Good get from Netflix. Say what you want about the state of the company now or what the Weinstein’s have become, but Miramax has one of the most impressive film libraries from the 90s.
Netflix announced Monday that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Miramax, bringing hundreds of films, including Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting, to subscribers of the streaming service.
The new agreement will give subscribers access to hundreds of Miramax titles, starting this June. In a statement, Netflix and Miramax said that dozens of films will be added on a rotating basis.
This partnership is just the latest content deal for Netflix. In April, the company signed a multi-year deal with Lionsgate to bring programming — including the hit television show Mad Men — to the instant streaming service. CBS and Disney have also signed multi-year agreements with the service.
The Netflix partnership comes at a crucial time for Miramax. The Walt Disney Company, which had owned the studio since 1993, sold the film library and other assets to Filmyard Holdings in December 2010. Although the studio does have three new releases planned for 2011, the focus of the company now is dedicated to leveraging its extensive — and critically acclaimed — library of films in the digital marketplace.