I didn’t get to see Metropolis until 1984 when it was re-released in the nostalgia movie houses. I went to SoNo Cinema in South Norwalk to experience it. Giorgio Moroder restored and produced the 80-minute 1984 re-release, which had a pop soundtrack written by Moroder and performed by Moroder, Pat Benatar, Bonnie Tyler, Jon Anderson, Adam Ant, Cycle V, Loverboy, Billy Squier, and Freddie Mercury. I love that soundtrack. I find it inspirational and vibrant to this day. The combination of rock artists and the colorizing techniques proved a very effective medium to communicate this Sci Fi classic to our generation.
There is a special 3-Disc DVD bundle available at 50% off (29.99) from Kino Lorber Home Entertainment. It contains THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS and GIORGIO MORODER PRESENTS METROPOLIS.
What’s really sensational is that The Complete Metropolis is now the most comprehensive restoration of Fritz Lang‘s classic with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage and the original Gottfried Huppertz score.
Now I just have to make one final decision do I get the DVD edition or the Blue Ray edition? Flips a coin….calls heads….