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Metropolis

Author: Fritz LangThea von HarbouAlfred AbelBrigitte HelmGustav FröhlichAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino International, [2010] ©2010
Series: Fritz Lang, the silent films
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView 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
Dystopian films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Science fiction films
Silent films
Motion pictures, German
Motion pictures
Named Person: Thea von Harbou; Thea von Harbou
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Fritz Lang; Thea von Harbou; Alfred Abel; Brigitte Helm; Gustav Fröhlich; Rudolf Klein-Rogge; Karl Freund; Günther Rittau; Gottfried Huppertz; Frank Strobel; Berliner Rundfunk. Sinfonie-Orchester.; UFA (Firm); Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.; Filmmuseum Berlin--Deutsche Kinemathek.; Museo del Cine (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Kino International Corporation.
ISBN: 9786313841936 631384193X
OCLC Number: 680082418
Language Note: Silent film with English intertitles and music score.
Notes: "Restoration carried out by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden jointly with Deutsch Kinemathek Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin in co-operation with Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken, Buenos Aires. Editorial restoration: Martin Koerber, Frank Strobel, Anke Wilkening. Digital image restoration: Alpha-Omega Digital, München."
Release date: Nov. 23, 2010.
Special features: "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.
Booklet with essay on the making, unmaking, and restoration of the movie inserted in container.
Credits: Photographed by Karl Freund, Günther Rittau ; music by Gottfried Huppertz ; music performed by Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin ; conducted by Frank Strobel.
Cast: Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Description: 1 videodisc (148 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray (requires Blu-ray player), region A, full screen (1.33:1, 1920x1080p), DTS-HD master audio 5.1.
Series Title: Fritz Lang, the silent films
Other Titles: Metropolis (Motion picture : 1927)
Complete Metropolis
Responsibility: an UFA production, distributed by Parufamet ; director, Fritz Lang ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou.

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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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