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.
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
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