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Long wait is finally over for Lang lovers

Cinematic landmark
Fritz Lang's Metropolis is a silent film made in Germany in 1926, but it continues to influence modern cinema: Blade Runner and the Star Wars series are among those films which owe it an obvious debt. Set in a futuristic, highly industrialised city, this extraordinarily prescient film includes an android and special effects way ahead of their time. A box office failure when first released, Metropolis was cut and altered out of recognition, but it has now been restored to, it is claimed, something like its original quality. Accompanied by the original Gottfried Huppertz score, this cinematic milestone can be seen in London at the National Film Theatre (020 7928 3535) and the Other Cinema (020 7437 0757) from January 17, followed by regional screenings from Edinburgh to Brighton until the summer. It will be available on DVD from January 27.


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