Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Fritz Lang's Metropolis

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Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis in the year 2026. The younger Fredersen is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen, but backbreaking, labor of an entire class of workers who tend the machines that make the city run, and he descends to the subterranean levels of Metropolis in an effort to understand their lives. This version was produced in 1981 when Giorgio Moroder began a three-year endeavor to restore the science fiction classic.


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ArapahoeTina Nov 14, 2019

A fascinating slice of movie history. If you like sci-fi and are looking for a classic that was way before its time, check out this film.

Jun 12, 2019

I only watch it every few years, but it is a classic sci fi/dystopian movie.

Jun 11, 2019

I had really wanted to like this film, but eventually I could hardly stand it: for about the last hour and ten minutes I was checking how much longer I would have to watch - it became very tedious. The imagery was great (for its time) and themes are still relevant today.

Mar 13, 2018

For a silent-era film that is now 90 years old - Metropolis is certainly worth a view.

Mar 15, 2017

I got this instead of the complete and much longer version... :(

Jan 23, 2017

An all time classic sci- fi movie by Fritz Lang. It might seem slow by today's standards but it still bears watching.

Oct 24, 2016

Metropolis (from the silent-era) is a fantasy film about a futuristic city and its mechanized society, with an upper-class youth abandoning his life of luxury in order to join the oppressed workers in an all-out revolt.

Even though this film is on the long side - Startling set designs and impressive special effects are guaranteed to command the full attention from even the most jaded of viewers.

This 1927 film is definitely worth a view for any Sci-Fi fan. (*Be sure to watch the videos included here*)

Oct 19, 2016

With Metropolis (1927) being from the "silent-era" of film, I was initially quite sceptical about watching it, certain that I wouldn't enjoy it half as much as I did.

Regardless of how idiotic silent-screen actors can carry on sometimes, with their goofy, over-the-top histrionics, it was Metropolis' startling sets, its amazing mob scenes, and, especially, its fantastic robot (yes, it was female and like one you've never seen before) that all but made up for this somewhat annoying aspect of the film.

Impressively directed by German film-maker, Fritz Lang, Metropolis (now 87 years old) is a visionary masterpiece that depicts a futuristic society dominated by a soulless feudal system.

In this cold world of Metropolis, the wealthy technocrats live in sumptuous luxury, housed inside towering palaces. While at the foot of these gleaming structures the "slave-labour class" toils away, thanklessly and endlessly.

Yes. Metropolis is heavy going at times, but one certainly can't argue with its awesome special effects (for its time) and the elaborate set designs that command attention throughout.... (*Watch trailer video-clip*)

Oct 09, 2016

In 10 years time (2026) the silent-era, Sci-Fi, classic, Metropolis will be 100 years old - And by sheer coincidence the year 2026 is also the same date in which this film's story is set.

If nothing else - I think that it's interesting to see (through the eyes of the film Metropolis) how (100 years into the future) man's world was perceived to be.

Over the last 15 years - I have watched this picture 3 times - And I do have to agree with others, that without its incredible set designs and the presence of one of the most fantastic robots imaginable, Metropolis would, pretty much, be a very ordinary and, yes, humdrum production.

But, with that said - From a purely historical point of view - I do recommend this film to one, and all.

(*Be sure to watch "robot" video-clip*)

Jun 19, 2015

I had hoped that this was the restored full-length version, but disappointingly it was the old print with some new music and color. Enjoyable, nonetheless.

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Jun 01, 2012

In the year 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live underground and the wealthy, who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor, a man from the upper class abandons his privileged life to join oppressed workers in a revolt. Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, German director Fritz Lang's masterpiece has now been magnificently restored to include the original 1927 orchestral score.


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