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The Complete Metropolis
The complete restoration to date of German director Fritz Lang’s 1927 science-fiction classic, Metropolis. Lang’s visionary work of science fiction redefined the term "super-production," with its thousands of extras, monstrous sets, and eye-popping special effects, including a cataclysmic, multitude-engulfing flood.
This legendary work was previously seen as Lang conceived it only by the very earliest Berlin audiences ("positively overwhelming," raved Variety after the 1927 premiere) — and then the cutting began, followed by decades of attempts at reconstruction. A 1984 version ran only 87 minutes, while the then-"definitive" 2002 reconstruction edged up the running time to 124 minutes. Finally, in 2008, the Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires came across a print that had been in an Argentinean private collection since 1928.
At a private screening in Berlin, "the room got very quiet," as the select audience witnessed over a thousand shots that were thought lost — bringing the running time to 153 minutes and virtually matching the original shooting script and musical cues.
This astounding new version — after considerable restoration work on the well-worn archival print — has been combined with the visually superb 2002 restoration. Presented with the original 1927 orchestral score and projected in a high-definition format, audiences can, at long last, experience Lang’s original Metropolis as the director intended it to be seen.
Starring Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos
Directed by Fritz Lang
Running Time - 2:52
Genre - Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - January 1st, 1927
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