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The complete Metropolis [videorecording] / directed by Fritz Lang ; screenplay by Thea von Harbou ; a film of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in co-operation with ZDF and ARTE.


Location: Fennell STACKS PN1995.9 .S26 M487 2010
Barcode: 30731101200164
Status: Available

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (148 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Two-disc special ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino International [distributor], 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel Metropolis by Thea von Harbou.
Special features: original 1927 score by Gottfried Huppertz, performed by the Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Berlin conducted by Frank Strobel, and presented in 5.1 stereo surround ; "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.
Title from container.
DVD release date: Nov. 16, 2010.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photographed by Karl Freund, Gèunther Rittau ; music by Gottfried Huppertz.
Participant or Performer Note:
Alfred Abel, Brigette Helm, Gustav Frèohlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Original Version Note:
Originally released as a motion picture Germany : Ufa,1927.
System Details Note:
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Includes full public performance rights.
Language Note:
Silent film with English intertitles and musical score.
Subject: Social classes > Drama.
Social conflict > Drama.
Feature films > Germany.
Silent films.
Science fiction films.
Dystopian films.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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