Friday, January 8, 2010

Metropolis restored

The restoration of Fritz Lang's Metropolis is well under way. Please read some info and see a short example of the work at the Algosoft website.

Fritz Lang’s original cut of Metropolis from 1927 will return to the screen at the 60th Berlin International Festival in 2010. At a gala presentation in the Friedrichstadtpalast on February 12, 2010, the classic silent film - reconstructed and restored by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Foundation – will celebrate its premiere 83 years after the original version had its world premiere. Based on the original score by Gottfried Huppertz, the screening will be accompanied by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under the direction of conductor Frank Strobel.

After the opening ceremony on February 12, the world premiere of the restored original version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis will be transmitted live to the public from the Friedrichstadtpalast to a screen at the Brandenburg Gate. The public is invited to enjoy this significant moment in the history of film – free of charge – at this very special setting.

While I'm at it, please take a look at this:

The Movie Preservation Blogathon is hosted by:
Marilyn & Roderick at Ferdy On Films, etc
Farran - The Self Styled Siren
Greg from Cinema Styles also participates.

Visit the National Film Preservation Foundation here.


Elizabeth said...

How exciting!! I hope it gets out on DVD soon so we can see it here in the States!

Terence Towles Canote said...

It will certainly be interesting to see the restored version of Metropolis. It is not my favourite Fritz Lang film, but it definitely one of the best!

iluvmovies said...

Film preservation is so very important and I am so glad this blog is dedicated and bringing attention to the films of the past. I hope the restored version of "Metropolis" comes to the states.


Ginger Ingenue said...

And just the other day, I almost bought a four-dollar, public domain copy of it...

Guess I better wait. ;)


Are you gonna go see the big premiere, on February 12th??

I wish I could go...

If you DO go, take a fictional version of me with you. ;)


As always: you're blog looks perfect. And I hope you're doing well. :)

Unknown said...

I nominated you for an award!!!

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