Amazon Launches ‘Prime Cinema’ for Early Digital Movie Releases

Amazon early on Sunday, March 22, announced via email the launch of Prime Video | Cinema, a new online hub where the company says “you can watch the latest movies just released in theaters — without leaving home.”

Disney/Pixar’s Onward is available to buy for $19.99, while Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man, The Hunt and Emma are available to rent at the same price. The price is also the same for HD or SD.

All four films were made available for home viewing earlier than expected due to the closure of movie theaters in response to the escalating novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Consumers who digitally rent a film have 30 days to start watching it, and must finish watching the movie within 48 hours.

18 thoughts on “Amazon Launches ‘Prime Cinema’ for Early Digital Movie Releases”

  1. If you actually go to Amazon they are doing what fandago, vudu, and other retailers do for movies. It’s not a rental for $19.99, you are purchasing the HD movie for $19.99. It’s awesome but also bad for the theater business.

  2. It’s a heck of a lot cheaper than going to the movies! Heck, you’d easily spend $30+ for two people, at a minimum!

    Simply said, don’t do it if you don’t want to. It’s not a necessity!

    1. If you have an AMC theater near you every Tuesday All movies all day and night are $5 or $6 depending where you live in the country.

  3. WOW!! I LITERALLY JUST TOLD MY ROOMMATE THIS MORNINGTHAT IF NETFLIX MAKES SOMETHING LIKE THIS THEY WOULD GET EVEN MORE SUBSCRIBERS.

  4. So the big movie companies did us the big favor of releasing the movies early to us for rental of $19.99. that’s ridiculous the price is way too high, they’re not doing us any favors they’re just trying to recoup their losses because all the theaters are shutting down in the country. I would pay $19.99 to own the movie but I would not pay that to rent. I’ve been wanting to see Emma, my friends and I had tickets and then the theaters shut down. We go to Tuesday night movies at AMC that are $6.00 Since my four sons and my husband definitely don’t want to see Emma It is certainly not worth it for me to pay $20 to rent it.

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