July 02, 2008

Stunning News From A Previous Future

Along with any number of other less savory relics of the German past, a complete copy of Fritz Lang's masterpiece, Metropolis, has been hidden away all these years in Buenos Aires, it turns out.

For most of its life, Metropolis has only been available in the considerably shortened and re-edited form given it by Paramount Pictures in the wake of the film's initial disappointing showing in Berlin in 1927. Lang's complete film was presumed lost forever until a recent investigation at Buenos Aires's Museo del Cine proved that the copy held there contains all the original footage.

I'm counting on you to come through for me on this, Criterion Collection. I want.

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