Amazon Prime UK backlash for banning The Prince over "offensive content"

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: peccadillo pictures
Photo credit: peccadillo pictures

From Digital Spy

Award-winning Chilean movie The Prince has been banned from Amazon Prime UK over alleged "offensive content".

Via Deadline, distributor Peccadillo Pictures' managing director Tom Abell commented: "We are obviously very concerned and perplexed by Amazon's ruling. We have been trying to overturn their decision without avail and cannot understand why, when we have overwhelming support from all other platforms, they have taken this stance."

Digital Spy has reached out to Amazon for an official comment on its decision.

Photo credit: peccadillo pictures
Photo credit: peccadillo pictures

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"We cannot deny that The Prince has some explosive and bold scenes but this is what makes it stand out and is such an enjoyable and admired film," Abell explained.

"It certainly contains nothing that hasn't been seen before in a prison drama and pales in comparison to scenes in many of Amazon's own productions. We are [at] something of a loss to explain the situation."

The Prince is described as an "unflinching look" at the microcosm of men's prison during Chile's political upheaval of the 1970s – containing "explicit and dark content" but nevertheless a popular and memorable feature when screened at 2019's Venice Film Festival.

Photo credit: peccadillo pictures
Photo credit: peccadillo pictures

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If you'd like to check out The Prince on other streaming platforms, it appears to still be available on the likes of BFI Player, Google Play and Apple TV.

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