• The Museum of Modern Art in New York has announced the lineup of its eighth annual To Save and Project, an international festival of film preservation. This year’s program features more than thirty-five titles from thirteen countries and runs from October 15 to November 14 in the museum’s Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. One of last year’s highlights was a new print of Cassavetes’ A Woman Under the Influence, and this year, two other Criterion favorites are prominently showcased, including the opening night (October 15) selection, The Leopard, in the recent restoration collaborated on by the Cineteca di Bologna and the Film Foundation, and Volker Schlöndorff’s Oscar winner The Tin Drum, in a new digital director’s cut featuring thirty previously unseen minutes (Schlöndorff will be there to introduce the film on November 5). Check MoMA’s website in the coming weeks to get the schedule, which will also feature restored works by Emile de Antonio, Alberto Cavalcanti, Abel Gance, Frank Lloyd, Barbara Loden, Manoel de Oliveira, and Mrinal Sen, plus experimental works by Paul Sharits and Andy Warhol and a program of Walt Disney Laugh-O-Grams from the early twenties, curated by Serge Bromberg.

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  • By John
    September 22, 2010
    07:02 PM

    With 30 new minutes added to Tin Drum + a digital copy, will this mean TD will be released sometime in the new future, potentially in Blu Ray?
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  • By John C
    September 23, 2010
    09:57 PM

    If Criterion releases a new edition with the extra footage, I hope they include the English dubbed soundtrack that should have been on their original release. I recall seeing this movie years ago on cable in a dubbed version. I have nothing against reading subtitles and hearing actors speak in their native language, but a good dub (and I do mean good) is a welcome addition since subtitles sometimes distract viewers from the visuals. I think Criterions should always include dubbed versions, if available, as an option. Am I alone in thinking this?
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    • By CT
      July 23, 2013
      04:17 PM

      NOPE!!!! They definitely should!
  • By David O.
    December 01, 2010
    04:05 PM

    I'm thrilled that The Tin Drum is being restored to its director's cut length! This is one of my all-time favorite films of the German cinema. Here's hoping that Criterion will release it on Blu-Ray and on DVD soon!
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  • By Shaun
    February 25, 2011
    04:17 PM

    No John C, I agree with you. Watching the movie in the original language is essential and the intentions of an actor overcome the language barrier, but having to read subtitles does undermine one's enjoyment of the cinematography, composition, the various subtles of the acting, the editing, and the use of color and set-design. It's a shame I'm not a polyglot Criterion fan. An option is nice, but most dubs are terrible. Heck, I even prefer the original Japanese when watching anime - the English dubs are often unbearable. The Disney-Ghibli collaborations are an exception.
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