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Metropolis

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:19 pm
by SimonH
Saw Metropolis at the local video store - had heard the name and nothing else so grabbed it...

Amazing choreography, direction etc for the medium (silent film). The over-emphasis of emotion was sorta funny but I guess necessary due to the lack of sound - but I didn't really mind overall. The special effects were great and there was better suspension of disbelief than expected.

Themes were great. I like anything that is a bit subversive. Though I guess it showed more about what can go bad, rather than any real hints of how to do thing well, except for communication I guess. Maybe that was the point?

Really liked the film up until the end. Thought it was a little repetitive with the whole mediator thing. Otherwise a great small extrapolation of humanity into a future.

I'm guessing most people have seen it? any comments or reviews?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:12 am
by SandChigger
Been quite a while since I've watched it, but loved it. (Freaky nasty robot bint...what's not to love?! :P )

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:13 am
by SimonH
yeah she was pretty saucy eh?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:59 am
by SandChigger
Hubbah! :D

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:19 am
by Omphalos
Did you get the remastered version? I have been meaning to get that one. I also have not seen this thing in years. Decades, even.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:45 pm
by Himachil
The effects in Metropolis are incredible. And the film ain't bad either :P

I've got one of the restorations on DVD, but it's annoying that some of the scenes are still missing - they're just replaced by cards explaining what's meant to be happening.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:30 pm
by Liege-Killer
I need to see it again too. It's been.... what.... maybe 15 years.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:19 pm
by SimonH
Omphalos wrote:Did you get the remastered version? I have been meaning to get that one. I also have not seen this thing in years. Decades, even.


i think so. it claimed to be the most complete - though as above, many of the scenes had to be replaced by story boards

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:51 pm
by Himachil
Lost footage of "Metropolis" surfaces in Argentina

Apparently they've found 25mins worth. Can't wait to see it restored! :D

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:54 pm
by Omphalos
Cool!