A very exciting new streaming service has come to the UK thanks to FilmStruck!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY TURNER INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL VENTURES AND INNOVATION AND WARNER BROS. DIGITAL NETWORKS
FilmStruck is a new premium movie streaming service expertly curated by film lovers for film lovers. FilmStruck offers a broad and diverse collection of cinema’s most iconic and ground-breaking films, from genres such as mainstream, cult, independent, art house, classic and documentary film as well as the best of British and foreign cinema. The service draws primarily on the extensive Warner Bros. library and the Criterion Collection, as well as other global and local content partners.
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.
For film aficionados and enthusiasts alike, FilmStruck’s on demand service features a highly accessible and regularly refreshed selection of critically acclaimed films from across the decades, unlocking the stories that captivated audiences upon their release and which continue to resonate today. The service has a carefully curated Themed area, selected by film experts, to optimise discoverability and introduce ‘new’ titles to curious audiences.
AVAILABLE TO WATCH ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE
FilmStruck 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; Diabolique (1996), Tampopo (1985); Black Orpheus (1959). They will also find era-defining titles supplied by UK Content partners Curzon Artificial Eye Library; Archipelego (2010); Wuthering Heights (2011) Funny Games (2009), Park Circus (Richard III (1955) and Kew Media Group; Lady Vengeance (2005).
IN THE THEMED AREA, OUR FILM EXPERTS HAVE CURATED DISCERNING COLLECTIONS OF FILMS TO ALLOW SUBSCRIBERS TO EXPLORE AND DISCOVER ‘NEW’ TITLES
The Criterion Collection theme will feature, Criterion Editions and Criterion mini-documentaries and the specially branded Curzon area, curated in collaboration with Curzon Cinema, including access to titles from the Curzon Artificial Eye film library.
Other Themes include 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. Film fans can also deepen their cinematic knowledge by accessing FilmStruck’s exclusive bonus material which includes; cast interviews, hosted intros and original artwork. There’s something for everyone.
PLATFORMS AT LAUNCH WILL INCLUDE AMAZON FIRE TV, WEB, IOS AND ANDROID DEVICES, AS WELL AS APPLE TV, WITH MORE DEVICES TO BE ADDED. USERS CAN SIGN UP AT FILMSTRUCK.COM TO EXPLORE THE NEW SERVICE WITH AN INTRODUCTORY 14 DAY FREE TRIAL
SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN TWO TIERS:
MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION – £5.99 PER MONTH
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION – £59.90 PER YEAR – RECEIVE 2 MONTHS FREE
Filmstruck’s UK service is the first in what is planned as a multi-market international roll out. Additional territories are planned to follow later this year with film catalogues localised for each country.
FilmStruck is your essential and new subscription on-demand service that offers film lovers an eclectic selection of films across many categories – mainstream, cult, independent, classic, art house, British, foreign and documentary film. FilmStruck offers 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, which in the UK include Curzon Artificial Eye, Park Circus and Kew Media Group . Giving you access to some of the world’s greatest films, shown uncut and commercial-free, just as the director intended.
FilmStruck’s UK service, FilmStruck Curzon, is available on Amazon Fire, Web, iOS and Android devices and Apple TV
Turner International operates versions of core Turner brands, including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and TCM Turner Classic Movies, as well as country- and region-specific networks and businesses in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner operates more than 180 channels showcasing 46 brands in 34 languages in over 200 countries. Turner International is a Time Warner company
TURNER DIGITAL VENTURES & INNOVATION, INTERNATIONAL
Digital Ventures & Innovation (DV&I), is part of Turner International. Turner International operates versions of Turner brands including CNN, TNT and Cartoon Network across the world, whilst also focusing on digital-only brands. DV&I drives innovation, develops new revenue streams and is responsible for managing and growing Turner’s existing multiplatform suite of international products and services on the web, for smart phones, games, apps and OTT. It develops new digital direct-to-consumer businesses and consumer-centric products. The group is also charged with identifying new opportunities for Turner through technological product innovation and acquisitions.
ABOUT WARNER BROS. DIGITAL NETWORKS (WBDN)
Warner Bros. Digital Networks is responsible for creating and building the Studio’s digital footprint and OTT video services, producing digital native content and harnessing the power of social media through Machinima. As part of Time Warner’s overall growth strategy, WBDN works closely with sister divisions Turner and HBO. WBDN’s current portfolio includes: Boomerang (a partnership with Turner), DramaFever, Machinima, Stage 13, Uninterrupted (a partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter), Ellen Digital Ventures (a partnership with Ellen DeGeneres) and a DC-branded service debuting in 2018. Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ premium programming puts fans at the intersection of entertainment, sports, gaming and pop culture, reaching audiences anywhere, across any platform.
ABOUT THE CRITERION COLLECTION
Since 1984, the Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, has been dedicated to gathering the greatest movies from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. Over the years, Criterion has published on laserdisc, on DVD, on Blu-ray, and streaming online, but one thing has remained constant: its commitment to making the defining moments of cinema available to a wider and wider audience. Supplements and original productions on the Criterion Channel enable viewers to appreciate Criterion films in context, through audio commentaries by filmmakers and scholars, restored director’s cuts, deleted scenes, documentaries, shooting scripts, early shorts, storyboards, and more.
Curzon is a film company with over 80 years’ experience that has been built into a 21st century content-led business that provides unforgettable films in quality environments. With a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed & prize-winning films distributed via Curzon Artificial Eye, its chain of Curzon Cinemas, and seven million customers connected to its on demand platform Curzon Home Cinema, it is expanding fast with a vision that is easily transportable and scalable outside the UK. In 2017 Curzon was the recipient of the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.
ABOUT PARK CIRCUS
Park Circus Group is a leading all-rights sales agency and distribution company representing the greatest names in filmed entertainment. Our classic films distribution and sales divisions represent the major Hollywood and British studios including Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Releasing International, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and ITV Studios as well as a large number of independent producers and rights holders. Our contemporary division finances, sells and distributes arts, cultural and independent feature films. Operating worldwide, the company aims to enable audiences to experience classic and contemporary cinematic content, through working with theatrical exhibition, television, digital and home entertainment partners.
ABOUT KEW MEDIA GROUP
Kew Media Group produces and acquires more than 1,000 hours of new multi-genre content every year and distributes Kew’s catalogue of film, television and digital assets to more than 150 countries worldwide on almost every available viewing platform. Kew Media Group distributes a library of more than 10,000 hours of TV and digital content including major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series.