Film lovers are in for a real treat soon as two of the most well-regarded curators of art house and world cinema – Turner Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection – are teaming to launch a new streaming service called FilmStruck this Fall.
Blending contemporary and classic movies, the new advertising free subscription-based service will feature hundreds of films from independent and major Hollywood studios including classics like “Seven Samurai,” “Breaker Morant,” “Blood Simple” and “Mad Max.”
FilmStruck will also be the exclusive streaming destination for Criterion Collection, which means Hulu is likely to lose those films. Criterion will operate a channel on the service to spotlight more than a thousand films and other content such as commentary on films and filmmakers. Pricing is still TBD.
Source: The New York Times