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In 1981, three-time Academy Award-winning composer Giorgio Moroder began a three-year endeavor to restore the science fiction classic, Metropolis. During this process, Moroder made the controversial decision to give the film a new, contemporary score, and added a pop music soundtrack featuring songs from some of the biggest stars of the early MTV era, including Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, Freddie Mercury, Bonnie Tyler, Adam Ant, Jon Anderson and more.

In addition to the new score, missing footage was re-edited into the film, intertitles were removed and replaced with subtitles and sound effects and color tinting were added, creating an all new experience...and an all-new film! But for more than a quarter century, this version of Metropolis has remained out of print - until now.

A new HD transfer was created from one of the few remaining prints available, and Kino Lorber is presenting the film in the best possible quality - just as it was seen in its original release in August 1984.
 

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CastRudolf Klein-Rogge, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Fritz Rasp, Heinrich George, Brigitte Helm
DirectorFritz Lang
Genre:  Classics, Drama, Music, Musical, Sci-Fi
Release Date:  August 1984
Screen WriterThea von Harbou
Runtime:  90 minutes
Studio:  Kino Lorber
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Quick Tip by . August 19, 2011
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Finally coming to DVD thanks to Kino International, this is the most controversial restoration of Fritz Lang's 1927 sci-fi epic Metropolis. Released in 1984, the Moroder Version, as it has come to be known, takes the classic silent film and gives it a new look and sound by making major alterations such as color tinting the film, adding subtitles rather than the traditional intertitles used in silent films, and most radically, by giving the film a modern pop rock soundtrack. Equally reviled and …
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