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Metropolis: Special Edition - Reconstructed & Restored (Masters Of Cinema) (Blu-ray)

Released on 22 November 2010

Featuring: Alfred Abel, Bridgitte Helm & Gustav Frohlich

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: PG

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With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and alluring female robot, Metropolis is among the most famous of all German films and the mother of sci-fi cinema (an influence on Blade Runner and Star Wars, among countless other films).

Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse, The Big Heat, etc.), its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery, and modernist grandeur - it was described by Luis Buñuel as "a captivating symphony of movement" - remain as powerful as ever.

Drawing on - and defining - classic sci-fi themes, Metropolis depicts a dystopian future in which society is thoroughly divided in two: while anonymous workers conduct their endless drudgery below ground their rulers enjoy a decadent life of leisure and luxury.

When Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) ventures into the depths in search of the beautiful Maria (Brigitte Helm in her debut role), plans of rebellion are revealed and a Mariareplica robot is programmed by mad inventor Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) and master of Metropolis Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel) to incite the workers into a self-destructive riot.

A "Holy Grail" among film finds, Metropolis is presented here in a newly reconstructed and restored version, as lavish and spectacular as ever thanks to the painstaking archival work of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and the discovery of 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world.

Lang's enduring epic can finally be seen - for the first time in 83 years - as the director originally intended, and as seen by German cinema-goers in 1927.
  • 150-minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world)
  • Wraparound embossed sleeve
  • Pristine new HD transfer (1080p)
  • New 2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original 1927 Gottfried Huppertz score in 5.1
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles
  • Full-length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum
  • Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010, 53 minutes), a documentary about the film
  • 2010 re-release trailer
  • 56-page booklet featuring archival interviews with Fritz Lang, a 1927 review by Luis Buñuel, articles by Jonathan Rosenbaum and Karen Naundorf, and restoration notes by Martin Koerber and more!

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 A masterpiece finally completed in HD!

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I never thought that tecnology would ever make it possible bringing this masterpiece into our TV screens so beautifly edited and finally completed! The final pieces of the puzzle are here to show us the original and amazing work that Fritz did so many decades ago! It's difficult for the majority of people to see a silent movie nowadays but believe me, Metropolis remains a "state-of-the-art" artistic masterpiece which can finally complete your classic collection! Buy it and you will see the magnificence of these minds who were behind the cameras! The movie is the complete version, the edited image reaches the limits of perfection, the non-edited image remains unfortunately badly BUT SAVED!

 Best silent film ever on blu ray

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the best silent film ever if you are a fan of silent movies this is a must. This is fritz lang best movie and it great to see the new footage which was thought to be lost forever even thou it very badly damage it still great to see the film how the director wanted us to see it BUY NOW

 Not gaga over it

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Metropolis is so much part of our cultural lexicon now (the futuristic sets, the female robot, Queen rock videos) the actual act of watching the film itself is curiously unengaging. This is mainly down to some severe overacting (always something to be wary of in silent movies but particularly sidetracking here) and the overawed use Lange makes of his enormous sets and cast of thousands. It is however intriguing from a historical point of view. What 1927 German audiences must have made of its tale of oppressed workers rising up at a time when Hitler was cultivating the masses is probably its chief fascination.

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ActorsAlfred Abel, Bridgitte Helm, Gustav Frohlich, Rudolph Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos & Heinrich George
DirectorFritz Lang
CertificatePG
Year1927
Screen1.37:1
LanguagesGerman (Silent) - Dolby Digital (5.1)
SubtitlesEnglish
Duration2 hours and 30 minutes (approx)