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on October 12, 2010
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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on January 27, 2014
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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TOP 100 REVIEWERon October 20, 2012
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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TOP 500 REVIEWERon October 15, 2012
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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on March 25, 2013
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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on December 29, 2012
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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on April 23, 2016
I had always liked Giorgio Morodor's version, but this brought the original to life and was well worth seeing. It showed exceptional insight on many, psychological and cinematographic production... given the year of the film. I was amazed at how many later science fiction scenes one could trace back to this original. Well worth seeing and how great the lost portions were found.
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on February 24, 2005
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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on October 12, 2015
this film, many years ago, was loaned out and never returned. It belonged to my son - was gob-smacked when it was shown on TCM one morning. I rushed to Amazon to see if it was available and and the rest is history. The movie's impact is prophetic and it is sheer genius of Fritz Lang.
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on November 7, 2012
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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