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    After five great years, we’re bidding farewell to Hulu. We hope you’ll join us over at FilmStruck, the new streaming service we’ve just launched with our friends at Turner Classic Movies. The Criterion Channel, our home base on the platform, is your place to explore the breadth of our collection with a wide range of regularly updated curated programs, introductions, original content, and much more.

    Take a look at what we’ve got lined up for programming so far, and leave us a comment if you have ideas about what you’d like to see down the road!


  • By Sena
    December 18, 2016
    04:02 PM

    "On the Criterion Channel, our entire streaming library of films and special features will be available to premium subscribers all the time" - I don't want to be patronizing... However, people complaining about the entire Criterion library not being available didn't get hosed by the Criterion/Filmstruck at all. If you look at the fine print instead of dropping 99 bucks for the hell of it and bitching like a little bitch...it says "OUR ENTIRE STREAMING LIBRARY OF FILMS" it never says or eludes to "Our entire library". That being said it sucks you can't watch it on a TV yet. (And Fuck Bill Hader)
  • By Jose Romero
    December 19, 2016
    01:29 PM

    Why arent any of the new releases on Filmstruck?
  • By Jacquelyne D.
    December 25, 2016
    08:44 PM

    I found out about this Christmas when I had planned to show some Criterion films... It's difficult not to let loose a stream of expletives! It just shows that is not the love of cinema that matters but the love of money. Connards
  • By Chris Maddox
    December 26, 2016
    12:59 AM

    Very disappointed Criterion left Hulu. Your association with them was the primary reason I subscribed with them and since Film Struck is not available on my streaming service and I have no desire to view films on my laptop I will not be signing up. You have fouled your own nest by not thinking of your customers.
  • By Brenda D.
    December 26, 2016
    02:04 PM

    When will Filmstruck be available in Canada? Neither Netflix nor Amazon Prime Video have many classics in their library. I tried Mubi and Acorn, but didn't find the foreign or classic films I was looking for there either. When will the creator and distributors wake up and realise that we're not ever going back to cable and we don't want national boundaries interfering with what we want to watch?
  • By Zac Rittenhouse
    December 26, 2016
    05:20 PM

    And still leaving Canadians out.
  • By BrianBoru
    December 28, 2016
    09:32 PM

    Well, I am looking forward to this. I imagine a lot of the complaints will disappear once they work out the kinks. Hulu's catalogue also promised to be complete, but it wasnt -- Pasolini's Trilogy of Life was absent as well as some key Janus titles, such as Nights of Cabiria. Inexplicable. But I hope that Filmstruck's catalogue will grow so these and other films will be available. Rotating the films mightnt be so bad if the channel works it way repeatedly through the catalogue and covers it all over time. But I wont subscribe until they arrange it with Roku. Watching films on a laptop sucks. I wish you luck Filmstruck. But please do your best to satisfy customer demands. And fix the customer service.
  • By US-Clipper
    December 29, 2016
    10:36 PM

    I can hear the guys in the boardroom now, our decision to leave Hulu and start our own streaming operation is just business. I agree, it's greedy business. While I thoroughly enjoyed the Criterion Collection, I can live without it. The movie, The Human Stain is probably due for a sequel. The Corporate Stain. The end.
    • By Cezary_C
      December 30, 2016
      10:11 AM

      Their deal with Hulu wasn't exactly like them giving movies away as charity. That was a business decision, too.
  • By Jim
    January 14, 2017
    05:50 PM

    Yeah, I'm already spending $100/mo on streaming services. Not going to add another. See ya.
  • By Ian Laczynski
    January 18, 2017
    02:51 PM

    Well, I'm not having any issues with FilmStruck. I'm enjoying it immensely. I don't have deep pockets, but I'm going to continue doing my thing: watching all kinds of great movies on FilmStruck in my free time, including out of print and hard to find classics I've wanted to see for a long time, and taking advantage of Criterion flash sales and the B&N sales. Not sure why everyone is so riled up.
  • By Regler
    February 11, 2017
    04:47 AM

    When will this be available in the UK?
  • By Manne G.
    February 13, 2017
    10:15 PM

    Filmstruck has problems but is way better than their channel at Hulu. Filmstruck has TCM movies, special features and a lot of exciting opportunities to continue getting better.
  • By James
    February 22, 2017
    12:34 PM

    I just signed up to say good bye. I really enjoyed you on Hulu, sorry that you are gone; I will not be following you.
  • By Ybbanna
    March 01, 2017
    10:06 PM

    They've just started, give them a chance to work out the kinks. You'll never find all your favorite dishes in that one restaurant, but you'll always find a dish you love in your favorite restaurant. As Manne G. commented..."Filmstruck has TCM movies..." and what an amazing pairing...!!! I never joined Hulu because, in my opinion, the only good thing it had was Criterion. If you all believe they're in it for the money it would be foolish for them to not be "...coming to a device near you..."!!
  • By David K.
    March 04, 2017
    04:51 PM

    I'll be getting FilmStruck as soon as it's available on my Roku. Thank you Criterion for your excellent disks and movie selection, and giving people an alternate way to view them!
  • By Jeff C.
    March 15, 2017
    05:16 PM

    I will subscribe to FilmStruck only when it works on my Roku. I very much look forward to it; the FilmStruck site states that this will happen in Spring 2017...I hope it does (only 16 days remaining).
  • By AML
    March 16, 2017
    12:13 AM

    I signed up just to leave this comment. I've been a fan and customer for many years, so I was very disheartened to see you make such a poor decision. I can only hope eventually you'll come to your senses and move back to a major streaming service.
  • By japanesefilm
    March 19, 2017
    05:08 PM

    Moving to FilmStruck was a terrible decision. So many classic Criterion films are not available there, such as Godzilla. What percentage are not available anymore??
  • By Cole Duffy
    March 20, 2017
    04:23 PM

    It'd be great if a link for each film available on Filmstruck was added to their pages like how it was when everything was on Hulu.
  • By Emir K
    April 20, 2017
    06:38 PM

    I think leaving Hulu will be long-term a disservice to both the Criterion collection financially and (relatedly) the cause of increasing the set of people watching Criterion films. The move to Film Struck is essentially a move towards sticking with a small sliver of hard-core Criterion fans and giving up on everyone else including multiple person households -- e.g. in many households Hulu makes sense b/c members have vastly varying tastes and Criterion offers one alternative to members who care for it. On the other hand, unless your entire household is completely into Criterion, it is hard to justify $7 a month just for FilmStruck. In the short run this is likely more than what Hulu paid Criterion but in the long run I don't see it as sustainable. I will go out on a limb here and predict that unless you go the institutional route (e.g. get universities etc. to sign up en masse) things will get hard financially. Unless of course, this entire thing serves as a negotiating tactic to extract a better deal from Hulu