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What’s on Amazon Prime Instant Video UK? Check back here weekly for the latest note-worthy additions to Amazon Prime Instant Video UK. Today’s post is covering additions between the 6th of December and 12th of December. Please note that this is not a full, comprehensive list and merely a list of the most interesting.
This cool-as-ice, high octane thriller is dark and violent with sardonic wit thrown in. Porter is a thief who’s gunned down by his wife and friend after they rob some Chinese gangsters. He survives and seeks revenge. But things get complicated when he meets crime bosses and bent cops.
Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Director: Brian Helgeland
Cast: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello, Kris Kristofferson.
Master thief Anthony Fait (DMX) pulls off a major jewel heist and somehow manages to escape from the SWAT team that’s pursuing him. A Taiwanese agent named Su (Jet Li) is on Fait’s tail and wants to take him down so that he can retrieve the stolen black diamonds. But when Fait’s daughter (Paige Hurd) is kidnapped by a rival criminal and Su’s ex-partner (Mark Dacascos), Su must work with Fait to save the thief’s daughter and get his revenge in the process.
Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Cast: Jet Li, DMX.
In Sri Lanka, the Civil War is reaching its end and defeat is near. Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers – a woman and a little girl – hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe. Arriving in Paris, the ‘family’ moves from one temporary home to another until Dheepan finds work as the caretaker of a run-down housing block in the suburbs.
Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes
Director: Jacques Audiard
Cast: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Vincent Rottiers, Claudine Vinasithamby
The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863. Prequel to the 1993 classic “Gettysburg”.
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Director: Ron Maxwell
Cast: Donzaleigh Abernathy, Mark Aldrich, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall.
On the eve of the American Civil War, rich, beautiful and self-centered Scarlett O’Hara has everything she could want — except Ashley Wilkes. But as the war devastates the South, Scarlett discovers the strength within herself to protect her family and rebuild her life. Through everything, she longs for Ashley, seemingly unaware that she is already married to the man she really loves — and who truly loves her — until she finally drives him away. Only then does Scarlett realize what she has lost … and decide to win him back.
Duration: 3 hours, 43 minutes
Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O’Neil.
A married man is granted the opportunity to have an affair by his wife. Joined in the fun by his best pal, things get a little out of control when both wives start engaging in extramarital activities as well.
Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Cast: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Nicky Whelan, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate.
Based on a true story, the film tells of the courageous men and women who risk their lives every working day, pitting their fishing boats and rescue vessels against the capricious forces of nature. Their worst fears are realized at sea on Halloween of 1991, when they are confronted by three raging weather fronts which unexpectedly collide to produce the greatest, fiercest storm in modern history — “The Perfect Storm.”
Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg
When the newly graduated misfits in blue tangle with these pinheaded punks, the result is an open-and-shut case of non-stop hilarity!. Steve Guttenberg, George Gaynes and other Police Academy originals return to the roll call: it’s a riot (a laugh-riot) in the streets!
Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes
Director: Jerry Paris
Cast: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, George Gaynes.
For $1,000 a day, vacationers can indulge whims at the theme park called Westworld. They can bust up a bar or bust out of jail, drop in on a brothel or get the drop on a gunslinger. It’s all safe: the park’s lifelike androids are programmed never to harm the customers. But not all droids are getting with the program.
Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes
Director: Michael Crichton
Cast: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin
Ewan is a Secret Service Agent faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a suicide bomber, Ash and his terrorist cell, whilst Ash wrestles with his conscience and reflects on his journey to terrorism.
Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Director: Hadi Hajaig
Cast: Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling
Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter: Major Marquis Warren and Chris Mannix. Seeking refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, they are greeted by four unfamiliar faces. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, our eight travellers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock.
Duration: 2 hours 47 minutes
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dem, Channing Tatum.