Finally got to rewatch Fritz Lang's masterpiece from 1927 a few days ago. I've had a copy for years, but it wasn't until recently I found the restored version from Eureka
, which is close to an hour longer than the version I had before. The additional scenes makes the film even better, and it's great to be able to see it the way it was meant to be.
Every time I see this film I am impressed about it's technical execution, but also by how progressive it is to this day. The story is well told, even though it at times get's a bit too cliché.
The silent film has a different language than the later talkies. This may be a bit strange to the modern viewer, but a barrier well worth transcending for this masterpiece.