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Lost Horizon(1937)

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Re-edited for subsequent theatrical and television re-issues at 118 minutes. The version now available on cable and home video is the restored version pieced together in the 1980s, but since some of the missing footage in this edition remains missing, some scenes only feature still footage with its original soundtrack.

Frank Capra's original preview cut of "Lost Horizon" ran over 3 hours, and was structured differently with a "framing story" with Ronald Colman on a ship, recalling the Shangri-La story in flashback. A few segments of this original preview version still exist (some without sound) and have been included in the bonus material on the DVD.

For years a severely edited 95-minute version (from a 1952 reissue, and shown under the title "Lost Horizon of Shangri-La") was broadcast on television. Most current broadcast prints are now the 132-minute reconstructed version.

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