The Horror Honeys: FilmStruck + Criterion + Turner Classic Movies = Film Nerd SQUEE!

FilmStruck + Criterion + Turner Classic Movies = Film Nerd SQUEE!

FilmStruck, The Criterion Collection & Turner Classic Movies’ Streaming Service, 
Launches 10/19!

How many weekend have you spent browsing through Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and the plethora of other streaming movie services, only to feel like there’s nothing to watch?

Sorry not sorry, Netlix.
In just a few days, it looks like we might be finally get a collection worth paying for!

Turner Classic Movies & The Criterion Collection are collaborating to create FilmStruck, a new streaming service with titles we actually want to watch.

From the press release:

Cue all the film nerd screaming in 3... 2... 1... 
Global media company Turner announced today it will launch FilmStruck, the company's first domestic subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, on October 19. Developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, FilmStruck will feature the largest streaming library of contemporary and classic arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films as well as extensive bonus content, filmmaker interviews and rare footage, making it a must-have service for serious film lovers. Later this year, FilmStruck will also become the exclusive streaming home to the world-renowned Criterion Collection library, where die-hard film aficionados can gain access to the Criterion Collection's entire streaming library through FilmStruck's exclusive premium add-on tier, The Criterion Channel. FilmStruck will be available exclusively on Amazon Fire TV, web, iOS and Android devices at launch, and on Apple TV and other platforms and devices in the coming months.

Additionally, beginning on November 11, FilmStruck will become the exclusive streaming home to The Criterion Channel, offering the largest streaming collection of Criterion films available, including classic and contemporary films from around the world, interviews and conversations with filmmakers and never-before-seen programming. The channel's weekly calendar will feature complete Criterion editions, thematic retrospectives, live events, short films, and select contemporary features, along with exclusive original programming that aims to enhance the Criterion experience for the brand's dedicated fans as well as expanding its reach to new audiences.

Given that there are a good portion of Criterion films on Hulu Plus, one has to wonder if they will be removed in order to provide exclusive access to FilmStruck. Having access to The Criterion Collection alone is worth signing up! I’m crossing my fingers that and Carnival of Souls are part of that library.

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Will you be signing up for FilmStruck?