A searchable database of Japanese silent films imbued with the essence of the Japanese people of those days -- their emotions, mannerisms and expressions, offering an insight into the atmosphere of the times. Includes over 12,000 titles, including story synopses, commentaries and still photos from 1,000 films, profiles of 560 staff and cast members, and clips of famous scenes from 45 silent films presented by benshi narrators.
System requirements: Microsoft Windows 95/98 ; minimum of Pentium 200MHz recommended; memory requirements: at least 64MB ; hard disk: 300 MB or more free disk space ; monitor: 800x600 pixel (over 65,000 colors) ; other requirements: DVD-ROM drive, sound board, mouse.
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