+++ UPDATED 2012/11/15 +++
So, wisely Netflix has decided to upload a crisp HD version of the trailer for this. Do ignore the rest of this post, and just enjoy splendid new HD Fincher imagery with just the right level of dark. Fantastic!
So the wild web went crazy today with a new trailer for HOUSE OF CARDS being released on Netflix, by Netflix — to a Netflix subscription-only audience.
While I seriously find this a very flawed business logic, there may be even more difficulty in viewing the trailer as commenters on several sites have indicated. It seems even with a Netflix membership you cannot view the trailer. You must be an actual subscriber.
Then also the international crowd gets left out, as Netflix is a U.S. exclusive service — which I suppose is fair enough, as the show will air exclusively on Netflix. So why tease you foreigners with something you ain't seeing anyway. Now that would just be cruelty (visually compelling cruelty, I'm sure).
At any rate, if you belong to the lucky leftover crowd that can actually see this: I hope you find it very enjoyable. Uhm. but do drop an opinion about it below, it would be greatly appreciated by the rest of us.
And Netflix: Seriously, can we get this on Youtube? It's a damn commercial for all sakes!