Hallelujah, June is finally upon us. And while that may mean sunshine and picnics for most people, for us and for most Amazon Prime Video subscribers, it means only one thing: Preacher.
But if you’re not a fan of AMC’s superb, and super-weird, supernatural comedy thriller, Amazon’s got a small but diverse bunch of new arrivals to answer your prayers, from a documentary acquired at Sundance about The Grateful Dead, a series about Le Mans, a classic bit of Kubrick, a fresh slice of zombie horror and did we mention Mad Max: Fury Road?
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in June 2017:
Long Strange Trip – 2nd June
Fresh from Sundance, this four-hour movie, directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove The Grateful Dead in their 30-year quest for moments of collective inspiration. By inventing a unique fusion of folk, jazz, R&B, avant-garde experimentation, world music and rock and roll, they earned the devotion of a committed fan base. The documentary will be released as six episodes.
Le Mans: Racing is Everything – 9th June
From London-based production company New Black Films, the series explores what is known as “the Mount Everest of motorsports”, the gruelling, non-stop 24-hour car race that has taken place annually in the eponymous French city since 1923. The show offers unprecedented access to the entire 24 hours of the race, while exploring the storied legacy of Le Mans and the generations of drivers who have braved the course.
Rush – 10th June
“25 people start and each year, two die.” That’s James Hunt (Hemsworth) explaining Formula One. It sounds exciting but in real life, it’s far from it. Cars going around in circles for hours on end? It’s repetitive. Boring, even. You’d expect Rush, then, a film about exactly that, to be just as dull. It isn’t. Even for non-F1 fans, it’s far from it. “What kind of person does a job like this?” continues Hunt. Rush finds out. And the answer is thrilling.
Danger & Eggs – 30th June
Danger & Eggs follows the endless adventures of fearless D.D. Danger and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant, talking egg named Phillip. D.D., an energetic future stuntwoman, is always chasing her next big thrill. Lucky for her, Phillip is always there with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to make her thrill-seeking dreams come true. Created by Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!) and Shadi Petosky (Mad), produced by Petosky and Chris Hardwick’s Puny Entertainment (Yo Gabba Gabba!), and featuring the voice talents of comedians Aidy Bryant and Eric Knobel (Saturday Night Live).
A Clockwork Orange – 14th June
Viddy well, little brother. Viddy well.
Contagion – 14th June
Steven Soberbergh’s film about a plague spreading across the planet is not only scarily believable but grippingly tense, with a cast of dead A-Listers walking, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Matt Damon and Jude Law.
Mad Max: Fury Road – 24th June
George Miller’s latest entry in the Mad Max series sees Tom Hardy take over Mel Gibson’s role, but its success lies in another character entirely: Imperator Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron, who leads a string of female prisoners in an escape attempt from their sinister overlord, Immortan Joe. Full of practical stunts, dazzling visuals and burning with a feminist message, this is fantastic, eye-boggling stuff.
Preacher – 26th June
The genre-bending thrill ride, developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg from Garth Ennis’ comics, follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Oscar nominee Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), as they embark on a road trip to find God, and that road trip looks set to be as entertaining as ever. Episodes arrive weekly on Amazon Prime Video in the UK, within 24 hours of their US broadcast.
Train to Busan – 27th June
Just when you thought that public transport couldn’t get scarier than Southern Rail or the Central Line, along comes Train to Busan, a South Korean horror that puts the “loco” in “locomotive”. Yeon Sang-ho’s brilliantly bonkers zombies-on-a-train flick never puts its foot on the brake.
The Dark Knight Rises – 30th June
Christopher Nolan’s third Batman flick not be as strong as the previous two but from Anne Hathaway’s slinky cat burglar to Tom Hardy’s physically intimidating Bane, it’s an epic conclusion to the trilogy.
All or Nothing – 30th June
Amazon’s original docu-series, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Serialised Sports Documentary with its first season, returns for eight more episodes. Narrated by Jon Hamm, it follows the Return of the NFL’s Rams to Los Angeles. Amazon promises “access to an NFL season unlike any that’s been captured on screen”, with the Rams’ entire 2016 season to be caught on camera, following their relocation back to LA and the hiring of a new head coach and preparations for the season ahead.
Other new releases coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in June 2017:
Mumford & Sons Live From South Africa: Dust & Thunde
American Gods: Episode 6
A Date for Mad Mary
The Astronaut Farmer
Casual: Season 3, Episode 5
Animal Kingdom: Season 2, Episode 2
American Gods: Episode 7 14th June
Casual: Season 3, Episode 6
Don Juan DeMarco
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Animal Kingdom: Season 2, Episode 3
American Gods: Episode 7
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Casual: Season 3, Episode 7
Animal Kingdom: Season 2, Episode 4
Belle and Sebastien 2
American History X
Any Give Sunday
Last Man Standing
Sex and the City 2
Something’s Gotta Give
Casual: Season 3, Episode 8
Animal Kingdom: Season 2, Episode 5
No Stone Unturned: The Loughinsland Story
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