3 July 2008 @ 6:50Missing footage from Metropolis found

For many years it was thought that key scenes from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis were lost forever, but an uncut version of the 1927 science fiction film has been found in Argentina.

Paula FĂ©lix-Didier, head of film museum Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires, discovered an uncut version of the 1927 science fiction film when she looked into reports that a tape in the archive was unusually long. She travelled to Berlin with a copy of the film and met with experts who say they are certain it is the missing original-length version of Lang’s masterpiece that reveals key plot scenes and an expansion of minor roles, Die Zeit said ahead of the publication of its Thursday edition.

Fritz Lang - Metropolis

This discovery will surely bring about a new wave of remastered DVDs and Blu-rays, so that the rest of the world can see Metropolis as Lang intended.

[via The Local]

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