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Criterion Goes to the Movies

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Criterions_Movies.toast_.sit (492.70 MB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Among film connoisseurs, the name "Criterion Collection" is synonymous with "quality film releases." Founded by the same founders as Voyager Company, Criterion is dedicated to "...gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. Criterion began with a mission to pull the treasures of world cinema out of the film vaults and put them in the hands of collectors. All of the films published under the Criterion banner represent cinema at its finest." Criterion Goes to the Movies offers plenty of information and clips from more than 140 movies in the Criterion Collection of Laserdisc (now DVD) film releases.

With only 140 films or so compared to 15,000 or 20,000 on similar CD-ROMs like Microsoft's popular Cinemania, what does Voyager's CD-ROM offer that others don't? Plenty. To start with, every single movie on this CD-ROM is worth seeing: Criterion doesn't mince words when it claims to focus only on "the world's greatest films." And the breadth of Criterion's focus is immense: classics like Some Like it Hot and King Kong keep company with cult classics like Blade Runner and The Adventures of Baron von Munchausen, as well as popular favorites like Ghostbusters and even a good number of non-Western classics such as Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai. Each entry on the CD-ROM presents detailed information about the film, including full credits, essays, still photographs of leading actors/actresses, as well as excellent filter/index functions. (From a review at Home of the Underdogs)

Architecture: 68k

This is a Mac-only CD-ROM.

System requirements:
25 MHz 68030
3.5 MB RAM
640 x 480 display