Amazon Video Spotlight: New Release Movies

All of these films got a lot of Oscar buzz earlier this year, and some were winners. Now they’re all available for purchase or rent in Amazon Video format.

The Revenant (R, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $14.99 to own in SD or HD)

While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack.

When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt.

Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.
– Written by Jwelch5742

 

Legend (R, 3.5/5 stars, currently priced at $4.99 to rent in SD / $5.99 in HD, $14.99 to own in SD or HD)

Tom Hardy gives a stunning double performance as London’s most notorious gangsters, twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray, during their rise and fall in the criminal underworld. Co-stars Emily Browning.

The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.
– Written by GusF

 

Hateful Eight (R, 3.5/5 stars, currently priced at $4.99 to rent in SD / $5.99 in HD, $12.99 to own in SD / $14.99 in HD)

Wyoming in the 1870s. A stagecoach is heading towards the town of Red Rock with two passengers onboard. One is John “Hangman” Ruth (played by Kurt Russell), a celebrated bounty hunter. The other is Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), his prisoner and wanted for murder. Along the way they pick up another bounty hunter, Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L Jackson), and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins). Due to a blizzard they are forced to hole up in a store some way out of town with the occupants of another stagecoach. Suspicions commence and Civil War enmities are reawakened.
– Written by grantss

 

The Danish Girl (R, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $4.99 to rent in SD / $5.99 in HD, $9.99 to own in SD or HD)

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener.

Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Stars Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.
– Written by Focus Features

 

Brooklyn (PG-13, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $4.99 to rent in SD / $5.99 in HD, $14.99 to own in SD or HD)

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local.

When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
– Written by Anonymous

 

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