Metropolis [Reconstructed & Restored]






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        Metropolis




          []  ACTORS: ALFRED ABEL, GUSTAV FROHLICH, BRIGITTE HELM
          []  DIRECTOR: FRITZ LANG
          []  NUMBER OF DISCS: 3
          []  CLASSIFICATION: PG

          []  STUDIO: EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT
          []  DVD RELEASE DATE: 22 NOV 2010
          []  RUN TIME: 150 MINUTES




      • A “Holy Grail” of film finds, reconstructed and restored with 25 minutes of footage previously (before 2010) thought lost to the world

      • Newly found material returns the film to the original release version seen by German cinema-goers in early 1927

      • For the first time in 83 years, the film finally seen as the director intended

      • Limited edition Dual Format (DVD + Blu-ray) SteelBook

      • Available (22nd Nov. 2010): amazon.co.uk



      • The inclusion of the previously missing 25 minutes makes an enormous difference to the film, significantly changing the story line and the overall feel of the film.


      • One of the biggest film events of the century, a “Holy Grail” among film finds, Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi epic can finally be seen – for the first time in 83 years – as the director originally intended and as seen by German cinema-goers in 1927.

        Shortly after that 1927 release, an entire quarter of Lang’s original version was cut by Paramount for the US release, and by Ufa in Germany, an act of butchery very much against the director’s wishes. The excised footage was believed lost, irretrievably so – that is, until one of the most remarkable finds in all of cinema history, as several dusty reels were discovered in a small museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2008.

        Since then, an expert team of highly respected film archivists has been working at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in Germany to painstakingly reconstruct and restore Lang’s film. The results, as premiered at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival in February 2010, are spectacular.

        Late in his life, Lang responded to a question on Metropolis by asking his own question, “Why are you so interested in a picture which no longer exists?” Finally, reconstructed and restored, the director’s film “exists” once more for the first time in 83 years.


      • Source: www.metropolis1927.com

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          SPECIAL FEATURES
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        • 150-minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world)
        • Lavishly packaged editions with wraparound embossed sleeve, and a limited edition SteelBook
        • Pristine new HD transfer (1080p on Blu-ray)
        • New 2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original Gottfried Huppertz score in 5.1
        • Newly translated optional English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles
        • Full-length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum
        • Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010, 53 minutes), documentary about the film
        • 2010 re-release trailer
        • 56-page booklet featuring archival interviews with Fritz Lang, a 1927 review by Luis Buñuel, articles by Jonathan Rosenbaum and Karen Naundorf, and restoration notes by Martin Koerber
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          Dual Format: Blu-ray with 2 DVDs
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