|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Wiki


Synopsis:

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

If you are a library, school, or institution, and require Public Performance Rights or a digital site license, please visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Extras on DVD:

  • 2-DVD Set
  • 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
Extras on Blu-ray:
  • 3-D Lenticular Cover Wrap (while supplies last)
  • 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






 

edit this info

Details

CastRudolf Klein-Rogge, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Heinrich George, Brigitte Helm
DirectorFritz Lang
Genre:  Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date:  1927
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Screen WriterThea von Harbou
DVD Release Date:  November 16, 2010
Runtime:  148 Min
Studio:  UFA, Kino International, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Kino Lorber
What's your opinion on The Complete Metropolis (Kino Internatio...?
rate
1 rating: +5.0
You have exceeded the maximum length.
More The Complete Metropolis (Kino ... reviews
Quick Tip by . November 09, 2010
posted in Cinema of Silence
Caption
Caught the TCM premier of this on Silent Sunday and was completely blown away. Not only do the restored scenes help to clarify some plot points, but they also amplify the emotional impact of the film. Glorious! Big old thank you to Buenos Aires, Kino International and the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung!  
Related Topics
Metropolis

Fritz Lang's influential 1927 science fiction epic silent fi

Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis (Kino Classics Special Edition)

Kino International's DVD release of the cult classic Giorgio

Metropolis (Kino On Video's Restored Authorized Edition DVD)

Kino on Video's Restored Authorized Edition DVD of the class

© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists