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TCM has Room For Oldies Online Movies

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter News Wire (
Thu, 24 May 2007 15:48:03 -0500

Turner Classic Movies has launched an online video destination devoted
to classic films.

Dubbed the Media Room, the video portal lives on the site and
launched on Tuesday with more than 3,000 pieces of video content in
the form of short films, movie clips, trailers and interstitials from
TCM programming.

The launch also featured the online premiere of the 1937 romantic
comedy "Living on Love" in its entirety. In the future, Media Room
will offer features in a widescreen Cinemascope format and without
letterboxing, which is designed to duplicate the cinematic experience.

Films that will later be available on the portal include 1933's
"Rafter Romance," 1938's "A Man to Remember" and 1933's "Double
Harness" -- all of which are from the Lost and Found programming
series made up of RKO titles from the 1930s that were lost and

While TCM's Media Room content will be updated daily and drawn from
the cable network's television programming, it also will offer users
the ability to create playlists and search for content based on an
actor, director or filmmaker.

The portal expands's existing interactive movie database,
which features content related to more than 130,000 titles from the
Turner Entertainment catalog as well as licensed content from American
Film Institute's catalog of features, the Internet Movie Database and
additional sources.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.

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