FilmStruck, the new subscription streaming service for “film aficionados” from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the Criterion Collection, is to debut Wednesday, October 19, at a price of $6.99/month.
Then, on Friday, November 11, Filmstruck will add The Criterion Channel, with access to the Criterion Collection’s entire streaming library. Combo subscriptions to FilmStruck and The Criterion Channel will cost $10.99/month, or $99 annually.
FillmStruck plans to launch with some 70 content themes. In addition to those previously revealed, they include:
- ‘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”;
- ‘Panic Room’ – a monthly “franchise” that explores cult and indie horror film, hosted by actor-comedian Lucky Yates;
- ‘World Discoveries’ – another monthly ‘franchise,’ “spotlighting cinematic gems from burgeoning film industries around the world — hosted by film critic Alicia Malone.
In addition to Yates and Malone, FilmStruck named one other host – Bill Hader, who will introduce collections featuring director Akira Kurosawa and screenwriter Sam Fuller.
Announced film titles include Babette’s Feast, Blood Simple, Blow-Up, Breaker Morant, A Hard Day’s Night, Mad Max, Metropolis, Moulin Rouge, My Life as a Dog, Paths of Glory, The Player, A Room with a View, Seven Samurai, The Seventh Seal, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Stardust Memories, The Trip to Bountiful, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Woodstock.
Filmstruck will also feature extras like “mini-documentaries,” celebrities and experts in ‘Point-of-View’ segments, audio commentaries and filmmaker interviews.
For more information on FilmStruck, or to subscribe, visit www.filmstruck.com.
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