Description

Director: Fritz Lang, 1927

PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region free, Blu-Ray release

Metropolis takes place in the year 2026, when the populace is divided between workers, who must live in the dark underground, and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th century, many of which presage such sci-fi landmarks as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets, heart-pounding action and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of classic science fiction cinema. Kino International is proud to announce this first time ever Blu-ray of the new restoration of Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction masterpiece METROPOLIS, now with 25 minutes of lost footage and the original Gottfried Huppertz score.

Special Features

Original 1927 score by Gottfried Huppertz, performed by theRundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, conducted by Frank Strobel,and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

“Voyage to METROPOLIS”, a 50-minute documentary on the making andrestoration 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

Film details:

Germany 1927 B&W 148 min. 1.33:1
1920 x 1080p

Directed by Fritz Lang

Screenplay by Thea von Harbou

Photographed by Karl Freund and Günther Rittau

Production design: Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut, Karl Vollbrecht

Music by Gottfried Huppertz

With Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge