My husband and I just love the classic movies. Sometimes they are so much better than even some of the movies produced today. Some of our favorites are Stagecoach (John Wayne), Robison Crusoe, Lord Of The Flies and 1918. All of these movies are just wonderful. One way that my husband watch all of our films is when they air on TCM but now there is a new found love. Filmstruck is a new way to stream all the classics.
Developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, FilmStruck features the largest streaming library of contemporary and classic arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films as well as extensive bonus content, filmmaker interviews and rare footage, making it a must-have service for serious film lovers.
FilmStruck will also become the exclusive streaming home to the world-renowned Criterion Collection library, where die-hard film aficionados can gain access to the Criterion Collection’s entire streaming library through FilmStruck’s exclusive premium add-on tier, The Criterion Channel. FilmStruck will be available exclusively on Amazon Fire TV, web, iOS and Android devices at launch, and on Apple TV and other platforms and devices in the coming months.
Filmstruck Subscription Information
Film fans who sign up at www.filmstruck.com three different pricing tiers:
- FilmStruck Subscription – $6.99/month – offering hundreds of constantly refreshed, hard-to-find and critically acclaimed films, plus exclusive bonus content including hosted introductions, originally produced pieces, interviews, and rare footage
- FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel Subscription – $10.99/month – offering everything in the FilmStruck subscription plus unlimited access to Criterion’s entire streaming library of films and special features, along with channel-exclusive original programming such as filmmaker profiles, master classes, and curated series by celebrated guests from the film world and beyond
- Annual Subscription – $99/year for FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel (a $30 annual savings)
Following the same curatorial expertise as TCM, FilmStruck’s massive library will feature over 70 fully curated and constantly refreshed programming themes, along with such as exclusive bonus content as hosted introductions, originally produced pieces, interviews, and rare footage. Themes include:
- The Beauty of Italy – a collection of films that highlight the beauty of Italy, from the shores of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps
- Cinema Passport – a monthly “franchise” showcasing the work of countries rich in film history and culture
- Contemporary Israeli Cinema – see the country through the eyes of its people in this collection of modern works
- Directed by Mike Leigh – highlighting the films that make this iconic director beloved by film festivals and critics and remind us that normal life is not always the norm
- Early Kubrick – the early films of renowned director Stanley Kubrick show how this cinematic visionary got his start and ultimately found his way into moviemaking
- Food for Thought – a collection of films that tickles the tongue by prominently featuring food
- Icon – a bi-monthly “franchise” featuring the work of a different iconic star with each installment, beginning with legendary actors Marcello Mastroianni and Ingrid Bergman
- The Masters – a monthly, director-focused “franchise” highlighting acclaimed directors including Akira Kurosawa, François Truffaut, Fritz Lang and Chantal Akerman
- Neo Noir – explores a collection of celebrated films that pay homage to the gritty and dark genre
- Panic Room – a monthly “franchise” that explores cult and indie horror film, hosted by actor-comedian Lucky Yates
- Political Documentaries – exploring filmmakers who documented democracy in action.
- World Discoveries – a monthly “franchise” hosted by film critic Alicia Malone spotlighting cinematic gems from burgeoning film industries around the world
Additionally, FilmStruck will offer cinephiles exclusive bonus content such as archival footage and newly produced pieces offering viewers a wealth of exclusive content including:
- Mini-Documentaries – FilmStruck will offer in-depth looks at different franchises or themes each month, beginning with The Masters and Icons franchises, as well as the Political Documentary and Music by Michel Legrand themes
- Point of View (POV)– celebrities and experts will offer their retrospectives on the various franchises and themes each month, including director Mike Leigh exploring his own work, and Edoardo Ponti discussing a collection of films highlighting the majestic Italian country side from the Beauty of Italy theme
- Supplemental Material – FilmStruck will offer audio commentaries, original film trailers, and filmmaker interviews to provide additional context and insight into the featured films
I am so excited about this new way to stream all the classics. I do hope that you check out Flimstruck this holiday season for the movie lover in your life. I actually plan on getting this for my husband this season.
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