Turner & Criterion Bring FilmStruck Streaming Service to Apple TV

Posted Thu Dec 1, 2016 at 11:30 AM PST by
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The streaming platform geared toward film buffs is now available on Apple TV.    

The Criterion Collection and Turner Classic Movies have announced the addition of FilmStruck to the Apple TV. The ad-free subscription platform offers a curated and constantly refreshed library of streaming independent, art-house, international, cult, and contemporary cinema.

"FilmStruck is a departure from the timeless Hollywood classics that we offer at TCM and a genuinely distinct offering for the streaming marketplace, focusing on a thoughtfully curated experience around hard-to-find, critically acclaimed, independent films from the most celebrated libraries in the world," said Jennifer Dorian, general manager of TCM and FilmStruck. "By combining the expertise at TCM and the Criterion Collection - two of the leading authorities in film preservation and history - we have created something really special that is a must-have for passionate film lovers."

FilmStruck offers a mix of contemporary and classic arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films from many major studios and independent distributors, including Janus Films, Flicker Alley, Icarus Films, Kino, Milestone, Zeitgeist, Film Movement, Global Lens, First Run Features, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Shout Factory, Warner Bros., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Likewise, the platform also includes extensive bonus content, filmmaker interviews and rare footage. Titles set to be featured include 'Babette's Feast,' 'Blood Simple,' 'Blow-Up,' 'Breaker Morant,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' 'Mad Max,' 'Metropolis,' 'Moulin Rouge,' 'My Life as a Dog,' 'Paths of Glory,' 'The Player,' 'A Room with a View,' 'Seven Samurai,' 'The Seventh Seal,' 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being,' 'Stardust Memories,' 'The Trip to Bountiful,' 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg' and more.

And beyond the standard FilmStruck library, subscribers can aslo sign up for the Criterion Channel -- a premium add-on service dedicated to the Criterion Collection with access to the company's entire streaming library of films and special features.

Here's a full rundown of subscription plans per the press release:

- FilmStruck Subscription: $6.99/month, offering hundreds of constantly refreshed, hard-to-find and critically acclaimed films, plus exclusive bonus content including hosted introductions, originally produced pieces, interviews and rare footage.

- FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel Subscription: $10.99/month, offering everything in the FilmStruck subscription plus unlimited access to Criterion's entire streaming library of films and special features, along with channel-exclusive original programming such as filmmaker profiles, master classes, and curated series by celebrated guests from the film world and beyond.

- Annual Subscription: $99/year for FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel (a $30 annual savings).

FilmStruck is now available for Apple TV 4th generation devices through the Apple App store. In addition, the serive is also available for Amazon Fire TV, web, iOS and Android devices. New users can receive a special 14-day free trial.

Source: FilmStruck

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