Unforunately, to play these high resolution, high bitrate releases
you will need a relatively powerful cpu and a few pieces of software that
you might not already have. To help make your life easier, we are
going to walk you through it.
So, you are sitting there wondering how the hell you play this, eh?
Well first you need to have a video player of any kind. I like media
player classic, which you can grab from here: http://x264.nl/
Then you need to download and install the Combined Community Codec Pack,
which you can download here: http://www.cccp-project.net/
If you find your hardware can't play it quite quick enough with CCCP, try
to find a copy of CoreAVC from your favourite 0day source (but you still
need some of the software from CCCP, so keep that on there).
Last but not least you should have AC3Filter installed,
which you can find right here: http://ac3filter.net/
For those who haven't read the book, it's important to know what you're getting into. PK Dick wrote this novel as a way of telling the story of how he and his friends in the early '70s damaged and destroyed themselves with drugs. He tells this story within the framework of a surreal science fiction thriller, but many of the scenes are straight from his own experiences with the unpleasant consequences of people using drugs and disintegrating mentally.
This film does an amazing job of capturing the feel and tone of the book as well as the paranoia, perceptual distortions, and chaos of hallucinogenic overindulgence. Add to that a story that only gradually emerges from the madness, but by the end brings in a lot of heavy ideas such as the existence of free will, whether ends justify means, etc. There is a sense of consequence to what happens in the film, a sense of despair at what has been lost. So this story of drug-addled losers becomes the story of the human struggle for identity and meaning.
This is PK in all his dark and perverse and deeply thoughtful glory.