El Rey Shows Join VRV

(Above: Guillermo Del Toro and Robert Rodriguez. Source: YouTube screenshot)

Two series from the El Rey cable network – The Director’s Chair and Man at Arms: Art of War — are now available over streaming aggregator VRV.

The Director’s Chair, with host and El Rey founder Robert Rodriguez interviewing renowned filmmakers about their craft, consists of 12 hour-long episodes which originally ran from 2014 to 2016. Of special interest: Episode two, featuring Guillermo Del Toro, who this week received three Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay) for The Shape of Water. Here’s a teaser:

You can see the first episode of The Director’s Chair, with John Carpenter, for free on VRV. That episode, the Del Toro episode, and 10 others are available on VRV Select, part of the service’s VRV Premium subscription package.

Man at Arms: Art of War, hosted by actor Danny Trejo, employs “a team of expert craftsmen [who] skillfully reproduce iconic weapons and armor from scratch, using the technology that would have been available at the time such weapons and armor were originally created, as well as state-of-the-art technologies  beyond the original forgers’ wildest imaginations.”

The first season, which ran last year on El Rey, consists of eight hour-long episodes. Again, episode one – “Weapons of Kung Fu” – is free on VRV, while the other seven episodes are available via VRV Select.

Although El Rey says that both series are streaming exclusively on VRV, you can also buy The Director’s Chair to download from Amazon — for $2.99 per episode, or all 12 episodes for $28.99.

VRV Premium costs $9.99 a month, with 30-day free trial. In addition to VRV Select, the package includes Mubi, CuriosityStream, Dramafever, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Nerdist, Shudder, Funimation, Cartoon Hangover, Mondo, Tested and Geek & Sundry. For more information and compatible devices, visit VRV.co.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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