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Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Author: Giorgio MoroderFritz LangThea von HarbouMichelle CohenKeith ForseyAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : No Linguistic Content : Special editionView all editions and formats
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Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis in the year 2026. The younger Fredersen is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen, but backbreaking, labor of an entire class of workers who tend the machines that make the city run, and he descends to the subterranean levels of Metropolis in an effort to understand their lives. This version was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dystopian films
Science fiction films
Silent films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Giorgio Moroder; Fritz Lang; Thea von Harbou; Michelle Cohen; Keith Forsey; Laurie Howard; George Naschke; Gustav Fröhlich; Brigitte Helm; Alfred Abel; Rudolf Klein-Rogge; Theodor Loos; Fritz Rasp; Erwin Biswanger; Heinrich George; Otto Hunte; Erich Kettelhut; Karl Vollbrecht; Karl Freund; Günther Rittau; Pete Bellotte; Kino Lorber, Inc.,
OCLC Number: 758692227
Language Note: No dialogue.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in Germany in 1927; then remade in 1984.
Based on the novel by Thea von Harbou.
Extras: "The fading image" (a documentary about the restoration of Metropolis, produced by Giorgio Moroder in 1984); Trailers: Moroder's Metropolis, The complete Metropolis; Gallery; A personal message from Giorgio Moroder.
Credits: Architecture & settings, Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut, Karl Vollbrecht ; photography, Karl Freund, Günther Rittau ; original music composed and produced by Giorgio Moroder ; lyrics by Pete Bellotte.
Cast: Gustav Fröhlich, Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Theodor Loos, Fritz Rasp, Erwin Biswanger, Heinrich George.
Description: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation, NTSC; 2.0 stereo., and Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks.
Other Titles: Metropolis (Motion picture : 1927)
Metropolis
Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis
Responsibility: Giorgio Moroder presents ; directed by Fritz Lang ; screenplay Thea von Harbou ; executive producers, Michelle Cohen, Keith Forsey, Laurie Howard, George Naschke ; a PSO International release.

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Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis in the year 2026. The younger Fredersen is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen, but backbreaking, labor of an entire class of workers who tend the machines that make the city run, and he descends to the subterranean levels of Metropolis in an effort to understand their lives. This version was produced in 1981 when Giorgio Moroder began a three-year endeavor to restore the science fiction classic.

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