FilmStruck, Turner Broadcasting’s streaming platform for movie lovers, is about to get a whole lot more classic.
The streaming service is partnering with Warner Bros. Digital Networks to expand its film library to include many of the biggest hits from the golden age of Hollywood. Already a home to art house, indie, foreign, and cult films rarely available anywhere else, FilmStruck will now offer a myriad of classic Hollywood films often missing from other streaming platforms like Hulu and Netflix.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 26, subscribers will have access to films from the Warner Bros. classic film library, including Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Singin’ In the Rain, The Thin Man, Bringing Up Baby, Rebel Without a Cause, and more.
“FilmStruck offers movie lovers instant access to the greatest films from every genre and every decade – from Casablanca to Seven Samurai to This Is Spinal Tap,” said Jennifer Dorian, general manager of FilmStruck and Turner Classic Movies. “Adding Hollywood classics into the service was a direct response to consumer demand and we’re thrilled to continue growing our award-winning film library while building the ultimate streaming movie service for serious film fans.”
The new partnership will also result in a new FilmStruck feature called TCM Select, a featured collection of iconic Hollywood films with new introductions from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz created exclusively for the platform. Archival content and additional bonus materials will round out the supplemental features.
FilmStruck will also debut curated themes centered around classic Hollywood, including Rogers & Astaire: The Complete Collection, Neo-Noir, and a weekly version of the beloved TCM Star of the Month feature, showcasing the work of Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Hepburn & Tracy, and more.
This announcement also brings news that Warner Archive will begin phasing out its digital service, moving current subscribers over to a FilmStruck subscription.
Accessible via Roku, Google Chromecast, Apple TV 4th generation devices, Amazon Fire TV, and other streaming devices, FilmStruck plus TCM Select is $6.99/month or $99 for the whole year, which includes The Criterion Channel.