Curzon Home Cinema has launched on BT TV as part of an exclusive new deal to bring Curzon movie content to BT viewers. The VoD service will offer the best in Independent and World cinema and the opportunity to watch films on TV on the same day as the cinema release.
The first major film released simultaneously on Curzon Home Cinema and in cinemas to appear on BT TV will be the critically acclaimed The Selfish Giant on October 25th. Directed by Clio Barnard, the film is a contemporary fable about two teenage boys who get caught up in the world of copper theft. Shaun Thomas, both nominated for “Best British Newcomer”.
As well as the opportunity to see films on the same day as cinema releases, the partnership with Curzon will offer BT TV viewers new releases on the same day as the DVD goes on sale, exclusive curated seasons and filmmaker retrospectives from Curzon Home Cinema.
Alex Green, director of TV, BT Consumer, said: “Films are fantastically popular with BT TV customers – they watch well over two million movies on demand every month. This exciting deal will give our customers the opportunity to see some of the very best films from Britain and around the world – many on the same day they go on release in the cinema.”
The prices for films from Curzon Home Cinema on BT TV will be: Same day as cinema releases SD and HD: £10; New releases HD: £4, SD: £3.50 and Modern Greats HD: £3, SD: £2.50.