HBO Max announced at the end of May its expansion in Latin America. Although the platform was already available in the United States, the rest of America did not have access to it. This will change as of June 29, when it will begin operations in the region. Among the various novelties in the catalog, we find classic cinema.
HBO Max will be available in 16 Latin American countries: Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. These countries will be able to subcontract the service via two options: mobile and standard.
Thus, subscribers will be able to enjoy content from companies in a single space: TNT, truTV, Max Originals, DC, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network, Adult Swin, Warner Bros and HBO. Integrating all of these options will make it easier to access different content, such as many of the classic motion pictures owned by WarnerMedia and which, therefore, were not available on other platforms or were available on and off.
Five recommendations from the HBO Max catalog
The diversity of films is wide. To understand it better, you just need to be aware of one situation: there are black and white films, a resource little used today, courtesy of Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018) and Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski , 2018). And then, in color, with remarkable special effects. The recommendations below:
A before and after in the history of cinema. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz) is a consistent pick on all-time lists for best movies. It shows notable performance, with numbers such as Humphrey bogart, Ingrid Bergman Yes Paul Henri, among other things, and an enchanting film beauty. Its impact is not only one-off: the film transcends time. Several lines from Casablanca are now part of popular culture, although people have never seen it. Play again, Sam!
Mad Max (1979)
The franchise found in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) a pretext to relive, to present oneself to the new generations. However, it was already a cult saga, written by its director George Mailer. The first one they followed The road warrior (1981) and Beyond Thunderdome (1985), with Mel Gibson as the protagonist. This post-apocalyptic universe of violence and the spectacular will be on HBO Max. Perhaps, later, Furiosa, the prequel which is already in development, will also be included.
The Neverending Story (1984)
Another one of those cult films. Characters like Atreyu (Noah Hathaway), Bastian Bux (Barret Oliver), The Childhood Empress (Tami Stronach) and Falkor (Alan Oppenheimer, on vocals) marked the childhood of a few generations. The film, one of the most expensive of the time, recreates a fantastic universe with characters as special as they are charming.
Paradiso Cinema (1988)
A tribute to the cinema, to the actor who goes to a place to watch movies and gets away, for a few hours, from everything that is happening outside. Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore) won the Oscar for best foreign film in 1989. He has also received various distinctions at the BAFTAs and on the European cinema awards circuit. However, its history and music go beyond this time. This is why it has become one of the classics of cinema.
Madison Bridges (1995)
Madison County BridgesBy its title in English, it is perhaps one of the best dramatic films of contemporary cinema. Clint eastwoodAs an actor and director, he plays Robert Kincaid, a photographer who goes through life in search of something more than the perfect photograph. Meet Francesca, played by Meryl Streep, through whom he knows what he was looking for.
Other movie classics that will be on HBO Max
Singin ‘in The Rain (Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, 1952) The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) The Batman Franchise The Jurassic Park Saga Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988) The List of Schindler (Steven Spielberg, 1993) 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
HBO Max is in the pre-launch phase. Before June 29, when it will be operational, it offers different subscription formulas: one month, three months, one year.