METROPOLIS 90th Anniversary Limited Edition Boxed Set

Eureka Entertainment to release a stunning new METROPOLIS Boxed Set, in celebration of the film’s 90th Anniversary year, featuring Fritz Lang’s silent, sci-fi masterpiece. Limited to just 2000 copies worldwide, and illustrated with newly commissioned artwork specially for this release. The set features 2 x Blu-rays, 1 x DVD and a 100 page book all housed in a HARDBOUND SLIPCASE, Available from 25 September 2017 as part of The Masters of Cinema Series as a Eureka Webstore Exclusive.

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 (M, Das 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.

To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the film’s release, Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the definitive version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in a Special Edition Boxed Set as part of The Masters of Cinema Series, 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.

Eureka Webstore Exclusive Available to order here

SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET CONTAINS:

– A Limited Edition Boxed Set, illustrated with newly commissioned artwork specially for this release
– 150 minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world) on Blu-ray
– 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
– Giorgio Moroder presents: Metropolis – the 1984 re-imagining of Metropolis featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself and artists such as Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and many more
– The Fading Image – Documentary which goes behind the scenes of Giorgio Moroder’s restoration and scoring
– Pristine HD transfers (1080p on the Blu-ray discs)
– The 2001 restoration that was considered the definitive version of the film before the discovery of the Argentina footage
– 2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original 1927 Gottfried Huppertz score in 5.1 (2010 version)
– Berndt Heller’s arrangement of the Gottfried Huppertz score (2001 version)
– Optional English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles
– Full length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum (2010 version)
– Full length audio commentary by film historian Enno Patalas (2001 version)
– Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010, 53 minutes), a documentary about the film
– 2010 re-release trailer
– A 100-page book featuring archival interviews with Fritz Lang; a 1927 review by Luis Buñuel; articles by Jonathan Rosenbaum and Karen Naundorf; extensive restoration notes by Martin Koerber; writing by Otto Hunte, Günther Rittau, Aenne Willkomm, Brigitte Helm and Rudolf Arnheim alongside a stunning array of rare archival imagery.

METROPOLIS Anime Comes to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK

Osamu Tezuka's METROPOLIS Dual Format
Osamu Tezuka's METROPOLIS Dual Format
Osamu Tezuka’s METROPOLIS Dual Format

Another year another version of Metropolis! This time it is the Anime version of the classic Fritz Lang movie.

OSAMU TEZUKA’S METROPOLIS, the spectacular anime based on the 1949 Metropolis manga, itself inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a limited edition Dual-Format SteelBook on 16 January 2017, and a Special Dual-Format edition on 13 March 2017.

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Based on the classic comic created by revered manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy), written by anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and directed by Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999), Metropolis is a spectacular film featuring stunning imagery and unforgettable characters.

In the industrial, tri-level world of Metropolis, Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. But Duke Red’s violent son Rock distrusts robots and intends to find and destroy Tima. Lost in the confusing labyrinth beneath Metropolis, Tima is beginning a friendship with the young nephew of a Japanese detective. But when Duke Red separates the two innocents, Tima’s life – and the fate of the universe – is dangerously at stake.

Eureka Entertainment is proud to present Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a Special Dual-Format edition and limited edition Dual-Format SteelBook

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OSAMU TEZUKA’S METROPOLIS Special Features

  • High-definition presentation
  • Japanese & English DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-ray
  • Optional English Subtitles | The Making of Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis – a documentary on the film’s production
  • Interviews with the films creators
  • Multi-angle animation comparisons
  • Original Trailer
  • Standard Dual Format edition to feature reversible sleeve

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  • OSAMU TEZUKA'S METROPOLIS

A Confession Regarding Giorgio Moroder’s METROPOLIS

Giorgio Moroder Presents: METROPOLIS

The 1927 classic scifi movie Metropolis is one of the all time must see scifi movies. It has been displayed in many forms, but this is the version I first saw many years ago after plucking the VHS from the bargain bin in Woolworths.

In fact I have just spotted this quote in Scifind’s coverage of the 2010 150 minute restored version of the movie:

Every few years there seems to be a re release, re master, new footage for the all time classic iconic Sci fi feature METROPOLIS, a number of which can be browsed here. I personally had the ?colourised? version with the Queen soundtrack picked up on VHS in a Woolworths bargain bin.? To date the 2005 Masters Of Cinema version was probably the most faithful and complete collection with the remastered movie and special features

In 1984, Oscar-winning composer Giorgio Moroder (Top Gun, Midnight Express, Flashdance) reintroduced Fritz Lang?s 1927 science fiction epic METROPOLIS to a new generation of moviegoers. He colourised scenes, added new subtitles, plus a throbbing rock soundtrack to Lang?s iconic imagery. Featuring songs from some of the biggest stars of the early MTV era: Freddie Mercury, Pat Benatar, Adam Ant, Bonnie Tyler, Loverboy, Jon Anderson and others, it became a dramatic vehicle for Moroder?s visionary music and a beautiful retro-futurist timepiece. Through faithfully maintaining Lang?s intriguing and timeless storyline, today, it is this version of METROPOLIS that first comes to mind for millions around the world.

