In a staggering piece of news for all film buffs – one to surpass even the 1981 discovery of an uncut print of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s La Passion De Jeanne D’Arc in a closet in a Norwegian psychiatric hospital – sources have confirmed the discovery of a full-length print of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, believed lost since 1927, in a private collection in Argentina.

An English translation of the announcement is here.

Kino, who had already planned a Blu-Ray edition of their previously restored version of Metropolis for 2009, have now announced that both standard and Blu-Ray editions containing the rediscovered footage will be released.