Multiple news sources are reporting that the BFI (British Film Institute) is going to launch a US version of it’s streaming service BFI Player.
The service will be hosted in the US on the Roku Channel and is called BFI Player Classics. At a pretty reasonable of $5.99 per month, gaining access to a collection of around 140 UK features and UK co-productions from filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock, Ken Russell, Ridley Scott and Sally Potter.
On launch, the service will include films from the BFI’s in-house distribution, as well as Lionsgate and Studiocanal. Including quintessentially British films such as Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1948), The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949), The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976) and The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973).
The BFI said it is hoping to host BFI Player Classics on further US platforms down the line.
Yay! Another streaming service I won’t be subscribing to. Yeah, it’s got some good titles and directors attached, but are they films we can’t really get anywhere else right now? Unless I know it’s some rare movies, I don’t know if I’m really interested.
What do you guys think about all the new streaming services? Are they worth it to you?