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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars all reviews etc here are BS
All comments and reviews on this film are about other versions of the movie. this includes the write-ups for the previous Kino Video release of this film, which is also for other crappy versions of this film. Epic fail, Amazon! The Kino versions are the only ones worth owning. As proof that the reviews on this particular item are crap, it has not even been released yet,...
Published on Oct. 12 2010 by Rondini

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1.0 out of 5 stars Wait for the Kino DVD
If you're reading this, you doubtlessly know already that Metropolis is a magnificent classic of the silent era. No definitive version is available yet, they're all incomplete, but this DVD is especially atrocious. The picture quality is an insult to DVD technology. I just saw the theatrical release of Kino International's new restoration, and it's a beautiful,...
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5.0 out of 5 stars all reviews etc here are BS, Oct. 12 2010
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Rondini (Ontario Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Complete Metropolis [Import] (DVD)
All comments and reviews on this film are about other versions of the movie. this includes the write-ups for the previous Kino Video release of this film, which is also for other crappy versions of this film. Epic fail, Amazon! The Kino versions are the only ones worth owning. As proof that the reviews on this particular item are crap, it has not even been released yet, as of this writing. This version include approx 20 minutes of recently recovered footage that was found in Argentina. Combined with the original orchestration of the movie, it is the must have version for TRUE fans of cinematic masterpieces, silent or otherwise. Check out company website for correct info. [...].
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most complete/coherent version, but I miss the 'YES' music, Feb. 24 2005
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Heather (Barrie, Ontario Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Metropolis [Import] (DVD)
As other reviewers have noted, this KINO release is the most complete and restored version of the movie that exists. The storylines make a lot more sense, and the video quality is excellent. I have to confess that I miss the wailing rock soundtrack from the earlier, less complete version of the film. Overall though, the musical score fit the film quite well, and like everything else in this film, it was reconstructed to be as close as possible to the original.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous masterpiece on blu-ray, Oct. 15 2012
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The Complete Metropolis is astounding on blu-ray. The film's well-remembered portions are visually gorgeous, and while the more recently added 'found' scenes are noticeably lower in quality (due to long-term deterioration), it's all still very watchable. Also, the original score has been re-recorded in its entirety, completing this masterpiece to the best possible authentic restoration. Bonus features on the blu-ray include a documentary on the history of finding the lost footage, as well as an interview on the process, and trailer. Highly recommended for film historians and enthusiasts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, May 13 2014
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This is a classic movie for anyone's collection. Man makes robot in to human where can you go wrong. Every mans fantasy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!, Jan. 27 2014
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I've been waiting for this DVD for years. If you've seen this rendition (Moroder's) of Metropolis before than you need to get it on DVD. The modern soundtrack and colourization just breathes new life into this film classic. Love it! Remember, this is for die hard film fans only, if your looking for a good flick for a Saturday Night than move on, but if you appreciate film art, and can accept Moroder's re-sculpting of Metropolis than get this and enjoy it with some nerdy film fan friends, the post film discussion about Metropolis should be as engrossing as the film itself
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cinematic classic reborn with modern-(1980s) pop-what's not to like?, March 25 2013
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I know the purists out there will prefer the original 1930s version, with subtitles. But this too now has a cult following, and most of the songs are listenable and a few are noteworthy. This came out after Moroder co-produced the Cat People soundtrack with David Bowie. Some of these iconic stars were Freddie Mercury-Pat Benatar-Adam Ant-Bonnie Tyler-Loverboy-Jon Anderson-Billy Squire. So pretty serious talent pool. Enjoy this trip, took me back to my youth...those were the days.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Metropolis, Dec 29 2012
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I try to view all of Fritz Lang's films. I've seen it a couple of times. This movie is a great existential. Moralizing; and compelling story telling. I really admire Fritz Lang's artistry and vision. The remastered picture quality was also very good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Silent Era, Nov. 7 2012
This review is from: The Complete Metropolis [Import] (DVD)
This is the review that [...] gave to The Complete Metropolis:

"This updated DVD edition of Metropolis features the 2010 restoration version licensed by Transit Films of Germany, comprised of all of the known surviving footage from this crippled masterpiece. With the addition of 25 minutes of footage found in a worn 16mm reduction negative by the curator of the Buenos Aires Museo del Cine in Brazil in 2008, this home video edition now contains the most complete version of the film since its Berlin premiere in January 1927.

The film is presented with the original Gottfried Huppertz music score, performed by the Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, as conducted by Frank Strobel.

Among the supplementary material is “Voyage to Metropolis,” a 50-minute documentary on the production of the film and its modern restoration, and an interview with Museo del Cine curator Paula Felix-Didier.

For those who have not made the jump to Blu-ray Disc, this will be the finest edition of Metropolis available on home video for many years to come. We highly recommend this revised Kino International DVD edition for your collection."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Restored Version Of This Silent Film Classic Looks Very Good, Oct. 20 2012
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Mark Anderson (Victoria, BC, Canada) - See all my reviews
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Metropolis is a silent film classic with an interesting history. It was edited down from its original full length version and, somehow, all known prints of the original full length version were lost or destroyed.

In the 1990s a copy of the original full length version was found in South America. This copy was on 16mm film and was not in pristine condition. But it was the only known copy of the full length original so a project was undertaken to restore a complete version of the full length original version using material from the 16mm South American copy.

This is the restored version of the full length original film.

The restoration is very well done. It's obvious where material from the 16mm South American copy has been edited in but the restoration looks very good.

This movie is an essential film for movie history fans. This restored full length version is the one to buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Give them Hel, Sept. 4 2005
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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On the cover, we see a picture of the mechanical woman that is supposed to be a substitute for Hel a woman of Metropolis in 2026 that is watched over by Johhan 'Joh' Fredersen (Alfred Abel). He stole the heart of Hel from C.A. Rotwang, der Erfinder "The Inventor" (Rudolf Klien-Rogge) and married her. It was speculated that Hel fell for Joh's position of power more than love. Hel dies in childbirth.

Rotwang being lonely invents a robot replacement for Hel. Rotwang loses a hand in the process. We see the machine person Hel on the poster the same way Joh saw it when he learned of its existence.

Meantime it looks like Jon's son Freder Frederson (Gustov Fröhlich) has been smitten by a kindly girl Maria (Brigitte Helm) with a mission. This mission is stated in the beginning credits as the "Head" and the "Hands" will be brought together by the "Heart."

Joh must squelch the son's infatuation with Maria and put the workers in their place.

Looking at the sight of Rotwang's machine person, an evil plan forms in Joh's mind. Little does he know what plan is in Rotwang's mind.

However, we do.

Hel is the name of the queen of Helheim, the Norse underworld.

This is a 1927 movie, made at the UFA studios. Learn more of UFA in the book "The UFA Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company" by Klaus Kreimeier. It is quit innovative with the visuals. Different versions
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