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Title: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: frank on July 03, 2008, 10:30:12 AM

Obviously, they've found a unusually long version of Lang's classic in a cellar of an Argentinian museum. When the someone flew to Berlin and showed it to members of the Murnau Foundation, they found out it was one of the originals containing "quite a few" scenes that have not been seen by anyone for the last 80 years. Condition of the film role is poor, but they hope to restore it and want to reproduce the original. Supposedly some characters of the movie gain more depth and some motivations are better explained now.

Wow, movie history happening right now.

Sorry, I just have a link of a german journal. If you bother:

http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/kino/0,1518,563593,00.html



Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: Raffine on July 03, 2008, 10:51:35 AM
 :thumbup: Good news! This amazing historically important film is now even closer to Lang's original vision.

 :thumbdown: Bad news! My copy of Kino's "Official Ultimate Maximumly Restored Version-No Kiddin' This Time!" METROPOLIS DVD released a few years ago is now soon to be drink coaster material.

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t214/morrisawilliams/metropolis-dvd_02a.jpg)
FOR SALE - CHEAP!


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: Doc Daneeka on July 03, 2008, 11:22:40 AM
:thumbup: Good news! This amazing historically important film is now even closer to Lang's original vision.

 :thumbdown: Bad news! My copy of Kino's "Official Ultimate Maximumly Restored Version-No Kiddin' This Time!" METROPOLIS DVD released a few years ago is now soon to be drink coaster material.

([url]http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t214/morrisawilliams/metropolis-dvd_02a.jpg[/url])
FOR SALE - CHEAP!

YESYESYYYYYEEEEESSS!

I knew I was right not to settle for "official-as-of-now-recreated-with-intertitles-versions" :teddyr: :teddyr: :hot: Cannot wait to see what's new! Keep up the good search, boys!! :twirl:


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: peter johnson on July 03, 2008, 12:07:41 PM
So I guess this means I should release my copy of Lon Chaney's "London After Midnight" and the giant insect bits I cut from King Kong . . .
peter johnson/denny crane


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 03, 2008, 04:07:30 PM
This is great news!  Hopefully the new footage contains some salacious red light district footage that was too hot for 1927!


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: CheezeFlixz on July 03, 2008, 08:42:59 PM
Here is a ENGLISH version of the article ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSL0344303820080704 (http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSL0344303820080704)

I have the Kino Version, but soon as a more complete version comes out I'm getting it. Restored or not. I just knew somewhere out there was a more complete version. To much German stuff went here, there and everywhere during WWII.


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: Doc Daneeka on July 03, 2008, 08:54:59 PM
Going from "About a quarter of the film is now considered lost" to "about 5 minutes is still missing" made me LOL, head tilted back and all! I slammed my hands together and thanked God; if finding that was possible then finding anything is possible!

Mr. Crane, bring 'em on ASAP :teddyr:.


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: frank on July 04, 2008, 01:54:53 AM

So I guess this means I should release my copy of Lon Chaney's "London After Midnight" and the giant insect bits I cut from King Kong . . .
peter johnson/denny crane


OK, I trade the cut scenes from Casablanca (where it is too obvious that Bogart is shorter than Bergman), the alternate ending of 2001 (where everything makes sense) and the missing link for the giant insect Kink Kong bits.



Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: Doc Daneeka on July 04, 2008, 08:15:36 AM

So I guess this means I should release my copy of Lon Chaney's "London After Midnight" and the giant insect bits I cut from King Kong . . .
peter johnson/denny crane



OK, I trade the cut scenes from Casablanca (where it is too obvious that Bogart is shorter than Bergman), the alternate ending of 2001 (where everything makes sense) and the missing link for the giant insect Kink Kong bits.



Be careful what you wish for, frank http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0494244/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0494244/)


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: frank on July 04, 2008, 08:40:14 AM

So I guess this means I should release my copy of Lon Chaney's "London After Midnight" and the giant insect bits I cut from King Kong . . .
peter johnson/denny crane



OK, I trade the cut scenes from Casablanca (where it is too obvious that Bogart is shorter than Bergman), the alternate ending of 2001 (where everything makes sense) and the missing link for the giant insect Kink Kong bits.



Be careful what you wish for, frank [url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0494244/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0494244/[/url])



Lemme see... I still offer the aforementioned items, but for the lost giant insect KinG Kong bits. I am willing, however, to offer my perfectly conditioned used movie ticket of KinG Kong (2005) for a couple of lost bits of KinK Kong...



Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: the master on July 04, 2008, 10:51:16 AM
 :cheers:omigosh im about to have a heart attack i cant wait for blu ray version now
i just need a blu ray player :bluesad:


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: peter johnson on July 04, 2008, 06:21:40 PM
More stuff turns up all the time --
Can everyone recall when Edison's Frankenstein (1910) was considered the no. 1 lost film of all time?  Well, they found it --
People have seen the missing bits from King Kong in the Phillippines, so some collector has it somewhere --
"London After Midnight" is out there too -- I just know it --
peter j/denny c


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: Doc Daneeka on July 04, 2008, 10:29:49 PM
"London After Midnight" is out there too -- I just know it --
peter j/denny c
How much do you have?


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: peter johnson on July 05, 2008, 12:22:52 AM
Oh, Mr. Briggs -- I do love your name -- Original "Mission Impossible" exploding tape player and all that --
That's just a joke -- Of course I have none of "London After Midnight" starring Lon Chaney, as that is one of the famous "Lost Films", of which this thread is addressing.  The fact that more footage of Fritz Lang has been discovered made me want to make a joke re. Other Famous Missing Films.
. . . however . . . if I dig here . . . AH!  Yes, there it is -- The genuine footage of the actual landing of flying saucer aliens that Dwight D. Eisenhower personally witnessed at Edwards Air Force Base in 1958!!  You can look it up --
Excuse me, please  . . . Some men in dark suits and sunglasses are knocking at my door.  Won't take a minute ..Be right back!
ppppprreehelepjjepeppep;jjdjehelpt heop help..
]


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: RCMerchant on July 06, 2008, 01:26:48 PM
Hmmm...can the long lost Conrad Veidt/Bela Lugosi/F.W. Munrau  DER JANUS KOPHF or the test footage of Bela in FRANKENSTIEN (1931) be far behind?
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/TheHeadofJanus.jpg)


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: peter johnson on July 07, 2008, 10:36:11 AM
. . . right next to the test footage of Ronald Reagan as Rick in "Casablanca" . . .
peter johnson/denny crane


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: the master on July 07, 2008, 03:01:02 PM
ill give you the cannibal and mutiny scenes from the lost world for it


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: Raffine on July 07, 2008, 03:18:54 PM
Hmmm...can the long lost Conrad Veidt/Bela Lugosi/F.W. Munrau  DER JANUS KOPHF or the test footage of Bela in FRANKENSTIEN (1931) be far behind?
([url]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/TheHeadofJanus.jpg[/url])



And the footage/dialog track of Bela's cut lines in FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN!



Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: RCMerchant on July 07, 2008, 05:18:48 PM
Hmmm...can the long lost Conrad Veidt/Bela Lugosi/F.W. Munrau  DER JANUS KOPHF or the test footage of Bela in FRANKENSTIEN (1931) be far behind?
([url]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l79/RCMerchant/TheHeadofJanus.jpg[/url])



And the footage/dialog track of Bela's cut lines in FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN!




Also the antology of Monogram/PRC clips narrated by Bela for the lost British LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS!


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: frank on July 08, 2008, 01:35:17 AM
This is great news!  Hopefully the new footage contains some salacious red light district footage that was too hot for 1927!

That might come true! I just read yesterday some prostitute related scenes are in there that were deemed to juicy for US distribution. As I understood it, the only version available until now was the US distribution.



Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: CheezeFlixz on July 08, 2008, 02:00:52 AM
This is great news!  Hopefully the new footage contains some salacious red light district footage that was too hot for 1927!

That might come true! I just read yesterday some prostitute related scenes are in there that were deemed to juicy for US distribution. As I understood it, the only version available until now was the US distribution.



1927 was pre-code movies and some of those were fairly racy for their time. Now I don't recall the when the official US release was, so it could have been released post code which at that time racy scenes would have been cut.

Either way I hope they don't poke around or the release, restored or not I want to see the nearly complete film.


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: akiratubo on July 08, 2008, 02:15:26 AM
The movie I want more than any other in the world is 1914's Der Golem/Monster of Fate.


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: frank on July 08, 2008, 02:36:36 AM
The movie I want more than any other in the world is 1914's Der Golem/Monster of Fate.

I haven't seen this one or the second Golem movie of Wegener's sort-of-triology, "Der Golem und die Tšnzerin/The Golem and the dancer". But while waiting for it, the third "part" is available at archive.org. (Der Golem und wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem: How he came into the world). Good one! But I have to admit I have seen it a couple of years ago on TV and not the internet archive stuff as I have yet to figure out how it works...



Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: Torgo on July 08, 2008, 03:40:42 PM
This is absolutely fantastic news. I had read about this yesterday over at AICN.

I hope  that they can restore the additional footage to actually reinsert it into the actual film and not have to offer it just a supplement on the DVD.

Can't wait!    :thumbup:


Title: Re: "Metropolis" gains a couple of minutes
Post by: the master on July 25, 2008, 06:25:28 PM
dont worry kino is a cool company they wont be jerks :tongueout: