FilmStruck will discontinue service on 11/29/18. If you are a current subscriber, please visit https://t.co/ht0FF065M9 for refund information. It has been our pleasure bringing FilmStruck to you and we thank you for your support. pic.twitter.com/J9lGX23V3Y— FilmStruck (@FilmStruck) October 26, 2018
- FilmStruck is a streaming service that affordably provided old, rare, arthouse, independent and classic movies and documentaries. Earlier today, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Network announced that it will be shutting down the service.
- The Criterion Channel, which was on FilmStruck, will obviously be affected and now has to find a new home.
- In a joint statement, Turner and Warner stated, “While FilmStruck has a very loyal fanbase, it remains largely a niche service."
- Honestly, just blame AT&T.
- FilmStruck will be gone as of November 29.
- People on Twitter reacted quite strongly today:
Like... I went into @FilmStruck a little under the weather and before taping anything received a homemade fennel and pea shoot soup, like... these were flesh and blood people who really, truly cared about the work they were doing and the people who made and appreciated film 😢💔— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) October 26, 2018
This is true BUT FilmStruck had a grander vision and the (shockingly) fortunate position of having resources that actually allowed them to pursue it. If this is truly the end, it’ll be premature and leave us with a “What if....” https://t.co/VhpiD5UM1c— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) October 26, 2018
.@WarnerMediaGrp so disappointed in your decision to shut down FilmStruck. For dedicated lovers of cinema and, more importantly, a resource for burgeoning cinephiles young and old, it is an unparalleled source of lovingly curated films and a document of the art form itself.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) October 26, 2018
Petition to cancel making more Suicide Squad movies, and keep FilmStruck instead. https://t.co/oF0xbv0OXu— Keith Calder (@keithcalder) October 26, 2018
Hey @WarnerMediaGrp I hope you see how many people who eagerly want to give you money are upset about the FilmStruck news. Also I’ve got some serious han about DramaFever myself.— Aaron Stewart-Ahn (@somebadideas) October 26, 2018
I love @FilmStruck— John Carroll Lynch (@MrJCLynch) October 26, 2018
.@FilmStruck is going down. It's very sad. I'm gonna have to break open the old laser discs. I have over a 1000 still. Sounds crazy I know. But no more filmstruck boo hoo.— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) October 26, 2018
For a film lover, Filmstruck is perhaps the single most beautiful thing to ever come out of the internet. To kill it in its prime is outrageous. https://t.co/hW8SXZCVSS— Ari Aster (@AriAster) October 26, 2018
Thank you for everything.— zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) October 26, 2018
FilmStruck was too good to last. I see it sadly floating away from the charred wasteland that is 2018, Lorax style. https://t.co/RCXoj1zhvs— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) October 26, 2018
I am heartbroken to say goodbye to @FilmStruck. But I’m also incredibly proud to have been part of this true labor of love for two & a half years. The intention was born from a pure desire to support arthouse cinema. And it was a great joy to work on.— Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone) October 26, 2018
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Will the end of FilmStruck affect you? What streaming services other than Prime or Netflix do you like? Do you still buy physical media?