One of the great silent classics, Metropolis is a futuristic fantasy about the mechanization of society. The new print of this true cinema classic restores nearly a half hour of footage that was removed from Lang's original cut in 1927. Although various other versions have been released over the years, this 75th anniversary print is the closest we'll ever get to Lang's two-and-a-half-hour original. Also included on the soundtrack of this print is the original score composed for the movie by Gottfried Huppertz, now re-recorded by a 65-piece orchestra. (For more info see austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2002-08-23/screens_feature.html.)
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