After 83 years, METROPOLIS!... IS!...

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After 83 years, METROPOLIS!... IS!...

Postby Evil Jim » 31 May 2010, 16:13

*gasp*

COMPLEEEEEEEETE!!!

Film buffs, start your orgasms.

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Wikipedia wrote:Metropolis was cut substantially after its German premiere, and much footage was lost over the passage of successive decades. There have been several efforts to restore it, as well as discoveries of previously lost footage. A 2001 reconstruction of Metropolis, shown at the Berlin Film Festival, was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in that same year. In 2008, a copy of the film 30 minutes longer than any other known surviving copy was located in Argentina. After a long period of restoration in Germany, the restored film was shown publicly for the first time simultaneously at Berlin and Frankfurt on February 12, 2010. (source)


The futuristic, dystopian film from 1927 has had a tumultuous history. Upon its initial foreign release it was heavily cut & edited to suit overseas markets, politics & distributors. For many decades that cut footage was thought lost, forever leaving the landmark film incomplete. But now, after the above mentioned Argentinian discovery in 2008 & extensive restorations, Kino International (the film's American distributor) is gearing up for a summer theatrical release with Blu-Ray & DVD editions to follow in November.

Starting this Friday, June 4th, Chicago's MusicBox Theatre is showing all 154 minutes of Metropolis. Gonna be there? Lemme know when. Otherwise, check the playdate & theater listings to see if it's coming to a city near you.

And remember, "The mediator between the head & the hands must be the heart!"


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Re: After 83 years, METROPOLIIIIIIS... IIIIIIS...

Postby sdhonda » 31 May 2010, 16:15

Noice.
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Postby Myrph » 31 May 2010, 17:25

Wonderful! Should be interesting to see if/when this comes to the UK!
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Re: After 83 years, METROPOLIIIIIIS... IIIIIIS...

Postby empath » 31 May 2010, 17:45

w00t.

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Postby Mister Fiend » 31 May 2010, 17:51

I love this movie, and utterly despise the anime version.
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Re: After 83 years, METROPOLIS!... IS!...

Postby epocalypse » 31 May 2010, 18:55

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Who did you kill, Jim?

I mean, it was worth it, and I thank you for it, but what virgin blood has brought us this trophy?
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Postby sdhonda » 31 May 2010, 18:58

epocalypse wrote:....................

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Who did you kill, Jim?

I mean, it was worth it, and I thank you for it, but what virgin blood has brought us this trophy?


Yours.

*stabs*

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Re: After 83 years, METROPOLIS!... IS!...

Postby epocalypse » 31 May 2010, 19:01

sdhonda wrote:
epocalypse wrote:....................

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Who did you kill, Jim?

I mean, it was worth it, and I thank you for it, but what virgin blood has brought us this trophy?


Yours.

*stabs*

*passing funeral procession grabs your body, places it in coffin, and parties away*


but we already got the movie...

and it's not roger moore's era anymore...

and you're not Jim...

and that's not blood...

Oh.
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Postby sdhonda » 31 May 2010, 19:03

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Re: After 83 years, METROPOLIS!... IS!...

Postby Digital Dolphin » 31 May 2010, 21:29

Because of the way the thread replies happened, I saw this:

- After 83 years, METROPOLIS!... IS!...
- moving out

.... I LOL'd pretty hard XD
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Re: After 83 years, METROPOLIS!... IS!...

Postby Evil Jim » 31 May 2010, 22:27

I've been keeping close tabs on Metropolis' restorations for the past several years, ever since I started attending a local quarterly vaudeville & silent film feature & fell in love with silent cinema. The mystery of Metropolis intrigued me greatly so you can imagine my delight in 2008 when the Argentinian print was discovered. It's been two long, agonizing years but finally, FINALLY we get to see Metropolis as it was originally presented. (Except for the translation, I mean.)

I don't yet know how the film score will be presented at the MusicBox. Yes, Metropolis was a silent movie but like many others it was scored for live musical accompaniment during the feature. The MusicBox is a vintage theater & as such has its own organ, but Metropolis was scored for a sizable orchestra. So either the live organist will be quite busy for 2 1/2 hours or the original score will just be included with the film itself. Either way, it will be grand.

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I've edited the original post to add links to the official website & trailer.
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Re: After 83 years, METROPOLIS!... IS!...

