Metropolis (1927)
Genre Sci-Fi; Drama
Studio Kino Video
Movie Release Date 1927
Country Germany
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 2 hr 4 mins
Format DVD
Color Black And White
IMDb Rating 8.4
Alfred Abel Joh Fredersen
Brigitte Helm Maria/Robot
Fritz Rasp Der Schmale/Slim
Rudolph Kleine Rogge
Gustav Froehlich Freder
Rudolf Klein-Rogge Rotwang
Theodor Loos Josaphat/Joseph
Heinrich George Grot (Foreman)
Margarete Lanner Woman in Car
Olaf Storm Jan
Arthur Reinhard Worker
Erwin Vater Working man
Gustav Fröhlich Freder Fredersen
Erwin Biswanger Georg (No. 11811)
Arthur Reinhardt Working man (as Arthur Reinhard)
Fritz Alberti Creative human(Man who convinces Babel) (uncredited)
Adam Garcia
Gustav Frolich
Director Fritz Lang
Writer Thea Von Harbou
Writer Fritz Lang
Producer Giorgio Moroder
Producer Erich Pommer
Musician Gottfried Huppertz
Cinematography Karl Freund
Cinematography Walter Ruttmann
Cinematography Günther Rittau
With The Original 1927 Orchestral Score

Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, Metropolis had for 75 years been seen only in shortened or truncated versions. Now, restored in Germany with state of the art digital technology, under the supervision of the Murnau Foundation, and with the original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz added, Metropolis can be appreciated in its full glory. It is, as A.O. Scott of the New York Times declared, "A fever dream of the future. At last we have the movie every would be cinematic visionary has been trying to make since 1927."

Metropolis takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th Century, many of which presage sci-fi landmarks as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of the authorized version of this towering classic, at a length over one third longer than any previous release, for the first time on DVD.
Disc 1: 43-Minute Documentary on the Making-Of Metropolis
Featurette: The Digital Restoration
Photo Galleries featuring Production Stills, Missing Scenes, Architectural Sketches and Poster Artwork
13 Cast and Crew Biographies
Audio Commentary in English, German, French and Spanish
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Index 213
Collection Status In Collection
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Edition Details
Distributor KINO VIDEO
Edition Restored Authorized Edition
Barcode 738329027520
Region 1
Chapters 33
Release Date 18-Feb-03
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Subtitles English; Spanish; French; German
Audio Tracks MUSIC: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2