A new channel that streams vintage films such as Kansas City Confidential (1952), Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), and The Vampire Bat (1933) has launched on the Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku platforms.
The channel, named The Film Detective, restores and distributes classic movies such rare silent films, westerns, film noir, musicals and comedies from their original elements to stream digitally.
Along with movies, The Film Detective restores and streams classic and vintage TV shows, including 20 episodes of “The New Howdy Doody Show” from 1976-1977.
“Our team is excited to bring vintage cinema to life in the digital age through The Film Detective app. It gives consumers a library of content without purchasing DVDs, Blu-rays or subscribing to cable,” said Phil Hopkins, Founder of The Film Detective.
The Film Detective also distributes licensed titles such as the digitally restored Ed Wood TV pilot “Final Curtain” (1957), and, creates original, supplemental content with behind-the-scenes footage, documentary clips, and fun facts about titles.
The channel offers a free trial and sells subscriptions starting at $3.99 per month. The company says they’ll be launching an app for Apple iOS mobile devices in 2017.