Metropolis (The Masters of Cinema Series)
The Masters of Cinema Series
Country of Origin:  Germany
Production year: 1927
Director: Fritz Lang
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-060000-700275
Running time: 2:30 (150 Min.)
Casetype: SteelBook
Format: NTSC, Black & White, 1.37:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: November 22, 2010
Collection type: Owned (#785)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 02, 2010
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
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 film archivists has been working at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in Germany to painstakingly reconstruct and restore Lang’s film. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the spectacular results – as premièred at the prestigious Berlinale in early 2010 and subsequently seen at cinemas throughout the UK & Ireland.
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Metropolis (The Masters of Cinema Series)
Metropolis (The Masters of Cinema Series)
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Genres
Drama
Science-Fiction
Classic
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universum Film
 • Parufamet
Media Companies:
 • Eureka Entertainment
Audio format
Music Only  DTS HD Master Audio 2-Channel Stereo
Music Only  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Commentary  DTS HD Master Audio 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (BD)
2Main Feature (DVD)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • 56 Page Booklet
Crew
Direction
Fritz Lang....Director
Writing
Thea von Harbou....Screenwriter
Thea von Harbou....Original Material By
Production
Erich Pommer....Producer
Cinematography
Karl Freund....Cinematographer
Günther Rittau....Cinematographer
Music
Gottfried Huppertz....Composer
Art
Otto Hunte....Production Designer
Erich Kettelhut....Production Designer
Karl Vollbrecht....Production Designer
Cast
Alfred Abel....Joh Fredersen
Gustav Fröhlich....Freder, Joh Fredersen's Sohn
Rudolf Klein-Rogge....Rotwang, der Erfinder
Fritz Rasp....Der Schmale
Theodor Loos....Josaphat
Erwin Biswanger....11811
Heinrich George....Grot, der Wächter der Herzmaschine
Brigitte Helm....Der schöpferische Mensch
Brigitte Helm....Der Maschinen-Mensch
Brigitte Helm....Der Tod
Brigitte Helm....Die sieben Todsünden
Brigitte Helm....Maria