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I recently received this notice about a Japanese silent cinema DVD.  I
can't guarantee its quality, but it sounds unique.


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>Masterpieces of Japanese Silent Cinema
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>An indispensable resource to Japanese film aficionados all over the world.
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>This bilingual state-of-the-art DVD takes you on a historic journey
>through the early days of Japanese cinema. It s easy-to-use, multimedia
>library contains extensive information on over 12,000 films, as well as
>famous scenes from 45 classics presented by benshi narrators.
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>Shunsui Matsuda, known as the last benshi of the Japanese silent film era,
>greatly bemoaned the fact that most silent era films were poorly
>preserved, and, with his own finances, he thus made it his mission to
>collect together valuable classic films from the silent movie era from
>around the world. As a result of his persistent effort, Matsuda Film
>Productions now boasts a film library of approximately 1,000 titles and
>6,800 reels.
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>The Masterpieces of Japanese Silent Cinema database has been created from
>the Matsuda film library. Containing enhanced search functions and making
>use of state-of-the-art digital technology, the DVD-ROM is an invaluable
>resource for those wishing to experience the origins of Japanese cinema
>and a creative means of conveying to future generations the cultural
>heritage of silent film.
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>Compatible with windows 95 & 98
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>For your exclusive copy please contact:
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>Miss Reiko Ehara
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>Urban Connections
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>Tokyo Nissan Shibuya Bldg. 8F, 16-10 Higashi 2-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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>Tel: 03-5467-4721                  Fax:
>03-5467-4722                 E-mail:
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>Or visit our website : www.infoasia.co.jp
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>This amazing DVD is available for only 18,900  (US$200)
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