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The complete Metropolis [videorecording] / directed by Fritz Lang ; screenplay by Thea von Harbou ; a film of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in co-operation with ZDF and ARTE.

Metropolis (other title)


In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (148 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (illustrations ; 19 cm)
  • Edition: Two-disc special edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Kino International, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel Metropolis by Thea von Harbou.
Special features: original 1927 score by Gottfried Huppertz, performed by the Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, conducted by Frank Strobel, and presented in 5.1 stereo surround ; "Voyage to Metropolis," a 50-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film ; interview with Paula Felix-Didier, curator of the Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires, where the missing footage was discovered ; 2010 re-release trailer.
Title from discs' surfaces.
DVD release date: Nov. 16, 2010.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. [Feature film] -- disc 2. [Special features].
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photographed by Karl Freund, Günther Rittau ; music by Gottfried Huppertz.
Participant or Performer Note:
Alfred Abel, Brigette Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge.
Original Version Note:
Originally released as a motion picture: Germany : Ufa, 1927.
System Details Note:
All regions; 1.33:1, Dolby digital 5.1 or stereo.; NTSC.
Language Note:
Silent film with English intertitles and music score.
Subject: Social classes > Drama.
Social conflict > Drama.
Feature films > Germany.
Genre: Film adaptations.
Silent films.
Science fiction films.
Dystopian films.
Feature films.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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