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21st July, 2017

METROPOLIS 90th Anniversary Limited Edition Boxed Set Revealed!

Steve-Eureka

In celebration of the film's 90th Anniversary year, we are pleased to announce a stunning new Metropolis Boxed Set, featuring Fritz Lang’s silent, sci-fi masterpiece. Limited to 2000 copies ONLY, and illustrated with newly commissioned artwork specially for this release. The set will feature 2 x Blu-rays, 1 x DVD and a 100 page book all housed in a Hardbound Slipcase. Available ONLY from the Eureka Store for £25 [Free Shipping Worldwide], the set will be released on 25 September 2017, and can be pre-ordered here

With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and alluring female robot, Metropolis is among the most famous of all German films and the mother of sci-fi cinema (an influence on Blade Runner and Star Wars, among countless other films). Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (MDas Testament des Dr. Mabuse, The Big Heat, etc.), its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery, and modernist grandeur – it was described by Luis Buñuel as "a captivating symphony of movement" – remain as powerful as ever.  

Drawing on – and defining – classic sci-fi themes, Metropolis depicts a dystopian future in which society is thoroughly divided in two: while anonymous workers conduct their endless drudgery below ground their rulers enjoy a decadent life of leisure and luxury. When Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) ventures into the depths in search of the beautiful Maria (Brigitte Helm in her debut role), plans of rebellion are revealed and a Maria-replica robot is programmed by mad inventor Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) and master of Metropolis Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel) to incite the workers into a self-destructive riot.    

We are proud to present the definitive version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in a Special Edition Boxed Set, containing the 150-minute reconstructed and restored version; Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis – the 1984 re-imagining featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself; and the original 2001 restoration that was considered the definitive version of the film before the discovery of additional footage which brought the film significantly closer to Lang’s original vision.

 Full details about this 90th Anniversary Metropolis Boxed Set can be found in the Eureka Store here

 

 

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