Re: Metropolis versions

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Tue, 28 May 2002 09:47:13 -0700 (PDT)

Actually that was probably the best version out before but unlike other
places we HAD to pull ours when contacted by the rights holder
FYI I made a BIG mistake in the earlier post. The VHS & DVD will run the
same 118 or so minutes as the Film print. I somehow fell for the idea that
the film is SUPPOSED to run at 20 frames it was not. It actually premiered
at 26 frames but was thereafter projected at 24 frames so this is what the
score was written for and how the film was shown

Sorry

-- 
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com

> From: "Tatar, Becky" <bltata@aurora.lib.il.us> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 08:19:20 -0700 (PDT) > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: RE: Metropolis versions > > Jessica - even the Kino Collector's Version I purchased in 1996? (just > kidding! ;) > > Becky Tatar > Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual > Aurora Public Library > 1 E. Benton Street > Aurora, IL 60505 > PHONE: 630-264-4100 > FAX: 630-896-3209 > www.aurora.lib.il.us > E-mail: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Jessica Rosner [mailto:jrosner@kino.com] > Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 11:01 AM > To: Multiple recipients of list > Subject: Re: Metropolis versions > > > ALL The Current Versions are Bad and in fact all are also ILLEGAL > Kino just signed a deal to release the real & restored on VHS & DVD but it > will not be till early 2002. We are releasing in THEATERS first beginning on > July 28 in New York > Frankly we JUST signed the contract and the owners of the film , Transit > Films of Germany did NOTHING to stop the oodles of bootleg copies anyway > Needless to say we will but it is going to take a LONG time to get rid of > them. I suspect most of the PD companies releasing them, don't know and > don't want to know it is illegal. The WORST by far is the DVD out from > MADACY an EVIL, BOOTLEG company that releases Lots and lots of illegal films > in very bad quality > > so please be patient and wait till around January and you will be able to > get a restored print which has been a major project for a decade or more > Alas parts of the film from its very FIRST release in 1927 are lost forever > but the version runs around 148 minutes and has the ORIGINAL orchestral > score > > Jessica > -- > Jessica Rosner > Kino International > 333 W 39th St. 503 > NY NY 10018 > jrosner@kino.com > >> From: "Mike Boedicker" <mboedicker@hotmail.com> >> Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu >> Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 08:36:58 -0700 (PDT) >> To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> >> Subject: Metropolis versions >> >> There seem to be a billion versions of Lang's Metropolis available. Which >> one is considered the best? (i.e. best print, transfer, and preferably w/o > a >> rock score). It appears that the only DVD version available is awful, so > I >> guess I'll have to go with VHS. Anyone know of plans to release a decent >> DVD? >> >> Thanks as always! >> >> Mike >> >> Mike Boedicker >> Audiovisual Director & Webmaster >> Danville Public Library >> 319 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832 >> (217) 477-5223 ext. 123 / Fax: (217) 477-5230 >> mboedicker@hotmail.com >> http://www.danville.lib.il.us >> >> >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at > http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp. >>