Rereleased in 1997 in the US on video; this version features the original ending, and new, computerized subtitiles -- beware of older versions with poorly translated, illegible subtitles!!!
The film shown at the premiere (11 May 1931, 110 minutes) had an alternate ending: it shows the full trial of the murderer. This ending was later replaced by a woman saying "Man mu? halt besser uffpassen uff de Kleenen!" (We all have to watch our children).
A new, fully restored version was premiered at the Cambridge Film Festival in July 2003. This version features a restored soundtracks, with Lang's originally intended long periods of silence, and the properly restored frame size. The film was previously altered with ambient noise on the soundtrack, and the frame drastically cropped around all four edges.
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