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The Complete Metropolis
Fritz Lang’s dazzling sci-fi masterpiece, which influenced Star Wars and Blade Runner.
“One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history.” —The New York Times
Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece, which influenced other landmark sci-fi classics like Star Wars and Blade Runner. Backed by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’s 1927 score, the film’s dazzling visual design and special effects are more striking than ever. The new scenes and subplots endow Metropolis with even greater tension and emotional resonance in the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers—orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them both.
D: Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927, Runtime: 2h33m