Rent Metropolis (1927)

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2h 30min
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Synopsis:
Shortly after that 1927 release, an entire quarter of Lang's original version was cut by Paramount for the US release, and by Ufa in Germany, an act of butchery very much against the director's wishes. The excised footage was believed lost, irretrievably so - that is, until one of the most remarkable finds in all of cinema history, as several dusty reels were discovered in a small museum in Buenos Aires. Argentina in 2008. Since then, an expert team of film archivists has been working at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in Germany to painstakingly reconstruct and restore Lang's film.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , Olly Boeheim, , Ellen Frey, Beatrice Garga, , , Anny Hintze, , Walter Kuehle, Margarete Lanner
Directors:
Writers:
Thea von Harbou
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
Classics, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Countries:
Germany
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/11/2010
Run Time:
150 minutes
Languages:
German Dolby Digital 2.0, German Dolby Digital 5.1, Silent
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • New 2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original Gottfired Huppertz score
  • Full-length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum
  • Die Reise nach Metropolis documentary about the film
  • 2010 re-release trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/11/2010
Run Time:
150 minutes
Languages:
German DTS 5.1, German DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, Silent
Subtitles:
English, German
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • New 2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original Gottfried Huppertz score
  • Full-length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum
  • Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010, 55 minutes) documentary about the film
  • 2010 re-release trailer

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Reviews (4) of Metropolis

deservably a classic - Metropolis review by Karrie

Spoiler Alert
11/11/2009

Visually stunning and eerie social commentary on the future - I love both the innocence and cynicism of this film. There is an audio commentary available with this that I found fascinating and annoying in equal measures. However, you can watch the film twice!

I wish I'd borrowed the Disc 2 now...

The visual impact is so great that it kept my 5 and 7 year old enthralled, though they were "peturbed" by 45 minutes in!

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Totemic German Silent. - Metropolis review by Steve

Spoiler Alert
02/07/2012

Dystopian silent sci fi was way ahead of its time and still looks sensational. Brilliant landmark futuristic set design. Remains relevant and prescient. A hugely ambitious work.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Metropolis - Metropolis review by PH

Spoiler Alert
24/02/2014

Essential viewing to see all the early strands and connections of later films and writing.

Particularly for George Orwells 1984

I would watch again.

Obviously the silent acting is over the top in todays values but if you can accept that, then enjoy the restored version.

I agree with the Review by Karrie, that the commentary was a bit confusing.

We watched it twice, once with and once without.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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