Giorgio Moroder Present - Metropolis
Sunday 20th May 2012
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 23rd July 2012.
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.
- 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
- None or TBC
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.
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