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The Complete Metropolis
Artist: Lang, Fritz
UPC: 00738329071325
Studio: Kino International
Genre: Silent Films
Screen: Standard screen
    OUR PRICE: $29.00  
Product Type: Blu-Ray
Released: November 2010
Annotation: In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground and one man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes.
Additional Information
Rating: NR
Weight: 0.30 lbs
Info: Black & White, Standard screen, Behind the Scenes, Limited Edition
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2010-11-23
Run Time : 8880
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : B&W
In Print Date : 2010-11-23
Rating : Not Rated
Extra Info : Limited Edition
Category : Science-Fiction/Fantasy, Classic, Futuristic, Science-Fiction, Silent, Vintage, Recommended, Essential Cinema
Original Release Year : 1927
Released By : Kino on Video
Area : Germany
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Director:Fritz Lang German director, METROPOLIS
Star:Gustav Frihlich
Star:Rudolf Klein-Rogge German character actor
Star:Brigitte Helm German actress, METROPOLIS
Star:Alfred Abel German actor, METROPOLIS
Synopsis: METROPOLIS, a visionary and elaborate spectacle by director Fritz Lang is an epic projection of a futuristic city divided into a working and an elite class. Its exhilarating climax brings the city to its knees, as the classes clash against each other. In the 21st century, a de-humanized proletariat labors non-stop in a miserable subterranean city beneath a luxurious city of mile-high skyscrapers, flying automobiles, palatial architectural idylls, tubes and tunnels. With stunningly inventive special effects, Lang's allegorical narrative and architectural vision creates a highly stylized vision of a not-so-unlikely future (especially for 1926 when the film was made). As the elite frolic above the clouds, thousands of miserable workers toil night and day inside the belly of the gigantic machine that runs the entire city. Metropolis is controlled by a sinister authoritarian whose son, Freder, rejects his father's callous philosophy and attitude towards laborers. Meek though they are, the workers are encouraged by Maria, a wistful young woman who wills her comrades to embrace patience and silent strength. Upon discovering her influence upon the workers, a mad scientist kidnaps Maria and creates a robot in her image that will incite the workers to revolt. As Freder races against time to save Maria and curtail the damage done by her doppelganger robot, Metropolis is enveloped in chaos and the classes are brought together in a breathtaking and highly moralistic climax.
Release Note: Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Original 1927 score by Gottfried Huppertz, performed by the Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, Conducted by Frank Strobel, and presented in DTS-HD Audio 5.1 "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 Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio
Review: -03/29/1998
"...Hallucinatory -- A nightmare without the reassurance of a steadying story line. Few films have ever been more visually exhilarating..."
Review: -12/01/2002
"...METROPOLIS has influenced both the genre and cinema itself to a degree that's difficult to overstate....[A] still-vital wellspring of creative inspiration..."
Review: -02/28/2003
"...From THE MATRIX back to BLADE RUNNER and even before, the movie has been a constant visual influence..."
Review: -02/28/2003
"...The story, told in a flow of grandly visionary visuals, is as simple as myth..."
Review: -12/01/2003
"...The visuals -- and the vision -- are breathtaking..."
Review: -05/14/2010
"Set in a machine-run city of the future where captains of industry live in towers and exploited workers dwell underground, METROPOLIS was the most expensive European film ever made..."
Review: -08/24/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] luminous and resplendent visual masterpiece..."
Review: -01/01/2011
4 stars out of 5 -- "The grandeur, imagery and ambition of the project show why it still influences filmmakers in all manner of genres."
Review: -01/01/2011
"[A] sci-fi masterpiece..."
Review: -11/19/2010
"The film is set in a stunningly designed future city, created through a combination of ingenious special effects and gigantic sets..."