The Criterion Collection Announces New Streaming Service
The Criterion Collection has announced a new film streaming service set to debut this spring.
The film distribution service famous for releasing supped-up special editions of classic films, and art-house cinema will feature over 1000 film selections.
The service will run $10.99 a month, or $99.99 annually. However, if you become a charter member and sign up early, you can take advantage of a special discount of $9.99 monthly, or $89.99 annually -- on top of a 30-day free trial. The charter member discount is locked in for as long as you are a member of the service.
In the past, Criterion has released films from directors including Stanley Kubrick, John Hughes ("The Breakfast Club"), Richard Linklater ("Dazed and Confused"), Wes Anderson ("Rushmore"), and David Cronenberg ("Videodrome") to name just a few. The DVDs/Blu-Rays are remastered and come packed with special features including director commentaries, deleted scenes, featurettes and other goodies that weren't included in the initial DVD/Bluray release. They have become collector's items for film buffs around the world like that vinyl junkies and vinyl.
The Criterion Channel is set to launch April 3 and will be available on desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, iOS and Android.
For more information, check out criterionchannel.com