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12-03-2002, 07:00 PM
*does a little dance*
i'm going down to Mass. to see Metropolis on the big screen tomorrow night! Has anyone been to one of these showings or planning to attend?
12-04-2002, 05:28 AM
I saw the showing in Portland, Oregon, in October...and it was ABSOLUTELY F**KING AMAZING. If you haven't seen this restored print, you haven't seen Metropolis period. I simply can't believe they got it to look this good. The music score is incredible. The plot finally makes sense. The few sequences that are still missing are bridged by some stills and title cards. Trust me, Jared, if you're a Metropolis fan, you'll be in absolute heaven. As soon as the DVD is released early next year, it's mine.
12-04-2002, 05:44 AM
i'm very excited, i've never seen it. in fact i've never seen a classic on the big screen. so this will make two firsts.
12-08-2002, 12:25 AM
I got to see this restored print here in Nashville last night and I can not praise it enough. As I said to a friend afterward- it was like seeing the film for the first time. Suddenly it made sense and the over 2 hour running time flew by. What an amazing piece of film. I'm still hoping that eventually some more of the missing footage is unearthed, but this is a fantastic way to see METROPOLIS. They did a very good job filling in the narritive gaps with the intertitles and the score is brilliant!
12-08-2002, 12:36 AM
I really felt very fortunate to have seen this on the big screen. i have to echo jeff, i felt it was "ABSOLUTELY F**KING AMAZING". It was nice to sit in a theatre full of people who really wanted to see the film as much as I did.
12-10-2002, 07:35 PM
I would love to see such a film on the big screen. can someone please tell me why these masterpieces never come to Georgia? I have the movie on DVD but I would love to see it king sized.
12-10-2002, 07:48 PM
2001, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and this film all came to Georgia. Go to www.kino.com and see if METRO will be coming back.
12-12-2002, 09:50 AM
Thank you for the info.
12-18-2002, 04:13 PM
I saw it in NY over the summer. Not to be redundant but yes, it was f*cking amazing. I cannot wait to get this sucker on dvd.
12-21-2002, 05:07 PM
When exactly is this gonna be released on DVD?
12-21-2002, 06:44 PM
taken from Kino.com (http://www.kino.com/video/index.html)
DVD $29.95 | Pre-order sale price: $20.97 (30% off)
Release date: February 18, 2003
*Note: This title is only for sale within the US and Canada
also on VHS
Dir. Fritz Lang. Germany. 1927. 124 mins. B&W. 1.33:1.
Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, Metropolis had for 75 years been seen only in shortened or truncated versions. Now, restored in Germany with state-of-the-art digital technology, under the supervision of the Murnau Foundation, and with the original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz added, Metropolis can be appreciated in its full glory. It is, as A. O. Scott of The New York Times declared, "A fever dream of the future. At last we have the movie every would-be cinematic visionary has been trying to make since 1927."
Metropolis takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th century, many of which presage such sci-fi landmarks as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of the German silent cinema. Kino is proud to present the definitive, authorized version of this towering classic, at a length over one-third longer than any previous release, for the first time on DVD and VHS.
"Spectacular...the greatest of all pulp fantasies. The most complete version since its Berlin premiere." - J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
43 minute documentary on the making of Metropolis by Enno Patalas
Featurette: The Digital Restoration
Photo galleries featuring production stills; missing scenes; architectural sketches; poster artwork
13 cast and crew biographies
5.1 Surround sound of newly recorded orchestral score
Audio commentary in English, German, French, and Spansh
Titles in English, German, French and Spanish
12-21-2002, 06:51 PM
kinda curious to see the "Spansh" subtitles myself
12-22-2002, 05:29 PM
Thanks :) Can't wait to pick that one up.
01-05-2003, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by DrKillgore
Can someone please tell me why these masterpieces never come to Georgia?
Well, you do live in Georgia...:confused:
In all seriousness, I saw over eighty movies in the theater during the course of 2002, and seeing the restored METROPOLIS was easily the most enjoyable experience of the year. It's probably the most complete version of the film we'll ever get.
If you have the Madacy or Alpha deeveedees of METROPOLIS, you need to chuck 'em out the nearest window and pre-order the Kino release, which will be indispensible. In the theatrical trailer, METROPOLIS is compared to BLADE RUNNER, STAR WARS, and THE MATRIX...all of which get neatly buried by this visionary ultra-classic.
02-18-2003, 11:06 AM
Watched this film from beginning to end for the first time last night on Kino's DVD. In a word, AMAZING!
02-18-2003, 04:13 PM
I should be getting this in the mail any day now. I psyched to see the film again and for the extras. Is the commentary good?
02-18-2003, 04:32 PM
It was very good & informative, I don't know if I'd call it entertaining.
02-18-2003, 04:35 PM
I saw it a few weeks ago in Cincinnati. I really enjoyed it and will need to get the DVD since the film print had NEW scratches and the reel changes were SLOPPY!
02-18-2003, 05:56 PM
since the film print had NEW scratches and the reel changes were SLOPPY!
That is a shame. Hard to believe they can't change a reel properly.
02-21-2003, 10:53 AM
It looks great. The one thing I don't like is that it's run at 24 frames per second as opposed to the correct speed of 20 frames per second. The characters move too fast. Other than that, brilliant transfer.
02-21-2003, 11:46 AM
The characters move too fast
Yes, that bothered me a bit during some parts of the film. But overall this version is billions of miles above the Mandacy version.
12-08-2004, 07:52 AM
R2 UK -based "Eureka" is gonna re-release this, this time with original German intertitles (and optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German on the main feature and supplements):
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