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Other/Miscellaneous => Off-Topic Discussion => Topic started by: PowerRR on July 04, 2008, 03:41:35 PM

Title: Lost footage of Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' discovered.
Post by: PowerRR on July 04, 2008, 03:41:35 PM
Pretty much the entire original movie. I can't ****ing wait to see this someday. One of my favorite silent movies.

 http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080703/film_nm/germany_film_metropolis_dc


 http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/metrstrip1.jpg


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(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/metropolis1.jpg) (http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/metropolis2.jpg)
(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/metroprun.jpg)

Title: Re: Lost footage of Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' discovered.
Post by: dave jenkins on July 04, 2008, 04:30:57 PM
Looks like some restoration will be necessary.
Title: Re: Lost footage of Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' discovered.
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on July 04, 2008, 05:01:55 PM
Little more information.  Links for the Murnau Foundation and the German newspaper Die Ziet.

http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/en/04-00-00-news.html

http://www.zeit.de/online/2008/27/metropolis-vorab-englisch
Title: Re: Lost footage of Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' discovered.
Post by: moviesceleton on July 05, 2008, 02:36:16 AM
Cool O0 Now, any suggestions whether I should see the now available version or wait for the restoration?
Title: Re: Lost footage of Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' discovered.
Post by: Atlas2112 on July 05, 2008, 06:56:39 PM
That's what I'm wondering too. I've been mulling over whether i should get it or not and now this is really gonna fuddle things up. Take into consideration, that restoration is an incredibly time and monetary expense (at least it seems like it) so by the time a restored version hits shelves you might as well have just seen this version. At least when it is restored it'll probably get a run at every arthouse in the country.
Title: Re: Lost footage of Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' discovered.
Post by: moorman on January 17, 2019, 05:22:43 PM
Pretty much the entire original movie. I can't ****ing wait to see this someday. One of my favorite silent movies.

 http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080703/film_nm/germany_film_metropolis_dc


 http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/metrstrip1.jpg


(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/metropolis3a.jpg) (http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/metropolis3b.jpg) (http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/metropolis3c.jpg)
(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/metropolis1.jpg) (http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/metropolis2.jpg)
(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/metroprun.jpg)

The Complete Metropolis ( released 2010)

I went into this with low expectations.  First, I've found that a lot of the so called " best ever " films can be overrated.  Knowing that and seeing a few clips of Metropolis on Youtube lead me to have low expectations.  I went ahead and gave it a look because of Fritz Lang and its reputation.  I was VERY pleasantly surprised at how good this film is.  The film is dreamy, atmospheric and just plain damn good.  The score is OFF THE CHARTS good.  The complete version I saw here has missing scenes inserted and intertitles that explain the couple of scenes that could not be restored from the footage found in Argentina and New Zealand.  The film is still complete even without those very minor flaws.  The restored footage from Argentina is very scratched and blemished BUT adds a layer of beautiful authenticity to the film.  It actually ENHANCES the dream like quality and value of this film.  You are reminded of the treasure that this film is when those scenes pop into view.  I can't say enough about how great this film is.  A SOLID 10 out of 10 and a must have for your film library...

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