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Giorgio Moroder’s Metropolis

A reconstruction of Fritz Lang’s silent science fiction classic

Film purists were outraged in 1984 when Oscar-winning composer Giorgio Moroder restored Fritz Lang’s 1926 sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis with an all-new electronic score.

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Now arriving on DVD after nearly 30 years, the film’s astonishing images and Moroder’s songs—performed by such early ‘80s stars as Freddie Mercury, Pat Benetar, and Adam Ant—add up to a uniquely nostalgic experience.

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