Call number: DVD-4155


LANG, Fritz
Metropolis

Ufa, Berlin, 1926; released 10 January 1927
Producer: Erich Pommer
Screenplay: Thea von Harbou, from her novel of the same name
Photography: Karl Freund, Günther Rittau
Production design: Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut, Karl Vollbrecht
Music: Gottfried Huppertz

Joh Fredersen 					Alfred Abel		
Freder, Joh Fredersen's Son 			Gustav Fröhlich		
C. A. Rotwang, the Inventor			Rudolf Klein-Rogge		
The Thin Man					Fritz Rasp		
Josaphat					Theodor Loos		
11811 						Erwin Biswanger		
Grot, the Guardian of the Heart Machine		Heinrich George		
Maria						Brigitte Helm
150 minutes
German titles, optional English subtitles

Blu-ray disc
Region code B
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features 150-minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost). Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung edition
New HD transfer
New 2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original 1927 Gottfried Huppertz score in 5.1
Newly translated optional English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles
Full-length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum
Die Reise nach Metropolis (Journey to Metropolis), 2010, script and direction by Artem Demenok, in German with optional English subtitles, 53 minutes
2010 re-release trailer
56-page booklet featuring archival interviews with Fritz Lang, a 1927 review by Luis Bu˝uel, articles by Jonathan Rosenbaum and Karen Naundorf, and restoration notes by Martin Koerber
Source Eureka, Masters of Cinema 16 (Friedrich-Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung in collaboration with ZDF and Arte)

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