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Metropolis Reconstructed & Restored

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"Excellant restoration."
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

The movie was amazingly clear, except for the bits it warned about in the written intro. Very slightly disconcerting having German and English subtitles, but I soon got over that. My daughter also enjoyed it. (Though she would definitely preferred the Giorgio Moroda soundtrack!)

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4 stars"
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Is a must watch for film buffs

"I was disapointed"
3 stars"
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I remember seeing this movie with English dialog a long time ago. This version is silent, with German subtitles in a very large typeface. The are a few words of English text underneath, but the are often obscured by the larger German. The film is a masterpiece, but hard to watch as presented.


Fritz Lang’s 1927 mas­terpiece Metropolis is perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films—the inspiration for science fiction epics from Star Wars to The Matrix to name just two. However the Metropolis we have seen until now has been incomplete—the product of desperate distributors and overzealous editors in the 1920s. For years, it was believed that the Lang’s original 2½ hour cut had been lost to time. Until 2008, when a cache of film was discovered at Buenos Aires’ Museo del Cine in Argentina.

More than 25 minutes of ‘new’ footage has now been painstakingly restored. Accompanied by a new recording of Gottfried Huppetz’ original score, Metropolis is the crowning achievement of German Expressionist cinema. 84 years after its first release, Lang’s vision of a dystopian future—where the rich live in splendid luxury, while a literal underclass toil in a vast subterranean workshop—can be seen as the director originally intended.

Special Features:

  • Fritz Lang's original 150-minute director's cut of Metropolis accompanied by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz's original 1927 score by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorches­ter Berlin
  • Journey to Metropolis: A documentary about the film and its rediscovery
  • 2010 re-release trailer
  • Audio commentary by Dr Wendy Haslem & Dr Angela Ndalianis, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
Release date NZ
September 8th, 2011
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  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
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  • Germany
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
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