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Metropolis (1927)

Directed by Fritz Lang

Science Fiction | Drama

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Overview

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Rated NR | Length 149 minutes

Actors

Gottfried Huppertz | Alfred Abel | Gustav Fr√∂hlich | Brigitte Helm | Rudolf Klein-Rogge | Fritz Rasp | Theodor Loos | Erwin Biswanger | Heinrich George | Olaf Storm | Hanns Leo Reich | Helene Weigel | Curt Siodmak | Heinrich Gotho | Margarete Lanner | Fritz Alberti | Georg John | Grete Berger | Rolf von Goth | Helen von M√ľnchofen | Arthur Reinhardt | Henrietta Siodmak | Rose Lichtenstein | Olly Boeheim

Viewing Notes

Great watching the newer Stiftung restoration to its original uncut version that premiered back in 1927! The new recording of the original score sounded great in Dolby 5.1 as well. This is the version with portions included from a 16mm print discovered in Buenos Aires back in 2010.

Comments

avatarsleestakk
1 year ago

Would you recommend viewing this version over the previously available (shorter) version if I haven’t seen the film?

avatarsensoria
1 year ago

I think either is fine but the restored longer version is definitely better in terms of the story. There’s also a whole “action” sequence that has some great practical FX and camerawork for 1927. And the score is worth it all on its own.

I may revisit the older version since I have the DVD just for comparison.

avatarsleestakk
1 year ago

Cool. I requested that Kino blu from the library.