finished. Coincidentally I got the audio book last week and started that. The narrator is really good. It's 56 hours long, so I'm pretty sure I can finish in time for this.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Originally Posted by cultshock
I saw the original series when it first aired, but don't remember much about it (I was just a kid at the time).
So was I. The only memory I have of watching it was the guy getting peed on.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Originally Posted by RocShemp
Hiroyuki Sanada? I'm in!

And now to watch the trailer...
He's great. Loved him in everything I've seen him in. He almost single-handedly saved Westworld. But there's not a single "name" in the cast. Wonder how well it will be watched without an established 'star' attached.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I was too young when the original mini series aired. Iím excited to see this one.

I know the book and mini series were big deals back in the day.
the book is fantastic.

one of my favorites.

looking forward to this one.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Sanada and the improved visuals are the only reason I would watch this, but will wait until it's on a streaming service with no ads. The guy playing the Chamberlain role doesn't seem to have much charisma.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
Sanada and the improved visuals are the only reason I would watch this, but will wait until it's on a streaming service with no ads. The guy playing the Chamberlain role doesn't seem to have much charisma.
It will be on Hulu next day. All FX shows drop on Hulu.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I was too young when the original mini series aired. Iím excited to see this one.

I know the book and mini series were big deals back in the day.
Gotta read the entire JC line of books (which starts with Shogun's time period if I remember correctly then proceeds forward). It puts GRRM to shame, imo.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

I am full steam ahead with the audio book. Now Iím interested in revisiting the original miniseries after.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

I have the old Paramount DVD box set of the original series. I might have to dig it up and re-watch it again before this new series premieres in February.

I have the book, but it's super long and I'm not really a strong reader, so I've never made the time to try to read it.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
The guy playing the Chamberlain role doesn't seem to have much charisma.
++++

my only concern with the cast.

he looks annoying.
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Re: James Clavell's Shogun - Limited Series (FX) - February 2024

Finished the audiobook today. Highly recommend it. The narrator really made it come to life.
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