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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick McCart, Nov 14, 2002.
Wow. I'm not one to really care one way or another about the cover of a DVD, but this does look quite nice. And I'm still enjoying my "Classics of the German Horror Film" box set and Barrymore's Dr. J & Mr. H!
Keep 'em coming, Kino!
I'm there day and date of this release... once it ever gets here...
Can't wait to have this...the art is very nice!
the bits have a new version up
I prefer the first version above.
I can not wait to get this disc and burn my Madacy disc! Horror that it is. I like both covers.
Are they still talking about issuing this at the 24fps speed? If so, I'll pass. Jeff
Will this release have the original German intertitles?
I saw this version on its theater tour this year. There are many sequences that are indeeed run too fast - they have the speeded-up motion that makes kids laugh at silent movies now. I would wish that it was possible to get a version of this where the motion was more natural. (Whether Lang made it that way or not is another bone of contention among scholars.) Having said that, I can tell you that even at two hours, the new version was just enough to handle in one sitting. Slowed down as I recommend, the movie would probably be unbearable for many scenes. It's clear that we still don't have the definitive Metropolis - we may never get that. I think you should appreciate the huge improvement this restoration does achieve - it's certainly the most coherent and beautiful print of this movie that I've seen over the last 25 years.
I like the new cover. It's a variation on the poster Kino put out for the restored edition.
I saw the restoration as well and thought that the speed was fine except for a few occassions were it was noticable. None of them detracted from the presentation. The pace was good and I didn't feel like it lagged at all.
The intertitles are in English.
I'm really looking forward to this release.
I saw this restored version in a theater here in Portland,
Oregon, within the last few months, and I thought the
pacing looked good, but I am far from an expert.
As for the DVD cover art, I much prefer the new cover,
which not only bears no resemblance to Madacy cover,
but keeps the robot from looking like she consumed too
I prefer the original cover art as it is closely modeled after the original 1927 poster artwork.
Wahoo! I've been waiting for this since the new print traveled to Santa Monica months ago. It will be a nice addition to the Kino German Classic Horror set. I wouldn't even mind if we somehow got the Georgio Moroder version but it's a fat chance we'll ever see that on DVD.
While I'm usually a strong proponent for original art work on DVD covers, I still like this one and the reason is that Kino put the effort into printing a new poster specifically for this restoration. It mirrors the classic original, but had different elements to it, much like the poster for the Moroder version. Essentially, this is the art for this restored Metropolis and I think is worthy of being used. Take care, Gary
I see your point and agree with it in a lot of ways, but I think you put it best when you said...