Time Warner’s Turner is taking a shot at standalone streaming video with FilmStruck, a niche service for movie snobs.
FilmStruck will launch this fall, and is a collaboration between Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection. The two groups are promising “a comprehensive and constantly refreshed library of films comprised of an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic art house, indie, foreign and cult films.”
Some of those films include Seven Samurai, A Hard Day’s Night, A Room With A View, Blood Simple, My Life As A Dog, Mad Max, Breaker Morant and The Player. Indie studios such as Janus Films, Flicker Alley, and Icarus are on board, as are some major movie studios such as Warner Bros. Beyond the movies themselves, Turner is promising rare footage and bonus features for those who want to dig deeper.