You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Metropolis’ redux to theaters, DVD

Kino picks up Moroder's retooled version

Kino Lorber has picked up U.S. rights to Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 version of “Metropolis,” which added a new score from ’80s pop acts including Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and Bonnie Tyler.

Moroder, a composer who’s contributed to pics including “Top Gun” and “Flashdance,” not only gave Fritz Lang’s 1927 pic a contempo soundtrack but also oversaw the inclusion of footage that had been missing. The silent film’s intertitles were replaced with subtitles, and sound effects and color tinting were added.

The retooling of the film stirred up some controversy from purists at the time. Other composers who penned music for the score include Jon Anderson of Yes, Adam Ant and Billy Squier.

Kino Lorber’s release was created from an HD transfer of one of the surviving prints. The distributor plans a limited theatrical tour of “Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis” in some 20 cities this fall, prior to a DVD and Blu-ray release Nov. 15.

The homevid version will include short doc “The Fading Image,” which follows Moroder’s work on the film.

More Film

  • Turkish Cinema: The New Generation -

    Turkish Cinema: The New Generation - Tolga Karacelik, Director 'Butterflies'

    Kino Lorber has picked up U.S. rights to Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 version of “Metropolis,” which added a new score from ’80s pop acts including Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and Bonnie Tyler. Moroder, a composer who’s contributed to pics including “Top Gun” and “Flashdance,” not only gave Fritz Lang’s 1927 pic a contempo soundtrack but also […]

  • Turkish Cinema: The New Generation -

    Turkish Cinema: The New Generation - Ramin Matin, Producer, Director 'Siren's Call'

    Kino Lorber has picked up U.S. rights to Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 version of “Metropolis,” which added a new score from ’80s pop acts including Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and Bonnie Tyler. Moroder, a composer who’s contributed to pics including “Top Gun” and “Flashdance,” not only gave Fritz Lang’s 1927 pic a contempo soundtrack but also […]

  • Turkish Cinema: The New Generation -

    Turkish Cinema: The New Generation - Muge Ozen, Producer 'When I'm Done Dying'

    Kino Lorber has picked up U.S. rights to Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 version of “Metropolis,” which added a new score from ’80s pop acts including Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and Bonnie Tyler. Moroder, a composer who’s contributed to pics including “Top Gun” and “Flashdance,” not only gave Fritz Lang’s 1927 pic a contempo soundtrack but also […]

  • Turkish Cinema: The New Generation -

    Turkish Cinema: The New Generation - Erol Mintas, Director 'The Crows'

    Kino Lorber has picked up U.S. rights to Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 version of “Metropolis,” which added a new score from ’80s pop acts including Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and Bonnie Tyler. Moroder, a composer who’s contributed to pics including “Top Gun” and “Flashdance,” not only gave Fritz Lang’s 1927 pic a contempo soundtrack but also […]

  • 'Dark Is the Night' Review: Toronto

    Toronto Film Review: Dark Is the Night

    Kino Lorber has picked up U.S. rights to Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 version of “Metropolis,” which added a new score from ’80s pop acts including Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and Bonnie Tyler. Moroder, a composer who’s contributed to pics including “Top Gun” and “Flashdance,” not only gave Fritz Lang’s 1927 pic a contempo soundtrack but also […]

  • 'My Generation' Review: A Diverting Documentary

    Film Review: 'My Generation'

    Kino Lorber has picked up U.S. rights to Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 version of “Metropolis,” which added a new score from ’80s pop acts including Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and Bonnie Tyler. Moroder, a composer who’s contributed to pics including “Top Gun” and “Flashdance,” not only gave Fritz Lang’s 1927 pic a contempo soundtrack but also […]

  • Stranger Things Season 2

    Halloween Costume Ideas 2017

    Kino Lorber has picked up U.S. rights to Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 version of “Metropolis,” which added a new score from ’80s pop acts including Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and Bonnie Tyler. Moroder, a composer who’s contributed to pics including “Top Gun” and “Flashdance,” not only gave Fritz Lang’s 1927 pic a contempo soundtrack but also […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content