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The complete Metropolis

Author: Fritz LangThea von HarbouAlfred AbelBrigitte HelmGustav FröhlichAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino International [distributor], 2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [Standard format], Two-disc special edView all editions and formats
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In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Fritz Lang; Thea von Harbou; Alfred Abel; Brigitte Helm; Gustav Fröhlich; Rudolf Klein-Rogge; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 697723166
Language Note: Silent film with English intertitles and music score.
Notes: Based on the novel Metropolis by Thea von Harbou.
Special features: 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.
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DVD release date: Nov. 16, 2010.
Credits: Photographed by Karl Freund, Günther Rittau ; music by Gottfried Huppertz.
Cast: Alfred Abel, Brigette Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Description: 2 videodiscs (DVD) (148 min.) : sd., b&w ; 12 cm.
Details: All regions; 1.33:1, Dolby digital 5.1 or stereo.; NTSC.
Contents: Disc 1. [Feature film] --
disc 2. [Special features]
Other Titles: Metropolis
Metropolis (Motion picture : 1927)
Responsibility: directed by Fritz Lang ; screenplay by Thea von Harbou ; a film of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in co-operation with ZDF and ARTE.

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In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis.

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The Complete Metropolis

(EMRO user published 2011-06-27 ) Very Good Permalink
Metropolis is one of those rare films that had a tremendous influence on an entire generation of films and filmmakers. First appearing in 1927, its plot, score, and visual effects were ahead of its time. This 2010 restoration is the definitive edition of this film, as it incorporates 25 minutes...
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