Microsoft Cinemania 96 (PC, CD-ROM) Microsoft - 1996 USA, Canada Release (OEM)

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Microsoft Cinemania 96
Product ID 93007-36696oem
Product UPC 093007366965
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1996
Publisher(s) Microsoft
Label Microsoft Home
Category(s) Reference, Entertainment Reference, Movie Reference
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

The best-selling interactive guide to movies and the moviemakers.

"A class act." - Entertainment Weekly.
With Microsoft Cinemania 96, choosing a movie to rent can be almost as much fun as watching it! It's your easy-to-use, personal guide to a world of great films, reviews, video clips, biographies, and insightful articles.

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Microsoft Cinemania 96 is the most authoritative and accurate multimedia movie guide there is- an easy and entertaining way to explore the wonderland of the silver screen. Everything you need is within one window, cross-referenced so you can quickly locate all the best work by your favorite actor or filmmaker.

Roger Ebert, Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for the Chicago Sun Times and cohost of TV's Siskel & Ebert show, gives thumbs up or down to more than 2,000 films, including all the reviews in Roger Ebert's Video Companion 1996- and more!

Pauline Kael, the respected former critic for the New Yorker and National Book Award winner, pulls no punches in more than 2,800 reviews from her 5001 Nights at the Movies.

Leonard Maltin, critic and resident film buff on television's popular syndicated program Entertainment Tonight, shares with you more than 20,000 reviews from his Movie & Video Guide 1996.

Plus- More than 800 in-depth reviews and more than 9,000 extensive cast and credits listings of classic and contemporary movies from CineBooks' Motion Picture Guide. And articles about the movies and a glossary of film terms from Baseline's The Encyclopedia of Film, James Monaco's How to Read a Film, and Ephraim Katz's The Film Encyclopedia..

Exciting new reviews, and the latest movie news online!
Now, each month you can download new reviews of the latest films and current filmographies of your favorite stars- integrated into the information on your CD-ROM. Subscribe to MSN The Microsoft Network or another Internet connection to get easy access to these updates. You can also visit the Cinemania Connection on MSN where every day you'll find the very latest news, reviews, and talk about movies.

Microsoft's star rating system spans the past 80 years with more than 20,000 movie reviews, from the famous masterpieces to favorite duds.

Feel like a comedy? A thriller? Can't decide? Spin the wheel!
Pick a category that suits your mood, and Cinemania Suggests recommends movies that fit the bill, selected by people who know and love good films.

Click "Add to List" to make note of a film you want to rent. Print out your list and you're off to the video store!

A cast of thousands!
A click of the mouse gives you easy access to more than 4,000 biographies of celebrated movie professionals, more than 2,500 photo portraits, more than 1,175 movie stills, 180 film dialogue clips, 120 tracks of film music, and 23 video screens.

System Requirements

PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Rec. Hard Drive 6
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Misc Support Headphones or speakers
Supported Network Internet
PC Windows NT 3.51
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 16MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Rec. Hard Drive 6
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Misc Support Headphones or speakers
Supported Network Internet

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