Amazon adds Miramax flicks to Instant Video lineup

Such films as "Pulp Fiction," "Good Will Hunting," and "The English Patient" are now available to users of Amazon's streaming video service.

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Amazon Prime members can now catch a host of award-winning films courtesy of a new deal with Miramax.

Hundreds of Miramax titles have been added to Amazon's lineup, such as "Pulp Fiction," "Good Will Hunting," "Life Is Beautiful," "The English Patient," "Kill Bill," "Amelie," "Reservoir Dogs," and "Trainspotting."

Prime members can watch their favorite Miramax films via a variety of devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Roku, as well as Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.

Amazon has increasingly been fighting to compete with Netflix by cooking up its own deals with the networks and movie studios. In this case, Amazon's latest deal comes about two years after Netflix signed a similar agreement with Miramax .

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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