Quentin Tarantino fans, rejoice!
Thanks to a freshly sealed deal with Amazon, hundreds of Miramax titles, including Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown,” “Kill Bill” and “Reservoir Dogs” are now available on Amazon Prime Instant. Other films in the package include “Amélie,” “Life Is Beautiful,” “Trainspotting,” “Emma,” “Cinema Paradiso,” “Clerks” and “The English Patient.”
The deal benefits Miramax, which is trying to capitalize on its rich film library, and Amazon, which is aggressively trying to compete with other streaming services such as Netflix.
The Amazon deal is not exclusive. In 2011, Miramax inked a similar deal with Netflix. Last month, Amazon nabbed Viacom titles after Netflix dropped its licensing deal, and added exclusive rights to the third season of “Downton Abbey.”
Amazon Prime is already promoting the Miramax titles on its home page. Still, the top movies on Amazon Prime at the moment consist of blockbuster fare including “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “The Hunger Games.”