If you are a fan of the classics, you are probably excited to see what back-catalog films will be becoming available on Prime in May. This month is heavy on classic international horror and Chinese martial arts flicks.
10 Fingers of Steel (1973)
When a man’s family is killed by Japanese pirates he travels to Japan in order to avenge their deaths. Once there, he strikes up an unexpected friendship with a young girl, and the two work together to bring down the pirates. Starring Wang Yu.[adinserter block=”1″]
5 Fingers of Steel (1982)
A follow up to Ten Fingers of Steel, an evil martial arts school attempts to take over a small village. When a beloved member of the community is killed, the people band together to seek revenge.
A Cadaver Christmas (2011)
As a mad scientist brings to life an army of dead corpses, an unusual group form a team to fight the powers of darkness. Starring Daniel Rairdin-Hale and Hanlon Smith-Dorsey.
Assassination Tango (2002)
Robert Duvall stars in this crime thriller about a hitman that travels to Argentina in order to complete a job, but he is distracted by the art of Argentine tango and, of course, a woman. Apparently Duvall himself is a huge Tango fan, and he also wrote, produced, and directed.
Best of Shaolin Kung Fu (1976)
A prince destined to be the leader of a far-flung empire travels with his bodyguard to a Shaolin Temple in order to retrieve an important document. Of course, this is just a setting for lots of amazing fight scenes from some of the best martial artists of the day.
The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)
Spanish horror flick, a newly married couple make their may to a hotel for their honeymoon, and are pretty quickly set on by vampires which they must fight off. Grotesquely violent, this film has its own cult following.
Come to Daddy (2019)
Comedy-thriller starring Elijah Wood as a musician that lives with his mother in a Hollywood mansion who receives a letter from his estranged father asking for his help. He is delighted to see his father again for the first time since he was five, but their dark past starts to cast a shadow over the reunion.
Crooked Hearts (1991)
This drama tells the story of how the infidelity of a father impacts on everyone in his family, including his grown children. The movie has a pretty impressive cast with Vincent D’Onofrio, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Juliette Lewis, and Noah Wyle.
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
In this French horror, we again see a newlywed couple encountering the strange and the supernatural while on their honeymoon in this horror vampire flick.
Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Based on an account of a prisoner who escaped from Alcatraz, Clint Eastwood stars as the man who manages to make a daring escape from the maximum-security facility.
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop And Gangster Films That Ruled The ’70s (2012)
A documentary film about Italian gangster cinema that was popular in the 1970s. While it was inspired by American movies, it also dives into issues like the Sicilian Mafia and red terrorism.
Fearless Young Boxer (1979)
Martial arts film starring Casanova Wong (who advised him on that?), our lead character is on the run after killing his former gang members in a duel. He joins a traveling Kung Fu show in order to hide and flee.
The Final Countdown (1980)
In this sci-fi war film, a nuclear powered super aircraft carrier travels through time and finds itself at Pearl Harbour the day before the Japanese attack. Suddenly, the course of history looks very different.
Friday The 13th Part III (1982)
The third installment in the Jason horror flicks, it is actually the first one in which he wears his signature hickey mask. This time he stalks a group of friends staying at a lake house near where he is recovering from the previous film.[adinserter block=”1″]
Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984)
What didn’t turn out to be the final chapter, Jason is back Presumed dead, he wakes up at the morgue, kills a load of people, escapes, and then goes on killing even more people.
This Chilean movie follows 58-year-old Gloria after her divorce as she decides that she will not spend the rest of her life alone. She starts going to singles discos where she meets the unconventional Rodolfo. The film won several awards.
The Goldfinch (2019)
Ansel Elgort stars as a young ma whose life is completely transformed when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at a museum. He is later convinced by a man to go back to the same museum and steal an important painting.
Green Dragon Inn (1967)
Martial arts in a political setting as the emperor’s first eunuch defeats his political opponents and kills them, starting a long story of revenge.
House Of D (2004)
David Duchovny, Robin Williams, Anton Yelchin and Tea Leoni star in this coming of age film about an artist living in Paris who is trying to make sense of his life by reflecting on the events of his youth.
The Hustle (2019)
Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star in this female remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels when a seasoned con-woman takes on a new hopeless apprentice who nevertheless seems to blunder through,
I Hate Tom Petty (2011)
The story of an aspiring guitarist and his relationship with a free-spirited songwriter as they try to build a band together while not letting their increasing attraction get in the way. Excellent soundtrack (with lots of Tom Petty).
Indie Film Artists: The DMV Truth (2012)
A documentary about the DMV independent film agency which interviews actors, directors, composers, makeup artists, and pretty much anyone who worked with the company.
Tom Hanks is back as Robert Langdon in the third installment in the series. This time he is working against a villain who is obsessed with Dante, which takes him to Florence and Venice to track down a deadly plague.
Jack and Jill (2011)
Adam Sandler stars as twins Jack and Jill as successful Jack find chaos in his life when his eccentric sister Jill shows up.
A graduate student decides to take a summer job on a Great Lakes freighter and is given a new perspective on life through the eyes of the men around him.
Like Crazy (2011)
Romantic drama starring Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, and Jennifer Lawrence, it tells the story of a British student who falls in love with an American boy only to be separated from him when she is denied re-entry into the country.
Night Train Murders (1975)
An Italian action thriller about a pair of psychotic hoodlums and a demented woman that terrorize two young girls while on a train trip from Germany to Italy.
Crime thriller starring Milo Ventimiglia and Alyssa Milano about a group of medical students who decide to compete to see who can carry out the perfect murder.
Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
A feature-length adventure with our favorite Peanuts, our protagonists go off on a camping trip where nothing ever seems to go right.[adinserter block=”1″]
A biopic about the life and career of British music legend Elton John starring Taron Egerton as the man himself.
Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye (1973)
Italian horror movie set in a Scottish village where people keep turning up dead. Naturally, there is a local curse, though involving a killer house cat.
Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue (1977)
The rightful rulers of China, the Ming, have been overthrown by the evil Ching. The Ming Prince goes undercover to regain his throne.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan (2020)
Hindi language romantic comedy about a gay couple that struggle to convince their parents to accept their relationship.
Some Kind Of Hero (1982)
Richard Pryor comedy about a Vietnam War veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life. He soon finds himself embroiled in an elaborate heist.
As one couple fall in love, their best friends are determined to break them up for their own delish reasons. Starring Tisha Campbell, Rusty Cundieff, Paula Jai Parker, and Joe Torry.
Italian horror flick set on a university campus as a serial killer attacks young college girls, killing them with a red and black scarf.
The Tracker (2019)
Dolph Lundgren action flick as a man returns to a remote village were his wife and daughter were kidnapped 15 years earlier.
Trial by Fire (2018)
Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern tell the story of a man who was executed in Texas, and later shown to have been wrongly convicted of killing his three children.
The Whistle Blower (2010)
Rachel Weisz stars as Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska police officer who was recruited to work as a UN peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina who exposed an officially sanctioned sex-trafficking ring.
Walking Tall (1973)
A semi-biographical film about a professional wrestler who became a lawman in Tennessee. Starring Joe Don Baker and Elizabeth Hartman.
Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
Italian horror about a young girl brutally murdered in France, and the questions raised when another young girl dies in very similar circumstances.