Netflix Inc. and The Weinstein Company today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make foreign language, documentary and certain other movies from The Weinstein Company exclusively available for Netflix members in the U.S. to watch instantly.
“The Artist,” the most honored film of the year with 17 awards for Best Picture and ten Academy Award nominations.
Also making its pay TV premiere on Netflix is “Undefeated,” nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Directed by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, “Undefeated” follows players on a Memphis, TN inner-city high school football team as it attempts to win its first playoff game in the school’s history.
A diverse slate of TWC specialty films will appear exclusively on Netflix within one year of their theatrical release, including the gripping French-language World War II drama “Sarah’s Key”; starring Academy Award-nominated actress Kristin Scott Thomas; the recent French box office record-breaker “The Intouchables;” the romantic drama “W.E.,” directed by Madonna and winner of the Golden Globe for Best Original Song/Motion Picture; the taut Shakespearean adaptation “Coriolanus,” directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes; and “Bully,” a timely documentary about bullying in America’s schools.
Though this is a great addition to Netflix’s offerings, they still have a lot of work to do when it comes to their streaming library. I had Netflix’s streaming service for a while but couldn’t stand their limited selection. Thankfully my employer, DISH, came out with Blockbuster @Home so I can finally get the movies I want streaming to my TV. Netflix wouldn’t be so bad if they just expanded their streaming library and it looks like they’re working on it as slow as it might be.
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