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    Eureka Releasing Metropolis On Blu-ray

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    PRESS RELEASE: Eureka! Entertainment to release METROPOLIS Ultimate Collector’s Edition, Fritz Lang’s epic vision of a futuristic city will be re-released in a new Blu-ray SteelBook edition [Limited to 4000 copies worldwide] with additional extras, as part of their award-winning The Masters of Cinema Series on 19 January 2015.

    [For immediate release] Eureka! Entertainment have announced the release of Fritz Lang’s, Metropolis Ultimate Collector’s Edition, the mother of all sci-fi films and a major influence on Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), George Lucas (Star Wars), and pop culture in general (referenced by Madonna, Beyonce and countless others) will be re-released in a 2-disc Blu-ray set in brand new SteelBook packaging, now featuring Giorgio Moroder presents: Metropolis and a 45-min documentary exploring the film’s rediscovery. Limited to just 4000 units worldwide and including an opportunity with every SteelBook to win a unique bespoke Metropolis engraved solid gold bar, Metropolis Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be released as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on 19 January 2015.





    Available to pre-order from: Amazon http://amzn.to/1yTUNdW

    SYNOPSIS:

    With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and alluring female robot, Metropolis is among the most famous of all German films and the mother of sci-fi cinema (an influence on Blade Runner and Star Wars, among countless other films). Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse,The Big Heat, etc.), its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery, and modernist grandeur – it was described by Luis Buñuel as "a captivating symphony of movement" – remain as powerful as ever.

    Drawing on – and defining – classic sci-fi themes, Metropolis depicts a dystopian future in which society is thoroughly divided in two: while anonymous workers conduct their endless drudgery below ground their rulers enjoy a decadent life of leisure and luxury. When Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) ventures into the depths in search of the beautiful Maria (Brigitte Helm in her debut role), plans of rebellion are revealed and a Maria-replica robot is programmed by mad inventor Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) and master of Metropolis Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel) to incite the workers into a self-destructive riot.



    A "Holy Grail" among film finds, Metropolis is presented here in its reconstructed and restored version, as lavish and spectacular as ever thanks to the painstaking archival work of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and the discovery of 25 minutes of footage until recently thought lost to the world. Lang's enduring epic can be seen as the director originally intended, and as seen by German cinema-goers in 1927.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Opportunity in every SteelBook to win a unique bespoke Metropolis engraved solid gold bar, Weight Approx. 180g
    • 150-minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world)
    • Metropolis Refound - a 2010 documentary by Evangelina Loguerico exploring the rediscovery of the most complete print of the Fritz Lang masterpiece in an Argentinean film museum.
    • Giorgio Moroder presents: Metropolis - the 1984 re-imaging of Metropolis featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself and artists such as Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and many more.
    • The Fading Image – Documentary which goes behind the scenes of Giorgio Moroder’s restoration and scoring
    • Pristine HD transfer (1080p on Blu-ray)
    • 2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original 1927 Gottfried Huppertz score in 5.1
    • Newly translated optional English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles
    • Full-length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum
    • Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010, 53 minutes), a documentary about the film
    • 2010 re-release trailer
    • 56-page booklet featuring archival interviews with Fritz Lang, a 1927 review by Luis Buñuel, articles by Jonathan Rosenbaum and Karen Naundorf, and restoration notes by Martin Koerber and more!

    PRESS:

    “a treat – it’s simply one of the greatest and most influential films ever made” – BBC2 NEWSNIGHT

    “a cinematic miracle...just how Lang envisioned it” - DAZED & CONFUSED

    “one more treasure brought up from Atlantis – all praise to the divers and archaeologists” - THE GUARDIAN

    “in its new, old form, an unforgettable film ***** 5 STARS” THE IRISH TIMES

    “a mammoth marvel...sit close to a big screen and submit to the machine ***** 5 STARS” TIME OUT (London)

    “the starting point of so much modern cinema ***** 5 STARS” THE INDEPENDENT

    “one of the biggest, strangest, maddest films in cinema history ***** 5 STARS” THE GUARDIAN

    “an eternal masterpiece ***** 5 STARS” - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

    “the finished restoration is a thing of beauty ***** 5 STARS” - IRISH INDEPENDENT

    “revolutionary, astounding and madly influential...a big-screen must-see” - THE IRISH TIMES

    “a true masterpiece of early cinema” - THE INDEPENDENT

    “the grandaddy of sci-fi movies” - THE GUARDIAN

    DETAILS:
    Label: Eureka
    Blu-ray Cat. No.| EKA70166
    Blu-ray Barcode| 5060000701661
    Blu-ray RRP| £29.99
    Release Date| 19 Jan 2014
    Certificate| PG
    Run Time| 150 min.
    OAR| 1.37:1 OAR
    Picture| Black & White
    Genre| Sci-Fi
    Director| Fritz LANG
    Year| 1927
    Country| Germany
    Language| German (Silent)
    Subtitles| English SDH (Optional)

    TAG LINE:

    "The mediator between head and hands must be the heart!"
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    A slightly better look at the packaging.

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    Eureka's latest newsletter says that the 4000 pcs are going fast.

    Pre-order page is here for anyone that wants one.
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    Never seen Metropolis, but it's long piqued my curiosity, so now that Eureka's releasing a super cool steelbook with both versions of the movie, I had to pre-order. amazon UK has it for £24.00, but it was down to £20.67 a few days ago.

    Edit: Guess it was even lower than that because on my order it's listed at £17.28 which comes out to $26.31. Hell yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinya View Post
    Edit: Guess it was even lower than that because on my order it's listed at £17.28 which comes out to $26.31. Hell yeah.
    It sounds like you're in the U.S. If so, the price is shown as being lower because you don't have to pay VAT.

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    Ohhh, yeah I am in the US. Thanks for the info, did not figure that.

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    Only 90 years late to the party...but watched this for the first time tonight in the awesome new steelbook edition. I have to say, that for a silent film, and one that lasts 2 and half hours, I was thoroughly engrossed. The gorgeous restoration that was completed some time ago really helps. Obviously I never saw the version that was in circulation for 80 years or so, but I can see why finding the missing footage must have been a great deal. If you haven't seen this film, and are open minded to silent films then I thoroughly recommend it.
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    Limited to 2000 units

    To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the film’s release, Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the definitive version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in a Special Edition Boxed Set, containing the 150-minute reconstructed and restored version; Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis – the 1984 re-imagining featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself; and the original 2001 restoration that was considered the definitive version of the film before the discovery of additional footage which brought the film significantly closer to Lang’s original vision.

    Drawing on – and defining – classic sci-fi themes, Metropolis depicts a dystopian future in which society is thoroughly divided in two: while anonymous workers conduct their endless drudgery below ground their rulers enjoy a decadent life of leisure and luxury. When Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) ventures into the depths in search of the beautiful Maria (Brigitte Helm in her debut role), plans of rebellion are revealed and a Maria-replica robot is programmed by mad inventor Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) and master of Metropolis Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel) to incite the workers into a self-destructive riot.

    With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and alluring female robot, Metropolis is among the most famous of all German films and the mother of sci-fi cinema (an influence on Blade Runner and Star Wars, among countless other films). Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse, The Big Heat, etc.), its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery, and modernist grandeur – it was described by Luis Buñuel as "a captivating symphony of movement" – remain as powerful as ever.

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    That looks gorgeous, but I'm not buying this film again... Or am I...?
    Looking for Orozco the Embalmer (Camera Obscura) and the Swedish theatrical poster of Breaking Point (Vibenius/"Ron Silberman Jr.", 1975).

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