Amazon has quietly put a lot of great movies on sale in its Instant Video Store, priced at just $5.99 each to own in SD—and many of them are priced the same in HD! This unannounced sale includes such films as (descriptions from IMDB):
In 1841, the Afro-American violinist Solomon Northup is a free man, living with his wife and children in Saratoga Springs, New York.
He is hired by two men for a two-week tour in Washington with their theatrical company. However Solomon is kidnapped and sold as a slave in New Orleans with the nickname Platt.
Along twelve years, he works in the plantations and has abusive treatment of his masters, until the day he meets the Canadian abolitionist Bass that promises to send a letter to his family. – Written by Claudio Carvalho
Kingdom of Heaven (R, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD / $3.99 in HD, $5.99 to own in SD or HD)
In 1184, French village blacksmith Balian just lost his wife trough suicide grief-stricken by their child’s death; the crusader lord Godfrey, baron of Ibelin, reveals himself as Balian’s father and offers him a crusader life… On the way, Balian is instructed the skills of war and chivalric honor code and dubbed a knight in Messina by his father…
After shipwreck on the Levantine coast, Balian soon proves himself a superior knight as fighter and noble idealist in the loyal service of leper king Baldwin…the ruthless knight Reynald de Chatillon and his traitorous master, candidate-heir to the throne Guy de Lusignan, must be stopped by all means before they plunge the crusader kingdom in a fatal war against the noble, militarily far superior Saracen king Saladin. – Written by KGF Vissers