“Skyfire – An Island in Flames” was only released on Blu-ray and DVD in February 2021, and Prime subscribers can already watch the disaster film about a volcanic eruption without having to pay extra.
Amazon Prime Video occasionally includes films in its Prime subscription that have not been on the market for long. If you don’t want to spend the money on DVD and Blu-ray, you often don’t have to wait long until the film can then be streamed by subscription at no additional cost – although the discs for the home shelf naturally offer other advantages such as possible bonus material and additional language versions as well as better ones Picture quality. And you still own the film even if it has been kicked out of the Prime subscription.
If streaming is enough for you, you can For example, you can now watch the disaster thriller “Skyfire – An Island in Flames”, which was only released in February 2021, with a Prime subscription.
›› “Skyfire” bei Amazon Prime Video*
›› “Skyfire” on Blu-ray and DVD at Amazon*
Jason Isaacs, the “Lucius Malfoy” from “Harry Potter”, plays a businessman who built an amusement park on the island of Tianhuo in the Pacific volcanic belt. When a volcano erupts, not only does he get into trouble, but also the scientist Meng (Hannah Quinlivan). Her father, the geologist Wentao Li (Xueqi Wang), had actually vowed never to set foot on the island again after his wife was killed in a volcanic eruption. But now he rushes to the rescue of his daughter …
Besides “Skyfire” also new: “Suicide Circle” and “The Grudge”
In addition, Amazon Prime Video also has two new horror films in its program that subscribers can now stream at no additional cost – with “Suicide Circle”, which is also known under the title “Suicide Club”, you have to be 18 years old.
The Japanese indie horror drama by cult director Sion Sono (“Antiporno”) is about a mysterious wave of suicide in Tokyo. It begins when 54 young girls throw themselves in front of the subway. As the number of seemingly unrelated suicides increased, the police began investigating.
The second horror film does not come from Japan, but is a remake of a Japanese cult film – unfortunately not a good one. On Prime Video you can also now with the US film “The Curse – The Grudge” with Sarah Michelle Gellar from 2004 watch the new edition of “Ju-on: The Grudge”, which was created just two years earlier.
›› “The Curse – The Grudge” (2004) on Amazon Prime Video*
›› “Ju-on: The Grudge” (2002) on DVD at Amazon*
Takashi Shimizu directed both films, but the director did not do himself a favor with the remake of his own work, which was adapted for the western market. In our 1.5-star review it says: “A string of entertaining horror effects does not make a successful horror film and at most acts as a hiccup stop.”
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