Tuesday, April 06, 2010

This Is How We Do It

Ugh my apologies to anyone who now has Montell Jordon stuck in their head. Especially when I'm using that song's title in reference to a silent 1927 German Expressionist film. But them's the kinda whacked-out associations you come here for, eh? Eh. Anyway, good news via AICN:

"Kino International is proud to announce the North American release of the new restoration of Fritz Lang's 1927 science fiction masterpiece METROPOLIS, now with 25 minutes of lost footage and the original Gottfried Huppertz score.

This new 147-minute version, being released as THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS, premiered on February 12 at the Berlin Film Festival and will have its first US showing on April 25 at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, as part of the TCM Classic Film Festival.

The film's national theatrical release will commence on May 7, with a NY premiere at Film Forum, and on April 14, at Laemle's Royal Theater in Los Angeles - followed by runs in all major markets throughout the US and Canada. The DVD and Blu-ray release is set for November of this year."

There's more info at that link, including a nice run-down of the film's edit-filled history. All I wanna know is, can I buy my tickets yet, or what? Radical news!


homeslaughter said...

I wish it were showing at Sunshine, the Film Forum doesn't seen like the quality of screen this needs

RJ said...

I know, right? Love Metropolis,