Metropolis (Special Edition) (2-DVD)

Includes 25 minutes of lost footage, recently discovered and restored.
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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
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DVD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 16, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1927
  • Label: Kino Lorber

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User Ratings: 62,719
Metropolis is unique because of its character, but it won't thrill anyone or make money. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Cine-Mundial
Sep 10, 2019
Set in a machine-run city of the future where captains of industry live in towers and exploited workers dwell underground, METROPOLIS was the most expensive European film ever made...
Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2010
Often enough it is exciting in a broad, elemental way, just as an earthquake or a loud clap of thunder would be exciting; but when individual characters come on to the screen they rouse little Interest for their own sakes. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Apr 1, 2019
For years audiences have wondered how good this film might have been had it not been edited. It turns out that it's better than anyone could ever have expected.
Independent (UK)
May 14, 2018
Rating: A+ -- Metropolis (1927) is a stylized, visually-compelling, melodramatic silent film set in the dystopic, 21st century city of Metropolis - a dialectical treatise on man vs. machine and class struggle. Austrian director Fritz Lang's German Expressionistic Full Review
AMC Filmsite
Sep 29, 2019
...The story, told in a flow of grandly visionary visuals, is as simple as myth...
Entertainment Weekly
Feb 28, 2003
...Hallucinatory -- A nightmare without the reassurance of a steadying story line. Few films have ever been more visually exhilarating...
Chicago Sun-Times
Mar 29, 1998

Product Description:

METROPOLIS, a visionary and elaborate spectacle by director Fritz Lang is an epic projection of a futuristic city divided into a working and an elite class. Its exhilarating climax brings the city to its knees, as the classes clash against each other.

In the 21st century, a de-humanized proletariat labors non-stop in a miserable subterranean city beneath a luxurious city of mile-high skyscrapers, flying automobiles, palatial architectural idylls, tubes and tunnels. With stunningly inventive special effects, Lang's allegorical narrative and architectural vision creates a highly stylized vision of a not-so-unlikely future (especially for 1926 when the film was made). As the elite frolic above the clouds, thousands of miserable workers toil night and day inside the belly of the gigantic machine that runs the entire city. Metropolis is controlled by a sinister authoritarian whose son, Freder, rejects his father's callous philosophy and attitude towards laborers. Meek though they are, the workers are encouraged by Maria, a wistful young woman who wills her comrades to embrace patience and silent strength. Upon discovering her influence upon the workers, a mad scientist kidnaps Maria and creates a robot in her image that will incite the workers to revolt. As Freder races against time to save Maria and curtail the damage done by her doppelganger robot, Metropolis is enveloped in chaos and the classes are brought together in a breathtaking and highly moralistic climax.

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