Top titles coming soon to Amazon Prime Instant Video UK in September 2014
James R | On 01, Sep 2014
Despite the silly name, Amazon Prime Instant Video has impressed this year so far, with a wave of new additions that ranges from Inception to the first four seasons of Community. This month, it look to be pushing the bar higher, expanding its Disney collection – and snapping up one of the biggest TV shows of recent years…
Here are the top 10 titles coming soon to Amazon Prime Instant Video UK in September 2014.
Lost – Monday 1st September
Lost, one of the biggest TV series of the last 10 years, has been ironically missing from UK subscription VOD services – until now. Amazon’s acquisition of J. J. Abrams’ and Damon Lindelof’s series about a group of strangers stranded on a mysterious island, then, is something of a coup, giving fans a chance to get to grips with its ending (not to mention its beginning and middle) and others who missed the boat the first time to try it out.
Ironclad – Friday 5th September
This indie Brit hack-and-slash flick is a wonderfully hammy affair, with a cast that includes Paul Giamatti and Brian Cox. They slice each other up during a medieval siege with impressive special effects and a rompingly fast pace. Helm’s cheap? Hell yes.
Hereafter – Saturday 6th September
Matt Damon plays a factory worker who is able to communicate with the dead in Clint Eastwood’s supernatural drama. Despite no longer wanting to practice as a clairvoyant, he finds himself helping three strangers in the wake of tragic loss.
Riddick – Saturday 6th September
The return of Vin Diesel as David Twohy’s sci-fi anti-hero was always an interesting prospect, with Riddick going back to its Pitch Black roots for a low-budget tale of survival, stunning effects and strange space critters. Watch it for the imagination on display – or the controversial moment that occurs halfway through…
Contagion – Friday 12th September
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. Another reminder of why Soderbergh will be missed from the big screen.
Community Season 5 – Monday 15th September
Community Season 5. That is all.
Freaky Friday – Friday 19th September
Mary Rodgers’ novel about a mum and daughter body-swapping got the big screen treatment back in 1976 and Disney’s likeable magic – combined with stellar turns from Barbara Harris and a young Jodie Foster – makes it one of the House of Mouse’s beloved family favourites.
Premium Rush – Thursday 25th September
Fans of Joseph Gordon-Levitt or cycling would do well to check out this 2012 action flick, which sees an unwitting courier caught up in a high-speed chase with a corrupt cop. David Koepp’s film may not be a classic, but it has Joseph Gordon-Levitt on a bike. Sometimes that’s all you need.
Transparent – Friday 26th September
From the creator of Six Feet Under, Jill Soloway, the darkly comic Transparent sees Jeffrey Tambor play the patriarch of a dysfunctional family – who become even more dysfunctional when they find out a long-hidden secret. The first of Amazon’s new batch of original shows (from their second season of TV pilots) rings with promise.
Pocahontas – Friday 26th September
Pocahontas may be the talk of the town for some rather un-magical revelations right now, but Disney’s 1995 animation, about a chief’s daughter whom is betrothed to a man she doesn’t love, is worth checking out in its own right.
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For a full list of what is coming soon to Amazon Prime Instant Video, check out our list of UK VOD release dates.