World-premiere of the restored extended-cut of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" on arte in HDTV!
On next friday, 12. February, Fritz Lang's science-fiction movie "Metropolis" will be shown on Berlinale as a world-premiere.
This fact alone is outstanding because the movie was cut directly after its world-premiere in 1927 and the extended-cut has been considered as lost. After a bad conditioned copy on 16mm celluloid had been discovered in Argentina in 2008, almost 25 minutes out of 30 of the original run-time could be nearly restored.
The cultural tv-channel arte will broadcast from the premiere on friday at 8:15pm and will also broadcast the restored extended-cut at 8:40pm. The clue is that arte will also present "Metropolis" in native HDTV, although it hasn't been released on Blu-ray yet. In both ways it will be a television world-premiere.
German arte will broadcast in 720p50 and French arte will broadcast in 1080i50.
Following arte will show the documentary "Die Reise nach Metropolis"/"Journey to Metropolis" 11:10pm that deals about the restoration process of the newly discovered, but badly preserved celluloid material and the record of the new movie sound-score.
For additional information the website www.metropolis2710.de/en was opened and it contains further information about the movie itself and the restoration process.
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