BFI have today launched its brand new subscription service BFI Player+ a service in the company of UK’s most respected film critics, Mark Kermode.
From launch, BFI Player+ will have in the region of 300 carefully selected titles available to stream, with films grouped to make browsing around genres, collections and directors an enjoyable, informative and intuitive experience for subscribers. Launch collections include British Classics, Horror, Indie, Documentaries, Family, plus films that were the toast of the red carpets in Award-Winning, those that are near-impossible to see anywhere else in Unavailable on DVD, and extraordinary examples of artist’s film and video work in Experimenta.
BFI Player+ is also focused on reflecting the cultural output of the BFI, the UK’s lead organisation for film, with collections also grouped around BFI festivals such as the UK’s largest film festival, the BFI London Film Festival, and also BFI Flare LGBT film festival, as well as major projects such as 2014’s SCI-FI or 2015’s LOVE blockbuster seasons. The collections, which will expand and grow with new titles added on an ongoing basis, are designed to have a broad appeal for anyone who loves film.
As part of its unique approach to curated cinema, every Friday BFI Player+ will feature an exclusive weekly video recommendation from one of the UK’s most respected film critics, Mark Kermode. Each week Mark will select a key title from the BFI Player+ collections and show why it’s a film not to be missed. The series commences on Friday 30 October, with Mark’s introduction to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic The Lodger, which features a specially-created score composed by acclaimed musician, producer and composer, Nitin Sawhney in 2012.
The new BFI Player+ service will sit within the existing BFI Player – home of the go-to VoD service for new pay-per-view independent film releases and the BFI’s hugely popular Britain on Film archive collection. Britain on Film has received over 4 million views since launching in July.
BFI Player+ is available however people choose to view, be that via computer or, with the presence of the BFI Player app, across tablets and smartphones and with a fantastic roster of titles to come. A significant number of new titles – all hand-picked – will be added in coming months.
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