Film4 to Offer 30 Library Titles Via VOD
U.K. broadcaster Channel 4's filmmaking arm will offer the titles, including "Slumdog Millionaire," for download as part of its 30th anniversary.
LONDON – Film4, U.K. broadcaster Channel 4's standalone movie-making arm, is celebrating its 30th anniversary by offering audiences the chance to watch 30 of its most iconic films from the past three decades for just 30 pence (48 cents).
From Nov. 1 a different film from Film4’s back catalogue will be available as a rental download each day from the broadcaster's digital channel Film4OD for the price and will kick-off with Stephen Frears' My Beautiful Launderette, starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
The roster of 30 titles also include a trio from Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, with Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and Trainspotting and one from Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald with his The Last King of Scotland.
Other filmmakers represented include Mike Leigh with Career Girls, Happy-Go-Lucky and Secrets and Lies, Ken Loach with Raining Stones, Bill Forsyth's Local Hero and Steve McQueen's Hunger.
Film4 is headed by Tessa Ross and it develops and co-finances movies.
Upcoming projects due to hit screens in the coming year include Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, James Griffiths’ Cuban Fury, Richard Ayoade’s The Double, Danny Boyle’s Trance and Michael Winterbottom’s Untitled Paul Raymond Story (working title).