Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Metropolis" finally realized

Fritz Lang's seminal 1927 classic - widely regarded as one of the greatest science-fiction films of all time (and in the Top 100 of my Personal Canon), has never been fully restored to its original 153 minute length due to constant butchering for its international release.

Premiering at the Berlin Film Festival, the Museo del Cine has used a newly discovered print to add elements to the 2001 digital restoration of the film that brings its runtime up to 146 minutes - the closest we're ever likely to get to Lang's original vision.

DVD to be released later this year.

Full story at Variety.

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