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Metropolis / Transit Film ; Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung ; an Ufa production ; distributed by Parufamet ; director, Fritz Lang ; [produced by Erich Pommer] ; screenplay, Thea von Harbou.

Format Video (DVD)
EditionRestored authorized ed.
Publication InfoNew York, NY : Kino International Corp., ©2002.
Description1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorLang, Fritz, 1890-1976 director.
Other author/creatorPommer, Erich, 1889-1966.
Other author/creatorHarbou, Thea von, 1888-1954.
Other author/creatorHelm, Brigitte, 1908-1996 performer.
Other author/creatorFröhlich, Gustav performer.
Other author/creatorKlein-Rogge, Rudolf performer.
Other author/creatorAbel, Alfred, 1879-1937 performer.
Other author/creatorGeorge, Heinrich, 1893-1946, performer.
Other author/creatorLoos, Theodor, 1883-1954 performer.
Other author/creatorRasp, Fritz, 1891-1976 performer.
Other author/creatorHarbou, Thea von, 1888-1954. Metropolis.
Other author/creatorUFA (Firm)
Other author/creatorKino International Corporation.
Uniform titleMetropolis (Motion picture : 1927)
Variant title Title on container: Fritz Lang's Metropolis
Abstract The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises and attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors.
General noteRestored under the supervision of the Murnau Foundation and with the original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz.
General noteBased on the novel by Thea von Harbou.
General noteOriginally produced as a motion picture in 1927.
General noteSpecial features: 43 min. Patalas documentary on the making of the movie, featurette of the digital restoration, photo galleries, missing scenes, architectural sketches, poster artwork, cast and crew biographies.
CreditsPhotography, Karl Freund, Gunther Rittau ; music, Gottfried Huppertz ; Enno Patalas, commentary.
Cast Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolph Klein-Rogge, Alfred Abel, Theodor Loos, Heinrich George, Fritz Rasp, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrüchen.
Technical detailsDVD.
LanguageSilent with subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Audio commentary in English, German, French and Spanish. Musical accompaniment.
Genre/formScience fiction films.
Genre/formDystopian films.
Genre/formExpressionist films.
Genre/formFiction films.
Genre/formFilm adaptations.
Genre/formSilent films.
Genre/formForeign films.
Genre/formSilent films Germany.
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formFeature films Germany.
UPC 738329027520
Publisher numberK275 Kino Video

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