The most influential of all silent films — and a blueprint for future classics like Blade Runner and The Matrix — Fritz Lang’s visionary Metropolis can finally be seen as intended, with 25 minutes of newly—discovered footage and Gottfried Huppertz’s magnificent original score. The addition of this astounding new material (1,257 shots, including entire new sequences), carefully restored and edited into the 2002 restoration, results in the closest rendition ever seen since the film’s 1927 Berlin premiere.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Both beautiful and distant.David Hunter, Hollywood Reporter, 06.24.2010
A film of staggering technical and visual virtuosity, filled with utterly amazing images, that's also entertaining and engaging for children and adults on several levels., Chicago Tribune, 06.24.2010
The urban landscapes are detailed down to the signs on the kiosks, and the color palette, with lots of somber blues and pinks, is dreamy and evocative.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 06.18.2002
A fast-moving and remarkable film that appears destined to become a landmark in Japanese animation.Jonathan Perry, Boston Globe, 06.24.2010