Prime Video Adds December Spice

Prime Video has added the starkly black comedy Saltburn to its December slate.

From Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell, it’s billed as “a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire” and will stream from December 22, just five weeks after its theatrical release.

A student struggling to find his place at Oxford University (Barry Keoghan) is drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Alison Oliver, Archie Madekwe and Carey Mulligan co-star.

“Fennell’s candy-coated and incisive Saltburn is a debauched jolt to the senses that will be invigorating for most,” was the Rotten Tomatoes consensus.

“More than any film I’ve seen this year, Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn is guaranteed to generate a strong reaction,” said the Wall Street Journal.

“The first time I saw it I had the impression that half the audience wanted to find Ms. Fennell in order to congratulate her, and the other half wanted to burn down the theatre.”

Time Out said it “sticks the knife into the English class system and gives it a proper twist” while a less effusive The Washington Post argued it “seduces with every frame, but leaves you wanting more.”

Closer to home, Stuff dubbed it “gleeful, black-hearted fun” and the NZ Listener “an intoxicating black comedy that blatantly evokes Brideshead Revisited and The Talented Mr Ripley in its evisceration of the upper classes and those aspiring to join the club.”

View the official trailer here.

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4 Responses to “Prime Video Adds December Spice”

  1. Watched this in the cinema a couple of weeks ago. Very funny at times but also not for the faint of heart.

  2. Thanks for the recommendation, Clint.

  3. Prime Video axing jobs galore across Prime, MGM and Twitch. Too much cost, too little earnings. Funny how this content game is tougher than first thought. Any idea when we’ll start seeing more licensed content from MGM down under?

  4. Afraid not, Mike. There’s a number of key MGM titles I thought we’d have seen by now … very puzzling.

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