Completely non-game related, but I assume there are plenty of movie buffs here that will find this particularly interesting: A complete copy of Fritz Lang's Metropolis has been found!! And in my home town of Buenos Aires, Argentina no less!!!
I'll spare everyone the details which you can find around the net such as here, here and here but for movie historians this is kinda like finding the ark of the covenant... and right here in my city!! waaaaHoooO!!!! This is freaking insane, I mean I actually studied with one of the professors that did the discovery! Well Lovecraft said there's even a copy of the Necronomicon in this city... so I'd better start looking in my vault!
Wow, cinema history! I'm wondering if there will be any fuss about the curator removing the footage from the museum.
I doubt it considering the importance of the material and besides they already made like a ton of backup copies. Some of the footage was shown yesterday here while its being restored in Munich as we speak (in spanish sorry).
Pretty freaking sweet, I remember my professor Fernando Peña showing us stuff like Viktor und Viktoria (the original pre-WW2 german comedy upon which Victor/Victoria is based) from a 16mm projector on a murky classroom (the film is listed in many places as being lost or in collector's hands only).
On related news guess we are all going to have to buy our Kino DVDs again....
I figured this was gone like the original version of the Magnificent Ambersons.
Yeah, lost for 80 years - pretty much unbelievable. I'm very much looking forward to seeing the full version: apparently they want to put it on next year's new Blu-ray/DVD.
Heard it yesterday, fabulous news! Every summer a little cinema in my home town plays Metropolis, and the cinema owner himself is hitting the 88; haven't missed it once since the first time I went there.
Rule! Hopefully the extra footage is long on set pieces and short on eye shadow.
Call in Queen and Giorgio Moroder.
It's even on Wikipedia now !
Read about this earlier last week. I, for one, and thrilled. I picked it up on a whim years back and loved it. The composite shots and special effects are mind-blowing, given the era. I was surprised. I can't wait to see the restored full cut.
Awesome news! I've always loved the movie. Thanks!
Very interesting, reminds me to actually get around to watching it sometime.
Plenty of other videos in the world missing with no known copies forever. Some of them are noteable, many are not... and there's tons of original Doctor Who episodes where the originals were destroyed to make more room in the BBC's storage and no other copies have turned up.