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The complete Metropolis

Author: Gottfried HuppertzGünther RittauKarl FreundRudolf Klein-RoggeGustav FröhlichAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino International, 2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 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: Expressionist films
Science fiction films
Dystopian films
Silent films
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Thea von Harbou; Thea von Harbou
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gottfried Huppertz; Günther Rittau; Karl Freund; Rudolf Klein-Rogge; Gustav Fröhlich; Brigitte Helm; Alfred Abel; Thea von Harbou; Fritz Lang; Kino International Corporation.; ZDF/Arte (Firm); Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.
OCLC Number: 827774977
Language Note: Silent film with English intertitles and music score.
Notes: Special features: original 1927 score; Voyage to Metropolis (50 min.); interview with Paul Felix-Didier, curator of the Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires, where the missing footage was discovered; trailer.
Accompanied by: Program notes in English by Bruce Bennett ([8] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927.
Based on the novel by Thea von Harbou.
Title from container.
Credits: Credits: Photographed by Karl Freund, Gunther Rittau ; music by Gottfried Huppertz.
Cast: Cast: Alfred Abel, Brigette Helm, Gustav Frœhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Description: 2 videodiscs (148 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 or stereo.
Contents: Disc 1. Metropolis (ca. 149 min.) --
Disc 2. Voyage to Metropolis [ca. 55 min. ; 2010 ; Script and direction, Artem Demenok ; editor, Michael Auer ; directors of photography, Michael Boomers, Oleg Stinski ; narrator, Daniel May ; A production of Transit Film GmbH, in co-production with Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation ; commissioned by SWR, in cooperation with ARTE] --
Interview with Paula Félix-Didier [ca. 9 min. ; 2010 ; Interviewed by Rodrigo Brendão ; photographed by Filipe Bessa ; [produced by] Kino International Corp.] --
2010 theatrical trailer.
Other Titles: Metropolis (Motion picture : 1927)
Metropolis
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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