Original post follows:
As you might have read in the TMO Rescue Project thread, there is a separate effort to rescue all the reviews on TMO. The results of this effort will be a website, hosted on Norrie's tmo-hi-res.com web site.
The website will consist of:
- An introduction page.
- A basic search box for movie titles, and for studio names.
- An alphabetical index of movie titles and studio names.
- All studios will have a studio page, listing their movies, as well as all movies they reviewed.
- All films will have a movie page. This includes offline and even glitched movies.
The site will have a similar look-and-feel to the existing TMO site, but with a navigation structure limited to the above.
Note that the movies themselves will not be a part of this archive. Retrieving the movies would have been far too large a task (downloading them alone would have taken more hours than we have between now and Dec. 5).
All film info and reviews were downloaded last week. Thumbnails are being downloaded this week. However, because people continue to upload and review films, I'll be running the crawler again early next week. There will be some sort of cut-off point, where new films and reviews won't be captured in the archive, in the final few days of TMO.
Building the site will take some time, as there is a heckuva lot of data to go through (and upload, once it's ready). So I would expect the site to go live the weekend of December 13th.
Edited by rileyman, 26 February 2009 - 06:23 PM.
Updated URL to site