Drive and The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn has revealed that he is setting up his own online streaming service, which will be 100% FREE. byNWR.com will launch in February and is currently allowing users to subscribe early.
The service is a quarterly curated digital platform dedicated to restored movies and other cultural content with a fully restored feature-length film streaming online each month, as well as essays, music, video, and photography.
The first volume will apparently focus on the exploitation works from the American South and will include a restored version of the rate 1965 cult film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds, and will be guest edited by Russ Meyer biographer and journalist Jimmy McDonough.
The second segment will be edited by Britain’s own Little White Lies and will feature forgotten works of American independent cinema, including a newly 4K restored version of Curtis Harrington’s 1963 Night Tide, which stars Dennis Hopper, and Spring Night, Summer Night.
Refn appeared in person at the Lumiere Film Festival in Lyon, France, where news of the exciting new platform was announced. “I thought it was intriguing to come to the place where cinema was born,” the filmmaker said at the event. “And now we can bury it in order to give it a rebirth.”
Hit the link to sign-up to Refn’s new streaming platform ready for the February launch.