Free Streaming Service Crackle Announces Documentary Harry Styles: Live in Manchester & New Originals, Exclusives for June, including the Crackle Exclusive Series A Life in 10 Pictures #1-Freddie Mercury, In the Vault, and Hollywood Bulldogs
Crackle’s mix of Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning indies, classic TV, and hand-picked exclusive and original content is always FREE
NEW YORK, May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) streaming services, today announced the upcoming content releases planned for June.
The Crackle Plus streaming services are currently distributed through 70 touchpoints in the U.S. on platforms including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com, with previously announced plans to expand to over 90 touchpoints.
New Crackle AVOD Exclusives in June
A Life In 10 Pictures #1 – Freddy Mercury
Crackle AVOD Exclusive Series
Ten photographs are taken from the lives of the world’s most beloved icons. What do these images reveal? And what secrets do they hide? Episode one, featuring Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, one of the most iconic bands in rock and roll history, reveals his life in ten pictures, from iconic shots to private snaps.
In the Vault – Season One
Crackle AVOD Exclusive Series
Freshman Liv Steele (Claudia Lee) arrives at Woodlawn College excited for a fresh start, but will her past catch up with her? Everyone in the dorm hall is a suspect. Each episode spotlights a different character, so a hero one week is a villain the next.
Crackle AVOD Exclusive Series
From Bond to Batman – Star Wars to Superman – they jumped, fell, crashed, punched, kicked and exploded their way through the blockbusters of the 70s and 80s. Hollywood Bulldogs: The Rise and Falls of the Great British Stuntman tells the rough-and-tumble story of the small community of British stunt performers who went on to dominate Hollywood in the 1970s and 1980s. Partying and drinking their way through death and tragedy, they created and performed the iconic action sequences of 007, Indiana Jones, Superman, Rambo, Star Wars, Conan, the Alien franchise and pretty much everything since.
New BBC Titles in June
In addition to giving our audience exclusive access to four seasons of the hit award-winning series Sherlock, we are also going to be offering new series from the BBC library every month! Here are just a few of the amazing shows you will now be able to watch for FREE on Crackle!
A young Saxon knight returns to England from fighting in the Crusades to find he had been disinherited by his father, his childhood sweetheart has been betrothed to another man and the country is in the midst of an uprising, starring Steven Waddington and Susan Lynch.
A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.
Following the success of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Byron (Jonny Lee Miller) becomes the toast of London.
New Channels Coming to Crackle in June
It doesn’t matter who you are or who you love! The Crackle team welcomes you to celebrate individuality with Wedding Wars (John Stamos, Eric Dane), Breakfast on Pluto (Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson), the Crackle original reality series Men of West Hollywood (Justin Jedlica, Brennen Taylor) and Two Mothers for Zachary (Valerie Bertinelli, Vanessa Redgrave).
The Crackle team has assembled a monster of a lineup for your weekend binge-fest! Dive into the dark fantasy of Dinotopia (Katie Carr, Wentworth Miller), The Lost World (Bob Hoskins, Peter Falk), Behemoth (Ed Quinn, Pascale Hutton) and Godzilla vs Destoroyah (Megumi Odaka, Yōko Ishino).
Ways of the West
Saddle up and get ready to ride this month with the Crackle posse to deliver dad all his favorite Western titles like Bonanza (Michael Landon, Dan Blocker), The Shadow Riders (Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck), The Outcasts (Otis Young, Don Murray) and The Man from Laramie (James Stewart, Cathy O'Donnell).
Crimes and Capers
Grab your binoculars, sunglasses, and a leather trench coat and get ready for the big score with the Crackle crew with titles like Law Abiding Citizen (Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx), Killing Them Softly (Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini), American Animals (Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan), and Midnight Express (Brad Davis, John Hurt).
Get your go-go boots and swing into the sixties with The Flying Nun (Sally Field, Alejandro Rey), To Sir, with Love (Sidney Poitier, Lulu), Under the Yum-Yum Tree (Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley) and Bye Bye Birdie (Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret).
