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Metropolis DVD

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Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, Metropolis had for 75 years been seen only in shortened or truncated versions. Now, restored in Germany with state of the art digital technology, under the supervision of the Murnau Foundation, and with the original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz added, Metropolis can be appreciated in its full glory. It is, as A.O. Scott of the New York Times declared, "A fever dream of the future. At last we have the movie every would be cinematic visionary has been trying to make since 1927." Metropolis takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th Century, many of which presage sci-fi landmarks as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of the authorized version of this towering classic, at a length over one third longer than any previous release, for the first time on DVD.
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Fritz Lang
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Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 124 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Kino Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 18, 2003
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, German
  • Audio:
    MUSIC: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    43-Minute Documentary on the Making-Of Metropolis
    Featurette: The Digital Restoration
    Photo Galleries featuring Production Stills, Missing Scenes, Architectural Sketches and Poster Artwork
    13 Cast and Crew Biographies
    Audio Commentary in English, German, French and Spanish
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What can I say, it's Metropolis!

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Great Cinematography
  • Original


    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    I first saw Metropolis on PBS 40 years ago. The print was full of artifacts and was probably 2/3 the lenght of this restored version. I still loved it. I enjoy seeing how people of long ago envisioned the future. The improved visuals and the added scenes tied the movie together and made it even more enjoyable.

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