Amazon Adds 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Good Will Hunting' to Instant Video
Amazon has added additional movies from Miramax to its Prime Instant Video library, via a new licensing deal.
The new movies available to Amazon Prime subscribers include Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, Life Is Beautiful and The English Patient.
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Amazon Prime Instant Video allows users to stream movies and TV shows to their computer, mobile device or TV, using a console like PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. The service costs $79 a year.
Amazon has been trying to boost their instant video offerings to compete with Netflix and other subscription streaming services. It recently inked a deal to carry Viacom TV shows that were formerly available on Netflix, including popular series like Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants. And the company previously snagged exclusive rights to Downton Abbey and CBS' Under the Dome.
Miramax, meanwhile, has been trying to monetize its film library, which contains more than 700 titles. New chairman Thomas Barrack recently told The Hollywood Reporter that the company would also be interested in acquiring other libraries and returning to producing its own TV series and movies.