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The Complete Metropolis

Directed by Fritz Lang

Release: 1927
Runtime: 148
Country: Germany
Language: English intertitles

Fritz Lang’s Sci-Fi Masterpiece
With 25 Minutes of Restored Footage

2010 Restoration Now Available on DCP!

One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history...For the first time, Lang’s vision... which has influenced contemporary films
like “Blade Runner” and “Star Wars,” seems complete. — The New York Times

Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of METROPOLIS is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece. Backed by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’s 1927 score (presented here in 5.1 Stereo Surround), the film’s dazzling visual design and special effects are more striking than ever. And the integration of scenes and subplots long considered lost endows METROPOLIS with even greater tension and emotional resonance, as it dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers—orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them
both.

Germany 1927 B&W 148 Min. 1.33:1
Directed by Fritz Lang
Screenplay by Thea von?Harbou
Photographed by Karl Freund, Günther Rittau Production design:?Otto
Hunte, Erich Kettelhut, Karl Vollbrecht
With Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Music by Gottfried Huppertz

A film of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in co-operation with ZDF and ARTE World sales: Transit Film
Restoration carried out by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden jointly with Deutsche 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
Music performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Conducted by Frank Strobel

THIS PRODUCT IS REGION PROTECTED AND WILL NOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE OF THE USA AND CANADA
UK Buyers should purchase the Masters of Cinema Edition on DVD or Blu-ray. Other countries should inquire with local DVD/Blu-ray merchants.

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Technical Info

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Color: B&W

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Venue City State Date
UW-Madison Cinematheque Madison 1614834000March 4 - March 17, 2021