Classic Film Blunders: Pulling Plugs & Slipping Disks

05 Nov


“RIP FilmStruck, one of classic cinema’s last refuges in the streaming era”

“The beloved destination for foreign films, art-house discoveries, and movies from Hollywood’s Golden Age is shutting down.”…

“On the news that FilmStruck has been struck down, fans — including Hollywood directors Barry Jenkins, Guillermo del Toro and Rian Johnson — vented their shock, sadness and anger on social media.”

“FilmStruck will cease operations on Nov. 29 after two years in operation, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced Friday.”

“The service hosted hundreds of classic, arthouse, indie and foreign films.”…

“On Friday, the FilmStruck site posted this message: “We regret to inform you that FilmStruck will be shutting down. Our last day of service will be November 29, 2018, and we are currently no longer enrolling new subscribers. All current FilmStruck subscribers will receive an email with details about your account and the refund process as applicable.”…

“The question that now remains hovering in the air is where are the film connoisseurs and the film fans of the future going to encounter the classics of yester-year, the films which still routinely inspire today’s directors.”…

— Tim


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  1. David DeWitt

    November 5, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Shooting themselves in the foot. Somebody else will take up the slack …