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Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’ (And Other New Titles) Will Start Streaming on Amazon Prime Next Month

Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq' (And Other New Titles) Will Start Streaming on Amazon Prime Next Month

Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” made its home entertainment premiere last week, December 29, from Lionsgate.

The film, which is also still in theaters by the way, is now available for purchase at all Digital HD retailers and On Demand on select digital platforms such as Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Xbox, Playstation, Google Play and MGO. 

It’ll become available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 26, 2016, for those who prefer hard copies.

But if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, and you’d rather wait to see the film as part of your subscription instead of paying to own the film on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, or paying to rent it on iTunes, Xbox, etc, you’ll be glad to know that “Chi-Raq” will become available to stream on Amazon Prime on February 5.

The film is listed as one of the new additions to Amazon Prime’s February releases, which includes the following:

TV
“Poldark” – 2/2
“Girls” – 2/11
“The Newsroom” – 2/15
“The Americans” – TBA
“The New Yorker Presents” – 2/16
“The Fashion Fund” – 2/25

Movies
“A Better Life” – 2/1
“Amy” – 2/1
“Batman” – 2/1
“Deliver Us From Evil” – 2/1
“How To Steal A Million” – 2/1
“The Kings of Summer ” – 2/1
“Like Sunday, Like Rain” – 2/1
“Lost In Translation” – 2/1
“Men In Black” – 2/1
“Night Watch” – 2/1
“Nintendo Quest” – 2/1
“The Fifth Element” – 2/1
“The Fury” – 2/1
“The Karate Kid” – 2/1
“The Truth About Emanuel” – 2/1
“To Be Or Not To Be” – 2/1
“Twelve O’Clock High” – 2/1
“Waking Ned Devine” – 2/1
“Adaline” – 2/2
“Myanmar: Bridges to Change” – 2/2
“The Identity Theft of Mitch Mustain” – 2/2
“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” – 2/4
“Chi-Raq” – 2/5
“Fire City: End of Days” – 2/5
“Ouija Exorcism” – 2/5
“Solomon Kane” – 2/15
“The End of the Tour” – TBA
“Digging for Fire” – 2/24
“Inequality for All” – 2/29

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“Chi-Raq” – an Amazon Studios film (the company’s first feature film) – was always destined for an early home video release, given Amazon’s distribution model; not-so unlike what Netflix did with “Beasts of No Nation.” So the fact that it’s already available on home video isn’t unexpected. Netflix released “Beasts of No Nation” in theaters and on its streaming platform on the same day.

Welcome to a new age of film distribution.

Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Steve Harris, Harry Lennix, D.B. Sweeney, Angela Bassett, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson star in “Chi-Raq,” a searing satire of gun violence in America inspired by the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata.” 

A timely tale of a community at war with itself, with scathing commentary on gun culture, black-on-black violence, corrupt politicians and urban decay, “Chi-Raq” follows 2 rival gangs, led by Chi-Raq (Nick Cannon) and Cyclops (Wesley Snipes), who are locked in bloody combat on the streets of Chicago, until the beautiful Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris) persuades the women of the Spartan and Trojan gangs to swear off sex with their men until the fighting stops.

“Chi-Raq” has grossed over $2.5 million at the box office.

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