What’s New on VOD: Amazon Prime July 2017.

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What’s New on VOD: Amazon Prime July 2017.

While not capitalizing on original content, Amazon still has a lot to offer members in the way of movies.

What's New on VOD: Amazon Prime July 2017.
I wonder if critics liked it…

Amazon seems to be making up for quantity with quality when it comes to original/exclusive offerings.  This year it has brought us the Oscar nominated drama Manchester By the Sea and the criminally neglected indie film Paterson by director Jim Jarmusch.  Following those critical darlings, Amazon is adding The Salesman, a gripping drama from Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi which also won an Academy Award this year amidst controversy when the director boycotted the US travel ban.  Thanks for nothing, Trump.

Since Amazon is light on originals, we won’t be picking our favorites per se.  Instead we’ll just give you our take on what they have to offer in the way of movies and original series.

Amazon Prime July 2017.

Original/Exclusive Movies:

The Salesman (July 6)

A husband and wife are attempting to put on a stage production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman when tragedy strikes.  A home invasion results in the wife being assaulted.  As the husband becomes obsessed with revenge on her attacker, she must cope with post-traumatic stress.

This film took awards around the world, so there’s not much I can add to its accolades.  It is tightly paced, excellently acted, and intricately layered with detail and nuance.  Check it out.

Original Series:

Niko and the Sword of Light: Season 1 (July 21)

An eternal battle between light and dark is not going well for the good guys.  Every hero to challenge evil sorcerer has failed.  Desperate, they summon on last hero…who turns out to be a young boy.  The princess of light must teach him his destiny and guide him to become the champion of light before all is lost.

Fun and funny with a nice visual style.  It reminds me of other shows such as Steven Universe, Samurai Jack, and Adventure Time, while having its own flavor.  An intriguing offering for the young and young at heart from a new animation studio.

The Last Tycoon:  Season 1 (July 28)

Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s (The Great Gatsby) unfinished final work, this series tells the tale of a young Hollywood golden boy who is attempting to re-invigorate his father’s movie studio in a world ravaged by the Great Depression and menaced by the rise of fascism in Europe.

A solid cast brings to life a glittering world on the precipice of ruin. Lily Collins is really thriving in this web-original market!  Fitzgerald’s ability to bring this period to breath-taking life transfers well to the screen.  Amazon may finally have another great drama to pair with The Man in the High Castle.

New Movies:

July 1

  • 14 Women
  • 18 Swirling Riders
  • The 28th Day: Wrath of Steph
  • 48 Hrs.
  • 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
  • Abolition
  • Agent Cody Banks
  • Air: The Musical
  • All American Zombie Drugs
  • Amnesiac
  • Another 48 Hrs.
  • Appetite
  • Area 51
  • The Artworks
  • Assassin of the Tsar
  • Bandits
  • Bigfoot Wars
  • Blind Heat
  • Blood Moon Rising
  • Blood Reaper
  • Boomerang
  • Boricua
  • Braveheart
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  • Bull Durham
  • Bumblef**k, USA
  • Bunnyman Massacre
  • Carne: The Taco Maker
  • Carnies
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • Cold Mountain
  • The Corrupted
  • Crystal River
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Cutthroat Island
  • Day We Met
  • Dead Evidence
  • Death Wish IV
  • Destination Vegas
  • Dilemma
  • Dirt Merchant
  • Dragonblade
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • Drunk Wedding
  • The Eagle and the Hawk
  • Eight Men Out

  • Elephant
  • The First Wives Club
  • Flashdance
  • Flipping
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Foreign Fields
  • Frankenstein Reborn
  • Free Money
  • Frozen Kiss
  • G Men from Hell
  • Gene-Fusion
  • The General
  • Get Well Soon
  • Ghost Bride
  • Godsend
  • The Good The Bad and The Ugly
  • Gunshy
  • Hazard Jack
  • Hobgoblins
  • House of the Dead 1,2
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Intimate Affairs
  • In the Fire
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jezebeth
  • Jingles the Clown
  • The Rainmaker
  • Johnny Guitar
  • Killing Ariel
  • Killing Zoe
  • Kingpin

  • The Last Word
  • Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead
  • The Letter
  • The Little Kidnappers
  • Little Red Devil
  • Lost in Siberia
  • Lovin Molly
  • The Lucky Ones
  • Manhattan
  • Married to the Mob
  • The Matrix Reloaded, Revolutions
  • Meeting Spencer
  • Metamorphosis
  • The Midnight Meat Train
  • Model Behaviour
  • Morning Glory
  • Morten
  • Moscow Heat
  • My Bloody Wedding
  • Nerve
  • New Order
  • Night Train
  • On the QT
  • Paradise Lost
  • Payback
  • The Peacemaker
  • Phil the Alien
  • Pi
  • Players
  • Polliwood
  • Pootie Tang
  • Postmortem
  • The Presidio
  • Princess Juliet
  • Private Lessons
  • Prophet’s Game
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Red Tide
  • Redball
  • Relative Evil
  • Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings
  • Rescue Dawn
  • Rosemary’s Baby

  • Sample People
  • Sanctuary
  • Scrooged
  • Shunned House
  • Silent Youth
  • Silo Killer 2
  • Slip and Fall
  • Smoke N’ Lightnin’
  • Squeal
  • Star Trek I,II,III,IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX
  • Streets of Rage
  • Sugar Boxx
  • Suicide Kings
  • Sweet Angel Mine
  • The Tale of the Voodoo Prostitute
  • The Telling
  • A Texas Funeral
  • This Revolution
  • Top Dog
  • Up in the Air
  • VikingQuest
  • When Justice fails
  • Where the Truth Lies
  •  Who’s Your Monkey
  • Wild Wild West
  • Wildflowers
  • Zombie Wars:  Battle of the Bone
  • Zombiez

July 4

  • The Assignment

July 6

  • Under the Gun

July 7

  • Begum Jaan

July 8

  • Our Kind of Traitor

July 9

  • Sliding Doors

July 14

  • Its Gawd!

July 19

  • Antarctica Ice and Sky

July 28

July 31

  • Jeepers Creepers

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