Naturally I was a little put out, as I'd already lined up the next ten things that I wanted to see! I'd spent half an hour browsing the lists and adding things to my watch list!
(That's a kind of holding page, or wishlist, so you can easily find them again later. When you buy them, they move into your Amazon Video Library instead.)
I had popcorn.
I did what anyone would do in these circumstances. I contacted an American friend, then got her to rent the video and watch it with me, via a live streaming video platform. It seemed a little cheaper than relocating to the States and giving up my British citizenship.
I'm not sure that the movie would be worth the loss of a nice cup of tea. But the Amazon service certainly looked very attractive.
It also demonstrated just how much clout the company has in the entertainment world. I was looking through Today's Deals, which offer desirable titles at bargain prices, as long as you get in there fast enough.
I was also staring at something which stunned me. You could watch DVDs of movies which hadn't yet made it into the theaters!