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The complete Metropolis

Lang, Fritz

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.


directed by Fritz Lang ; screenplay by Thea von Harbou ; a film of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in co-operation with ZDF and ARTE.

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 discs' surfaces.

DVD release date: Nov. 16, 2010.

Alfred Abel, Brigette Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.

Photographed by Karl Freund, Günther Rittau ; music by Gottfried Huppertz.

Originally released as a motion picture: Germany : Ufa, 1927.

All regions; 1.33:1, Dolby digital 5.1 or stereo.; NTSC.

Silent film with English intertitles and music score.

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