In the era when one could still but only dream of a comprehensive restoration of Fritz Lang‘s silent sci-fi epic Metropolis, esteemed pop artist/producer and pioneering electronic composer Giorgio Moroder followed his work on Brian De Palma‘s cult-classic Al Pacino vehicle Scarface by assembling his own version of Lang’s 1920s classic. The result was a zeitgeist-infused, high-kitsch/high-art amalgam of some of the quintessential cinema images and then-contemporary 1980s pop-chart melodrama.
For millions around the world, it is this version of Metropolis – featuring music by Moroder himself and artistes such as Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury, Bonnie Tyler, and Jon Anderson – which first comes to mind whenever mention is made of the Lang original or, indeed, the iconic imagery and power of silent cinema.
First time on UK DVD for this legendary version of the blockbuster science-fiction classic Iconic, zeitgeist-defining soundtrack includes the music of Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant, Bonnie Tyler, and others
• New high-definition restoration from rare original 35mm elements
• Original stereo and new 5.1 surround audio options
• The Fading Image, a vintage documentary from 1984 detailing the creation of Moroder’s reconstruction
Eureka Entertainment are proud to present a new restoration of Giorgio Moroder’s cult reworking of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis for the very first time on DVD in the UK – a bizarre and beautiful retro-futurist timepiece which continues to speak of the past, present, and future…available in a limited edition DVD Steelbook from 23 July 2012.