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15th December, 2014

Metropolis Ultimate Collector's Edition - Coming in January

Kevin-Eureka

Coming in January we have an all new Ultimate Collector's Edition SteelBook of Metropolis. Containing an all new second Blu-ray featuring The Giorgio Moroder version of Metropolis, and two documentaries about the film, this collection represents the most complete edition of Metropolis we have ever released. Additionally, in every SteelBook is a chance to win an 180gm* Metropolis engraved solid gold bar worth approximately £4000†!

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. Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang, its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery, and modernist grandeur remain as powerful as ever.

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. A 'Holy Grail' among film finds, Metropolis is presented in its full-length version, previously missing for almost a century, in a brand new limited edition SteelBook ultimate collector’s edition.

These are selling fast so to avoid dissapointment we've added the SteelBook to the store for pre-order, as always we'll be shipping stock out as soon as it arrives with us so you will receive it before everyone else. 

Pre-order your copy today>

Special Features:

  • Opportunity in every SteelBook to win a unique bespoke Metropolis engraved solid Gold bar
  • Limited to 4000 copies worldwide
  • NEW - Metropolis Refound - a 2010 documentary by Evangelina Loguerico exploring the rediscovery of the most complete print of the Fritz Lang masterpiece in an Argentinean film museum.
  • NEW - Giorgio Moroder presents: Metropolis - the 1984 re-imaging of Metropolis featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself and artists such as Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and many more.
  • NEW - The Fading Image, a rarely seen behind-the-scenes documentary about Moroder’s restoration and scoring of Metropolis
  • 150-minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world)
  • Pristine 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 (2010, 53 minutes), a documentary about the film
  • 2010 re-release trailer
  • 56-page booklet featuring archival interviews with Fritz Lang, a 1927 review by Luis Buñuel, articles by Jonathan Rosenbaum and Karen Naundorf, and restoration notes by Martin Koerber and more!

 

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