It’s funny. The other day I was helping my mother-in-law set up all the various accounts she can stream movies and content from — you know, networks like Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, Amazon Prime? “Oh my god, there are so many of them,” she said. I nodded and basically said, “Yeah, but now you can never miss anything.”
Well, as we all know, there’s always something to miss, and any cinephile can tell you there’s been a great hole in quality classic films when it comes to streaming. While Netflix will always have Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, they’re probably missing iconic works like La Strada. That’s where FilmStruck will come into play.
Turner Classic Movies and Criterion Collection have united for another new subscription-based streaming service. Together, they’ll offer over hundreds of critically acclaimed works from both independent and major studios, from the Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple to Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. What’s more, zero ads.
You can stop salivating.
“FilmStruck is a terrific example of our strategy to meet consumer demand for great content across all screens,” Turner chief executive John Martin wrote in a statement. “It’s tailor-made for the die-hard movie enthusiast that crave a deep, intimate experience with independent, foreign, and art house films. And it takes advantage of TCM’s powerful curation capabilities as well as its proven track record of building a long-term relationship with passionate film fans.”
The service will begin this fall. So, start clearing up your DVR and various queues.