The new on-demand movie streaming service, Filmstruck Curzon promises to fill in the gaps in your dream stream wish list!
I love films. I love watching films and talking about films. I love film soundtracks more than ‘normal’ music and annoyingly, so I’m told, I love inaccurately quoting films while other people are trying to listen to the film. I have three streaming subscriptions with the big names and they satisfy most of my needs but one thing is missing. As a film geek I watch and re-watch them, and when I get a random urge to watch a particular title I find there’s still about a 20 percent chance that I won’t find it on any of my subscriptions, specially if it was made more than fifteen or twenty years ago (which is when a lot of the good s**t got made, let’s be honest) or if it was’t a big commercial success.When I get a random urge to watch a particular title I find there's still about a 20 percent chance that I won't find it on any of my subscriptions, specially if it was made more than fifteen or twenty years ago Click To Tweet
A new collaboration between Turner International Digital Ventures & Innovation and Warner Bros. Digital Networks aims to change this. Launching today in the UK is a new Filmstruck Curzon subscription on-demand streaming service.
FilmStruck Curzon offers a broad and diverse collection of cinema’s most iconic and ground-breaking films, expertly curated by and for film lovers Click To Tweet
FilmStruck Curzon offers a broad and diverse collection of cinema’s most iconic and ground-breaking films, expertly curated by film lovers for film lovers. It covers genres such as mainstream, cult, independent, art house, classic and documentary film as well as the best of British and foreign cinema.
This slick looking, premium, movie streaming service draws primarily on the extensive Warner Bros. library and the Criterion Collection, as well as other global and local content partners which in the UK include Curzon Artificial Eye, Park Circus and Kew Media Group. It also promises the key supplements DVD and Blu-Ray fans have become used to with audio commentaries by filmmakers and scholars, restored director’s cuts, cast interviews, hosted intros and original artwork with more to come as FilmStruck Curzon evolves.This slick looking, premium, movie streaming service draws primarily on the extensive Warner Bros. library and the Criterion Collection Click To Tweet
New content added each month allows subscribers to instantly stream legendary releases Click To Tweet
The UK is the joint venture’s initial launch market in what is planned as a multi-market roll-out over the next two years. The service will launch in the UK first as FilmStruck Curzon, in collaboration with the iconic independent cinema brand. With a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed & prize-winning films distributed via Curzon Artificial Eye, and over 80 years experience providing films in its chain of Curzon Cinemas, the company also knows a bit about on-demand, already entertaining seven million customers through its existing subscription streaming platform, Curzon Home Cinema.
FilmStruck Curzon will add new content each month allowing subscribers to instantly stream legendary releases as varied as Christian Bale’s explosive American Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock’s all-time classic North by Northwest, or the cult phenomenon Little Shop of Horrors. Subscribers will discover powerful performances and celebrated movies from the rich libraries of International content partners Warner Bros. (Magnolia (1999); Mystic River (2003); My Own Private Idaho (1991) and The Criterion Collection will feature, complete Criterion Editions and Criterion mini-documentaries and films including (Diabolique (1996), Tampopo (1985); Black Orpheus (1959).
Critically acclaimed films, hard-to-find gems and cult favourites. Filmstruck Curzon gives you access to some of the world’s greatest films, shown uncut and commercial-free, just as the director intended Click To Tweet
The films are also presented in Themes including British Film, Documentary, past BAFTA & Oscar ® winners, Directors collections such as Ingmar Bergman, plus Rock Stars on Film, Cult Picks of the Month and popular genres such as Film Noir, Sci-Fi and Horror to name just a few. The stream quality promises to make the movies look their best with the maximum stream running at 1080p using either x264/H.264 codec at up to 5Mbps with Dolby AAC audio, this might be throttled by your ISP or bandwidth limitations but should look pretty good!
Instant streaming access to critically acclaimed films, hard-to-find gems, and cult favourites from the extensive Warner Bros. library and the Criterion Collection, as well as other global and local content partners, gives access to some of the world’s greatest films, shown uncut and commercial-free, just as the director intended.
This all sounds pretty exciting but where can you watch it? As of launch today the platforms will include Amazon Fire TV, Web, iOS and Android devices, as well as Apple TV. For myself, I would be looking for a PS4 app to be released soon and they do promise more devices will be added, so finger crossed as watching through a browser is never ideal. I’m going to get stuck in tonight and have already added The Maltese Falcon, Solaris (No not the Clooney one!) and Orson Welles’ excellent F for Fake to my watch list, but do try it out for yourselves, sign up at Filmstruck.com to explore this new service with an introductory 14 day free trial.
Subscriptions are available in two tiers:
- Monthly subscription – £5.99 per month
- Annual subscription – £59.00 per year – receive 2 months free