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.
Coming to Prime in April
- Tumble Leaf (Amazon Original) – April 4
- American Playboy (Amazon Original), Season 1 –April 7
- Fortitude, Season 2 –April 14
- Bosch (Amazon Original), Season 3 – April 21
- Thirteen, Season 1 – April 21
- Thunderbirds are Go! (Amazon Original), Season 3 – April 21
- Catastrophe (Amazon Original), Season 3 – April 28
- Animal Kingdom, Season 1 – April 20
- Almost Famous
- Days of Thunder
- Eddie Murphy Raw
- Ella Enchanted
- Kiss the Girls
- Mulholland Falls
- Robocop 2
- Saturday Night Fever
- Searching for Bobby Fischer
- The Ghosts and the Darkness
- There Will Be Blood
- Tommy Boy
- What If
- Hello, My Name is Doris
- The Last Exorcism
- Precious Cargo
- Barbershop: The Next Cut
- In a World
- The Perfect Match
- The Handmaiden – Amazon Exclusive
- The Love Witch
- American Pastoral
- American Honey