Seven and a half months ago a Russian guy named Alexander Britvin posted a newly colorized version of Fritz Lang‘s Metropolis. Except it’s not so much “colorized” as gently tinted with pastel watercolors, principally with shades of golden sepia amber. Nothing is crudely or garishly painted. I found the effort captivating. I’ve seen Metropolis three or four times, but I watched at least half of Britvin’s version last night and early this morning. I truly believe that if Lang could somehow return to terra firma and see this version, he would at least respect what Britvin tried to do.