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Metropolis (Motion picture : 1927)
Varying Form of Title
Title on container and disc label: Complete Metropolis
 by Kino International, New York, NY :
1 videodisc (148 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Form of Work
"Restoration carried out by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden jointly with Deutsch Kinemathek Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin in co-operation with Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken, Buenos Aires. Editorial restoration: Martin Koerber, Frank Strobel, Anke Wilkening. Digital image restoration: Alpha-Omega Digital, München."
Release date: Nov. 23, 2010.
Special features: "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.
Booklet with essay on the making, unmaking, and restoration of the movie inserted in container.
Photographed by Karl Freund, Günther Rittau ; music by Gottfried Huppertz ; music performed by Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin ; conducted by Frank Strobel.
Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis.
Blu-ray (requires Blu-ray player), region A, full screen (1.33:1, 1920x1080p), DTS-HD master audio 5.1.
Silent film with English intertitles and music score.
Science fiction films.
Motion pictures, German.
Films de science-fiction.