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#1 Posted on 26.6.02 2013.08
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From the digitalbits.com:

Video Store has a note in their current issue that Frtiz Lang's 1927 Metropolis will be coming to DVD next year from Kino, following a theatrical/art house re-release in about 100 markets around the country. While there are many incomplete, poor quality, bargain-bin copies of the film on DVD, this one will be different. Metropolis recently underwent a complete digital restoration and now contains scenes that were cut after the film's original premiere, compiled from every archived original print known to exist, as well most of the original camera negative. Note that the new version runs 147 minutes - close to the "official" original German version, which was 153 minutes (Lang's original director's cut was 210 minutes, but this version is lost). This restored version also features a new recording of the original orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz (with a 65-piece orchestra).

Yip-yip-yipee!
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#2 Posted on 26.6.02 2111.06
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    Originally posted by odessasteps
    From the digitalbits.com:

    Video Store has a note in their current issue that Frtiz Lang's 1927 Metropolis will be coming to DVD next year from Kino, following a theatrical/art house re-release in about 100 markets around the country. While there are many incomplete, poor quality, bargain-bin copies of the film on DVD, this one will be different. Metropolis recently underwent a complete digital restoration and now contains scenes that were cut after the film's original premiere, compiled from every archived original print known to exist, as well most of the original camera negative. Note that the new version runs 147 minutes - close to the "official" original German version, which was 153 minutes (Lang's original director's cut was 210 minutes, but this version is lost). This restored version also features a new recording of the original orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz (with a 65-piece orchestra).

    Yip-yip-yipee!

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

I tried to pick this up from a website in France last year but missed out.

Now all we need is the Moroder version on DVD and I'll be set! :)
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#3 Posted on 26.6.02 2125.43
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Sounds good -- I'll believe it when I see it.

I'm still waiting for the restored version of El Norte to be released, and a restored version of Koyaaniqatsi was promised 5 or 6 years ago. (Not from Kino, you know, but still, I've learned to not get my hopes up.)

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#4 Posted on 27.6.02 0130.40
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    Originally posted by odessasteps
    From the digitalbits.com:

    Video Store has a note in their current issue that Frtiz Lang's 1927 Metropolis will be coming to DVD next year from Kino, following a theatrical/art house re-release in about 100 markets around the country. While there are many incomplete, poor quality, bargain-bin copies of the film on DVD, this one will be different. Metropolis recently underwent a complete digital restoration and now contains scenes that were cut after the film's original premiere, compiled from every archived original print known to exist, as well most of the original camera negative. Note that the new version runs 147 minutes - close to the "official" original German version, which was 153 minutes (Lang's original director's cut was 210 minutes, but this version is lost). This restored version also features a new recording of the original orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz (with a 65-piece orchestra).

    Yip-yip-yipee!




From DVD Savant:

"On the other front, the upcoming DVD of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, there's alarming news. Kino now says that they were in error before, and that both the screenings and their upcoming DVD will be at 24fps. The score was recorded that way, and that's that. My contact has also assured me that 24 is the correct speed, etc."


That's horrible! If you have the film, and have gone through the trouble of cleaning it up, why in the world would you master it at the wrong speed? Hopefully it will still be released somewhere at 20fps so I can finally own a copy.

Mike Z
really, really doesn;t like the Moroder version either.
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#5 Posted on 27.6.02 0641.11
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Had I known that CRZ would be this happy with the news, I'd have posted it in the other folder.
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