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FilmStruck Shutting Down 11/29/2018

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by dpippel, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. dpippel

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    Of course it will.
    Personally, I’m less interested in the original content/blockbusters but I’ll have to see what pricing is before I decide.
     
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    I just got an email from Criterion about their own new service; the email says you can pre-register and lock in a discounted price for the life of your subscription - no money down to register, and they’ll send further details when the service is near launching. I thought that was a nice offer for Filmstruck fans.
     
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    I got the same email. You can lock in a price of $7.50 per month (with annual payment) if you sign up early. Right now they are not requiring a credit card, so there is minimal risk. My main question will be if apps will be available for Apple TV and Roku for viewing. I would assume so, but you know what happens when you assume... ;)
     
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    Yep, that's exactly what it'll be, going by this from the Hollywood Reporter:

    In other words, just like cable/dish services except it comes over the Internet.

    Link to the Hollywood Reporter article:

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/warnermedia-rolls-three-tier-streaming-offering-1164984
     
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    That information was also in the Variety article.
     
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    While the Warner Bros. service (not due to beta test until late 2019) will apparently offer Criterion films, I imagine that it probably won't offer all the extra content that was available on Filmstruck. I'd be willing to pay $15/month just to get the extras, so I envision subscribing to both the new Criterion streaming service, and the Warner's.

    I hope the new Criterion will have a Roku app, which I find most convenient. Failing that, I suppose I could just connect my computer to my big TV via HDMI if necessary. I watched 75 movies on Filmstruck over the last 6 months (an unsustainable binge for me), but experienced only about 7-8 times a film was disrupted by a ROKU or Filmstruck technical error.
     
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    Well, I signed up as a "charter" subscriber. I hope this pans out. I never got around to getting Filmstruck since I was still in law school and didn't feel like I would be able to watch enough films to justify the monthly cost but now that I've graduated hopefully I'll have time although I know first year rookie lawyers typically get slammed with crazy hours. We'll see how it goes... :)
     
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    Warner sent out a digital code for the following titles to redeem on MoviesAnywhere for being a Filmstruck subscriber.

    A Star is Born (1954)
    King Kong (1933)
    Singin' the Rain
    Casablanca
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
     
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