The film will be premieres simultaneoulsy in premieres in Berlin and Frnakfurt. Both will be accompanied by full orchestras playing the original score. The film will also be shown at the same time on a big screen at Berlin;s famous Brandenburg Gate. But most interestingly for everyone, the film will also be broadcast across Germany (simultaneously) in full HD on Germany's ARTE-HD channgel. The audio will be the live streaming of the Berlin orchestra. Pretty cool, huh? It's a huge event in Germany this Friday. As for the restored film. It is probably as close as we'll ever get to the full three and a half hour version that premiered in Berlin in 1927. The print found in Argentina has supplied more than 30 minutes that were butchered by the studio more than 80 years ago and were thought lost up to now. A few seconds are still missing because a scene that was on the end of one of the reels was too badly damaged to restore. But other than that, it is complete and on Friday we'll be the first people to see it since that audience filed into the special metal-clad building in Berlin in 1927 for the premiere.
Anyway, as you wrote , this Friday 12. Feb the German/French Channel "ARTE" is showing the restored Metropolis live from 20:15. This is in itself cool, but via Satalite the Channel ARTE is also broadcast is HD! Aint that cool :). This is a free channel so anyone able to "tune in" can do. The Satellite that you need to tune into is the Astra Satellite over here in Europe.
Seems there is no direct stream planned for Metropolis, but the new restored Version is shown on german/ french TV-Station arté simultaniosly to the screenings, wich means 20:40 CET. And here comes the good News. arté can be viewed online via the streaming plattform PlayTV will allow viewers to see an ARTE feed, but it won't show it ot folks in the U.S. Again, maybe it'll work in your country? (thanks for this link, folks!)
arte is a cultural and arts based european community free tv channel, mainly driven by germany and france - the station is also known as a rarely insiders tip for real movie fans, if they show a big movie...always directors cut, without advertisement or commercial brakes the murnau foundation is responsible for the restauration and conservation of the german movie culture (complete list of movies can be found HERE). also nice: complete poster list, sorted alphabetically, just click a letter and be happy HERE.) metropolis will not only be shown in berlin, what can be also seen on "arte", it will be shown same time in frankfurt berlin is only the "beta" event, the real "alpha" event is in frankfurt in the "alte-oper" ("old opera" ) place of restauration (wiesbaden) and alte oper (frankfurt) is only about 30 mins by car and the "alte oper" is a very famous building in europe, which is definetly the perfect location for showing such a classic in frankfurt the ORIGINAL PARTION will be played by this orchestra THIS ORCHESTRA. the lost film material where finally delivered to place of restauration (wiesbaden) on the 6th of july 2009 on 8:30 am restaurated movie poster can be seen HERE. the puzzle work of inserting the many cut scenes was done by a comparison to the already in 2001 restaurated version of the movie version everybody knows main part of the puzzle was done by combining the working progresses "adaption" and "reconstruction" focused on the music so the original music partition was more helpfull than any scripts or cutcards by its length of each partition and also dramaturgy compared to the specific scene regarding the optical matters.....they where always in 3-person teams producing a "work-in-progress" copy of the film the digital restauration where done by FIVE different external (non foundation) companies with different techniques and even more important: philosophies each of them used different techniques - in a blancing act all tried to avoid digital artefacts by diggin' to deep into the film material cause they played the lost version over decades in buenos aires, you can still see in the restaurated version damages that got copied while they transfered it from 35mm to 16mm-dub-negative the german government financed it additionally with 200.000 euros it will be also shown in german tv, and will be sold on dvd and bluray later this year there are still some scenes missing and are still searched for sorry that was all i could do while i am still in office regards and keep on grammatonThe restoration poster Grammaton links out to above is really cool! Finally, this message from Michael reveals some satellite info:
1) The movie will have its premiere at the Friedrichsstadtpalast in Berlin 2) This premiere will be broadcast live at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin 3) German/French TV station Arte will show the premiere gala and then at 8.40 PM CET will show the new version of the movie. I am not sure if this will only be available on the German language version of the channel or also on the French language version. ARTE should be viewable by many European viewers on the Astra 19,2° east or Eutelsat Hotbird 13° east satellite, as well as some others found at this link. According to www.areadvd.de Metropolis will also be shown on the Arte HD channel.