Postby madrak_the_red » 01 Jun 2010, 02:39

Ah, of course, a blu-ray of a movie made in 1927. You'll really be able to see the HD....
I often find myself thinking this. Anyone else see it as rather pointless?
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Postby empath » 01 Jun 2010, 03:53

I agree, but blu-ray is the prevalent storage medium; it's what you would put it on if you wanted people to see (well, and BUY) it.

If you prefer, they COULD release it on 8mm celluloid. :P


It's kinda like having a big piece of foolscap paper, but writing a short haiku in small print on it; it's a bit of a waste of the paper's capabilities, but at least you still get to read the haiku, right?
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Re: After 83 years, METROPOLIS!... IS!...

Postby Dutch guy » 01 Jun 2010, 06:33

Analog film is suprisingly high-def in visual information. (Although the old film WILL be more grainy than the later stuff). You always lose visual data when converting something to digital. More when converting to DVD format, less when using Blue-ray. I don't really see the problem therefor.
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Postby madrak_the_red » 01 Jun 2010, 08:26

My main problem is that blu-rays are so much more expensive...
However, I didn't know more quality was lost. I assumed the 2-4 gig capacity was enough to store the film, and we didn't need all 50 gigs of expensive (and still not as prevelant) blu ray disc. I guess it's because programs that convert to DVDs compress more, right?
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Postby Myrph » 01 Jun 2010, 09:00

To be honest, trying to watch a standard DVD on a true HD TV where you can actually see the missing lines, isn't really all that much fun, especially when you've got an upscaler or a blu-ray player where there aren't any missing lines with which to compare...

To be honest I'm a bit of an AV whore, so perhaps I'm a little biased...

Gimme pixels over ultra realism any day though!
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Postby korri » 01 Jun 2010, 09:07

I just watched the trailer and damn does that look good for a movie that was made in the twenties. I mean the stuff they showed in the trailer looked incredibly clean... I wonder if it will be at a movie theatre near me?
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Postby Elomin Sha » 01 Jun 2010, 09:38

I have never seen this film.
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Postby Evil Jim » 01 Jun 2010, 10:07

Ah ha! I've found the theater & playdate listing. I shall update the original post accordingly.
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Postby Elomin Sha » 01 Jun 2010, 10:14

Oh, about the director, Fritz Lang:

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Postby Evil Jim » 01 Jun 2010, 10:25

Yeah Elomin, I know. Old news. 1976.
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Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 01 Jun 2010, 12:37

*Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!*

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Re: After 83 years, METROPOLIS!... IS!...

Postby Evil Jim » 02 Jun 2010, 09:32

(bump)
Showtimes announced for the MusicBox in Chicago. I'll update again with which one I plan to attend. I'm nearly 150 miles away so it takes a bit of planning.

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Showtimes from June 4

Friday, Jun 4       5:30pm · 8:30pm
Saturday, Jun 5    11:30am · 2:30pm · 5:30pm · 8:30pm
Sunday, Jun 6      11:30am · 2:30pm · 5:30pm · 8:30pm
Monday, Jun 7       5:30pm · 8:30pm
Tuesday, Jun 8      5:30pm · 8:30pm
Wednesday, Jun 9    5:30pm · 8:30pm
Thursday, Jun 10    5:30pm · 8:30pm
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Re: After 83 years, METROPOLIS!... IS!...

Postby The R » 02 Jun 2010, 11:13

Dutch guy wrote:Analog film is suprisingly high-def in visual information. (Although the old film WILL be more grainy than the later stuff). You always lose visual data when converting something to digital. More when converting to DVD format, less when using Blue-ray. I don't really see the problem therefor.


This.

It is said that you could pull upwards of 7000+ horizontal pixels from 35mm film which is much more than current HD. People remember that film movies are blown up to like 50 feet screens so there is a lot of information in analog. Also contrast & colour are still far greater in film than any digital format. Even old 16mm film can reach HD resolution in transfer.

The only case where transferring something to Bluray/HD would be kinda pointless is if the source material is less than 1920X1080 such as 4:3 TV broadcasts (in which case a DVD is fine storage medium since most TVs can upsample/ratio change to fit your TV).
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Postby Fuzzyfreaker » 02 Jun 2010, 11:23

I'll be there. I'll SO be there. It's been 70 years, and we'll finally be able to see the most complete version of the film that'll probably ever exist.

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