FilmStruck is a streaming service for lovers of art-house movies and overseas classics
It is likely to be time for film lovers so as to add one other streaming service to their month-to-month subscriptions — FilmStruck, a brand new service created by Turner Basic Motion pictures.
Companies like Amazon and Netflix are increase libraries of originals (beginning with TV, but additionally together with movies), and so they’re putting offers to get high-profile new releases. However when you’re a selected form of film lover, you may nonetheless really feel that they arrive up quick in terms of the actual classics from Hollywood’s Golden Age, to not point out movies from European and Asian titans like Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard and Akira Kurosawa.
FilmStruck launched earlier this month, and you may watch a fast walk-through of the app within the video above.
Probably the most thrilling factor about FilmStruck is that it’s the brand new on-line house of the Criterion Assortment’s library of art-house classics (previously on Hulu). I nonetheless keep in mind how my native video retailer used to have a separate shelf of Criterion DVDs (sure, it was form of pretentious), and I suppose we will consider FilmStruck as the web equal.
Present fashionable titles embody Arduous Eight, Blood Easy and Seven Samurai.
FilmStruck not solely presents movies, but additionally curated, thematic collections and particular options. The service (presently out there for iOS, Android and Fireplace TV, with plans so as to add extra gadgets quickly) prices $6.99 a month for a fundamental plan with restricted entry to Criterion movies, or $10.99 a month for full entry to the Criterion Channel.