Thursday, July 3, 2008

Metropolis Found

Missing footage from Metropolis, Fritz Lang's seminal sci-fi silent, has been found.

Twenty percent of the film has been considered lost by film historians for years; that is, until an original negative of Lang's 1927 complete original version was discovered in a museum in Argentina earlier this year.

Kino International, which had already planned on releasing a special edition Metropolis DVD and Blu-ray next year, has confirmed with The Digital Bits that the lost reels, after proper restoration, will be included in the new release. I imagine a theatrical re-release may occur as well.

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