Metropolis (Masters of Cinema reissue) in January - Menu Screens added
Eureka Video have announced the UK DVD reissue of Fritz Lang's Metropolis as part of their Masters of Cinema range for 24th January 2005 priced at £19.99. This reissue of their highly regarded earlier Special Edition release which used the extensive 2001 official restoration is presented here for the first time in the UK or USA with original German intertitles and optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German on the main feature and supplements.
The two-disc set offers the following bonus features:
- Original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz, newly arranged by Berndt Heller
- Full length audio commentary by film historian Enno Patalas. In German audio with optional subtitles, and also presented in English audio
- The Metropolis Case (2002) - a 44-minute documentary by Enno Patalas on the making of Metropolis
- A 9-minute restoration documentary (2002) with Martin Koerber
- Production stills, posters, costume designs, stills of missing scenes, and architectural sketches
- 28-page booklet containing extensive restoration notes by Martin Koerber, writing by Otto Hunte, Günther Rittau, Aenne Willkomm, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Arnheim and a newly revised and updated essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum
Cover art and menu screens follow...