Metropolis (1927)

“She’s alive!!”

Mad scientists, robots, and workers revolting against decadent masters.

It’s all there in a landmark flick decades ahead of its time in terms of special effects and epic storytelling.

Visionary director Fritz Lang, who later left Germany to avoid becoming Hitler’s personal filmmaker, got his backers to pony up five million Reichsmarks, and the money is all on the screen.

There are multiple versions of Metropolis, from an ’84 re-edit with action backed by music from Freddie Mercury and Loverboy, to a 2010 restoration sourced from a negative found in Argentina.

See one.

See them all.

Just see the movie.

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