Eureka Entertainment proudly present the UK DVD Premiere of Giorgio Moroder Presents: METROPOLIS, to be released on 23 July 2012. It will be available on a Limited Edition DVD SteelBook, and for the first time throughout the UK, made available for streaming, through a new revolutionary VOD technology provided by Yekra, at www.metropolismovie.co.uk .

Metropolis is ruled by the powerful industrialist Joh Fredersen. He looks out from his office in the Tower of Babel at a modern, highly technicized world. Together with the children of the workers, a young woman named Maria reaches the Eternal Gardens where the sons of the city?s elite amuse themselves and where she meets Freder, Joh Fredersen?s son. When the young man later goes on a search for the girl, he witnesses an explosion in a machine hall, where numerous workers lose their lives. He then realizes that the luxury of the upper class is based on the exploitation of the proletariat. In the Catacombs under the Workers? City Freder finally finds Maria, who gives the workers hope with her prophecies for a better future. His father also knows about Maria?s influence on the proletariat and fears for his power. In the house of the inventor Rotwang, Joh Fredersen learns about his experiments to create a cyborg based on the likeness of Hel, their mutual love and Freder?s mother. Fredersen orders Rotwang to give Maria?s face to the robot in order to send it to the underground city to deceive and stir up its inhabitants.

After the robot Maria has succeeded, a catastrophe ensues…..

2012 Giorgio Moroder’s METROPOLIS

DETAILS
Label: Eureka Entertainment Ltd
Release Date: 23 July 2012
Certificate: PG
Run Time: 84 minutes
Format: 1.37:1 OAR, B&W / Tinted
Genre: Sci-fi
Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1984
Country: Italy / Germany
Language: Silent / English Intertitles / Music Soundtrack

SPECIAL DVD STEELBOOK EDITION FEATURES
? New high-definition restoration from rare original 35mm elements
? Original stereo and new 5.1 surround audio options
? The Fading Image, a vintage documentary from 1984 detailing the creation of Moroder’s reconstruction

Metropolis 2010

UPDATED Metropolis New Version DVD and Blu Ray Covers
UPDATED Metropolis New Version DVD and Blu Ray Covers

??150-minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version?(including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world)

??Separate DVD and BD editions with?wraparound embossed sleeve, or?Ltd Ed Steelbook Dual Format edition

For all versions of this 2010 version remasters Metropolis See here

The artwork on Metropolis is classic, true Sci Fi Art. See here to get posters and prints

The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Fritz Lang?s 1927 ?director?s cut? available on home video for the first time. The mother of all sci-fi films and a major influence on Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), George Lucas (Star Wars), and pop culture in general (referenced by Madonna, Beyonce and countless others, Metropolis [Reconstructed & Restored] is released on 22 November 2010.

Metropolis released theatrically on 10 September 2010 in cinemas nationwide
Metropolis released theatrically on 10 September 2010 in cinemas nationwide

Every few years there seems to be a re release, re master, new footage for the all time classic iconic Sci fi feature METROPOLIS, a number of which can be browsed here. I personally had the ‘colourised’ version with the Queen soundtrack picked up on VHS in a Woolworths bargain bin.? To date the 2005 Masters Of Cinema version was probably the most faithful and complete collection with the remastered movie and special features

Now in 2010 another 30 minutes of footage has been found for? a new theatrical (and DVD) release.

If you are not familiar with Metroplois shame on you, look at the following details and it will be your duty to seek out a copy or attend a theatrical screening.

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 (M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse, The Big Heat, etc.), its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery, and modernist grandeur ? it was described by Luis Bu?uel 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 Fr?lich) 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 here in a newly reconstructed and restored version, as lavish and spectacular as ever thanks to the painstaking archival work of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and the discovery of 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world. Lang’s enduring epic can finally be seen ? for the first time in 83 years ? as the director originally intended, and as seen by German cinema-goers in 1927.

  • 150-minute feature film (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world).
    Fritz Lang’s 1927 “director’s cut” available to cinema-goers for the first time in 83 years. Official reconstruction and restoration by the highly respected Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.
    Immaculate 2K digital projection, as screened at the 60th Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival) 2010 world premiere.
  • New 2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original 1927 Gottfried Huppertz score.
    Newly translated English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles.
    One of the key works of master director Fritz Lang (M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse [The Testament of Dr. Mabuse], Die Nibelungen, The Big Heat, etc.).
  • Among the most iconic and influential films of all time, a cinema classic with a huge cult following.
    The mother of all sci-fi films and a major influence on Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), George Lucas (Star Wars), and pop culture in general (referenced by Madonna, Beyonc?, and countless others).
  • METROPOLIS will be released on DVD and Blu-ray as part of the Masters of Cinema Series later in 2010