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by rocky-o

Director Fritz Lang created an epic masterpiece (back in the days of silent film), when he took on the scope of his classic film, “Metropolis”…

More expensive than any film of its time, and using NO computer graphics whatsoever (which is extraordinary when you view it through the eyes of today’s CGI-inundated audiences), Lang masterfully brought a message of tragedy, warning, sorrow and hope to celluloid that has been copied often, but never duplicated…

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Sadly, however, what most of us know as “Metropolis” isn’t really what “Metropolis” was meant to be…

When Lang allowed America to distribute his film, they cut it down to a 90-minute movie…Still great, but that was edited from a film that originally was 2 and ½ hours long…a big difference when it comes to the art of filmmaking…

Especially a film like this…

So we are left with the memory of the robot Maria and the machinery and tyranny of a ‘1984’-type society…until now…

“The Complete Metropolis” is now available on dvd for the first time, in all its glorious length, along with a tremendous hour-long documentary that discusses the film’s long journey to completion once again…(and I heartedly recommend you watching the documentary before watching the actual film…)

And now, the ‘apocalyptic’ view is filled out with its original spiritual element as well, creating a powerful dynamic through the lens of a master…

And while it may not be subtle in its delivery, the message is still so prevalent today as it was back then, as its final frame suggests…

“…The Mediator Between Heads And Hands Must Be The Heart…”


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