New to Crackle Spotlight in June
Harry Styles: Live in Manchester
He’s won seven Billboard Music Awards in his blistering career as a solo artist and in boyband One Direction. Now, Harry Styles wows a live audience with a spectacular set featuring hits from his record-breaking debut album alongside classic covers, including Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain. Plus, he goes on a funny, heart-warming trip around his hometown.
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Starring two-time Academy Award® Winner Denzel Washington and two-time Academy Award® Nominee John Travolta, this film is about a New York City subway dispatcher's whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train.
Peggy Sue Got Married
A trip back in time allows a woman to reconsider the events that shaped the course of her life, and maybe even change them, starring Kathleen Turner and Academy Award® Winner Nicholas Cage.
Edge Of Tomorrow
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped, untrained and ill-equipped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day and is forced to fight and die again and again. But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. Also starring David Arquette and Courtney Cox.
The Kids in the Hall
The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits, starring Dave Foley and Bruce McCulloch.
Hardcastle and McCormick
Retired Judge Hardcastle (Brian Keith) recruits two-time loser, young McCormick (Daniel Hugh Kelly) who just happens to be a hot-shot racing driver, in his quest to bring about vigilante justice.
After the death of his parents during World War II, young Hannibal Lecter (Gaspard Ulliel) moves in with his beautiful aunt (Gong Li) and begins plotting revenge on the barbarians responsible for his sister's (Helena-Lia Tachoska) death.
Legendary performer Judy Garland (two-time Academy Award® Winner Renee Zellweger) arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together. Written, directed and starring Academy Award® Winner Taika Waititi and Sam Neill.
The Man from Laramie
An ex-cavalry officer's (Jimmy Stewart) quest to avenge his brother's death pits him against an aging New Mexico cattle baron (Donald Crisp) and his psychotic son (Alex Nicol).
Behind The Moment
Starring Loretta Devine and Isaiah Washington, a unique and fast-paced retelling of how Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat launched the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Additional New TV Series in June
Man in a Glass House
The Crystal Duck
Goin' Nowhere Fast
The Black Widow
Once Again with Vigorish
Prince of Fat City
Flying Down to Rio
Just Another Round of that Old Song and Dance
Third Down and Twenty Years to Life
Mr. Hardcastle Goes to Washington
School for Scandal
Georgia Street Motor
Homecoming (Part I)
Homecoming (Part II)
Did You See the One that Got Away
Really Neat Cars & Guys with a Sense of Humor
Ties My Father Sold Me
You Would Cry Too, if it Happened to You
Pennies From a Dead Man's Eyes
Never My Love
Whatever Happened to Guts
You and the Horse You Rode in On
One of the Girls in Accounting
It Coulda Been Worse...She Coulda Been a Welder
Hate The Picture...Love the Frame
There Goes the Neighborhood
Too Rich and Too Thin
What's so Funny?
The Long-Ago Girl
You Don't Hear the One that Gets You
The Birthday Present
Surprise on Seagull Beach
The Game You Learn from Your Father
She Ain't Deep, But She Sure Runs Fast
The Yankee Clipper
Something's Going on this Train
The Career Breaker
Do Not Go Gentle Into
Games People Play
You're 16, You're Beautiful and You're His
Mirage a Trois
Duet For Two Wind Instruments
If You Could See What I See
Hardcastle for Mayor
When I Look Back on all the Things
Brother Can You Spare a Crime?
Round Up the Old Gang
McCormick's Bar and Grill
In the Eye of the Beholder
The Day the Music Died
A Chip Off the Ol' Milt
Hawkeye (Part 1)
Hawkeye (Part 2)
Out Of the Past
Fly With Me
Vengeance Is Mine
Additional New Movies in June
Dead Man's Shoes
Eaters: Rise of the Dead
Rampage 3 – President Down
Terror in the Skies
The Lucky Texan
The Ruthless Four
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
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