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Old 04-30-03, 11:32 PM
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TCM - Newly Restored Metropolis 5/5

Just saw a commercial on TCM for a newly restored version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis that will make it's TCM premier on Monday night, May 5th at 8:00 PM EST.

http://www.turnerclassicmovies.com/T...,25819,00.html


Metropolis has long been on my to-see list, but sadly I must admit that I have never seen this classic. I am quite geeked up over the fact that I will finally get a chance to see it next week!
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Sweet, I need to see it as well. Thanks for the info.
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This is one of my favorite movies of all time - a true gem. Images and techniques used in this movie have echoed through subsequent movies for over 70 years now, and this restoration is a treasure!
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cool beans, I know there has been some criticsim that the restored print of the film seems a tad too sped up - is this really that apparent.
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bump to remind myself and others interested in seeing this.
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Thanks for the heads-up.
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I got this on DVD a few weeks ago ... KINO did a great job on the restoration!

The first time I saw it in '97 was in color and with the Queen soundtrack.

Then I got the $8 Macady version (which was horrible) which I sold on eBay two months ago for $6, and then got the new one.

IMHO, one of the best concepts ever made for a film.
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^

Hour and a half away!
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If you miss it tonight, Metropolis will air again at midnight on 5/18/03 as part of TCM's Silent Sunday Nights.
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Damn! How long was the movie? The TCM website said 88 min. and I had a tape with 108 min. so I thought I was safe. But it ran out before the flick was over.

Guess I'll get it on 5/18.
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It ran just a little over 2 hours.

Amazing film, I'm ashamed it took me so long to see this. There are so many silent films that I've been missing out on, I really need to start visiting that era more often. I'll be running out to pick up this DVD for sure as soon as I can.
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Here are the movies which will air on TCM's Silent Sunday Nights (Sunday at midnight) through July.

5/11 Daddy Long Legs (1919)
5/18 Metropolis (1927)
5/25 The Big Parade (1925)
6/1 Scaramouche (1923)
6/8 Tell It To The Marines (1926)
6/15 The Crowd (1928)
6/22 The Man From Texas (1915)
6/29 The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1927)
7/6 Ben-Hur (1926)
7/13 The Eagle (1925)
7/20 Why Worry? (1923)
7/27 The First Auto (1927)
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Originally posted by Dimension X
Here are the movies which will air on TCM's Silent Sunday Nights (Sunday at midnight) through July.

5/11 Daddy Long Legs (1919)
5/18 Metropolis (1927)
5/25 The Big Parade (1925)
6/1 Scaramouche (1923)
6/8 Tell It To The Marines (1926)
6/15 The Crowd (1928)
6/22 The Man From Texas (1915)
6/29 The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1927)
7/6 Ben-Hur (1926)
7/13 The Eagle (1925)
7/20 Why Worry? (1923)
7/27 The First Auto (1927)
In regards to "Ben Hur" is the TCM showing the 143 minute version or the restored 151 version as mentioned in the IMDB link?
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Originally posted by Giles
In regards to "Ben Hur" is the TCM showing the 143 minute version or the restored 151 version as mentioned in the IMDB link?
The TCM web site lists the running time as 143 minutes.

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