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Based on Margaret Atwood¡¯s award-winning, best-selling novel, The Handmaid¡¯s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ¡°return to traditional values.¡± As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander¡¯s household, belonging to the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids ¨C where anyone could be a spy for Gilead ¨C with one goal: to survive and find the daughter who was taken from her. Also featuring Yvonne Strahovski and Samira Wiley.
This is based on a dystopian novel written in the 80’s. It is excellent but it is hard to watch and pretty depressing so I recommend skipping it if you prefer cheerful shows. Some of the low reviews are because the viewers didn’t pay attention to the mature rating and didn’t bother to look up what the show was about. It certainly won’t be for everyone, but there are issues in this show/novel that are still going on today in other parts of the world and I think that everyone should at least give it a shot. The book is wonderful however I think a visual impact really brings home the atrocities in a way that words cannot.
Someone mentioned the music being jarring since it’s happy 80’s pop but I think they missed the point – these scenes are times when the protagonist is experiencing some small amount of freedom. I think it conveys the feeling well.
No wonder this show was nominated for so many awards!
It’s unbelievable! If you love movies/books about the holocaust, slavery, and women’s rights, and period pieces set in the 1600’s (think Salem, Massachusetts for costumes, speech, and sets).
Now picture leadership by Old Testament men with their infertile submissive wives using fertile women (hand maidens) to grow their families. Disobedience in this society will cause you to lose an eye, hand, or discipline with a cattle prod!
These hand maidens may have been married (gay or straight), had children, and been successful in their jobs. Everything has been taken away from them. Their loved ones taken or murdered; think holocaust; Germany.
There’s an “underground railroad “ that is sometimes successful with Canada as the destination.
I watched all episodes from seasons 1-2 (season 2 has 2 episodes left), in 2 days!
Actors: Joseph Fiennes
Format: AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, PAL, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region 4
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: Not Rated
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2018
Run Time: 525 minutes
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