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Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection launch streaming service for film nerds


FilmStruck, the streaming service for “die-hard movie enthusiasts,” launched today. The service is a joint venture between Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection meant to fill in classic film gaps left by Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. FilmStruck’s collection will include “art house, indie, foreign, and cult films,” and the entire Criterion Collection, Business Insider reports.

The service was announced back in April, almost instantly drawing comparisons to the indie streaming site MUBI, which offers a constantly changing collection of 30 indie films for $4.99 per month. A “standard” FilmStruck subscription (which doesn’t include the Criterion Collection) will cost $6.99 per month, while the Criterion addition will bring the total cost up to $10.99 per month.

FilmStruck says its complete collection will include more than 1,100 films, including “hard to find” movies and extras. The service is currently offering a 14-day free trail.