Movie: Metropolis (1927)

  • Director: Fritz Lang
  • Release Date: 13 March 1927 (USA)
  • Writers: Thea von Harbou (screenplay) Thea von Harbou (novel)  
  • Run Time: 153 min | Germany:210 min (premiere cut) | Germany:93 min (re-release version) | USA:114 min (25 fps) (1927 cut version) | USA:123 min (2002 Murnau Foundation 75th aniversary restored version) | 119 min (DVD edition) (2002 Murnau Foundation 75th aniversary restored version) | 80 min (Giorgio Moroder version) | 145 min (2010 restored version)
  • Country: Germany
  • Genre: Action , Adventure , Drama , Fantasy , Romance , Sci-Fi , Thriller  

Tagline: Fritz Lang's 1927 Masterpiece Now With 25 Minutes of Lost Footage (2010 re-release)  

Trivia: The last cut of the film was shown at the Berlinale Festival in Berlin (February 2010). 

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: In the Kino Video DVD, the cityscape shot that ends in Chapter 7 (at 17:00) is cut short. It ends before a dirigible crosses the top of the shot flying from right to left. The dirigible appears in the Madacy Video DVD in Chapter 3 (at 15:21). 

\”It is the future, and humans are divided into two groups: the thinkers, who make plans (but don\’t know how anything works), and the workers, who achieve goals (but don\’t have the vision). Completely separate, neither group is complete, but together they make a whole. One man from the \”thinkers\” dares visit the underground where the workers toil, and is astonished by what he sees… Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>\”

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