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Author: Fritz LangThea von HarbouBrigitte HelmGustav FröhlichRudolf Klein-RoggeAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, ©2002.
Series: Collector's edition
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Restored authorized edView all editions and formats
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The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises and attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors.
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Dystopian films
Science fiction films
Silent films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Drama
Motion pictures, German
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Fritz Lang; Thea von Harbou; Brigitte Helm; Gustav Fröhlich; Rudolf Klein-Rogge; Alfred Abel; Theodor Loos; Heinrich George; Fritz Rasp; Karl Freund; Günther Rittau; Gottfried Huppertz; Enno Patalas; UFA (Firm); Kino International Corporation.; Saarländischer Rundfunk. Sinfonie-Orchester.
OCLC Number: 51679740
Language Note: Silent with English, French, or Spanish intertitles; optional audio commentary and documentary in English with optional French, Spanish, or English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced by UFA as a motion picture in 1927.
Based on the novel by Thea von Harbou.
Restored under the supervision of the Murnau Foundation and with the original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz.
Includes: a 43 min. documentary, The Metropolis case, on the making of the film by Enno Patalas; optional audio commentary; photo. galleries of production stills, missing scenes, architectural sketches, and poster artwork; a short segment about the digital restoration.
Credits: Photography, Karl Freund, Gunther Rittau ; music, Gottfried Huppertz ; Enno Patalas, commentary.
Cast: Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolph Klein-Rogge, Alfred Abel, Theodor Loos, Heinrich George, Fritz Rasp, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrüchen.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation.
Contents: Opening credits, prelude --
Shift change --
The Club of the Sons --
The eternal gardens --
Love at first sight --
The Moloch machine --
To the new Tower of Babel! --
Joh Fredersen --
Dialogue with the father --
Suspicious plans --
Freder engages Josaphat --
Freder meets Georgy --
Fredersen at Rotwang's house --
The machine man --
The call of the catacombs --
Maria's sermon --
And the power's answer --
Rotwang persecutes Maria --
Freder in the cathedral --
Rotwang hassles Maria --
The transformation --
Freder's collapse --
The dance of the whore of Babylon --
Josaphat's report for Freder --
A call for rebellion --
The storming of the heart machine --
Destroying the heart machine --
The doom of the worker's city --
Saving the children --
Witch hunt --
A stake in front of the cathedral --
Maria's rescue and Rotwang's end --
Finale and end credits.
Series Title: Collector's edition
Other Titles: Fritz Lang's Metropolis
Responsibility: an UFA production ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou.

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The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises and attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors.

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