Metropolis (Reconstructed & Restored)
Not yet reviewed.
A film by Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang's 1927 masterpiece Metropolis is perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films-the inspiration for science fiction epics from Star Wars to The Matrix to name just two. However the Metropolis we have seen until now has been incomplete-the product of desperate distributors and overzealous editors in the 1920s. For years, it was believed that the Lang's original 2½ hour cut had been lost to time. Until 2008, when a cache of film was discovered at Buenos Aires' Museo del Cine in Argentina.
More than 25 minutes of new' footage has now been painstakingly restored. Accompanied by a new recording of Gottfried Huppetz' original score, Metropolis is the crowning achievement of German Expressionist cinema. 84 years after its first release, Lang's vision of a dystopian future-where the rich live in splendid luxury, while a literal underclass toil in a vast subterranean workshop-can be seen as the director originally intended.
Fritz Lang's original 150-minute director's cut of Metropolis accompanied by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz's original 1927 score by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Journey to Metropolis: A documentary about the film and its rediscovery
2010 re-release trailer
Audio commentary by Dr Wendy Haslem & Dr Angela Ndalianis, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
|Audio||German (Dolby Digital 1.0)|
|Year of Release||1927|
|Primary Format - Movies/TV||DVD|