Footloose, Upload and more coming to Amazon Prime this week: April 27 to May 1

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Lots of new content is coming to Amazon Prime the week of April 27 and May 1. The 2011 Footloose remake arrives and a new original series called Upload!

Since it is about to be the start of a brand new month, expect to see lots of great new content arriving on Amazon Prime this week. Unfortunately, most of the new stuff isn’t coming until Friday, May 1, but there is at least one new movie being added to the catalog this week.

Footloose fans will be able to watch the 2011 remake beginning on April 29. The film stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Miles Teller, and Dennis Quaid. It mostly follows the same plot as the original story, with a newcomer to a small Southern town called Bomont getting a serious shock when he discovers loud music and dancing have been outlawed.

Then on Friday, Amazon Prime is releasing the new Amazon Original Series, Upload, starring Robbie Amell. IT is written by the same guy who previously worked on shows like The Office and Parks and RecreationUpload is set in a tech-savvy future where people can be “uploaded” online to experience a virtual afterlife once they get close to death.

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On May 1, Amazon Prime Video will change up their Amazon Channel sampling offers with new seasons you can watch for free before deciding if you want to sign-up for the channel offering the complete series. New shows include the first season of BossRosehaven, and more.

Finally, a new month means a bunch of new films will be added to the already-extensive Amazon Prime catalog. New movies this month include exciting flicks like multiple Friday the 13th films and Escape from Alcatraz.

The complete list of Prime Video Sampling seasons available beginning May 1 include the following:

  • A House Divided: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)
  • African Hunters: Season 1 (Smithsonian Channel Plus)
  • Bonanza: Season 1 (Best Western Ever)
  • Born to Explore: Season 1 (PBS Living)
  • Boss: Season 1 (STARZ)
  • Engine Masters: Season 1 (MotorTrend)
  • Good Karma Hospital: Season 1 (Acorn TV)
  • In The Cut: Season 1 (Brown Sugar)
  • Inspector Lewis: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
  • Pinkalicious: Season 1 (PBS Kids)
  • Rosehaven: Season 1 (Sundance Now)
  • Seaside Hotel: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)
  • The Lucy Show: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)

The complete list of new movies arriving on Prime this Friday includes the following: 

  • 10 Fingers of Steel (1973)
  • A Cadaver Christmas (2011)
  • Assassination Tango (2003)
  • Best of Shaolin Kung Fu (1977)
  • Who Saw Her Die? (1980)
  • Crooked Hearts (1991)
  • Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
  • Eurocrime! The Italian Cop And Gangster Films That Ruled The ’70s (2014)
  • Fearless Young Boxer (1979)
  • Five Fingers of Steel (1982)
  • Friday The 13th Part III (1982)
  • Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter (1982)
  • Gloria (2014)
  • Green Dragon Inn (1977)
  • House Of D (2005)
  • Torso (1973)
  • I Hate Tom Petty (2013)
  • Indie Film Artists: The DMV Truth (2016)
  • Inferno (1980)
  • Night Train Murders (1975)
  • Seven Deaths In The Cat’s Eye (1973)
  • The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)
  • Lakeboat (2000)
  • Daughters of Darkness (1971)
  • Pathology (2008)
  • Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
  • Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagouge (1977)
  • Some Kind Of Hero (1982)
  • Sprung (1997)
  • The Final Countdown (1980)
  • The Whistle Blower (1987)
  • Walking Tall (1973)

What to look forward to:

  • The Hustle (2019) – May 7
  • Jimmy O. Yang: Good Deal (2020) – May 8
  • The Goldfinch (2019) – May 8

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