The Film Detective has announced its classic movie app for the Apple TV, as well as Roku and Amazon Fire devices. The company specializes in film restoration and distribution and offers thousands of hours of classic film and television restored from original elements.
The Film Detective app launches with dozens of titles, including rare silent films, westerns, film noir, musicals and comedies. In addition to such golden age Hollywood fare as Kansas City Confidential (1952), The Film Detective has uncovered and restored such kitschy titles as Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), The Vampire Bat (1933) and 20 episodes of The New Howdy Doody Show (1976-77). The app refreshes content monthly for timely programming around themes, holidays and anniversaries.
The Film Detective also creates original, supplemental content, with broadcast veteran Dana Hersey (longtime star of Boston's WSBK-TV's groundbreaking series, The Movie Loft) offering behind-the-scenes information and fun-facts about the movies. The Film Detective's original content starts with The Outlaw: The Movie That Couldn't Be Stopped, a mini-documentary highlighting the film's controversial journey to success.
In addition, the app offers licensed content such as the recently discovered, HD-restored, lost Ed Wood TV pilot Final Curtain (1957); the Oscar-winning documentary The Man Who Skied Down Everest (1975); and family classics as Sounder (1972). The Film Detective has also licensed the Independent International Pictures library which includes over 200 classic exploitation films, including the Al Adamson collection (Satan's Sadists, 1969).
You can enjoy a free trial period with subscriptions starting at $3.99 per month or $34.99 annually. Three films will stream free each month. iOS distribution will be available in 2017.