New on Amazon Prime Video UK: March 2017

New on Amazon Prime Video UK: March 2017

Tickled, Paterson, They Live, Song of the Sea and Hand of God among March highlights on Amazon

A documentary about competitive tickling sounds like a laugh riot, but prepared to be unnerved by Australian journalist David Farrier's disturbing journey to meet the person behind this so-called sport in Tickled (28 Mar). This stranger-than-fiction film is part chilling character study and part detective story that reveals sad truths about the wealth divide in America and disgusting abuse of power by the privileged.

Adam Driver stars as a bus driver and poet named Paterson, who lives in Paterson, New Jersey in Jim Jarmusch's precisely crafted ode to poetry, Paterson (25 Mar). Over the course of one week, the viewer is thrust into Paterson and his girlfriend Laura's (Golshifteh Farahani) daily routine. The couple couldn't be more different but find much to love about one another. Jarmusch revels in the humour and beauty of their pairing and that of the everyday.

Enchanting Oscar nominated animation Song of the Sea (9 Mar) tells the haunting story of a young Irish girl who takes the form of a selkie or seal-person. It follows the young girl and her brother on a magical voyage and sensitively examines grief after the death of a parent. Also worth watching on the subject of childhood and death is directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagno's return to animation after A Cat in Paris, Phantom Boy (21 Mar). A young boy receiving treatment in hospital is unable to leave his bed but thanks to the power of imagination he turns into a superhero who flies over New York solving crime.

Also of note in film is Oliver Hirschbiegel's 13 Minutes (23 Mar) which tells the true story of George Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1939 and John Carpenter's anti-consumerist cult classic They Live (1 Mar) which sees the late Rowdy Roddy Piper take part in an exquisite fist fight scene that runs for over five minutes long.

In terms of Amazon originals the highlight has to be Ron Perlman's cracked quest for justice at any means after a breakdown in the second and final season of Hand of God (13 Mar).

Full March lineup after these trailers...

1 March
Amores Perros
Bad Boys
Day of the Diesels
Diary Of The Dead
Eden Lake
Henry VIII And His Six Wives
I'm Still Here
Kind Hearts And Coronets
Murder In The First
On The Buses
Rise Of The Footsoldier
They Live
Thomas and Friends - Blue Mountain Mystery
Thomas and Friends - Hero of the Rails
Thomas and Friends - Misty Island Rescue
Wolf Creek
Your Sister's Sister

2 March
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Morris from America

3 March
Annedroids: Season 4

9 March
Song of the Sea

10 March
Hand of God: Season 2

12 March
Open Grave
Rock of Ages

21 March
Phantom Boy

23 March
13 Minutes

24 March
An American Girl Story - Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance

25 March

28 March

30 March
DCU: Justice League - The Flashpoint Paradox

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