8 / BD 16 Metropolis

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Re: 8 Metropolis

#401 Post by stevewhamola » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:08 pm

True, in the catalogue listing it is shown as Steelbook. But the photos I was referring to are the 'glamour shots' like on the back of the catalogue that show a few of the Blu/Dual Format cases stacked on top of each other. The case for Metropolis in that photo is certainly not a Steelbook and it looks too thick to be a regular Blu case.

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Re: 8 Metropolis

#402 Post by swo17 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:12 pm

It looks to me exactly like the steelbook with the removable green sleeve still attached.

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Re: 8 Metropolis

#403 Post by stevewhamola » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:16 pm

I must be completely crazy then. I don't remember a sleeve but I must've thrown it out. I still want a regular Dual Format case, so make it happen MoC! :wink:

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#404 Post by TMDaines » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:51 pm

Anyone else noticed that the pillarboxing on the Blu-ray of this film isn't as black as it could be? It seems to be a dark grey, which I only noticed on a 16:10 screen with two different shades of black surrounding the picture. Pretty sure this isn't a RGB/YUV issue with my PC either as no other title is having this problem.

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#405 Post by aox » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:30 pm

I just watched the documentary on the KINO BD of the restoration of the new/final cut of Metropolis. My question is, why would the Soviet censors be against this film in 1929 when it was out for distribution? Why did they not allow it into the USSR?

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#406 Post by zedz » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:42 pm

Because its ideological befuddlement was especially offensive to the Soviets, I assume, what with the easily-manipulable workers beholden to the good graces of the ruling elite for their dubious go-back-to-work 'liberation'. I actually think the film is idiotic enough to be ideologically offensive to just about everybody, which is quite an achievement!

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#407 Post by Mr Sausage » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:24 pm

As zedz says, it's not a revolutionary film. Class isn't overthrown, it's maintained, just with both sides becoming a little more appreciative of each other. For a movie of its lofty reputation, it is shockingly vacuous. I don't get the sense that Lang was much interested in ideas, leaving that part to his pseudo-intellectual wife.

I'm sure the recurrent religious imagery and symbolism didn't help its chances with the soviets, either.

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#408 Post by TMDaines » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:38 am

Fritz Lang’s masterpiece, METROPOLIS will be re-released in Jan in new SteelBook packaging and incl. a 2nd Blu-ray with additional features
The set will now feature the Giorgio Moroder version and a 45-min documentary exploring the film’s rediscovery alongside the previous BD
Not the most exciting (re-re-)release, perhaps, but considering that I've been contemplating importing the Moroder version BD and the German BD set for the other extras for a while, I'm certain to upgrade.

The Steelbook looks incredible too.

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#409 Post by swo17 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:38 am

The head may not be connected to the hands, but maybe they can both be coated in solid gold?
Eureka Newsletter wrote:Coming in January we have an all new Ultimate Collector's Edition SteelBook of Metropolis. Containing a brand new second Blu-ray featuring The Giorgio Moroder version of Metropolis, and two documentaries about the film all on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, this collection represents the most complete edition of Metropolis we have ever released. Additionally, in every SteelBook there is a chance to win an 180gm Metropolis engraved solid gold bar worth approximately £4000!

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#410 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:49 am

swo17 wrote:The head may not be connected to the hands, but maybe they can both be coated in solid gold?
Eureka Newsletter wrote:Coming in January we have an all new Ultimate Collector's Edition SteelBook of Metropolis. Containing a brand new second Blu-ray featuring The Giorgio Moroder version of Metropolis, and two documentaries about the film all on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, this collection represents the most complete edition of Metropolis we have ever released. Additionally, in every SteelBook there is a chance to win an 180gm Metropolis engraved solid gold bar worth approximately £4000!
Talk about marketing. That beats special edition doodads and nic-nacs from WB.

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#411 Post by Minkin » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:56 pm

Wouldn't just a free copy of some movie suffice? I guess all the stock will be sold out thanks to compulsive gamblers now. How does such a promotion even come about? Someone in the office stumble across a gold bar and decide it was perfect for selling a rehash of Metropolis?

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#412 Post by Saturnome » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:01 pm

Additionally, in every SteelBook there is a chance to win an 180gm Metropolis engraved solid gold bar worth approximately £4000!
What.

Was there gold in the film? I don't remember.

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#413 Post by TMDaines » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:11 am

So that's an extra £2 worth of costs per Steelbook...

Personally, I'd prefer not to have to buy Blu-ray & Scratchcard boxsets in the future.

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#414 Post by Alphonse Tram » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:21 pm

And here it is! Well, in wax for the moment. This just seems like a very odd move from Eureka!

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#415 Post by effigy105 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:24 pm

So, bearing in mind that the new Special Edition Steelbook is limited to 4,000 units worldwide, how did I just receive a copy bearing the number 4,131?

I assume this is some quirk of mass production rather than a grand conspiracy but it still feels a little odd. Assuming additional units were pressed for promotional purposes etc., they normally aren't issued with numbers. Although I suppose since it's engraved on the back of the Steelbook, maybe that wasn't an option this time around?

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#416 Post by TMDaines » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:32 am

And has anybody got the gold bar yet?

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#417 Post by Bürgermeister » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:40 am

TMDaines wrote:And has anybody got the gold bar yet?
The competition runs until the end March If I remember correctly.

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#418 Post by StevenJ0001 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:52 pm

Eureka put up a low stock alert on Facebook a few hours ago. They said they expect them to be sold out within a few weeks. All 4,131 of them, I guess. :wink:

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#419 Post by Orlac » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:50 am

Was anyone unfortunate enough to buy Eureka's 1999 DVD of Metropolis? I very nearly bought their mid-90s VHS, but ended up going for Hunchback of Notre Dame instead, which was lucky, as I chanced upon the Moroder tape in a clothes shop a month or two later! Anyway, we saw the DVD in art class in 2001, and it was awful. Heavily edited, more so then the usual 16mm prints, very dull music, and playing in super slow motion! I eventually volunteered to bring in the Moroder version, I couldn't stans no more!

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#420 Post by MichaelB » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:37 am

The Moroder version really was the best way to see Metropolis for a surprisingly long time!

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#421 Post by Orlac » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:15 am

I'm so glad I did. Metropolis does not lend itself well to contrasty 16mm mega crops - Nosferatu on the other hand almost gains from it!

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#422 Post by Ribs » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:03 am


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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#423 Post by TMDaines » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:25 am

Of all the films that need a 90th/100th anni release. And it's exclusive so no price competition.

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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#424 Post by tenia » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:35 am

I'm waiting for the 4th release that will include Rintaro's version.
Joke aside, the inclusion of the 2001 version makes the package interesting, but I already have the 2 previous steelbooks. Hum...

EDIT : scratch that, the 2001 cut is DVD-only.
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Re: 8 / BD 16 Metropolis

#425 Post by Ribs » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:40 am

I happen not to have nabbed the earlier release(s) so will be probably getting this but I'm really just thrilled to see Eureka dipping their toes in the hard box + book LE format Arrow's been using for bigger releases this year. Just hope that it happening to be on a title they've releasef several times before won't hurt the sales if this is to be a pilot release of some kind.

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