Monday 6 November 2017
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FilmStruck is a streaming service for lovers of art-house movies and overseas classics

It may 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 Traditional Films.

Providers like Amazon and Netflix are increase libraries of originals (beginning with TV, but additionally together with movies), they usually’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 on the subject of the true 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 residence 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 assume we will consider FilmStruck as the net equal.

Present widespread titles embody Laborious Eight, Blood Easy and Seven Samurai.

FilmStruck not solely gives movies, but additionally curated, thematic collections and particular options. The service (presently obtainable for iOS, Android and Fireplace TV, with plans so as to add extra units 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.

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