Amazon is adding a whole bunch of new content to its free-for-Prime video streaming service this month as per usual.
Notable additions are the new seasons of Amazon's self-produced originals like the cop mystery thriller "Bosch" (Season 3), the R-rated romantic comedy "Catastrophe" (Season 2) and the children's educational show "Tumble Leaf" (Season 3).
April will also mark the debut of other Amazon originals such as the Hugh Hefner biopic "The American Playboy" and the mystery drama "Thirteen."
On the movie front, classics including "Robocop," "Days of Thunder," "Almost Famous," "There Will be Blood," "Saturday Night Fever" and "Tommy Boy" will available to Prime members for free starting next month.
But the highlight for Prime Video releases for April has to be the critically acclaimed Amazon exclusive "The Handmaiden."
The Handmaiden – Amazon Exclusive
Amazon secured the U.S. rights to distribute "The Handmaiden," a psychological thriller from director Park-Chan-wook, also known for other iconic films like "Oldboy," "Thirst," "Stoker" and "Snowpiercer."
"The Handmaiden" is a Korean adaptation of Sarah Water's 2002 novel "Fingersmith" about a female pickpocket who gets involved in a con job against a wealthy Japanese heiress to steal her inheritance. Things don't go as planned, however, as she eventually gets seduced and falls in love with the heiress and this leads to a complex web of twists and turns.
Told in three parts with changing perspectives, this 1930's period film is a study in masterful storytelling, psychological introspection and social analysis. Be advised that parts of this film may be disturbing or obscene to some viewers.
"The Handmaiden" will start stealing minds and hearts on April 13.