- Metropolis – the 2001 restoration (dated 2002 on the publisher’s site, as it was published in the US a year later)
- Metropolis – the 2005 “studienfassung“
- Metropolis – the 2010 restoration (branded as “The Complete Metropolis“)
- Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis (DVD and BD published in 2011)
In Science Fiction Film and Television (ISSN 1754-3770), vol. 6, no. 3 (2013), pp. 422-8.
This review essay compares four DVD and BD publications of the film Metropolis (Germany, 1927, dir. Fritz Lang) produced since the film’s first full-scale digital restoration in 2001. In doing so, I examine why this film has become the subject of more full-scale archival restoration projects than any other western feature, and discuss the implications of this for the tendency of canonisation in film studies.
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