Lost footage from the silent sci-fi classic Metropolis has been discovered in Argentina. The director's cut of Fritz Lang's 1927 film, featuring an extra 30 minutes, was believed to have vanished forever after it was cut by Paramount bosses because of bad reviews. However, the curator of the Buenos Aires Film Museum discovered a copy of the movie in his archives - and a projectionist noticed it was longer than all other versions of the iconic film.
Film restorer Martin Koerber, who is one of the few people to see the lost footage, says, "No matter how bad the condition of the material may be, the original intention of the film, including all of its sub-plots, is now once again tangible for the normal viewer. The rhythm of the film has been restored."
Thanks to Dr. Phibes for sending THOIA this astounding news!