The Complete Metropolis (Blu-ray)

Directed by Fritz Lang

Release Year: 1927
Running Time: 148
UPC: 7 38329 07132 5
Color Type: B&W
Country: Germany
Language: English intertitles
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Rotwang Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Freder Fredersen Gustav Froelich
Joh Fredersen Alfred Abel
Maria/The Robot Brigitte Helm

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Directed by Fritz Lang

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Fritz Lang’s Sci-Fi Masterpiece
With 25 Minutes of Restored Footage

One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history...For the first time, Lang’s vision... which has influenced contemporary films
like “Blade Runner” and “Star Wars,” seems complete. — The New York Times

Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of METROPOLIS is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece. Backed by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’s 1927 score (presented here in 5.1 Stereo Surround), the film’s dazzling visual design and special effects are more striking than ever. And the integration of scenes and subplots long considered lost endows METROPOLIS with even greater tension and emotional resonance, as it dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers—orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them
both.

Germany 1927 B&W 148 Min. 1.33:1
Directed by Fritz Lang
Screenplay by Thea von?Harbou
Photographed by Karl Freund, Günther Rittau Production design:?Otto
Hunte, Erich Kettelhut, Karl Vollbrecht
With Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Music by Gottfried Huppertz

A film of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in co-operation with ZDF and ARTE World sales: Transit Film
Restoration carried out by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden jointly with Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin in co-operation with Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken, Buenos Aires
Editorial restoration: Martin Koerber, Frank Strobel, Anke Wilkening
Digital image restoration: ALPHA-OMEGA digital, München
Music performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Conducted by Frank Strobel


Blu-ray Extras Include:
  • Original 1927 score by Gottfried Huppertz, performed by the Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, conducted by Frank Strobel, and presented in 5.1 Stereo Surround
  • Voyage to Metropolis,” a 50-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film
  • Interview with Paula Felix-Didier, curator of the Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires, where the missing footage was discovered
  • 2010 re-release trailer
  • 3-D Lenticular Cover Wrap (no longer available)

"A MASTERPIECE OF VISIONARY SILENT CINEMA... one of the strangest, most fascinating films ever made, a futuristic nightmare that is both sublime in its grandeur and remarkably intimate in its emotions. Just about every science-fiction movie you can think of pays tribute to its influence, but to date none has matched its strangeness or its prophetic power."
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"The greatest of all pulp fantasies! Lang’s profligate hallucination of a future city is a movie whose every detail is subsumed to the overall effect."
- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

"The plutonium template for sci-fi moviemaking... Remains one of the most inspirational and influential movies of any genre."
- John Anderson, Newsday

"A superspectacle... ESSENTIAL."
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

"Lang’s pop-visionary epic has always been a milestone of precision craftsmanship on a gargantuan scale. A proto-noir suspense film... a mad-scientist extravaganza and all-out disaster flick!"
- Michael Sragow, The New Yorker

"One of the handsomest, visually most inventive films of the 20th century, and certainly one of the all-time great sci-fi films... a powerful parable."
- NY Press


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