Amazon launches African-American video-on-demand service

NEW YORK — Amazon is launching Brown Sugar, a subscription video-on-demand service that features what it calls the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all time.

Brown Sugar offers films such as "Shaft," ''Cotton Comes to Harlem," ''In the Heat of the Night," ''Cleopatra Jones," ''Crash," ''Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip," ''Car Wash" and more. The films are all commercial-free and unedited.

The service also includes complete seasons of Bounce TV network original series including "Saints & Sinners" and "Mann & Wife," as well as "Premier Boxing Champions on Bounce."

Brown Sugar is operated by Bounce, the African-American network.

Amazon Prime members can purchase a Brown Sugar subscription directly for a free seven-day trial. After that, it costs $3.99 per month.

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